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ITALIAN

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ITAL 101 Elementary Italian (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Use of audio material required. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.
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ITAL 102 Elementary Italian (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Use of audio material required. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ITAL 101 or score of 15-30 on IT TL placement test. Offered: W.
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ITAL 103 Elementary Italian (5)
Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Use of audio material required. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ITAL 102, ITAL 111, or score of 31-56 on IT TL placement test. Offered: Sp.
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ITAL 111 Accelerated First-Year Italian (10)
Intensive version of ITAL 101 and ITAL 102 designed for highly motivated students.
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ITAL 113 Accelerated First-Year Italian (10)
Intensive version of ITAL 102 and ITAL 103. Designed for highly motivated students. Prerequisite: either ITAL 101 or score of 15-30 on IT TL placement test.
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ITAL 127 Beginning Conversational Italian (2, max. 6)
Development of beginning-level Italian conversational skills through class discussions and oral presentations. Topics vary. Not open to native speakers.
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ITAL 134 Intensive First-Year Italian (15)
An intensive language course equivalent to ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 103, designed for highly motivated students. Not open for credit to students who have taken ITAL 102 and ITAL 103. Offered: S.
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ITAL 199 Foreign Study - Elementary (4-16, max. 16)
Elementary instruction in approved foreign study program. Students who wish to satisfy foreign language proficiency requirement must see the departmental adviser and may be required to take additional courses through ITAL 103.
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ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian (5) VLPA
Intensive speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ITAL 103, ITAL 113, ITAL 134, or score of 57-100 on IT TL placement test.
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ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian (5) VLPA
Intensive speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ITAL 201.
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ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian (5) VLPA
Intensive speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: ITAL 202.
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ITAL 227 Intermediate Conversational Italian (2, max. 6) VLPA
Development of intermediate-level Italian conversational skills through class discussions and oral presentations. Topics vary. Not open to native speakers. Prerequisite: ITAL 103.
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ITAL 234 Intensive Second-Year Italian (15) VLPA
Intensive language course designed for highly motivated students. Equivalent to ITAL 201, ITAL 202, ITAL 203. Prerequisite: either ITAL 103, ITAL 113, ITAL 134, or score of 57-100 on IT TL placement test. Offered: S.
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ITAL 250 Rome (5) VLPA/I&S
Focuses on Rome as an historical, intellectual, and artistic world center. Literary and historic documents, visual arts, architecture, film, and opera used to explore the changing paradigms of the Eternal City. In English. Offered: jointly with ART H 250/HSTEU 250.
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ITAL 260 Fashion, Nation, and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S Gaylard
Introduction to Italian culture focusing on fashion and manners from the late Middle Ages to today. Explores common assumptions about nation, gender, clothes, make-up, and manners, through literary and visual analysis. In English. Offered: jointly with ART H 260/JSIS A 260; W.
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ITAL 261 Italian Cities (5) VLPA
Introduces Italian culture by focusing on the past and present of five of the nation's most important cities: Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, and Naples. Taught in English. Offered: jointly with ART H 261.
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ITAL 262 Dante and the Middle Ages (5) VLPA Arduini
Introduces the major currents of thirteenth-century Italian Poetry and explores Dante's Divine Comedy as an encyclopedic compendium of medieval thought as well as a very personal vision of the individual's place in the universe. Taught in English. Offered: W.
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ITAL 299 Foreign Study - Intermediate (4-16, max. 16) VLPA
Intermediate instruction in approved foreign study program. Evaluation by departmental adviser required to establish proficiency. Further study at 200-level subject to departmental evaluation.
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ITAL 301 Advanced Syntax and Composition (5) VLPA
Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 302 Advanced Syntax and Composition (5) VLPA
Prerequisite: ITAL 301.
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ITAL 303 Italian Stylistics (5) VLPA
Functional grammar review; creative written and oral composition and reading, with special attention to problems of style. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 318 Italian Literature in English (5) VLPA
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ITAL 319 The Italian Short Story in English (5) VLPA
The short story from the Novellino and Bocaccio to modern masters of the form. The translations are studied both as examples of narrative technique and as reflections of particular moments in Italian cultural history.
