Italian : Courses

ITA 101 Elementary Italian 1st Semester

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves work on basic structure and vocabulary emphasizing the language as spoken and heard, and developing skills of reading and writing.

ITA 102 Elementary Italian 2nd Semester

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: ITA 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves work on basic structure and vocabulary emphasizing the language as spoken and heard, and developing skills of reading and writing.

ITA 106 Italian for Spanish Speakers

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An innovative course that seeks to teach the Italian language to speakers of Spanish, a Romance language that shares with Italian similar grammatical and syntactical structures. Enables Spanish native speakers, or advanced students of Spanish, to acquire an intermediate-level mastery of the following four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who have completed ITA 101 and/or ITA 102 should not register for ITA 106 as no credit will be given for duplicate courses.

ITA 151 Intermediate Italian 1st Semester

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies grammar and pronunciation centered on conversation, and works on vocabulary expansion through literary and nonliterary readings. Previously ITA 203.

ITA 152 Intermediate Italian 2nd Semester

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: ITA 151
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For students who wish to enter the Italian major program. Involves advanced-level Italian; emphasizes grammatical and critical readings. Previously ITA 206.

ITA 321 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition and Conversation I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves reading and discussion of excerpts from Italian writers, and introduces the main personalities and works representing Italian civilization.

ITA 322 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition, and Conversation II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves reading and discussion of excerpts from modern Italian writers, and introduces the main personalities and works representing Italian civilization.

ITA 382 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Theory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the factors that affect learning a second language (e.g., age, native language, environment, goals, and learner strategies, and outlines the succession of theories about how people acquire a second language.

ITA 401 Directed Reading

Credits: 3 - 6
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
The student chooses several literary works he or she is interested in and studies them under the guidance of the professor.

ITA 402 Directed Reading

Credits: 3 - 6
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
The student chooses several literary works he or she is interested in and studies them under the guidance of the professor.

ITA 403 The Works of Dante

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers medieval literature in Provence and France, including the works of Dante, beginning with Vita Nuova through the Divine Comedy. Explores the main personalities and works representing Italian civilization.

ITA 404 The Works of Dante

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers medieval literature in Provence and France, including the works of Dante, beginning with Vita Nuova through the Divine Comedy. Explores the main personalities and works representing Italian civilization.

ITA 405 Twentieth-Century Italian Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines modern literature of Italy starting with such nineteenth-century forerunners as Verga, Pascoli, D'Annunzio. Pays particular attention to the fascist regime, its rise and fall, World War II, and the neocapitalist society of the last two decades.

ITA 411 Petrarch and Boccaccio

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Presents selected readings of the masterworks of Giovanni Boccaccio and Francesco Petrarca, with attention to the authors who influenced their work and authors who were subsequently influenced by these two crowns of Italian literature.

ITA 412 Literature of the Trecento and Renaissance

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Presents selected readings and analyses, from Petrarch and early Italian poets, as well as Boccaccio and early Italian novelists. Investigates the spirit of the Renaissance; including its poetry, epic prose, and pastoral romance versus the social writings of Machiavelli, Castiglione, and Guicciardini.

ITA 413 Italian Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the history of Italian theatre; including Machiavelli, Commedia dell' Arte, Goldoni, Alfieri, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, and others.

ITA 415 Modern Novel from Manzoni to the Present

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves a study of Manzoni's masterpiece and subsequent monuments of Italian fiction. Surveys famous novels dealing with industrialization, alienation, and experimentalism.

ITA 417 Twentieth-Century Italian Poets

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies Italy's poets from the turn of the century through two world wars.

ITA 418 The Works of Pirandello

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines Pirandello's short stories, two novels, and six plays, and analyzes their social, psychological, and metaphysical questions.

ITA 422 Modern Italian Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys poetry, prose fiction, and theatre from Leopardi and Manzoni to the present.

ITA 424 Twentieth-Century Italian Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Investigates twentieth-century Italian theatre, from Pirandello to the present, with special attention given to dramatic theories by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Luigi Pirandello, and others.

ITA 425 Italian Novella

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Considers the short story through seven centuries; presents representative examples from Boccaccio to the present.

ITA 426 Masterpieces of Early Italian Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies provincial and early Italian lyric poetry, including Guinizelli, Cavalcanti, Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as Italian prose selections of the same period.

ITA 427 Masterpieces of Modern Italian Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies Italian literature from Ariosto to Calvino.

ITA 429 Italian Cinema I

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines contemporary Italian society mirrored in the movies, especially Italian film from the 1930s, or fascist era, to the present.

ITA 430 Italian Directors

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves the study of postwar Italian film. Focuses on directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, and Pasolini.

ITA 444 Italian Renaissance Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the social, political, and aesthetic role played by the theatre of the Italian Renaissance with attention to the role of comedy, the influence of Humanism, the development of secular drama, the reawakening of classic texts, and the ways in which drama reflected and influenced Renaissance society. Studies the influence of Italian Renaissance drama on world theatre, with particular attention to the roots of Italian theatre within the evolution of William Shakespeare's works.

ITA 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits: 1 - 6
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

ITA 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 12
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Students who have demonstrated the ability to perform upper-level coursework may wish to research a topic not available through regular course offerings. Requires permission of a supervising faculty member.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:30 EST