Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
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.
1030:MTWRF   ALTHSE 07
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Riccardo Dragani
Course Description:
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
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 214
ITAL 102-02 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
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 310
ITAL 102-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
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 310
ITAL 102-04 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
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 318
ITAL 102-05 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Lanzilotta
Course Description:
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 318
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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
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:MR   BOSLER 306
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Lisa Dolasinski
Course Description:
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:MR   SCLGAX 3
ITAL 231-03 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Lisa Dolasinski
Course Description:
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.
1500:MR   BOSLER 318
ITAL 323-01 I Am Yours: Feminine Identity, Sexuality, and Power in Italian Cinema and Media
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01 and WGSS 301-02.Discussion Session for Italian and INBM students at a time TBD. In this course, we will analyze a number of movies, television programs, and commercials, from the 1950s to the present, that have concurred to the representation of the female body and sexuality as a strategic response to societal changes, including women's sexual liberation and economic advancement. By constructing a hyper-sexualized narrative of the feminine, this representation neutralized the threats posed by women's emancipation and redefined gender power relationships in the post-1968 socio-cultural context. Grounded in the intersections between feminist, post-feminist, film, and media studies perspectives, our analysis will focus on the notions of power and control.
1900:W   ALTHSE 106
1330:M   STUART 1104
ITAL 332-01 Real and Imaginary Journeys
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
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. 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:MR   BOSLER 310
ITAL 400-01 Giovanni Verga and Sicily after the Unification
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
In this the seminar we will study some of the most important works by Giovanni Verga, the novelist who inspired generations of XX century Italian writers and filmmakers. We will focus in particular on his representation of Sicilian people and landscapes after the Italian unification (1861) and students will be offered the opportunity to translate into English one novella by Verga, which will be published by the Giovanni Verga Foundation.
1330:W   BOSLER 321
ITAL 500-01 Representation of Women in Italian Cinema: Focus on Migration
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description: