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Undergraduate Courses

The Italian language and Italian speaking cultures. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Fundamentals of Italian pronunciation and grammar. Work in the language laboratory. Offered every year.
A continuation of Elementary Italian. Open only to students who took Elementary Italian or who have an appropriate placement score. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Fundamentals of Italian pronunciation and grammar; study of…
Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Fundamentals of Italian pronunciation and grammar and study of Italian culture. Work in the language laboratory.  
Accelerated course of the Italian language for students with a knowledge of another foreign language or with two entrance units of high school Italian taken within the past three years. This course covers the material in Elementary Italian. Given in Italian. This course includes one hour per week…
A continuation of the study of Italian at the intermediate level. Emphasis on strengthening the students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Conversation, compositions, reading of texts, and expanded grammar study to include more advanced structures, including the conditional, the…
A continuation of the study of Italian at the intermediate level. Emphasis on strengthening the students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Conversation, compositions, reading of texts, and expanded grammar study to include more advanced structures, including the conditional, the…
A continuation of Intermediate Italian. Emphasis on strengthening the students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the intermediate level. Conversation, compositions, reading of texts, and grammar review. Offered every year.
A continuation of Intermediate Italian. Emphasis on strengthening the students' speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at the intermediate level. Conversation, compositions, reading of texts, and grammar review. This course will be taught 95% or more online. Assignments, discussions, and…
Emphasis on improving oral expression and developing conversational skills through social interactions. Offered every year.
A continuation of Elementary Italian. Teaches conversation, grammar, pronunciation, reading, and writing at intermediate level to students dedicated to intensive foreign language study. Offered every year.
Intensive study of the Italian language, culture, and society at the intermediate level through cultural activities (site visits, interaction with Italian community, living language workshops, conversation exchange, study and discussion of authentic content) which relate directly to material…
Issues of language diversity and linguistic identity, with a special focus on the Romance Languages spoken in the United States. This course explores the history, demographics, and structure of French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish in the United States, adopting current techniques in…
Italian culture through literature, sociopolitical history, and the arts. Italian history in a specific period as seen through a study of these three areas. Development of an integrated approach to culture, literature, and language. Given in English. Offered every year.
Intensive study of elementary and beginning intermediate Italian emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.  Satisfies Romance Language graduate research skills requirement, but not the undergraduate language requirement. Successful completion allows undergraduates to enroll in…
Selected topics in culture, civilization, language, linguistics, literature, or literary theory. Given in English. 
The emphasis is divided between oral and written expression. Composition and conversation are integrated into the context of Italian culture. Given in Italian. Not open to native speakers. Offered every year.
Selected Italian texts in their social and linguistic contexts. Given in Italian.  
The emphasis is divided between conversation and composition in order to promote students' abilities to express themselves accurately in both oral and written Italian. Activities are integrated into the context of Italian culture. Given in Italian. Not open to native speakers. Offered every year.
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…
Students will be matched with an organization in Siena, Italy, where they will become acquainted with the approach the Italians take to social problems while also improving their language skills. Students will earn one to three hour(s) of credit while perfecting their Italian language skills.…
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…
Commercial Italian, business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, intercultural communication, and situational practice. Given in Italian. Business students should check with their advisors for prerequisites.    
Individual study, reading, or projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. This course belongs to a…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. These courses belong to a…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats. These courses belong to a…
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or…

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