Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Italian

The Department offers Italian language courses up to advanced level. Literature and culture courses are also offered at the 300-level. You can take Italian as elective, as part of Italian Plan; count it toward the World Language Studies minor or Linguistics major or minor. If you complete three years of Italian, achieved at least 2.9 GPA on these courses and you are not in Italian Plan, you are eligible for the Certificate of Competence.

Course Title Description
ITLN 111/3.0 Beginning Italian I Offers a basic level of Italian understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students with no knowledge of Italian whatsoever.
ITLN 112/3.0 Beginning Italian II The continuation of ITLN P10/3.0. 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. Contact the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for details.
PREREQUISITE A grade of C in ITLN P10/3.0.
ITLN 204/3.0 Italiano intermedio A review of the fundamentals of the Italian language, designed to reinforce and develop the student’s comprehension, speaking and writing ability.
PREREQUISITE: A grade of C in ITLN 112/3.0
ITLN 205/3.0 Italiano avanzato 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 A grade of C in ITLN 204/3.0.
ITLN 310/3.0 Italy and the Classical Tradition 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.
NOTE Taught in English with LLCU 210/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and exams in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 326/3.0 Literature and Cinema 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.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 226/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 331/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature I A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 233/3.0. Students submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0
ITLN 332/3.0 Survey of Italian Literature II A survey of Italian literature, through selected texts of representative authors, from the eighteenth century to the present.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 234/3.0. Students submit written assignments, tests, and examinations in Italian.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 357/3.0 Pirandello's Theatre 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, The Mountain Giants.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 257/3.0. Written work and exams are in Italian. Readings in translation.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 408/3.0 From Fellini to Benigni 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.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 308/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Italian
ITLN 415/3.0 Dante A study of Dante Alighieri’s life and poetry, especially the Vita Nuova and the Divina Commedia.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 215/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally they will read Italian texts in the original.
ITLN 432/3.0 From the Romantics to D’Annunzio The course will focus on the study of Italian Romanticism and its relation to English, German, Spanish and French Romanticism. The rise of Realism and Decadentism will also be discussed and examined.
NOTE Taught in English together with LLCU 232/3.0. Students concentrating in Italian submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Italian. Normally students will read Italian texts in the original.
PREREQUISITE ITLN 205/3.0.
ITLN 501/3.0 Letteratura italiana: Temi scelti Seminar course on topics in Italian literature.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
ITLN 502/3.0 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.
PREREQUISITE Permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.