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Italian Courses, Fall 2011

Italian 103: First Semester Italian 4cr (U)

Class Number 40194: Lec001, MTWF 9:00-9:50am (Ferrentino)
Class Number 40472: Lec002, MWF 11:00am-12:15pm (Ferrentino)
Class Number 40195: Lec003, MWF 11:00am-12:15pm (Soldati)
Class Number 46021: Lec004, MWR 2:00-3:15pm (Soldati)
Class Number 40196: Lec104, MW 6:30-8:45pm (Soldati) *Held at Italian Community Center Off-Campus

Enjoy learning through a variety of activities that develop your ability to carry on a conversation, write, and read in Italian. While working with Italian films, music, and sites on the Internet you will also explore the life and culture of Italy today. For students who have not studied Italian. Prereq: none

Italian 145: Views of Italy 3cr (U) )

Topic: Italians and the Mafia
Class Number 39060: Lec001, MW 11:00am-12:15pm (Celi)
Class Number 39061: Lec002, MW 12:30-1:45pm (Milli-Konewko)
Class Number 40838: Lec003, MW 12:30-1:45pm (Celi)
Class Number 40839: Lec004, MW 2:00-3:15pm (Celi)

In this course, we will examine the origins and development of the mafia in Italian society and politics as portrayed in film, fiction, and journalism. We will also analyze key elements of portraits of the mafia created in popular culture in the United States. Prereq: none; satisfies humanities GER and L&S International req.

Italian 203: Third Semester Italian 3cr (U))

Class Number 39062: Lec00,1 MWF 10:00-10:50am (Ferrentino)

Build upon your Italian language skills with creative activities such as skits, short presentations, and collaborative writing that are designed to expand your vocabulary and strengthen self-expression in speaking and writing. In order to sharpen reading and oral comprehension skills, we will work with a range of video materials, films, and writings. Prereq: Italian 104 or placement.

Italian 245: Italian Fictions 3cr (U))

Topic: Pinocchio: From Wood to Flesh
Class Number 39710: Lec001, MW 2:00-3:15pm (Milli-Konewko)

From a wooden puppet to a “real” flesh and blood boy. Taught in English, this course explores different aspects of Pinocchio’s adventures through his ambitions, temptations, lies, pleasure, metamorphosis, and understanding. We will look at the images of Pinocchio in a variety of works, including the original tale by Collodi, contemporary stories and films. Satisfies Humanities GER and L&S International req.

Italian 321: Introduction to Italian Literature 3cr (U))

Class Number 45399: Lec001, MW 11am-12:15pm (Pickering-Iazzi)

While expanding your vocabulary and abilities to use a rich variety of forms of self-expression, class discussions, presentations, and creative writing activities will provide the opportunity to explore topical issues in contemporary Italian life, culture and society. We will work with short stories, articles, films, and sites on the World Wide Web to learn about such topics as Italian foreign affairs and business, major newsmakers, authors, fashion, and design. Prereq: Italian 204 or consent of Department Chair

Italian 357: Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: Cities of Italy 3cr (U))

Class Number 42009: Lec001, MW 12:30-1:45pm (Pickering-Iazzi)

This course takes students on a grand tour of Italy, in order to explore a variety of cities through contemporary film and literature. The points of departure for discussions include the particular features of the cityscapes of Turin, Milan, Florence, Rome, and Palermo. Among the key topics we'll take into consideration are the ingredients that make one city different from another; the roles played by historical events, class, and gender in the city dweller's relations to the city; and the contributions of multiethnic culture to Italian cities today. All readings and discussions are in English; films are in Italian with English subtitles. Satisfies L&S International Requirement.