Spring 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Synchronous teaching schedule. Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Roberto Gamberini
Course Description:
Prof. Trazzi will teach half of the students at a time, taking turns. Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   DIST
ITAL 102-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Prof. Trazzi will teach half of the class at a time, taking turns. Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
ITAL 102-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Prof. Lanzilotta will teach half of the class at a time, taking turns. Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 102-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Prof. Lanzilotta will teach half of the class at a time, taking turns. Intensive study of the fundamentals of Italian grammar, with a view to developing reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Laboratory and other audiovisual techniques are used. Cultural elements are stressed as a context for the assimilation of the language.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 201-01 Intermediate Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
Intensive introduction to conversation and composition, with special attention to grammar review and refinement. Essays, fiction and theater, as well as Italian television and films, provide opportunities to improve familiarity with contemporary Italian language and civilization. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Italy.Course consists of in-person classes on Monday and Thursday (half of the class at a time, taking turns) and an online, synchronous lab on Tuesday. Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1030:T   DIST
1030:MR   BOSLER 310
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Italy.Course consists of in-person classes on Monday and Thursday (half of the class at a time, taking turns) and an online, synchronous lab on Tuesday. Designed to increase student's awareness of various rhetorical conventions and command of written Italian through analysis and imitation of model texts of a literary and non-literary nature. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
1330:T   DIST
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
ITAL 322-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 341-02.FLIC schedule to be determined. This topics course is on Dante Alighieris Divine Comedy. Although a special focus will be placed on the Inferno, which will be read in its entirety, various cantos from Purgatorio and Paradiso will also be studied. Aiding the students along their journey through Hell and beyond will be critical readings that consider the historical, social, cultural and literary context of the period. The poem will be read in English translation. Italian Studies majors, Italian minors and INBM majors using this course to satisfy major/minor requirements will attend a discussion group in Italian and will write their papers in Italian. Upon successful completion of the work in Italian, students will receive a FLIC: Italian notation on their transcript. Prerequisites: 231 if taken as Italian FLIC; none, if taking the English only portion.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 207
ITAL 323-01 Intercultural Seminar
Instructor: Bruno Grazioli
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INTD 390-01.Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Italy.This seminar is offered remotely from the Dickinson Center in Bologna, Italy, and intends to encourage students to reflect broadly on their past or future site-specific experiences. Learning in this course will be divided between examination of theoretical concepts (through readings, class discussions, writing assignments) and experiential observation (via remote internships with local organizations). The combination of these two components will provide students with a window onto the workings of the host society. Through in-class reflection about intercultural issues relevant in todays Bolognese/Italian society (but also, and especially in our global society), this seminar will provide a rigorous academic context for evaluating and understanding the experiential component of the course. The in-class and out-of-class components will be conducted in Italian, although English may be used in class readings and may be necessary as part of students internships. This course is part of the Globally Integrated Semester offerings whereby students may choose to spend 3 additional weeks in Bologna and continue their journey of intercultural discovery both in class and in their respective internships. - Weekly time commitment for this course will be divided as follows 1. 120 mins/week (60 mins x 2): synchronous class meetings via Zoom with Prof. Grazioli 2. 150 mins/week (75 mins x 2): completion of homework, readings, assignments, preparation for class 3. 40 min/week: synchronous meeting with internship supervisor 4. 150 mins/week: completion of projects for internship - TOTAL: 7.6 hours/week - #1 and #2 will constitute the inclass component of the course covering about 75% of the whole course. During this time, students will engage in a reflection process (through readings, class discussions, writing assignment) about intercultural issues such as: Language and Nonverbal Communication, Gender, Ethnicity and Religion, Multiculturalism or lack thereof, Authoritarian Concepts, Social Constructs, etc. - #3 and #4 will constitute the outofclass component of the course covering about 25% of the whole course. During this time, students will work/intern remotely with local organizations, small companies, etc. in Italy. Students will maintain active communication with their internship supervisors, meet them weekly to debrief about work completed and plan for subsequent deadlines/projects. Students will also keep a reflection journal where they will actively connect course themes/discussions to their internship experiences so as to monitor the progress and growth of their intercultural awareness.
1030:MW   DIST
ITAL 332-01 Real and Imaginary Journeys
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Class will meet in person on campus on Tuesday. Class on Thursday will be online, synchronous instruction. By exploring the inner conflicts of their own soul and venturing beyond the boundaries of their native culture, Italian authors from Dante and Petrarch to Italo Calvino and Federico Fellini have opened new paths that often influenced the development of Western art and literature and touched the lives of countless readers and viewers around the world. In this course, we use the theme of the journey to analyze the work of some of the most influential Italian authors and trace their cultural legacy. This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every two years.
1330:T   EASTC 411
1330:R   DIST
ITAL 400-01 Fascism in Film: Control, Fascination, and Amnesia
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01.Tuesday class times include all students for in person instruction on campus. Thursday classes will be online, synchronous instruction for all students. This course explores the narratives of fascism in Italian cinema since the 1930s to date. Through close analyses of films by directors such as Blasetti, Rossellini, Bertolucci, Wertmuller, Scola, Bellocchio, Cavani, Fellini, Benigni, Diritti, and Petri, we will investigate cinemas role in creating consensus and control during fascism and in constructing selective memories of victimization and rejection in post-fascist Italy. We will interrogate these films to understand how this radical shift both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of fascism. In the last part of the semester, we will focus on films by Petri, Sorrentino, and Moretti to examine how cinema continues to intercept the cultural configurations that Italian society has constructed of itself, the system(s) of power it has created, and its underlying fascist myths. Students will produce and present to the class their own independent research. This is the Italian senior seminar and is taught in Italian. Other students will need instructors permission.
1500:R   DIST
1500:T   EASTC 411