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Courses - ITAL 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 II: Nineteenth Century to Present (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.

345. Italian American Culture (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Addresses issues of migration, cultural conflict, and ethnic identity formation in the context of the Italian American experience. Interdisciplinary in nature, the syllabus embraces such topices as labor exploitation, discrimination, women's roles, interethnic relations, religion, food, family, etc.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ITAL 440.

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./514. History of the Italian Language (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
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, Alessandro Manzoni, the Italian diaspora and recent immigration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

433. 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).

454./554. Italian Cinema (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
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 (2 hrs. seminar, 2 hrs activity.)

462./562. Italian Women Writers (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Studies roles of women writers within history of Italian literature from Middle Ages through Renaissance to contemporary literature.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ITAL 424.

473./573. Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Readings in Italian Quattro- and Cinquecento thought to explore its evolution toward the new learning of humanism" and the valorization of human ability, worldly matters, and secular culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

476./576 The Modern Italian Short Story (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Selected Italian short stories of the 19th and 20th Centuries are analyzed as sources for the understanding of Italian history, culture, anthropology and politics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

478. The Italian Novelistic Tradition (3)

Prerequisites: ITAL 335 and ITAL 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). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units, with different topics in different semesters.

482./582. The Building of the Italian Nation (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Explores the literature, the ideas and the cultural artifacts that promoted the creation and building of Italian nation from the Middle Ages to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Selected 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.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Course fee required if topic is offered abroad.

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.


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