ITAL 4303  with grade D or better
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. The course will be conducted in Italian; participants will do all written and oral work in Italian. A research paper will be required.