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ITAL 327 Advanced Conversation (2, max. 8) VLPA
Not open to students whose native language is Italian. Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 334 Intensive Third-Year Italian (15) VLPA
Intensive advanced Italian language equivalent to ITAL 301, ITAL 302, and ITAL 303. Prerequisite: Either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234. Offered: S.
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ITAL 341 Italian and American Poetry in Translation (5) VLPA
Introduction to basic concepts and skills required for Italian-to-English translation. Examines the main aspects of contrastive grammar and stylistics used in translation, providing practical opportunities to incorporate and apply the material. Exposure to a variety of types of translation. Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 342 Advanced Italian Composition and Essay Writing (5) VLPA
Addresses issues of syntax and grammar, register and style, and advanced vocabulary for academic writing. Teaches students to write a cogent, well-structured essay for upper-level literature classes in Italian. Writing intensive. Conducted in Italian (some material in English). Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 343 Stylistics and Rhetoric (5) VLPA
Introduces rhetorical devices and figures of speech through analysis of texts within Italian literary tradition. Particular attention given to poetic texts. Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 351 Contemporary Italian Culture (5) I&S
Italian culture from the 1980s to the present, with discussion of major events of the period and readings from fiction, political manifestos, song lyrics, etc. Emphasis on recent linguistic developments, changed role of women, meaning of multiculturalism in Italy, and the spread of global culture. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 352 Italian Cultural History (5) VLPA/I&S
Italian history and culture from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, with discussion of major historical and cultural events. Readings from selected bibliography and historical documents, literature, etc. Emphasis on the historical context of the most significant aspects of Italian culture through the centuries. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: either ITAL 203 or ITAL 234.
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ITAL 353 Language and Cultural Identity (5) VLPA/I&S
Investigates the connection between Italian language and cultural identity, from Dante's linguistic theories in the early fourteenth century to nineteenth-century nationalist myths and today's transformations in Italian society. Taught in Italian.
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ITAL 366 Italian Society in Film and Literature (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Studies the evolution of Italian postwar society through the analysis of film and literature as well as critical, historical, and sociological readings.
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ITAL 384 Renaissance Literature of Italy in English (3) VLPA
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ITAL 390 Supervised Study (2-6, max. 20)
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ITAL 399 Foreign Study: Advanced (4-16, max. 16) VLPA
Advanced instruction in approved foreign study program.
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ITAL 400 The Development of the Italian Language (5) VLPA
Historical survey of Italian phonology, morphology, and syntax. Evolution of the language is illustrated with study of pertinent documents from various periods. Prerequisite: ITAL 303; either LING 400 or LING 200.
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ITAL 401 Medieval Italian Readings (5) VLPA
Exploration of medieval Italian cultural history through a broad variety of literary and other textual traditions. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 402 Early Modern Italian Readings I (5) VLPA
Readings in Italian Quattro/Cinquecento, covering the period of the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 403 Early Modern Italian Readings II (5) VLPA
Readings in Italian Sei/Settecento, covering the periods of Baroque and Enlightenment literature. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 404 Modern Italian Readings I (5) VLPA
Readings in Italian Ottocento, covering the period of Romanticism. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 405 Modern Italian Readings II (5) VLPA
Readings in Italian Novecento, covering the work of major Italian twentieth-century authors. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 413 Literature of the Renaissance: Quattrocento (5) VLPA
The early Renaissance. Humanism; writings of Lorenzo de' Medici, Poliziano, Belcari, Alberti, Masuccio, Sannazzaro, Pulci, Boiardo. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 414 Literature of the Renaissance: Cinquecento (5) VLPA
The high Renaissance. Bembo and the Petrarchans, Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Castiglione, Ariosto, Guarini, Tasso. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 423 Seventeenth-Century Italian Literature (5) VLPA
New sciences and new poetics: Campanella, Sarpi, Della Valle, Marino, Tesauro, Bartoli, Galileo, Redi. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 424 Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature (5) VLPA
Survey of eighteenth-century literature the melodrama, drama, and poetry: Metastasio, Goldoni, Alfieri, Parini, Monti, and Foscolo. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 431 Italian Theater (5) VLPA
The development of Italian theater from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 450 The Romantic Movement (5) VLPA
Beginning with an examination of the pre-romantic works of Ugo Foscolo, focuses on the literary and critical writings of Alessandro Manzoni and Giacomo Leopardi. Discusses the Romantic movement in Italy within the context of European Romanticism. Reference made to later variations on Romantic themes. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 460 Verismo (5) VLPA
The development of Verismo with extensive readings from its main exponents-Capuana, Verga, Serao, Deledda, Fucini, and d' Annunzio. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 465 Contemporary Italian Narrative (5, max. 15) VLPA
Critical reading of selected modern exponents of the short story and novel. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 466 Italian Society in Cinema and Literature in Italian (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S
Studies the evolution of Italian postwar society through the analysis of film and literature as well as critical, historical, and sociological readings. Offered in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 470 Dante (5) VLPA
Introduction to Dante's Commedia and minor works, conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 475 Italian Fascism: Architecture and Power (5) VLPA/I&S
Fascism in Italy as studied within the broader European context of nationalism, imperialism, and modernization, with particular emphasis on the arts - literature, film, architecture, and urbanism. Offered: jointly with ART H 495.
