Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 101-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-02 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 309
ITAL 101-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 213
ITAL 101-04 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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 315
ITAL 102-01 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
KAUF 186
ITAL 103-01 Accelerated Italian (for Speakers of Spanish, French or Portuguese)
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Accelerated study of the fundamentals of Italian language with the goal of developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Designed for native or proficient speakers of Spanish, French, or Portuguese, this course covers in one semester what is usually taught in two courses (IT101 and IT102). Due to the intensive nature of this course, students should plan to commit themselves to a fast-paced learning environment. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take IT201. There is no lab, but students are expected to attend the weekly Italian Table. We recommend that students already have at least two semesters of college study in a Romance Language (other than Italian) or 3 years of high school study in a Romance Language (other than Italian); or be a native or a heritage speaker of a Romance Language (other than Italian). Non-native speakers will be assessed through a placement test or a conversation with the instructor.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
ALTHSE 206
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 318
ITAL 201-02 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 318
ITAL 201-03 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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWRF
BOSLER 318
ITAL 232-01 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Francesco Samarini
Course Description:
Additional Time Slot: Students are required to attend one of the following weekly labs: Wed 10:30-11:20 or Wed 11:30-12:20 in Bosler 208. Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, MR
BOSLER 208
ITAL 232-02 Reading and Performing Italian Texts
Instructor: Francesco Samarini
Course Description:
Additional Time Slot: Students are required to attend one of the following weekly labs: Wed 10:30-11:20 or Wed 11:30-12:20 in Bosler 208. Designed to increase student's comprehension and command of spoken Italian, this course is also an initiation in everyday verbal transactions and cultural communication prevalent in contemporary Italy. Phonetics, oral comprehension, and verbal production are practiced through exposure to authentic documents usually of a non-literary nature, such as television news programs, documentaries, commercial advertisements, and excerpts from films. Two and a half hours classroom and one hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 201 or the equivalent.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
BOSLER 208
ITAL 323-01 Hunger and Abundance: Understanding Italy’s Food Cultures
Instructor: Francesco Samarini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FDST 250-01. Food is Culture. We will take as a point of departure Massimo Montanaris thought-provoking statement to understand the formation of a multifaceted Italian food identity, starting from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present. We will look at the many factors that influenced this process, including global conflicts, class divisions, religious rituals, and the emergence of modern capitalism. We will analyze historical and sociological essays, films, fiction, and recipe books from different historical periods.The class is taught in English with an additional weekly FLIC session in Italian for Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM/IS majors.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, W
ALTHSE 110
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 110
ITAL 341-01 The Discourse of Love
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
What is Love? Through a diverse selection of works from authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pietro Aretino, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, students will examine the nature of love from a variety of perspectives. From the spirituality of religion to the physicality of desire and attraction, this course will confront topics such as the medieval and Renaissance ideas of love (courtly love, the Dolce Stil Novo, and love sickness), theological notions of love (charity), different expressions of love (heterosexuality, same-sex attraction and polyamory), and transgressive types of love (lust, adultery, and prostitution). This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every year.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
DENNY 204