Italian

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ITA 1111 : Introductory Italian I

Groundwork in Italian, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading for students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

Credits

4

ITA 1112 : Introductory Italian II

Groundwork in Italian, including oral proficiency, aural comprehension and reading for students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Supplementary language laboratory work and oral drills.

Credits

4

ITA 1121 : Intermediate Italian I

Review of grammar, composition, reading and conversation. Students should have completed ITA 1111 and 1112 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

ITA 1132 : Conversation & Composition II

Further practice in conversation and composition with focus on advanced proficiency in Italian. Students should have completed ITA 1131 or the equivalent.

Credits

3

ITA 1141 : Italy in Business

An overview of contemporary Italy from the perspective of business (leading brands, productive sectors, marketing strategies, financial trends, law and politics).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 2220 : Italian Lit and Culture I

Introduction to Italian literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. A required course for majors.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

ITA 2221 : Italian Lit. and Culture II

Introduction to Italian literature and culture from the Baroque to the 20th century. A required course for majors. Pre-requisite: ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

ITA 2222 : Italians and America

Introduction to the cinematographic and literary images of Italians and Italian-Americans, from the discovery of the new world to the present.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 2225 : Italian Music

The interaction of musical performance and poetry (from opera to contemporary songwriting) and the role of music in Italian society. Pre-requisite: ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

ITA 2314 : Italian Poetry

A selection of masterpieces of Italian poetry from the origins to the present. Pre-requisite: ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

ITA 2324 : Diversity, Gender, Race

The course addresses issues of identity related to diversity mainly gender, but also race in modern Italy. Pre-requisite: ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ITA 1131 or authorization from instructor.

ITA 2993 : Italian Internship Project

Students may receive up to 3 credits for an internship experience in an Italian business, non-profit, government agency, museum, or an Italian cultural association.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Approval of the Italian Coordinator is required. ITA 1131 or authorization of instructor.

ITA 3064 : Performing Comedy

Reading and staging of a theatrical piece in Italian. The course includes grammar review, critical interpretation and production of the text.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3074 : Intro to Italian Cinema

A critical introduction to the masterpieces of the Italian cinema from DeSica and Fellini to Tornatore and Sorrentino.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3075 : Visual History of Italy

A study of Italian history and culture with an emphasis on film, painting, and architecture. In Italian. Pre-requisite: Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3285 : Italy and Europe

The contribution and role of Italy in the European politics, economy, and culture, from its making as a nation to the present.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any SPA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3365 : The Italian Theatre

A selection of masterpieces of Italian theatre, from the Renaissance to modern times. Pre-requisite: Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3366 : Italian Opera

Introduction to Italian opera from Monteverdi to Verdi and Puccini.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3412 : Special Topics

Advanced study of topics of special interest in Italian literary and/or cultural studies. May be repeated for credit if topic changes. Pre-requisite: Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3413 : Topics on Italy and Beauty

Advanced study of expressions of beauty as manifested in Italian Culture (Literature, Art, Philosophy, Design, and Commerce). Offered in Italian. Pre-requisite: Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3455 : Dante's Divine Comedy

Selected readings in Italian from Dante's masterpiece.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3545 : Petrarca and Boccaccio

The major works of Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3625 : The Italian Renaissance

Writers, artists, intellectuals of the Humanistic age and of the Renaissance. Pre-requisite: Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3725 : The Italian Baroque

An introduction to the poetics and the main artists of the Italian Baroque. Caravaggio, Bernini, Galileo, Marino, Vico, commedia dell'arte, opera.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3824 : Classics and Romantics

An overview of Italy's culture in the 18th and 19th centuries: neo-Classicism, Romanticism (Foscolo, Leopardi, Manzoni) and Risorgimento.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3925 : Italian Modernism

Literature and art of the 20th century. Futurism, avant-gardes, Pirandello, De Chirico, Calvino and postmodernism.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3970 : Research Seminar

Concentrated study on one aspect of Italian literature chosen by the instructor. Immersion in primary and secondary materials and introduction to principles and techniques of literary research and bibliography ultimately leading to the writing of the research paper. Required for majors. Open to all advanced students. Pre-requisite: Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Any ITA course at the 2000 level or authorization from instructor.

ITA 3971 : Directed Research in Italian

Directed semester-long research project that satisfies the College research requirement, taken in conjunction with another upper-level ITA content course. Pre-requisite: ITA 2220, ITA 2221 or approval from the ITA coordinator.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

ITA 2220 and ITA 2221