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Italian Course Descriptions: 2019/2020

**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  Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Min  Maj
101, 102, 103 101 102 103
104, 105 104  105
150,152, 252 150 152
199
201, 202, 203 201
252
301
303
305
307
317 317  
318 318  
319 319  
320 320
341
399 399
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, 491/591 491/591
607

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



FALL 2019

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

ITAL 150: Mediterranean Foodways- Garvin
Mediterranean foodways show how Italy connects to the broader world through common politics, geography and trade routes. This course uses food as a lens to introduce you to Southern European culture and to examine broader questions of national identity in global Europe. To do so, we will examine culinary culture like cookbooks, recipes, and menus alongside classic examples of food-themed literature and film. This introductory course will provide you with a toolkit for scholarship at the university level: weekly readings and viewings will teach you how to understand Mediterranean history through food and culture. Collaboration guides this course: blogging shows you how to connect with fellow scholars online, and prepares you for the course capstone: a group presentation on Mediterranean food and culture for your classmates and the campus food community.

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 319: Italian Survey: 19th and 20th Centuries- Hester
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.

 



WINTER 2020

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

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 318: Italian Survey: Baroque & Enlightenment -Lollini
Introduction to major themes and ideas in Italian literature from the baroque and
Enlightenment periods through the reading of representative texts. Conducted in Italian.

ITAL 399: La Cucina Italiana- Garvin
Questo corso utilizza il cibo come una lente per introdurre la storia politica e culturale d’Italia, dal medioevo ad oggi. Esaminiamo la cultura culinaria come i menu, i libri di cucina, e le ricette insieme ad esempi di convivialità nella letteratura e nel film. L’investigazione delle fonte primarie che farete con La Collezione dei Menu e La Biblioteca Gastronomica dell’Archivio Barilla vi insegnerà come fare la ricerca con un museo digitale. Poniamo l’enfasi pedagogica sulla scrittura e il parlare in pubblico in Italiano con la creazione di un diario fotografico (il compito settimanale), la presentazione di tre menu storici (il progetto di metà semestre), e la registrazione di un programma di cucina (il progetto finale). Così condividete la vostra nuova conoscenza delle condizioni vissuti nel passato, attraverso i dettagli concreti della vita quotidiana.

ITAL 491/591 East Africa and Italy- Garvin
“La mia casa è dove sono.” Questa replica famosa dell’autrice Italo-Somala Igiaba Scego evoca il foco del nostro seminario: l’intrecciamento culturale, storico, e politico di Africa coloniale ed Europa postcoloniale. Impegniamo laboratori cinematografici, scrittura guidata, e discussioni guidate dagli studenti per applicare la teoria postcoloniale allo studio della letteratura e film contemporanea. Esaminiamo la problematica dell’archivio coloniale e la memoria storica, per evidenziare la tematica di accesso e il flusso di informazione nei repositori governativi, come l’Archivio Luce, e privati, come La Wolfsoniana. I cerchi concentrici della nazione, la comunità, la famiglia, e l’individuo costruiscono le nostre arene di investigazione e di dibattito: la connessione tra l’occupazione militare del passato e la diaspora africana del presente, le definizioni mutevoli della razza, la formazione dell’identità, e il significato politico di sentirsi a casa.



SPRING 2020

ITAL 103: First-Year Italian- Various
Introduction to Italian stressing speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension skills. Sequence.

ITAL 252: The Italian-American Experience- Rigoletto
Overview of the Italian-American experience investigating the process of assimilation of Italians into American life through the analysis of different cultural artifacts.

ITAL 202: 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 317: Medieval and Renaissance- Psaki
Introduction to major themes and ideas in Italian literature and art from the medieval and
Renaissance periods



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