Italian

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

ITAL 101-102. Elementary Italian (4, 1). 4 credits each semester.

The fundamentals of Italian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hourís work a week in the language laboratory.

ITAL 231-232. Intermediate Italian. 3 credits each semester.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Italian or equivalent.

ITAL 300. Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of everyday Italian with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence to express themselves in idiomatic Italian. Instruction is in Italian. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: ITAL 232.

ITAL 307. Italian Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of Italian society, economics, politics and the arts from the Roman Republic to the present. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 300.

ITAL/HIST 308. Contemporary Italian Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of Italian society, economics, politics and the arts from 1814 to the present. Instruction in English. (Research papers for Italian majors/minors in the language.)

ITAL 320. Advanced Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 232.

ITAL 330. Business Italian. 3 credits.

A study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication, including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 300.

ITAL/TR 351. Italian-English Technical/Commercial Translation.  3 credits.

Italian-English translation applied in several commercial (i.e. marketing, finance) and technical (i.e. electricity and electronics, software, hardware) fields. Focus will be on the acquisition of specialized knowledge (both linguistic and extralinguistic) and the delivery of professional documents in real-market conditions. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisites: TR 300 and ITAL 330, or permission of the instructor.

ITAL 335. Introduction to Italian Literature. 3 credits.

A survey of Italian literature from its beginning to the present. Textual analysis of sample writings representative of the most important literary movements. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 300.

ITAL 425. Modern Italian Literature. 3 credits.

A study of the works of major Italian writers of the 20th century. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: Three years of college Italian or equivalent.

ITAL/ENG 437. Studies in Italian Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of Italian literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.

ITAL 465. Italian Cinema. 3 credits.

A study of the evolution of Italian cinema. Emphasis given to the following directors: Rossellini, Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Wertmuller, Scola, Taviani, Salvatores. Instruction is in Italian. Prerequisite: Three years of college Italian or the equivalent.

 



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