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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Italian 560 Courses in Italian  

Courses in Italian


Italian 01:560:132 or permission of the department is a prerequisite for all courses in this section at the 300 level or above.

01:560:101,102 Elementary Italian (4,4) Speaking, reading, and writing; oral-aural and written exercises. Not open for credit to students who have had two or more years of secondary school Italian.
01:560:110 Intensive Elementary Italian (8) Fundamentals of the Italian language normally covered in two semester-long courses, 01:560:101 and 01:560:102, offered as a single intensive course. Not open for credit to students who have had two or more years of secondary school Italian or 01:560:101,102.
01:560:105,106 Italian for Reading Knowledge (3,3) Development of reading skills. Texts chosen from the humanities and social sciences. Does not satisfy prerequisite for 01:560:131.
01:560:107,108 Elementary Italian Laboratory (1,1) Instructor-guided laboratory practicum based on intensive use of media and designed for the improvement of aural/oral skills. Corequisites: 01:560:101 (for 107); 01:560:102 (for 108).
01:560:121 Italian Review (4) Intensive review and practice of Italian grammar, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: Placement test in Italian. Not open to students who have taken 01:560:101,102.
01:560:123,124 Conversation (3,3) For students enrolled in Intermediate Italian and others who wish to develop fluency in speaking. Not open to students who have taken 300-level courses.  
01:560:131,132 Intermediate Italian (4,4) Development of fluency and accuracy in speech and composition; current reading materials. Prerequisite: 01:560:102 or equivalent.
01:560:136 Intensive Intermediate Italian (8)

Development of fluency and accuracy in speech and composition through current reading materials, in one semester.

Prerequisite: 01:560:102 or equivalent. Not open for credit to students who have taken 01:560:131,132.
01:560:250 Italian Composition and Stylistics (3) Study and practice in composition to improve skills for written Italian. Analysis and imitation of writing styles and forms; vocabulary development; syntax; frequent written exercises. Pre- or corequisite: 01:560:132 or permission of department.
01:560:251 Italian Composition and Stylistics (3) Study and practice in composition to perfect skills for written Italian. Analysis and imitation of writing styles and forms; vocabulary development; syntax; frequent written exercises. Pre- or corequisite: 01:560:250 or permission of department.
01:560:261,262 Masterpieces of Italian Literature (3,3) Introduction to Italian literature: from Dante to Machiavelli in the first semester and from Galileo to the moderns in the second. Prerequisite: 01:560:132.
01:560:302 Italian Culture through Contemporary Literature (3) Explores typical aspects of current Italian life through the analysis of texts taken from contemporary Italian literature, also examined through songs and films. Prerequisite: 01:560:132.
01:560:305 Introduction to Literature I (3) Introduction to canonical works of medieval and early modern Italian literature, from the beginnings to the 16th century. Refinement of speaking and writing ability.
01:560:306 Introduction to Literature II (3) Introduction to canonical works of Italian literature from the Baroque period to the 20th century. Refinement of speaking and writing ability.
01:560:317,318 Italian Culture Today (1.5,1.5) Contemporary cultural, social, and political life in Italy with emphasis on daily experience. Field trips.
01:560:321 Advanced Conversation through Current Events (3) Development of conversational ability through discussion of significant historical, social, and cultural movements in Italy.
01:560:322 Advanced Conversation through Cinema (3) Development of conversational ability through discussion of contemporary films.
01:560:341,342 Italian Literature of the 19th Century (3,3) Neoclassicism, romanticism, and verismo. Readings from Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Carducci, Pascoli, Verga, D'Annunzio, and others.
01:560:347,348 Italian Cinema and Literature (3,3) Comparative study of selected films and their literary sources and counterparts. Credit not given for this course and 01:560:260.
01:560:351,352 Italian Literature of the 20th Century (3,3) First semester: modern narrative; second semester: modern theater. Readings include Pirandello, Saba, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, Silone, Pavese, Moravia, Vittorini, and others.
01:560:353 Modern and Postmodern Italian Travel Literature (3) Italian travel writing from early 20th-century playwright and novelist Luigi Pirandello to postmodern authors Italo Calvino and Antonio Tabucchi.
Prerequisite: 01:560:305 or 306.
01:560:354 Italian Culture through Music (3) An overview of some of the major trends and movements in Italian history and culture, seen through Italian music.
Prerequisite: 01:560:305 or 306.
01:560:360 Practical Commercial Italian (3) Study of Italian commercial organizations in Italy. Practice in business correspondence. Comparison of financial and commercial terms in English and Italian. Pre- or corequisite: Any 300-level course in Italian.
01:560:369 Walking in the Modern and Postmodern Italian City (3) The representation of walking in modern and postmodern Italian cities, examining literary and visual texts dating from the end of the 19th century to today.
Prerequisite: 01:560:250.
01:560:371 Italian Theater (3) A survey of Italian theatrical masterpieces combined with the creative component of writing, editing, and performing a play in Italian by the class. Prerequisite: 01:560:250 or 251.
01:560:377 Ri-Scrittura: Rewriting of Biblical Texts in Contemporary Italian Literature (3) Addresses a wide variety of genres (novels, plays, screenplays, and poems) and themes. Authors may include Bacchelli, Berto, Coccioli, De Luca, Fabbri, Guidacci, Merini, Pasolini, Pazzi, and Pomilio. Reading of each text accompanied by the study of the appropriate biblical text.  Prerequisite: 01:560:305 or 306.
01:560:381,382 The Civilization of Italy (3,3) Interdisciplinary approach to Italy's culture, medieval to contemporary; readings and multimedia lectures highlighting masterpieces of literature, drama, music, and art. Prerequisite: 01:560:250 or 251.
01:959:383,384 Study Abroad in Italy (BA,BA)
01:560:393,394 Independent Study in Italian (3,3) Independent study and guided research on a topic selected by the student and approved by a faculty member. Individual conferences.
01:560:401,402 Italian Literature of the 13th and 14th Centuries (3,3) Intensive study of the most important representatives of the Sicilian and Tuscan schools, with particular attention to the Dolce Stil Novo and the works of Dante.
01:560:405 The Three Crowns of Florence: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio (3) A course on the three main authors of the 14th century. Readings from the Divine Comedy, Petrarch's Lyrics, and the Decameron. Prerequisite: 01:560:250 or 251.
01:560:409,410 Italian Women Writers in the 19th and 20th Centuries (3,3) Explores the foremost issues concerning women's writing in the Italian context. Analysis of the historically specific sense of difference in women's literature.
01:560:415,416 Dante (3,3) Critical study of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works in their medieval context.
01:560:421,422 Italian Literature of the Renaissance (3,3) Italian writers most relevant to the development of the humanistic viewpoint and representative of the creative achievements of the Renaissance: Petrarca, Boccaccio, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Michelangelo, and others.
01:560:431,432 Italian Literature of the 17th and 18th Centuries (3,3) Readings from the works of Campanella, Marino, Galileo, Goldoni, Alfieri, Parini, and others.
01:560:491,492 Topics in Italian Literature (3,3) Directed independent study of a topic selected in consultation with the instructor.
01:560:493 Senior Seminar in Italian (3) In-depth examination of a topic, a genre, or a movement within the history of Italian literature and/or film. Focus on development of analytic, interpretive, and research skills. Topic announced by the department. Prerequisite: 01:560:305 or 306. Open to senior majors in Italian or by permission of the instructor.  
01:560:495,496 Honors in Italian (3,3) Special readings and honors paper prepared under the direction of the departmental honors committee.
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