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A study of selected works of Italian literature within the literary and cultural context of the period in which each work was written. Given in English. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit. Course will be offered approximately every other year.  Not offered on a regular basis.
A study of selected works of Italian literature within the literary and cultural context in which each work was written. Given in English, with a significant portion of readings, presentations, and discussion in Italian. This course will be taught in an integrated format. Assignments, discussions,…
A study of the major periods and trends in Italian cinema combined with a critical analysis of selected movies by the major auteurs including, but not limited to, Rossellini, De Sica Visconti Fellini, Antonioni and Bertolucci. Given in English. This is a course on the recent history of Italian…
A study of the major periods and trends in Italian cinema combined with a critical analysis of selected movies by major auteurs. Given in English, with a significant portion of readings, presentations, and discussion in Italian. This course will be taught in an integrated format. Assignments,…
Selected poetry and prose from the Italian Middle Ages. Works include Dante's Vita Nuova, religious works by Umbrian writers, love poetry of the Scuola Siciliana and the Dolce Stil Novo, and narrative prose by Boccaccio, Marco Polo, et al. Given in Italian. Course will be offered approximately…
Italian Renaissance and Baroque texts, selected from lyric poetry, the epic, the pastoral, the theater, treatises, scientific prose, family writings and letters. Works by Ariosto, Poliziano, Boiardo, Tasso, Lorenzo, Alberti, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Sannazaro, Marino, Michelangelo, Leonardo da…
Intensive reading and analysis of the major works of representative Italian writers and study of main literary movements in Italian literature from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Given in Italian. Course will be offered approximately every three semesters.  Not offered on a regular basis…
Mentoring and tutoring of undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages. Graduate students work directly with the students abroad in order to ease their transition, and tutor them in an assigned subject. Written final report required…
Selected topics in Italian culture, civilization, language, literature, or literary theory. Given in Italian. Offered every year.
Selected topics in culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in English.   Spring 2023: Dr. Rachel Gabara, "Retelling Colonization in African Fiction and Film" In her landmark Imperial Eyes, scholar Mary Louise Pratt defined the contact zone as “the space…
The scientific study of the nature and characteristics of human languages with a specific focus on the linguistic structures (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic) of one or more Romance Languages and their use and variation, historical development, and acquisition. Given in English. 
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members. 
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study. 
Professional development training for M.A. students. This course may not be used to satisfy a student’s approved program of study. Nontraditional format: Series of workshops and presentations regarding professional development skills and materials.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor. 
Principles and methods of second language teaching applied to Romance languages. An analysis of techniques used to teach listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture, with an examination of current theories of language acquisition. Given in English. 
Specific aspects of Romance languages, linguistics, literatures, or cultures.  Fall 2022 Contemporary Comics in Romance Language Cultures course description
Topics in Italian literature, language, and culture. Study of a particular problem, author, genre, or linguistic topic will be integrated into the larger cultural context of Italian studies. Given in Italian. Offered every year.  
Extensive readings in the field of the student's program of study determined by the student's previous background, presuming that the student is capable of reading rapidly with comprehension. Nontraditional Format: This course would have a directed-study format. Offered fall and spring semester…
Extensive readings in the field of the student's program of study determined by the student's previous background, presuming that the student is capable of reading rapidly with comprehension. 
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.   
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study. 
Professional development training for Ph.D. students. This course may not be used to satisfy a student’s approved program of study. Nontraditional Format: Series of workshops and presentations regarding professional development skills and materials
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor. 

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