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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Spanish and Italian Languages and Literatures Courses of Instruction in Italian


Courses of Instruction in Italian
PREREQUISITES
A student who does not meet the stated prerequisites for a course but who may have other qualifications for admission to the course may request that the Department waive the prerequisites.
EXCLUSIONS
A student who is excluded from a course because of previous work completed but who can show good cause for an exception to be made may request that the Department waive the exclusion.
AVAILABILITY
The Department of Spanish and Italian does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
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ITLN-010*/0.5 Beginning Italian I 3L;1T
Offers a basic level of Italian understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of Italian whatsoever.
EXCLUSIONS 4U Italian or equivalent, ITLN 101.
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ITLN-101/1.0 Beginning Italian 3L;1T
Offers an enhanced basic level of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing for students with no knowledge of Italian who are considering a minor or medial in this language or a Special Field Concentration in Linguistics. PREREQUISITE    Restricted to first- and second-year students or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSIONS 4U Italian, ITLN 010*,ITLN 112*.
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ITLN-112*/0.5 Beginning Italian III 3L;1T
The continuation of ITLN 010*. Also for students who have some knowledge of Italian but have not completed 4U Italian or equivalent. For these students an assessment interview with the instructor is required before registration. PREREQUISITE ITLN 010* or equivalent.
EXCLUSIONS 4U Italian or equivalent, ITLN 101.
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IDIS-200/1.0 Introduction to Semiotics and Communication 3L
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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IDIS-201/1.0 Introduction to Romance Philology   3L
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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ITLN-204*/0.5 Italiano intermedio 3L
A review of the fundamentals of the Italian language, designed to reinforce and develop the student's comprehension, speaking and writing ability. PREREQUISITE ITLN 101 or ITLN 112* or 4U Italian.
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ITLN-205*/0.5 Italiano avanzato 3L
The continuation of ITLN 204*, emphasizing the application of morphology and syntax, with written and oral practice. Readings will be discussed from lexical, syntactical and thematic points of view. PREREQUISITE ITLN 204*.
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ITLN-210*/0.5 Italy and the Classical Tradition 3L
The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature, art and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy. This course may not be applied toward an Italian concentration. Taught in English with ITLN 310*. Written work and examinations in English. Readings in translation. PREREQUISITE    Second-year standing or above.
EXCLUSION ITLN 310*.
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ITLN-215*/0.5 Dante 3S
A study of Dante Alighieri's life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy. This course may not be applied toward an Italian concentration. Taught in English together with ITLN 415*. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings are in translation. PREREQUISITE Second-year standing or above.
EXCLUSION ITLN 415*.
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ITLN-230/1.0 Studio panoramico della letteratura italiana 3L
A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the present day. PREREQUISITE ITLN 205*.
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ITLN-257*/0.5 Pirandello's Theatre 3L
An in-depth study of Pirandello's most important dramatic works, together with analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, The New Colony; Tonight We Improvise and The Montain Giants. Taught in English together with ITLN 357*. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings in translation.
EXCLUSION ITLN 357*.
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ITLN-300*/0.5 Sintassi e traduzione 3S
Intensive practice in advanced English-Italian/Italian-English translation with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters as well as compositions to be written in Italian. PREREQUISITE ITLN 205*.
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ITLN-301*/0.5 Traduzione e composizione 3S
See description for ITLN 300*. PREREQUISITE ITLN 300*.
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ITLN-308*/0.5 From Fellini to Benigni 3L
This course will examine social, historic and political realities of the twentieth century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of film making.The course will focus on films by F.Fellini, L.Comencini, E.Scola, G.Tornatore, G.Salvatores, N.Moretti, R.Benigni and other film makers. Taught in English together with ITLN 408*. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings are in translation.
EXCLUSION ITLN 408*.
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ITLN-310*/0.5 Italy and the Classical Tradition 3L
The ancient Greek and Roman tradition in literature, art and the politics of Italy from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Texts and works of art will be studied in the context of the historical, cultural and political settings of Italy. Taught in English with ITLN 210*. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and exams in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original. PREREQUISITE ITLN 205*.
EXCLUSION ITLN 210*.
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ITLN-326*/0.5 Letteratura e cinema 3L
Addresses the various issues relating to the film adaptation of a literary text. The reading of narrative texts, the viewing of films and critical readings are required. PREREQUISITE ITLN 230 or permission of the Department.
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ITLN-357*/0.5 Pirandello's Theatre 3L
An in-depth study of Pirandello's most important plays, and an analysis of his theoretical essays on theatre. Particular attention will be paid to the following plays: Six Characters in Search of an Author; Each in his Own Way, Henry IV, The Feast of Our Lord of the Ships, Tonight We Improvise and The Montain Giants. Taught in English together with ITLN 257*. Written work and exams are in English. Readings in translation. PREREQUISITE ITLN 230.
EXCLUSION ITLN 257*.
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ITLN-363*/0.5 Scrittrici italiane del Novecento 3L
An introduction to prominent Italian women writers of the 20th century. The works of authors such as Grazia Deledda, Natalia Ginzburg, Anna Maria Ortese, and Elsa Morante will be studied using various critical methodologies including those drawn from feminist, semiotic, psychoanalytic, and sociological approaches. PREREQUISITEITLN 230. See Prerequisites initiating this section.
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ITLN-408*/0.5 From Fellini to Benigni 3L
This course will examine social, historic and political realities of the twentieth century through the lens of the unique Italian humorist tradition of film making. The course will focus on films by F.Fellini, L.Comencini, E.Scola, G.Tornatore, G.Salvatores, N.Moretti, R.Benigni and other film makers. Taught in English together with ITLN 308*. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Italian.
EXCLUSION ITLN 308*.
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ITLN-415*/0.5 Dante 3S
A study of Dante Alighieri's life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divina Commedia. Taught in English together with ITLN 215*. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.
EXCLUSION ITLN 215*.
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ITLN-432*/0.5 Dai romantici al D'Annunzio 3S
A study of 19th-century Italian literature and its evolution from the Romantic period, through Realism to Decadentism. PREREQUISITE ITLN 230.
COREQUISITES ITLN 300*, ITLN 301*.
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ITLN-501*/0.5 Letteratura italiana: Temi scelti 3S
Seminar course on topics in Italian literature. Course details to be announced onwebsite.
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ITLN-502*/0.5 Letteratura italiana: Studi indipendenti
Reading courses in specialized themes of Italian literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available. Course details to be announced on website. PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department.
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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Spanish and Italian Languages and Literatures Courses of Instruction in Italian
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