Courses of Instruction
ITALIAN (ITL-Arts and Science; Department of French and Italian)
101/102 Beginner's Course (4, 4)
Objective: to develop the four language
skills of oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite for
102: ITL 101 or equivalent.
105W Intensive Elementary Italian (8)
Intensive course, offered only in summer
abroad, covers work normally included in 101, 102. Allows student to take a full
year's work in eight weeks, 15 hours per week.
201/202 Second Year Italian (3, 3)
Review of grammar, writing skills, and augmentation
of vocabulary and idiomatic expression, and an introduction to critical reading.
Prerequisite: (201) ITL 102 or 105 or equivalent; (202) ITL 201. CAS-A.
205W Intensive Intermediate Italian (8)
Intensive course, offered only in summer
abroad, covers work normally included in 201, 202, plus structured conversation.
Allows student to take a full year's work in eight weeks, 15 hours per week.
Prerequisite: ITL 102 or 105 or equivalent. CAS-A.
MPF 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3)
An investigation of Italian contributions
to civilization through recorded history, from the cultures of the Etruscans and
the Romans to contemporary Italians, taking into consideration the Italian peninsula's
geography and history, the artistic outpouring of the Renaissance, the scientific
revolution, opera, literature, cinema, emigration and immigration, and Italy's
multi-ethnic future. Taught in English. No prerequisites. Offered once a year.
IIB, IIIB, H. CAS-B
MPF 222 Italian American Culture (3)
A survey and investigation of the history
of Italian immigration in America, the development of Italian American communities
across the land, and the contributions that Italian Americans have made to American
society and culture. Taught in English. No prerequisites. Offered once a year.
Cross-listed with AMS and FST. IIIA, IIB, H. CAS-B.
MPT 262 Italian Cinema (3)
Discussion and analysis of major movies and trends
in Italian cinema. Topics may vary but attention is given to social and ideological
implications of Italian cinema and the way movies produce a critique of cultural
mores. Taught in English. No prerequisites. Offered once a year. Cross-listed
with FST 262. CAS-B-LIT.
301/302 Introduction to Italian Literature (3, 3)
Techniques for critical reading
in three major genres of drama, poetry, and prose with emphasis on classical literature
in 301 and contemporary literature in 302. Prerequisite: ITL 202 or 205 or equivalent.
305W Intensive Advanced Italian (8)
Students perfect their ability in the four
language skills through practice in oral and written composition and are introduced
to various aspects of Italian culture including literature, art, music, history,
politics, etc., through lectures, reading, and discussion. Offered only in summer
abroad, 15 hours per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: ITL 202 or 205 or equivalent.
MPT 364 From Marco Polo to Machiavelli (3)
Examination of Classical and Asian
influences in Italian culture from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Works
of Marco Polo, Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, the Italian Humanists, and Renaissance
artists and writers, such Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Ariosto, Castiglione,
and Machiavelli, including women poets, such as Vittoria Colonna, Gaspara Stampa,
and Veronica Franco, are read and discussed against the historical background
of Mediterranean trade and culture from the 13th through the 16th century, when
the Italian peninsula was a crossroads between Europe, Africa, and Asia. Taught
in English. Cross-listed with ENG 364. Offered every two years. CAS-B-LIT.
MPT 401 Dante's Divine Comedy (3)
Intensive examination of Dante's
major work, The Divine Comedy, read in a bilingual edition. Lectures and discussion
in English. No prerequisites. Offered every two years. Cross-listed with ENG 401.
680 Independent Study (1 to 6)
Independent work in Italian literature or language.
680W Summer Language Institute In Italy (8)
Study Italian language and culture
under optimum conditions in Italy, intensively, and without distraction from other
courses. In one summer, students complete the material of one full academic year
of language study. All classes are taught by the director and a staff of native
Italian instructors. The institute is located in the beautiful Renaissance city
of Urbino, home of a national art museum and the University of Urbino and within
easy weekend distance of other centers of Italian culture.
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