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ITALIAN COURSES OFFERED THIS FALL 2015

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

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If you have completed (or are currently completing) 1101, you should continue with ITA 1102. If you are currently completing ITA 2203, to continue with classes taught in Italian you should enroll in ITA 2614, Conversation, or ITA 3642: Italian Visual Culture. Students at any level who are interested in pursuing a Minor can enroll in two courses taught in English: ITA 3240; Dante’s Divine Comedy or/and ITA 3740: Gangsters, Lovers, Madonnas, and Mistresses.

All Fall 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 1102: Elementary Italian

MWF @ 10:10-11:00, Andrea Mirabile

MWF @ 11.10-12.00, Letizia Modena

MWF @ 12.10-1.00, Letizia Modena

MWF @ 1.10-2.00, Jessica Greenfield

Italian 1102 is the continuation of Italian 1101.  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, reality, and exposure to the film, art, and literature of Italy will help students gain a well-rounded appreciation of the Italian language.

Prerequisite: 1101. [3]

TAUGHT IN ITALIAN

This course fulfills the Axle requirement INTERNATIONAL CULTURES (INT)

 

Italian 1103: Intensive Elementary Italian

MWF @ 10.10-11.00, Jessica Greenfield

Italian 1103 is an accelerated Italian course that combines the material of Italian 1101 and 1102 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, regalia, 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 2614: Conversation

TR @ 1:10-2:25, Elsa Filosa

Prerequisite: 2203

 

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 have questions about prerequisites, please contact Elsa.filosa@vanderbilt.edu]

 

Italian 3240: Dante’s Divine Comedy

TR @ 2:35-3:50, Elsa Filosa

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 3740: Gangsters, Lovers, Madonnas and Mistresses

MWF@ 12:10-1:00, Jessica Greenfield

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 3642: Italian Visual Culture

MWF@ 01-2:00pm, Andrea Mirabile

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: ITA 2203

 

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 1130: The Greek Myths

MWF @ 10.10-11.00, Max Goldman

MWF @ 11.10-12.00, Max Goldman

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 2160: History of Roman Empire

MWF @ 2.10-3.00, George Gaffney

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 3220: Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries

TR @ 9.35-10.50, Joy Calico

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 2200W, 2100, and 3100; music minors, MUSL 2200W or 1200; or permission of instructor. Not open to students who completed MUSL 3220 prior to Fall 2011. FALL. [3] Calico.

 

 

 

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