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Italian

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Italian - ITAL Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101A. Fundamentals of Italian (4)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Introduction to fundamental skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing. For those who are beginning the study of Italian or who have had one year of high school Italian.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian.

101B. Fundamentals of Italian (4)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ITAL 101A or two years of high school Italian or equivalent. Any Foundation course.
Fundamental skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian.

201A. Intermediate Italian (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101B or three years of high school Italian or equivalent,.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Continued development of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing skills.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian.

201B. Intermediate Italian(4)

Prerequisite: ITAL201A or four years of high school Italian or equivalent.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Continued development in speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing skills.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian.

214. Intermediate Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101B. Can be taken concurrently with ITAL 201A or 201B.
Designed to develop basic conversational skills and to prepare for more advanced work in ITAL 314.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

310. Introduction to Analysis of Italian Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Imparts literary terminology and the study of the primary genres in Italian literature through an analysis of exemplary texts. A brief overview of methodologies will also be introduced, i.e., structuralism, sociological, gender studies, formalism and deconstruction.

312A. Advanced Italian I (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

312B. Advanced Italian II (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for development of increased mastery of written language.

314. Advanced Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 214 or consent of the instructor.
Continuation of ITAL 214. More advanced use of spoken Italian to establish strong basis for correct and fluent proficiency in oral idiom.

335. Survey of Italian Literature I: Middle Ages– Eighteenth Century (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Introductory study of the most important Italian literary works, authors, and movements of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century.

336. Survey of Italian Literature I: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Introductory study of the most important Italian literary works, authors, and movements of Italian literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

340. Italian Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Multidisciplinary study of Italian culture from unification (1861) to present, special emphasis on last thirty years. Crucial historical moments analyzed for social and cultural impact on Italian customs, and ways of thinking. Taught in Italian.

411. Advanced Syntax, Grammar, and Stylistics (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 312B.
Provides an in depth study of Italian syntax in order to improve skills for written Italian. Vocabulary development and analysis and imitation of writing styles and forms will be emphasized.

414. History of the Italian Language (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 312B.
Examines the main developments in the transformation from Latin to Italian, and the debates on what constitutes the Italian language (questione della lingua) 1200 – present, including the contributions of Dante Alighieri, Machiavelli, and Alessandro Manzoni.

433./533. Italian Literature as Historical Memory (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Select texts of Italian literature are analyzed as sources for the understanding of Italian history and culture 1300-1800.
Letter grade only A-F).

440. Italian-American Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Addresses issues of migration, cultural conflict, and ethnic identity formation in the context of the Italian American experience. Interdisciplinary in nature, the syllabus embarces such topics as labor exploitation, discrimination, women's roles, interethnic relations, religion, food, family, etc.

454. Italian Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Overview of main movements and directors in the history of Italian cinema. Socio-political and aesthetic analysis will be adopted in reading films from the post-war period to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 454. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 454.

462. Italian Women Writers (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Studies roles of women writers within history of Italian literature from Middle Ages through Renaissance to contemporary literature.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ITAL 424.

473. Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisites: ITAL 310, 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Readings in Italian Quattrocento and Cinquecento thought to explore the revolution toward the “new learning” and the valorization of human ability, worldly matters, and secular culture.

478./578. The Italian Novelistic Tradition (3)

Prerequisites: ITAL 335 and 336 or consent of instructor.
Historical overview of the Italian novelistic tradition with in-depth study of representative Italian novels.
Letter grade only (A-F).

482 . The Building of the Italian Nation (3)

Prerequisities: ITAL 310, 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Explores literature that promoted creation and building of Italian nation from Middle Ages to present.

490. Special Topics in Italian (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Study of a particular topic or aspect of Italian literature, language or culture. Specific topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. Course fee may be required.

494. Internship in Italian (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and department chair.
Field work in Italian, supplemented by readings and tutorials under the direction of a faculty member. Internships, small group discussion/teaching, and other assignments directs by a supervising faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major in Italian.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

533./433. Italian Literature as Historical Memory (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Select texts of Italian literature are analyzed as sources for the understanding of Italian history and culture 1300-1800.
Letter grade only (A-F).

578./478. The Italian Novelistic Tradition (3)

Prerequisites: Italian 335 and 336 or consent of instructor.
Historical overview of the Italian novelistic tradition with in-depth study of representative Italian novels.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Directed Study (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

688. Seminar in Italian Literature or Culture (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Italian.
In-depth study of a specific author, movement or aspect of Italian literature or culture. Students are exposed to both classical interpretations and the latest critical views of the selected topic. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.