This is a course taught in Italian and meant for students who have completed the 200 level language courses. The goal of the course is to improve the understanding of Italian advanced grammar. This will be accomplished through: reading, analysis and discussion of a wide range of Italian texts, both literary and non-literary, in order to gain familiarity with many styles, registers and uses of the language. Students will also be involved in a substantial amount of guided writing in which they will have the opportunity to practice and experiment with topics in grammar, style, register and literary genres as they are discussed throughout the semester. Focusing on these areas will allow students to improve written and spoken communication skills. Active class participation is essential and will be a part of the evaluative process. Requirements: Weekly assignments, formal compositions, a midterm and a final exam.
Course taught in English. Re-examines Italian neo-realism and the filmmakers? project of social reconstruction after Fascism. How Italian film produces meanings and pleasures through semiotics and psychoanalysis, so as to understand the specific features of Italian cinema, its cultural politics, and the Italian contribution to filmmaking and formal aesthetics. Course taught in English.
The class, entirely conducted in English, gives an overview of Italian culture through the aspects that most crucially influenced world culture: geography, material culture, food, lyrical poetry, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the courts, politics, opera, and democratic reaction to dictatorship. Authors include Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Verdi, and Gramsci. Texts will be in English translation by general students and in the original Italian by the majors and minors. (Gen. Ed. AL)
Acquisition of the four basic skills: speaking, writing, reading and understanding. For students with no previous study of Italian. Course covers the same material as one year of Elementary Italian (110 and 120) but with greater efficiency. Successful completion of ITAL 126 followed by ITAL 246 allows student to satisfy CAS language requirement in one year.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.
The four basic skills -- speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Italian. For those with no previous experience in the language.