ITAL - Italian

ITAL 6303 - Italian VI

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 5303 with D or better

Description: 

This advanced course will enable students to read and write Italian fluently. Students will work with a wide range of spoken and written sources. Students will concentrate on the analysis of texts for argument structure, and they will be expected to summarize and coherently present arguments in oral presentations. Student work will require an advanced level of spontaneity when writing and speaking; students will be expected to precisely differentiate nuances of meaning in complex situations.

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ITAL 5443 - Medieval Italian Literature II

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 4303 with grade D or better

Description: 

Students will study Italian literature from the 14th to the 16th Century. Students will read and critically analyze internationally renowned literary texts in their original language. Authors include Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), Giovanni Boccaccio, Ludovico Ariosto, Torquato Tasso, Niccolo Machiavelli, and others. Students will read from these author's works and engage in historical, literary, and rhetorical analysis of texts while determining techniques of composition.

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ITAL 5333 - Medieval Italian Literature I

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 4303 with grade D or better

Description: 

Dante Alighieri is the most important Italian poet, the father of the Italian language, and the principal figure of Medieval Literature in Europe. This course will examine Dante Alighieri's La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy) and some of his minor works such as La Vita Nuova (The New Life) and Il Convivio (The Banquet). Attention will be given to the Epistola a Cangrande della Scala (Letter to Cangrande della Scala) which is believed to be Aligheri's letter to his foremost patron.

Course Sections: 

ITAL 5303 - Italian V

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 4303 with D or better

Description: 

This advanced course is designed to make the students able to understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning; the students will be able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously and use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. The students will be invited to produce clear and detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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ITAL 5223 - Modern Italian Literature

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 4303 with grade D or better

Description: 

Students will study Italian literature from the 17th to the 19th century. Students will critically analyze internationally renowned literary texts in the Italian language. Authors include Galileo Galilei, Carlo Goldoni, Giuseppe Parini, Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi, Alessandro Manzoni, Giovanni Verga, and others. Students will read from these author's works and engage in a historical, literary, and rhetorical analysis of them while determining techniques of composition. Students will be expected to actively participate and contribute to class discussion.

Course Sections: 

ITAL 4303 - Italian IV

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 3303 with D or better

Description: 

The intermediate course is designed to make the students able to understand the main ideas of complex text in Italian on both concrete and abstract topics (including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization) and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. The students will be able to make regular interaction with native speakers and produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects.

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ITAL 3303 - Italian III

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 2303 with D or better

Description: 

This course focuses on developing the student's ability to understand Italian sentences and frequently used expressions that relate to personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and employment. Oral communication is emphasized in simple tasks that require a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters, or conversation about personal interests or employment. Writing is emphasized in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures. The course focuses on an intermediate level of reading, speaking, and writing in Italian.

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ITAL 5113 - Contemporary Italian Literatur

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 4303 with grade D or better

Description: 

Students will study Italian literature of the 20th century. Students will critically analyze internationally renowned literary texts in the Italian language. Authors include Luigi Pirandello, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Primo Levi, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Pier Paolo Pisolini, Umberto Eco, and others. Students will read from these author's works and engage in a historical, literary, and rhetorical analysis of them while determining techniques of composition.

Course Sections: 

ITAL 2303 - Italian II

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

ITAL 1303 with D or better

Description: 

This course focuses on developing the student’s ability to understand Italian sentences and frequently used expressions that relate to personal and family information, shopping, local geography, and employment. Oral communication is emphasized in simple tasks that require a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Writing is emphasized in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures. The course focuses on an intermediate level of reading, speaking, and writing in Italian.

Course Sections: 

ITAL 1303 - Italian I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Foreign Languages, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course focuses on developing the student's ability to speak, to write, and to read Italian. Additional emphasis is given to learning about Italian culture. Instruction centers on oral communication, written communication, reading for comprehension, and cultural awareness. Writing and speaking are emphasized in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

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