Spring 2020

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   LIBRY E. ASIAN
ITAL 102-01 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Elisa Valentini
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 310
ITAL 102-02 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
ITAL 102-03 Elementary Italian
Instructor: Elisa Valentini
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 314
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
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 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 318
ITAL 230-01 Italy in Context: Preparing to Study Abroad in Italy
Instructor: Elisa Valentini
Course Description:
This course is designed to foster students' competency of Italian culture before they depart for their semester/year study abroad at the Italian Studies Program in Bologna or another full-immersion program in Italy. It aims at preparing students for the full-immersion, intercultural learning experience, not only reinforcing their ability to communicate with people speaking the Italian language, but also giving them the opportunity to familiarize with written, audio, and visual Italian authentic texts in a practical context that are an integral part of the full-immersion experience. The focus of the course is to make students' acquainted with Italian politics, media, and popular culture in realistic settings. The communicative activities (reading and writing) and mixed multimedia materials (visuals, songs, films, newspaper articles, essays, and audio and video clips) will revolve around current events, cultural practices, and discourses. This course is also open to students who will not study in Bologna, but are interested in developing a full-immersion-like experience of the Italian language and culture.Prerequisite: ITAL 201.
1330:F   BOSLER 306
ITAL 231-01 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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   BOSLER 213
1330:T   BOSLER 213
ITAL 231-02 Reading and Writing Contemporary Italian Culture
Instructor: Luca Trazzi
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 310
1030:T   BOSLER 213
ITAL 323-01 Demystifying the Mafia Universe
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 310-01.Mafia is synonymous with organized crime, violence, underworld trafficking, and black market trade. It is identified as a secret organization that operates as a shadow state within a nation. However, due to popular stories and fictional narratives, the term Mafia has become so encrusted with legend and myth that it is difficult to establish its true nature and scope. Through an analysis of literary texts and films, this course explores and deconstructs the representations of the Italian Mafia in Italian and American film from the 1960s to today. We will discuss how these representations shifted as Italians have ceased to occupy the privileged category of the "immigrant" in American imagination and as Italy has transitioned from a country of emigration to one of immigration. We will then focus on how cinema and TV have registered the evolution of the Mafia from a local organization to a global network in the 21st century. We will also delve into the unique origins and challenges of the Italian anti-Mafia resistance and the threats of Eco-Mafia. In addition to raising key questions about cultural representation and power (stereotypes; immigration and national identity; racial, gender and class difference), the course will foster students' knowledge of film genres and techniques. Taught in English with a discussion session (FLIC) for Italian Studies majors, Italian minors, and INBM/IS majors. In addition to classroom time, films will also be shown on Tuesday evenings in Althouse 106 or Monday evenings in Bosler 208 (per the syllabus schedule).
1500:TR   ALTHSE 109
1900:T   ALTHSE 106
ITAL 331-01 Ideas of Italy
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
In this course we study how Italian political thinkers, writers and intellectuals in different historical periods have constructed their own idea of Italy. We will analyze authors such as Niccol Machiavelli, the forefather of modern political science, and Antonio Gramsci, an Italian philosopher and founder of the largest communist party in Western Europe. We also examine the role that film and literature played in the formation of a national consciousness, through selected readings by authors and directors such as Alessandro Manzoni, Gabriele DAnnunzio, Oriana Fallaci, Luchino Visconti and others. This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. Offered every two years.
1330:MR   BOSLER 314
ITAL 400-01 Italian Travelers, Settlers, Missionaries in South America
Instructor: Tullio Pagano
Course Description:
Undergraduate courses in the US tend to focus almost exclusively on the impact of the Italian migration to North America. This course aims at filling this gap by exploring the Italian presence in the southern part of the continent, which had a considerable influence of the formation of several Latin American nations, including Uruguay, Argentina and others. We will analyze historical accounts, sociological studies, memoirs and films illustrating this migratory phenomenon from the 19th through the 20th century.
1330:W   BOSLER 309
ITAL 500-01 Deconstructing Italian Foodways
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description:
 
ITAL 500-02 L'io Narranie in Sibilla Aleramo, Natalia Ginzburg ed Elena Ferrante, Part 2
Instructor: Nicoletta Marini Maio
Course Description: