01:560:231,232Italian Culture (3,3) First semester: Italian contributions to Western art, literature, music, and thought from the late Middle Ages to the High Renaissance. Second semester: Milestones in Italian history and culture from the High Renaissance to the present.
01:560:235Doing Business in Italy: Food, Wine, Fashion, and Beyond (3)Cultivates cultural competencies with regard to the
particularities of the Italian food, wine, fashion industries, and business in
general from economic, cultural, and social perspectives.
01:560:241,242Masterpieces of Italian Literature (3,3) Readings and discussion of representative works from Dante to Machiavelli in the first semester and from Galileo to contemporary writers in the second.
01:560:248A Cultural Tour of Italy (1.5)Culture of Italy, focusing on some of its most fascinating cities (Naples, Rome, Urbino, Florence, and Venice), seen from a variety of perspectives and a wide spectrum of media (literary texts, photographs, visual artworks, documentaries, and films).Does not count toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian studies.
01:560:253Major Works of the Italian Renaissance (3) Historical overview of Italian Renaissance civilization in Florence and other major centers; significant works of representative writers, composers, and artists.
01:560:254Modern Italian Literary Masterpieces (3) Comparative study of selected narrative, lyrical, and dramatic works of modern Italy.
01:560:255The Italian Short Story (3) Exemplary masterpieces of Italian short-story writing from the early collections to the classics of the Renaissance and the modern and contemporary masters of the art.
01:560:256Introducing Italy, City by City (3)A
sequence of courses, each concentrating on one Italian city: Naples, Rome, Venice, and each taught by a different member of the department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:256.
01:560:258Italian Icons (1.5)Introduction to Italian culture, seen through some of Italy's most prominent thinkers, artistic movements, and fields. Taught in English. Does not count toward the major or minor in Italian or Italian studies.
01:560:260From Literary Text to Film: An Introduction (3)Introduction to cinematic adaptation of literary texts
within the Italian context, through analysis of pivotal narratives and their
cinematic counterparts. No knowledge of Italian is required.Credit not given for both this course and 01:560:347, 348, 349, 350.
01:560:268Walking in the City (3)Representations of walking in modern European culture. Readings include Baudelaire, Calvino, Serao, Mansfield, Marinetti, Ortese, and Woolf. Screenings include Rossellini, De Sica, and Sorrentino.
01:560:270Gol! Italian Sports Culture (3)Overview of the history of the development of Italian sports from ancient Rome to today.
01:560:290The Renaissance at the Movies and in Popular Culture (3)An exploration of the cultural dynamics of Renaissance Italy and the resonance of Renaissance culture in the popular imagination in the last half century. Study of canonical Renaissance works and films, graphic novels, advertising, and the performing arts.
01:560:304Introduction to Italian Linguistics (3) History of the Italian language and its position within the Romance languages; problems of the description of modern Italian; and linguistic materials.
01:560:315Dante and Medieval Culture (3) Dante's work in historical perspective: the theological antecedents, memory of the classical writers, and new profane literary experience.Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:315.
01:560:316Fascism and Italian Culture (3)Twentieth-century literary and visual representations of Italian Fascism, the Resistance, and the
Holocaust. Topics may include: fascism and everyday life; myths of technology and empire-building; the poetry of dissidents;
testimony of Jewish writers; and narratives of resistance fighters, men, and women.
01:560:320Mafia Movies: Approaches to Genre in Italian and American Film (3)Representations of the Mafia in Italian and American films from the early 20th century to today. Introduction to film genres.
01:560:331,332Dante in Translation (3,3) Critical study of Dante in translation: the Divine Comedy and other works in their medieval context.
01:560:335,336Italian Opera (3,3) Italian opera and its cultural milieu from its origin to the present. Libretti and related literature, recordings, and possible attendance at performances.
01:560:339,340The Italian-American Experience (3,3) Literature of the struggle for survival, adaptation, and success of Italians in the United States; their search for identity; and their impact on the development of American life and culture. Counts toward the major.
01:560:345Classics of Italian Cinema (3)Development of cinema in Italy; its rebirth after World War II; and the achievements of the major directors: Visconti, Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and others.
01:560:346Contemporary Italian Cinema (3)A historical introduction to the past 25 years of Italian cinema, situating the films in the historical and cultural contexts that have shaped the past several decades of Italian social life. Films by Bertolucci, Benigni, Amelio, Crialese, Tornatore.
01:560:349,350Italian Cinema and Literature (3,3)Development of Italian cinema from neorealism to today (Visconti, Fellini, Wertmuller, and others) and the literature that inspired it and was influenced by it. May not be used in satisfaction of major requirements. Credit not given for both these courses and 01:560:347,348. Credit not given for this course and 01:560:260.
01:560:355Love and Sex Italian Style (3)An investigation of love in Italian literary texts from the Middle Ages to the present, through a combination of novels, poems, short stories, treatises, essays, and films.
01:560:356Women in Italian Literature and Society (3)Women in the cultural and social milieu of both historical and
present-day Italy as portrayed in works of literature and art as well
as by today's mass media.
01:560:358Love and Power in the Italian Renaissance (3)Interdisciplinary investigation of early modern Italian culture, seen through the perspective of power structures.Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:389.
01:560:362Women's Lives and Literature (3)Women's writing in the Italian
context, from the end of the 19th century to the present. Analysis and
discussion of literary works testifying to women's struggle for social and
economic freedom and access to knowledge.
01:560:364Villains, Heroines, Rebels, and Scapegoats (3)Representations of subjugation, violence, and cruelty--seen against their positive counterforces, resilience and heroism--in Italian culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Analysis of short stories, novels, and films.
01:560:391Italian Food Culture (3)
The history of Italian cuisine seen through literary texts and cultural traditions. Authors include: Dante, Boccaccio, Pulci, Sanudo, Marino, Goldoni, Manzoni, Pirandello, Calvino, and more.
01:560:398 Internship in Italian (3)Academic internship in an Italian company, agency, or organization. Internship requires supplemental
reading, writing, exams, and reflection, and culminates with an oral interview, a public presentation, and a professional portfolio analyzing the student's experience.
01:560:399CESEP (1)One-credit community service placement in Italian culture.
01:560:443Contemporary Man's Search for Identity, Dignity, and Justice: The Drama of Pirandello and Betti (3) Discussion of several of the authors' most mature and brilliant plays
illustrating contemporary man's feeling of confusion, alienation, and
outrage, and his eternally unsatisfied search for identity and dignity.
01:560:446Contemporary Italian Literature in Translation (3) Study of selected writers illustrating the main currents of 20th-century Italian literature: Pirandello, Montale, Moravia, Pavese, Betti, and others.