ITALIAN COURSES OFFERED THIS SPRING 2014
If you have completed (or are currently completing) 101a, you should continue with ITA 101b.
If you have completed ITA 103 in the past, or are currently completing ITA 200, to continue with classes taught in Italian you should enroll in ITA214, Conversation, or ITA238, City Fictions (or both).
Students at any level who are interested in pursuing a Minor, or in learning more about Italian culture, can enroll in one or both courses offered in English (no language prerequisite): ITA 240, Classic Italian Cinema and ITA 250, Famous Women by Boccaccio.
All Spring 2014 upper-level courses count towards the Minor in Italian and Italian Studies and/or the Major in Italian and European Studies. Please check what AXLE requirement these courses fulfill.
Italian 101b: Elementary Italian
MTWTF @ 11.10-12.00, Greenfield (Buttrick 112)
MTWTF @ 12.10-1.00, Greenfield (Buttrick 112)
MTWTF @ 1.10-2.00, Filosa (West Hall 107)
Italian 101B is the continuation of Italian 101A. This course introduces students to additional vocabulary and grammatical structures while strengthening students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The incorporation of cultural elements, realia, and exposure to the film, art, and literature of Italy will help students gain a well-rounded appreciation of the Italian language.Prerequisite: 101a.  TAUGHT IN ITALIAN. This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL CULTURES (INT)
Italian 102: Intensive Elementary Italian
MTWTF @ 2.10-3.00, Greenfield (Sutherland House 106)
Italian 102 is an accelerated Italian course that combines the material of Italian 101A and 101B into one semester. This course may appeal to students who have studied another language (particularly a romance language), but is open to all students and assumes no previous language knowledge. This course introduces students to vocabulary and grammatical structures while strengthening students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The incorporation of cultural elements, realia, and exposure to the film, art, and literature of Italy will help students gain a well-rounded appreciation of the Italian language.
Students who have earned credit for 101a will earn only three hours of credit for this course. Students who have earned credit for 101b will earn only three hours of credit for this course. No credit for students who have earned credit for both 101a and 101b. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Italian language course. Prerequisite: NONE.  TAUGHT IN ITALIAN. This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL CULTURES (INT)
Italian 214: Conversation
MWF @ 1:10-2:00, Modena (Furman 007)
Prerequisite: 200 or 103
This course is designed to develop oral proficiency through analysis and discussion of films, magazine articles, as well as contemporary art and literature. The goal is for students to build out and refine their linguistic expression by expanding Italian vocabulary and improving grammatical competence. Communication skills are enhanced by immersing students in a wide range of cultural topics. TAUGHT IN ITALIANThis course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL (INT) [If you took ITA 103 in Fall 2012 or earlier, we can waive the ITA 200 prerequisite. In order to do so, please contact Elsa.email@example.com
Italian 238: City Fiction
MWF @ 2:10-3:00, Modena (Furman 007)
Organized as a journey through several memorable Italian cities, this interdisciplinary course explores how Italian authors, directors, and artists aspire to impact the way readers and viewers understand and experience Italian urban realities. As virtual travellers, students will be introduced to various social, cultural, geographical, and architectural aspects of Italian cities as depicted in fiction, travel literature, film, art, and music. As active readers and viewers, students will interact with the “places” they visit and analyze the relationships created between themselves and the urban representations. Prerequiste: 200 or 103  TAUGHT IN ITALIAN This course fulfills the Axle requirement PERSPECTIVES (P). [If you took ITA 103 in Fall 2012 or earlier, we can waive the ITA 200 prerequisite. In order to do so, please contact Elsa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Italian 240: Classic Italian Cinema
MWF @ 12:10-2:00, Mirabile (Calhoun 218)
Italian 240, Classic Italian Cinema, is an exploration of Italian cinema from the 1940s to 2000. The course will focus on the relationship between film and society, history, and culture. Particular emphasis will be given to the interanimation between the verbal and the visual arts (cinematic adaptations, connections between cinema and painting, writers inspiring film-makers and vice versa) and to the exchanges between Italian and other European and American directors. Prerequisite: NONE  TAUGHT IN ENGLISH This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL (INT).
Italian 250: Famous Women by Boccaccio
TR @ 2.35-3.50, Filosa (Buttrick 112)
In Famous Women by Boccaccio, we will find out who the goddesses, the whores, the queens, the Sybils, the Women Warriors of the past were before Christianity. Composed in the 1360s, Boccaccio’s Famous Women is the first collection of female biographies in the history of post-classical Western Literature. For this reason, it is the foundational text of this genre and became the obligatory reference-point for all writings on women that look to the past. We will look at the evolution of the literary representation of women from classical times to the Renaissance, applying contemporary criticism and theory. Prerequisite: NONE  TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course fulfills the Axle requirement HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ARTS (HCA).
History 222: Medieval and Renaissance History, 1000-1700
TR @ 2.35-3.50, Caferro (Wilson 115)
Transformation of Italy from “medieval” society to the “Renaissance.” Cultural, economic, and social developments, especially connections among wealth, status, and patronage. Meaning and applicability of the term “Renaissance.” Prerequisite: NONE  TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course fulfills the Axle requirement HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ARTS (HCA).
Latin 206: Cicero and the Humanistic Tradition
TR @ 1.10-2.25, McGinn (Cohen 323)
Study of Cicero’s career and thought, and of his contribution to the development of the concept of humanitas. Readings from his letters, speeches, or philosophical works. Prerequisite: Lat. 104.  This course fulfills the Axle requirement HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ARTS (HCA).