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Course Listing for ITALIAN STUDIES - Spring 2021 (ALL: 02/08/2021 - 05/17/2021)
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1064 ITAL-101-90 Elementary Italian I 1.00 LEC Palma,Giuliana MWF: 8:40AM-9:45AM N/A HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  NOTE: Students who studied Italian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ITAL 101.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take 101 and 102 in sequence. Other than beginning students must have permission of instructor to enroll.
2895 ITAL-101-91 Elementary Italian I 1.00 LEC Rinaldi,Ivana MWF: 11:20AM-12:25PM N/A HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take 101 and 102 in sequence. Other than beginning students must have permission of instructor to enroll.
1224 ITAL-102-90 Elementary Italian II 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina MWF: 11:20AM-12:25PM N/A HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension.
1439 ITAL-202-90 Inter Ital II:Comp & Lit 1.00 LEC Palma,Giuliana MWF: 10:00AM-11:05AM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 201 or equivalent.
  The review of grammar begun in Italian 201 will be completed in this course. Students’ oral and writing skills will be enhanced by further exploration of aspects of Italian culture, through a variety of texts and media. While emphasizing students’ communication skills, this course aims to provide them with the basis for linguistic competence in Italian.
2505 ITAL-271-90 Reading the Italian Landscape 1.00 SEM Del Puppo,Dario TR: 3:55PM-5:10PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: LACS-271-90
  All cultures are rooted in geography. Using literary works, images, cartography, and digital mapping technology we will ask how the relationship between culture and geography in Italy has changed over time. Italians have adapted to living in a fragile landscape, prone to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and floods. Two world wars and industrialization have also left their mark. How, for example, have extreme weather and the climate change crisis in the Mediterranean region impacted the country? Analogous to how we will interpret the Italian landscape students will be encouraged to interpret the challenges and opportunities of their own landscapes that are like open books that tell complex tales.
2468 ITAL-279-90 Ital Theater As A Way Of Life 1.00 SEM di Florio Gula,Martina MW: 2:00PM-3:40PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with THDN Cross-listing: LACS-279-90
  The Nobel prize dramatist, Luigi Pirandello, argued paradoxically that art was more real than life. From Medieval sacred representations and Renaissance comedies of manner to Modernist and contemporary drama, Italian writers and performers have used theater as a vehicle of entertainment, education, and social change. This course examines the influence of Italian theater on the nation's culture, identity, and society. Besides analyzing several 'classics' (Machiavelli's Mandragola, Goldoni's La Locandiera, Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of An Author), 'theater', 'drama', and the 'theatrical' in a wider sense will be explored. Why does Carnival continue to be a ritualistic event for Italians? What role do dramatic religious and secular processions still play? How has theater influenced visual media? How are gender and diversity reflected in Italian drama?
1927 ITAL-290-90 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC King,Joshua TR: 2:00PM-3:40PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: LACS-290-90
  A study and discussion of Italian cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of the noted postwar Italian directors Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti. The course will also consider the trend away from reliance on literary texts toward the development of personal expressions by such author/directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Maurizio Nichetti, and others. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and coursework will be in English. Students wishing to apply this course toward the major in Italian must secure permission of the instructor. They will complete their assignments in Italian and meet with the instructor in supplementary sessions. Faithful attendance is required. (Listed as both LACS 290 and ITAL 290.)
1415 ITAL-314-90 Contemporary Italian Lit 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  A critical reading of selected novels, short stories, poetry, and plays from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Authors include: Pirandello, Svevo, Aleramo, Montale, Ungaretti, Morante, Calvino, Petrignani, Fo, and other contemporary authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural context of the works and on recent trends in Italian literature. Topics include: literature during both world wars and under Fascism, modernism and postmodernism in literature, contemporary women writers, and the role of Italian intellectuals in society. All work is done in Italian.
2731 ITAL-375-90 Mythmaking the Italian Nation 1.00 SEM King,Joshua TR: 11:15AM-12:55PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 10 weeks
    Cross-listing: HIST-375-90, LACS-375-90
  This course will be dedicated to a study of the role that 19th century literary and cultural movements played in creating the myths necessary for defining an Italian nation, as well as later "revisionists" of the process of Italian state formation. Texts will include those by the pillars of Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Manzoni, and Leopardi, as well as later "revisionist" writers like De Roberto, di Lampedusa, Sciascia, and Consolo. Our approach will be necessarily interdisciplinary. While our focus will be on literary and cultural movements, texts will include those by prominent historians as well. This course will be taught in English, and all texts will be in English. Films will be offered with English subtitles.
1243 ITAL-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1416 ITAL-401-90 Sr Sem: Topics in Ital Studies 1.00 SEM Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM N/A WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 228 or equivalent.
  This seminar is required of all seniors majoring in Italian: Plan A, Plan B (Italian as primary language.) An interdisciplinary seminar devoted to guided, individual research. Each student may work on any aspect of the history, society, or culture of Italy or of Italians in other lands. Coursework is conducted in Italian. The grade is based on seminar participation and a research project. Prerequisites: At least one 300-level course in Italian literature or equivalent and permission of the instructor.
1241 ITAL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.