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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


ITALIAN Italian



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20 Great Italians: 1 cr. U. An introduction to the life and works of a major figure in Italian cultural history.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 3 cr max. Prereq: none.
103 First-Semester Italian. 4 cr. U. Introductory course for students who have not studied Italian previously. Oral practice, grammar, reading.|Students are required to spend an additional hr each week in the language lab in oral drill & comprehension. Counts as repeat of Italian 113. Prereq: none.
104 Second-Semester Italian. 4 cr. U. Continuation of Italian 103. Expands oral, written, and reading skills.|Counts as repeat of Italian 114. Prereq: Italian 103(P), 113(P), or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
110 Italian for Travelers. 2 cr. U. Basic conversational Italian for travelers. For students with no knowledge of Italian as well as for those with a basic foundation in the language.|Prereq: none.
112 Italian Language and Culture for Professional Communication. 4 cr. U. Basic conversational Italian and discussions in English of contemporary culture; for those doing business in Italy.|Prereq: none.
145 Views of Italy: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Variable content, with specific topics focusing on the interrelation of literary works and sociocultural values and traditions of Italy.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none.
155 Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation. 3 cr. U. Major works of different periods and genres. Introduction to the critical reading of literary texts.|Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
197 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
203 Third-Semester Italian. 3 cr. U. Development of reading, writing, and oral skills; review and further study of grammar.|Prereq: Italian 104(P), 114(P), or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
204 Fourth-Semester Italian. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Italian 203.|Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages. 3 cr. U. An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.|Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, German 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
215 Italian Conversation. 3 cr. U. Development of ability to speak and write Italian, with emphasis on everyday speech.|Should be taken conc with Italian 203 or 204. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 104(P) or 114(P) or placement.
229 Italian Cinema. 3 cr. U. Historical and stylistic study of film as an expression of the contemporary culture of Italy.|Prereq: none.
242 Topics in Italian American Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Interdisciplinary study of aspects of Italian American ethnicity, history, and culture.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: none.
243 Topics in Italian American Film: 3 cr. U. Study of selected topics in Italian American film.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: none.
245 Italian Fictions: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Literary themes, types, or figures as they appear throughout Italian literature.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
256 Introduction to Italian Food Studies: A Cultural History. 3 cr. U. Interdisciplinary study of Italian cooking and cuisine in fiction and non-fiction works from the Estruscan and Roman times to the present.|Taught in English. Prereq: none.
258 Contemporary Italian Society and Culture. 3 cr. U. Interdisciplinary study, using audio-visual materials, of social, economic, and cultural features shaping Italy today.|In English; reading & papers in Italian required of majors (option A). Prereq: soph st.
277 Italian Discussion Section: 1 or 2 cr. U. Discussion in Italian, designed to broaden perspectives, improve language skills.|Offered in conjunction w/courses in other disciplines (Anthro, Hist, Pol Sci, etc). Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
289 Internship in Italian, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Italian in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|Each cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq Italian 104(P) or 114(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-9 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One cr for 45 hrs of research.|Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP Apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
310 Italian Immersion. 1 cr. U. Concentrated, structured practice of spoken Italian on varied contemporary topics; small-group setting with native speakers, simulating immersion experience. Improve communication skills, build vocabulary. May be offered in short-term sessions.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr.
311 Advanced Conversation and Composition: Contemporary Italian Usage. 3 cr. U. Development of advanced speaking, writing, and reading skills. Films and readings emphasize twentieth century Italy. Focus varies each semester.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
312 Contemporary Italian Language and Culture. 3 cr. U. Contemporary culture through Italian readings, film, world wide web, and refinement of advanced conversation and composition skills. Themes vary each semester.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 cr).
313 Translation: Italian-English, English-Italian. 3 cr. U. Contrastive study of literary and non-literary Italian and English prose styles and of the technical problems of translation.|Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr.
321 Introduction to Italian Literature. 3 cr. U. Varied approaches to reading works by major Italian authors. Development of critical skills in speaking and writing. Texts vary each semester.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
322 Introduction to Italian Literature and Film. 3 cr. U. Interdisciplinary approaches to major works of literature and film. Development of critical reading, speaking, and writing skills. Texts vary each semester.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
333 Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation. 3 cr. U/G. Close reading of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, including their connections to the visual arts.|CompLit & Italian 333 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
335 Political Theory, Historiography, and Scientific Thought in Italy. 3 cr. U. Nature of the universe and human history in works of Dante, Machiavelli, Galileo, Bruno, Campanella, Vico, Croce, and Gramsci. Reading and papers in Italian required of majors (option A).|Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
357 Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Examination of a specific topic or genre in works from one or more periods.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
383 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. A period, figure, theme, or genre. Specific aims and method of course vary according to the topic.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
391 Phonetics. 2 cr. U/G. Theory of Italian sounds; phonetic transcription; practice in pronunciation. Language lab may be required.|Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) or 312(P); or grad st.
397 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
456 Topics in Italian Food Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Interdisciplinary study of a topic or period related to Italian food culture, with attention to historical and social contexts.|Taught in English. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
457 Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of major works on a topic, genre, or period; attention to cultural and historical context.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
460 The Italian Novel from Manzoni to the Present. 3 cr. U/G. Major trends and critical problems.|Prereq: jr st, Italian 321(P) & 322(P), & cons instr; or grad st.
463 Italian Poetry from Romanticism to Hermeticism. 3 cr. U/G. Foscolo, Leopardi, Carducci, Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Marinetti, Campana, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo.|Prereq: jr st & Italian 321(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
466 Italian Theatre from the Commedia Dell'Arte to Pirandello. 3 cr. U. Textual approach and historical development of the genre from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.|Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
489 Internship in Italian, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of Italian in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|Each cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
551 Literature of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries. 3 cr. U. The first masterpieces of modern European literature from the Sicilian School of poetry to Petrarch, and from the early novellas to Boccaccio's Decameron.|Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
552 The Renaissance: 3 cr. U/G. One or more aspects of intellectual, literary, and artistic production in Italy from Petrarch and Humanism to the Counter-Reformation.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
556 A Literary Period: 3 cr. U. Cross-disciplinary study of the main literary, intellectual, and cultural aspects of a specific period.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
570 Outline of Italian Literary History. 3 cr. U. Historical overview of Italian literature covering the major periods and movements and stressing the relations between literature, philosophy, and aesthetics.|Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
597 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
629 Major Film Directors: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Thematic, stylistic, and aesthetic study of outstanding figures of the Italian cinema.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. In English. Prereq: jr st.
659 The Divine Comedy. 3 cr. U/G. Lectures on the life and times of Dante and reading of selected passages from his minor works.|Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
660 The Divine Comedy. 3 cr. U/G. Continuation of Italian 659.|Prereq: jr st & Italian 659(P) or cons instr; or grad st.
670 Studies in Italian Literature: 3 cr. U/G. Major movements or periods, criticism, studies in genres, relations between literature and other disciplines/arts.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
671 Major Italian Authors: 3 cr. U. Specific subjects may be the works of one or several authors studied in the aesthetic and intellectual contexts of the period covered.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
675 Literary Theory and Critical Perspectives. 3 cr. U. Major trends in Italian critical thought, with emphasis on contemporary literary theory and methods; stylistic, psychoanalytic, Marxist, and semiotic criticism.|Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
697 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level.|Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
699 Advanced Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced independent work under the supervision of an Italian faculty or instructional academic staff member. For additional information, consult Italian prog coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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