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ITALIAN COURSES OFFERED THIS SPRING 2015

Posted by hickstm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Courses.

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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 ITA280: Italian Visual Culture. Students at any level who are interested in pursuing a Minor can enroll in two courses taught in English: ITA 231; Dante’s Divine Comedy or/and ITA 236: Gangsters, Lovers, Madonnas, and Mistresses.

All Spring 2015 upper-level courses count towards the Minor in Italian Studies and/or the Major in Italian and European Studies. Please check what AXLE requirement these courses fulfill.

 

Italian 101b: Elementary Italian

MWF @ 10:10-11:00, Andrea Mirabile (Buttrick 308)

MWF @ 11.10-12.00, Letizia Modena (Buttrick 112)

MWF @ 12.10-1.00, Letizia Modena (Buttrick 112)

MWF @ 1.10-2.00, Jessica Greenfield (Buttrick 112)

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. [3]

TAUGHT IN ITALIAN

This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL CULTURES (INT)

 

Italian 102: Intensive Elementary Italian

MWF @ 10.10-11.00, Jessica Greenfield (Buttrick 205)

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.

Prerequisite: NONE. [3]

TAUGHT IN ITALIAN

This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL CULTURES (INT)

 

Italian 214: Conversation

TR @ 1:10-2:25, Elsa Filosa (Buttrick 222)

Prerequisite: 200 or 103[3]

 

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 ITALIAN

This 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.filosa@vanderbilt.edu]

 

Italian 231: Dante’s Divine Comedy

TR @ 2:35-3:50, Elsa Filosa (Buttrick 302)

Organized as a journey through Hell and Purgatory, this course explores the imaginary of Dante’s afterlife world. We will read Inferno and Purgatorio focusing on the structure of the death realms, and on how Dante portrays the lost souls of Hell as well as the souls of those desiring forgiveness, in Purgatory. This semester we will analyze in particular Dante’s relationship with the Classical tradition, and his rapport with Roman and Greek authors.

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

This course fulfills the Axle requirement HUMANITIES & CREATIVE ART.

Eligible for Religious Studies and European Studies.

 

Italian 236: Gangsters, Lovers, Madonnas and Mistresses

MWF@ 12:10-1:00, Jessica Greenfield (Buttrick 302)

This course is a reflection on the ideological motives and the different media used in American representations of Italians and Italian-Americans since the beginning of the 20th century to today. The course will explore cinematographic and literary images of Italians and Italian-Americans. Materials include historical and anthropological scholarship, films, fiction, ethnic marketing and programs, and travel writing.

Prerequisite: NONE [3]

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

This course fulfills the Axle requirement US.

 

ITA 280: Italian Visual Culture

MWF@ 01-2:00pm, Andrea Mirabile (Furman 226)

Parallels between Italian literature and the visual arts, including painting, cinema, and intermediality. Focus on the representation of the visual arts in literature, the representation of literature in the visual arts, and Italy as the cradle of Western visual culture. Taught in Italian.

TAUGHT IN ITALIAN

Prerequisite: ITA200 or ITA 103

 

Listed below, please find other VU courses that we can count towards the Minor in Italian Studies. Please contact Letizia Modena if there’s a course you’d like to take and is related to Italian culture.

 

Classics 150: The Greek Myths

MWF @ 10.10-11.00, Max Goldman (Cohen 323)

MWF @ 11.10-12.00, Max Goldman (Cohen 323)

A study of the nature of the Greek myths, with consideration of the related Near Eastern myths and the early history of myths in Greece. Both the divine and the heroic myths, with some attention to the development of these myths in Italy and to their influence upon art and literature. [3] (HCA)

Prerequisite: NONE [3]

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

 

Classics 213: History of Roman Empire

MWF @ 2.10-3.00, George Gaffney (Cohen 323)

The Roman world from Augustus to the collapse of the western empire in the fifth century. Political, military, social, and religious history. Special attention given to problems arising from use of the primary sources as well as to controversies in modern scholarship. [3] (INT)

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

 

Music 221A: Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries

TR @ 9.35-10.50, Joy Calico (Blair 2133)

In-depth study of five or six representative works. Score and libretto analysis, reception history, cult of the performer, role of the contemporary producer/director. B.Mus. students and second majors, MUSL 121W, 122, and 239; music minors, MUSL 121W or 140; or permission of instructor. Not open to students who completed MUSL 221 prior to Fall 2011. FALL. [3] Calico.

 

 

 

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