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B.A. Option in Italian

Italian Major Prerequisite. Majors must complete courses to gain fourth semester language proficiency (completion of ITAL 240, or equivalent placement). These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major.

  • Fourth Semester Proficiency. Satisfied by:
    ITAL 240 Intermediate Italian II
    Continuation of ITAL 230. (ITAL 240 completes foreign language requirement.) Review and expansion of grammatical structures introduced in Elementary Italian I and II, with continued practice in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing, coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 230. LEC.
    Spring 2018
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    Bowen III, Edward
    MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 55404

Italian Core Knowledge and Skills. Majors choosing this option must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

  • Composition and Conversation. Satisfied by:
    ITAL 300 Composition and Conversation
    Study of advanced grammatical structures with extensive practice in writing and conversation. Guided discussions on a variety of contemporary Italian literary, journalistic, and cinematic works. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

  • Advanced Composition and Conversation. Satisfied by:
    ITAL 315 Advanced Composition and Conversation
    Continuation of ITAL 300. Study of advanced grammatical structures with extensive practice in writing and conversation. Guided discussions on a variety of contemporary Italian literary, journalistic, and cinematic works. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or permission of instructor. LEC.
    Spring 2018
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    Di Nino, Nicola
    MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 52087
  • Italian Literature. Satisfied by
    ITAL 301 Introduction to Italian Literature and Textual Analysis
    Readings, textual analysis, and writing on a broad selection of Italian texts from different genres and periods, ranging from the medieval origins to contemporary literary culture. This course develops cultural and critical literacy as well as oral and written proficiency, and is a gateway to upper-division courses in the major and minor. Emphasis on study of Italian literature in its cultural context, history, politics, and society. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

  • Literature alternatives: ITAL 495 and/or ITAL 695 may be taken in place of ITAL 301 by permission of the Italian advisor

Required Electives. Satisfied by 5 courses (15 hours) chosen from the following courses:

ITAL 336 Italy and the Italians II
Survey of Italian culture with study of art and architecture, literary masterpieces in translation, science, culinary arts, and cinema. Lecture, discussion, and supportive readings. Not open to native speakers of Italian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 340 Studies in Italian Culture: _____
A study of particular aspects of and/or periods in Italian culture. May be repeated for credit with departmental permission. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC de Fazio, Marina
Bowen III, Edward
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
3 62735
LEC Marina, Areli
MW 09:30-10:45 AM SMA 208 - LAWRENCE
3 69450
ITAL 405 Italian Literature in Translation: _____
Major works representing various movements, themes, or genres. May be repeated with departmental permission. All work done in English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 410 19th and 20th Century Short Stories
A survey of representative short stories of the 19th and 20th Centuries, including Verga, Panzini, Pirandello, Guareschi, Moravia, Calvino, Landolfi, and Bigiaretti. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
3 68384
ITAL 420 19th and 20th Century Poetry
A survey of 19th and 20th century poets and their works, including Leopardi, Pascoli, d'Annunzio, Govoni, Palazzeschi, Gozzano, Marinetti, Boccioni, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, and Pasolini. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 430 Dante's Masterpiece
Detailed study of Dante's epic poem with a close reading of the Inferno. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 440 Italian Renaissance and Early Modern Literature
Detailed study of selected masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 465 19th and 20th Century Novels I
With Italian 466, a survey of representative 19th and 20th century novels including those of Manzoni, Pirandello, Svevo, Deledda, Vittorini, Moravia, Pavese, Pratolini, Buzzati, Ginzburg, and Calvino. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 466 19th and 20th Century Novels II
See ITAL 465. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 480 Studies in Italian Literature: _____
A study of a period, theme, group of authors, or cultural movement. Subject matter will vary; may be taken more than once if subject differs. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
3 59203
ITAL 502 Dante's Divine Comedy I
Detailed study of Dante's masterpiece. Attention will also be given to such matters as the development of the Italian language at Dante's period and the relation of the Comedy to Dante's other works. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Italian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 503 Dante's Divine Comedy II
Continuation of ITAL 502. Prerequisite: Completion of ITAL 502. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ITAL 695 Graduate Directed Readings in Italian
May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed nine hours. Directed readings, conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: ITAL 495 or consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 57219

One approved 3-credit course offered by another department or program and with significant content related to Italian culture (300-500 level) may be counted toward the Italian BA Option.

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.

 


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