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ITAL 480 Dante's Comedy in English (5) VLPA
Introduction to Dante's Comedy. Considers formal, structural, linguistic, literary, historical, cultural, philosophical, and theological issues raised by the text. Discusses the main currents of twentieth-century Dante criticism.
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ITAL 481 Dante's Comedy in English (5) VLPA
Second half of a two-quarter series. Close study of Dante's Purgatory and Paradiso and retrospective reading of Inferno. Explores Dante's concept of art, both human and divine, as it is developed in and defines the poem. Prerequisite: ITAL 480.
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ITAL 482 The Decameron in English (5) VLPA
An integral reading of the Decameron, with some consideration of its place in world literature and as an expression of the culture of its time.
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ITAL 490 Proseminar in Italian Literature (3-5) VLPA
Intended to help students achieve a mature critical mastery of Italian literature.
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ITAL 499 Special Topics (1-5, max. 10)
Topics to meet specific needs. Prerequisite: ITAL 302.
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ITAL 501 Medieval Italian Readings (5)
Exploration of medieval Italian cultural history through a broad variety of literary and other textual traditions.
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ITAL 502 Early Modern Italian Readings I (5)
Readings in Italian Quattro/Cinquecento over the period of the Renaissance. Covers major intellectual, literary, and cultural movements and figures of the period, including humanistic rediscovery of Graeco-Roman models, chivalric poems, comic theater.
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ITAL 503 Early Modern Italian Readings II (5)
Readings in Italian Sei/Settecento, covering the periods of Baroque and Enlightenment literature.
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ITAL 504 Modern Italian Readings I (5)
Readings in Italian Ottocento, covering the period of Romanticism.
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ITAL 505 Modern Italian Readings 2 (5)
Readings in Italian Novecento, covering the work of the major Italian twentieth-century authors.
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ITAL 514 Dante (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 531 Italian Theater (5)
The development of Italian theater from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Individual conferences with lecturing professor. Prerequisite: graduate students only.
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ITAL 560 Reading Fashion (5)
Examines the emergence and problematizing of the notion of "fashion" in early modern Europe, focusing on Italy, France, and England. Analyzes late medieval and early modern literary and visual reflections of "fashion" in relation to today's critical discourses on fashion. Taught in English.
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ITAL 570 Seminar in Cinema (5)
Studies in various areas of Italian cinema, concentrating on major directors, critics, and movements. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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ITAL 590 Special Seminar and Conference (1-10, max. 30)
Group seminars, or individual conferences, are scheduled under this number to meet specific needs. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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ITAL 591 Literary Problems: Middle Ages and Fourteenth Century (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 592 Literary Problems: Renaissance (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 593 Literary Problems: Early Modern (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 594 Literary Problems: Eighteenth Century (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 595 Literary Problems: Nineteenth Century (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 596 Literary Problems: Twentieth Century (5, max. 10)
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ITAL 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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