Faculty Profile

Luca Trazzi

Lecturer in Italian (2013)

Contact Information

trazzil@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 220
717.254.8083

Bio

Luca Trazzi holds degrees in English and French linguistics and Italian language pedagogy. At Dickinson, he teaches elementary, intermediate, and writing-in-the-discipline (WID) courses, organizes Italian events on campus, and serves as the Italian faculty liaison for the Multilingual Writing Center and the Romance Language House. He currently specializes in Italian Food Studies and leads Italian discussion sessions in courses such as "Italian Food and Wine" and "Food and Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Italy". He has taught a globally integrated course, which included a short-term study abroad program in Italy. The program emphasized experiential place-based learning focused on sustainability, urban agriculture, urban markets, and Italian gastronomic heritage. An active contributor to the Food Studies Certificate at Dickinson, he will be teaching "Introduction to Food Studies", the certificate's gateway course.

Education

  • B.A., Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, 2007
  • M.A., 2010

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

ITAL 101 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.

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 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 231 Read/Writ Contemp Ital Culture
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.

ITAL 500 Independent Study