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Italian Course Descriptions: 2017/2018

**TENTATIVE COURSE OFFERINGS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

101 = course being offered (bold & underline)

 = counts toward on-campus requirement for MINOR only
 = counts toward on campus requirement for MAJOR and MINOR

Course Catalog Spring 2018 Summer 2018  Fall 2018 Min  Maj
101, 102, 103  103 101
104, 105  105  104, 105 104
150,152, 252  152 150
199  199
201, 202, 203  203  201, 203 201
252
301
303 303
305
307 307
317 317  
318  
319 319  
320 320
341
399
407, 407/507 407, 407/507 ♦ 
408
410, 410/510 ♦ 
441, 441/551 ♦ 
444, 444/544 ♦ 
449, 449/549 ♦ 
461, 461/561 ♦ 
481, 481/581 ♦ 
490, 490/590 ♦ 
491, 491/591
607

 = counts toward on-campus requirement for MINOR only
 = counts toward on campus requirement for MAJOR and MINOR


 

SPRING 2018

ITAL 102: First-Year Italian- Various
Introduction to Italian stressing speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Sequence. 

ITAL 104, 105: Intensive First-Year Italian- Various
Covers in two terms the work of ITAL 101, 102, 103. Cannot be taken in any combination
with ITAL 101, 102, 103 to total more than 15 credits of first-year Italian. ↑

ITAL 203: Second-Year Italian- Various
Review of grammar, reading of short literary and cultural texts, development of speaking and writing skills. Sequence. Conducted in Italian. Prereq for 201: first-year language competence. 

ITAL 305: Cultura e lingua: arte, musica, i mass media- Ceccacci
Artistic expressions over time and the influence of the mass media on social structures and language.

ITAL 317: Medieval and Renaissance- Regan-Maglione
Introduction to major themes and ideas in Italian literature and art from the medieval and Renaissance
periods.

MUS 407/507: Performing Pilgrimage Psaki (team-taught with Prof. Lori Kruckenberg, School of Music and Dance)
This seminar will explore the sources associated with pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: the poetry and music, narrative and art, of men and women traveling for religious purposes to Rome, to the Holy Land, to Conques, to Santiago de Compostela. Our readings will emphasize how medieval pilgrims perceived, preserved, and interpreted their journey and their spirituality in musical form—and also how modern people receive, preserve, and interpret these songs of the Middle Ages. Our primary sources will lead into related literature from medieval France, Provence, Iberia, and Italy; the scripts, compilation practices, purposes, and value of medieval manuscripts (as opposed to modern critical editions); the ethos and values of mysticism, communal worship, penitence, armed pilgrimage (“Crusade”), and formal religion; and the musical landscape of medieval France, Italy, and Iberia. No musical background is necessary for this course, but if you’ve got it, you can use it.

ITAL 408: Workshop in translation- Psaki
This workshop lets students pursue a translation project in an area of interest to them, and focus on the art and practice of translation as an area of study. Translation is an involving, enriching, and challenging way to test and deepen a knowledge of Italian, as well as a way to bring new texts to English-speaking audiences large or small. The format of the workshop will include class discussions and exercises, small group work sessions, one-on-one work sessions with me, and discussion in electronic format on Blackboard. Students will be paired with a partner for the workshop, and will be the first readers and resources for each other.

Since students can sign up for between 2 and 6 credits, the length and scope of individual translation projects will also vary. By the end of week 4 students will identify a translation project which I have to approve. The criteria for selection: the text must not be already available in English translation; the text must be feasible but also extend the student’s language ability; and students should try to choose a project that other students can help with. In the past students have focused on: literary translation (various periods); history / political science; Italian journalism; art history / music history (various periods); oral history / family history; creative and performing arts; popular songs / lyrics; graphic novels; web-based publications; film scripts; tourism materials.

 


 SUMMER 2018

ITAL 104, 105: Intensive First-Year Italian (web-based)
Covers in two terms the work of ITAL 101, 102, 103. Cannot be taken in any combination
with ITAL 101, 102, 103 to total more than 15 credits of first-year Italian. This course is conducted online.

ITAL 201, 203: Second-Year Italian (web-based)
Review of grammar, reading of short literary and cultural texts, development of speaking and writing skills. Sequence. Conducted in Italian. Prereq for 201: first-year language competence. This course is conducted online.



FALL 2018

ITAL 101: First-Year Italian- Various
Introduction to Italian stressing speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Sequence.

ITAL 150: Cultural Legacies of Italy- Hester
Italy’s contributions to world cultures includes topics such as modern Italian life, Italians in America, Italian cinema and its influence, the Italian Renaissance, Roman art, opera. Course taught in English.

ITAL 201: Second-Year Italian- Various
Review of grammar, reading of short literary and cultural texts, development of speaking and writing skills. Sequence. Conducted in Italian. Prereq for 201: first-year language competence.

ITAL 307: Oral Skills (2 credits)- Ventura
Practice in improving listening, comprehension, and oral skills in Italian. Communicative activities in class in addition to language laboratory work. Prereq: ITAL 203.

ITAL 319: Mediterranean Ecologies South- Garvin
Representative literary works from the 19th and 20th centuries with attention to literary analysis and literary history. Conducted in Italian.

ITAL 320: Intensive Italian Grammar Review- Khalsa
Bridges second- and third-year culture and literature courses. Provides review, synthesis, consolidation, and elaboration of linguistic knowledge gained from lower-division courses.



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