Italian courses

ITAL 1010 Elementary Italian I
Elementary Italian I
Development of the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian both in the classroom and through audio work.
credit hours: 4

ITAL 1020 Elementary Italian II
Elementary Italian II
A continuation of the objectives presented in Italian I.
credit hours: 4

ITAL 1030 Elementary Italian for Romance Language Students I
Elementary Italian for Romance Language Students I
Same material as ITAL 1010 but designed for students whose previous knowledge of another Romance language or Latin enables them to grasp the principles of Italian grammar and Italian vocabulary more efficiently. Development of the skills of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Italian, both in the classroom and the language laboratory.
credit hours: 4

ITAL 1040 Elementary Italian for Romance Language Students II
Elementary Italian for Romance Language Students II
A continuation of the objectives of Italian for Romance Language Students I, with special emphasis on reading.
Notes: Same material as ITAL 1020.
Pre-requistites: ITAL 1010 or 1030.
credit hours: 4

ITAL 2030 Intermediate Italian
Intermediate Italian
A complete second-year course. Intensive grammar review with readings from standard Italian texts. Comprehension and conversational skills are stressed. Written expression also emphasized.
credit hours: 4

ITAL 2040 Intermediate Italian for Romance Language Students
Intermediate Italian for Romance Language Students
A complete second-year course, covering the same material as ITAL 2030, but designed for students whose previous knowledge of another Romance language or Latin enables them to grasp the principles of Italian grammar and Italian vocabulary more efficiently. Intensive grammar review with readings from standard Italian texts. Comprehension and conversational skills are stressed. Written expression also emphasized.
Pre-requistites: ITAL 1020 or 1040.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3000 Introduction to Italian Literature
Introduction to Italian Literature
An introduction to Italian literature, including readings from Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Castiglione, Goldoni, Manzoni, Pirandello, Calvino, among others.
Notes: Taught in Italian.
Pre-requistites: ITAL 3130 or approval of department.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3130 Advanced Conversation and Composition
Advanced Conversation and Composition
The course aims primarily at perfecting the student's speaking and writing ability. Articles taken from newspapers, periodicals, the Internet, etc., serve as a basis for discussion and familiarize students with contemporary Italy. The course presupposes a solid grammatical foundation and any grammar review is given only on an individual basis.
Pre-requistites: ITAL 2030 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3200 Italian for Business
Italian for Business
Italian for Business is a communicative course designed for students who wish to be prepared in professional areas related to international trade and organizations. It focuses on vocabulary, topics, and cultural aspects specific to an Italian-speaking professional environment. It reinforces the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the practice of simulated professional situations. The first part of the course will place more emphasis on the practice of communicative activities pertaining to professional functions. The second part of the course will place more emphasis on the student's understanding of company structures and operations. Taught in Italian. Prerequisite: Intermediate Italian (ITAL-2030)
Notes: Tier 3 Elective in SLAMM
Pre-requistites: ITAL 2030
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3250 Italian Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
The course aims at improving the speaking and writing ability of students while familiarizing them with the development of Italian culture and history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Students discuss historical events and answer questions using the grammar and idioms learned in the grammar review. Writing assignments are based on the historical and cultural component of the course.
Pre-requistites: ITAL 3130 or approval of department.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3300 Topics in Italian Literature and Cinema
Topics in Italian Literature and Cinema
Subject varies with instructor. An introductory study of the major contributions of Italian literature to Western thought. The course emphasizes particularly those authors whose works have interdisciplinary ramifications, e.g. Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Galileo, Pirandello, Calvino. The course may also focus on the history of Italian cinema or a special topic in Italian cinema, such as the silent era, neorealism, the work of a major director, and the relationship between literature and film.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided that a different topic is covered. The course counts for Film Studies credit only when the focus is on cinema.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level Italian course or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 3330 Italian Literature in Translation
Italian Literature in Translation
Subject varies with instructor. A study of the major contributions of Italian literature to Western thought. The course emphasizes particularly those authors whose works have interdisciplinary ramifications, e.g., Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Galileo, Pirandello, Calvino. The course may also focus on the history of Italian cinema or a special topic in Italian cinema, such as the silent era, neorealism, the work of a major director, and the relationship between literature and film.
Notes: May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is covered. The course counts for FMST credit only when the focus is on cinema.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4010 Topics in Origins and Masterpieces of 13th- and 14th-Century Italian Literature
Topics in Origins and Masterpieces of 13th- and 14th-Century Italian Literature
Topics may include St. Francis and early minor authors, Dante's Divine Comedy and early works, Boccaccio's Decameron and minor works, Petrarca's Canzoniere and minor works.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level course.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4020 Topics in Renaissance Literature
Topics in Renaissance Literature
Topics may include the literati of the Medici court, lyric poetry of the Petrarchisti, the drama, the epic poem, political and social treatises.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level course.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4030 Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Italian Literature
Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Italian Literature
Works of various literary and philosophical writers will be studied. Topics may include the effect of the Inquisition, the Petrarchan and Arcadian traditions, theater as social and political laboratory, Galileo, Bruno, Campanella, Marino, Vico, Metastasio, Gozzi, Goldoni, the beginnings of the Risorgimento in the works of such authors as Alfieri, Parini, and Foscolo.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level course.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4040 Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature
Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature
Topics may include Leopardi, Manzoni, Carducci, Verga, Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, Calvino, Pasolini; the avant-garde; contemporary poetry, novel or drama; the history of Italian cinema and special topics in Italian cinema, such as the silent era, neorealism, the work of a major director, and the relationship between literature and film.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.
Pre-requistites: 3000-level course.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4440 Topics in Italian Literature and Cinema in Translation
Topics in Italian Literature and Cinema in Translation
Subject varies with instructor. An advanced study of the major contributions of Italian literature to Western thought. The course emphasizes particularly those authors whose works have interdisciplinary ramifications, e.g. Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Galileo, Pirandello, Calvino. The course may also focus on the history of Italian cinema or a special topic in Italian cinema, such as the silent era, neorealism, the work of a major director, and the relationship between literature and film. May be repeated for credit provided that a different topic is covered. Taught in English. Fulfills capstone requirement for FMST when the course is a film topic. For capstone credit, students should also register for FMST 5110 with 0 credits.
Notes: May be repeated for credit provided that a different topic is covered.
Pre-requistites: A literature or cinema course or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of three credits may be earned in two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 1-2

ITAL 4570 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on TUTOR.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of three credits may be earned in two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and department.
credit hours: 1-2

ITAL 5110 Capstone
Capstone
Notes: Note: The capstone requirement will be satisfies by an approved upper level class (see department for a list of approved courses) when the student also co-registers with ITAL 5110.
credit hours: 0

ITAL 6040 Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature
Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature
See ITAL 4040 for description.
credit hours: 3

ITAL 6910 Special Problems in Italian Literature
Special Problems in Italian Literature
Subject varies. Principally reading and research.
credit hours: 3

ITAL H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by department and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3

ITAL H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by department and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3