Faculty Profile

Luca Lanzilotta

Senior Lecturer in Italian (2010)

Contact Information

lanzilol@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 117
717.245.1728
https://dickinson.academia.edu/LucaLanzilotta

Bio

Luca Lanzilotta has degrees in education, from the University of Pisa, and in Italian, from Middlebury College. At Dickinson, Professor Lanzilotta teaches beginner and intermediate Italian language courses and coordinates the activities for the Italian Department and the Italian Club. His research interests focus on second language acquisition and Italian/American Studies.

Education

  • B.A., University of Florence, Italy, 2001
  • M.A., University of Pisa, Italy, 2004, M.A., Middlebury College, 2013

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department.

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian
Optional "Globally Integrated Program": a short-term study abroad program in Italy. This optional globally integrated portion will take place at the beginning of January 2018 (tentative dates: Jan 6 to Jan 19). The trip strongly emphasizes experiential place-based learning, and students will complete all activities in the target language (Italian). During the trip, students will learn about sustainability (Bologna, Venice), urban agriculture and urban markets (Bologna, Rome), watershed and natural preservation (Mantua), history of Italian gastronomic heritage (Renaissance food in Mantua), organic food production and its challenges (Mantua and Florence), local and regional foods (Bologna, Florence, Rome), Italian culture and its varieties including external and foreign influences (Rome). Requirement: take any of the ITAL201 sections offered in Fall 2017. Application through CGSE due at the beginning of the Fall semester. More info: contact Prof. Luca Trazzi, Italian Department.

Spring 2018

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian
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

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian
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.

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian
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.