Fundamentals of the Italian language with emphasis on grammar, reading, composition, and conversation. 1105: for students with no prior knowledge of the language; 1106: for students who have completed 1105 or less than three years in high school.
Proficiency-oriented approached to elementary Italian, designed for learners who wish to progress rapidly through the beginning stages of language learning. Develops the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context. Duplicates 1105 and 1106.
Fundamentals of the Italian language with emphasis on developing proficiency in practical language use and cultural competency. Offered off campus. Does not fulfill the University foreign language requirement. Variable credit course. (1-3H, 1-3C)
Emphasizes comprehension of written and spoken Italian, communication in Italian, literature, and culture of Italy. Pre: 1106.
Practice in oral and written communication in Italian on a variety of topics in Italian culture. Progressive and comprehensive review of Italian grammar. Expansion of vocabulary. Pre: 2106.
Overview of genres and themes of Italian literature from national unification to the present. Familiarizes students with the socio-historical context necessary to discuss and write critically about this literature. ITAL 3305 examines the period from unification until the end of World War II; ITAL 3306 examines the period from the end of World War II to the present. Taught in Italian. Pre: 3105 or 3106.
Study of critical issues in the history of Italian cinema, with an emphasis on different cinematic trends and aesthetic characteristics. Familiarizes students with the cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts of Italian cinematic works. Major themes include the Mafia, political terrorism, Italian genre cinema, and neorealism. Taught in English. Variable content. May be taken twice for credit with a different content. (3H, 3C)