Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Italian - Courses

ITA 101 Elementary Italian 1st Semester
Italian

Involves work on basic structure and vocabulary emphasizing the language as spoken and heard, and developing skills of reading and writing.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 102 Elementary Italian 2nd Semester
Italian

Involves work on basic structure and vocabulary emphasizing the language as spoken and heard, and developing skills of reading and writing.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ITA 101



ITA 104 Transitional Elementary Italian
Italian

Review of elementary level course material for students who have studied the language for a year or two in high school and/or passed a Regents Examination (or equivalent) in this language. This course satisfies the General Education Requirement. Students who have successfully completed 101 and/or 102 cannot register in 104 as this is a course duplicate. Students wishing to retake the course to improve on their grade must do so prior to moving to the next level, 151. Students are encouraged to take their language courses upon entering UB.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 106 Italian for Spanish Speakers
Italian

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.

Credits: 5
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 151 Intermediate Italian 1st Semester
Italian

Studies grammar and pronunciation centered on conversation, and works on vocabulary expansion through literary and nonliterary readings. Previously ITA 203.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 152 Intermediate Italian 2nd Semester
Italian

For students who wish to enter the Italian major program. Involves advanced-level Italian; emphasizes grammatical and critical readings. Previously ITA 206.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: ITA 151



ITA 321 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition and Conversation I
Italian

Involves reading and discussion of excerpts from Italian writers, and introduces the main personalities and works representing Italian civilization.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 322 Advanced Communication for Students of Italian
Italian

This course functions as a workshop where students strengthen knowledge and skills necessary for communication in fields and world regions where the Italian language is used. They learn to apply productive communicative processes (including revision) necessary for written work and presentations, describe the conventions they use, and make effective arguments in varied contexts. Students also refine their use of Italian and they cultivate a heightened sense of cross-cultural awareness. Similarly they reflect on the usefulness of communication technologies (including formal writing) as tools for critical thought while they learn to use the language more carefully and purposefully. By the end of the course, students will be more thoroughly prepared to communicate, including in Italian, as well as articulate their own relationship to various genres, registers, and forms of communication. At least 75% of the class involves work in Italian

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CLI and 1 ITA 200level course or equivalent ( as determined by departmental faculty advisor)



ITA 382 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Theory
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 401 Directed Reading
Italian

The student chooses several literary works he or she is interested in and studies them under the guidance of the professor.

Credits: 3-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 402 Directed Reading
Italian

The student chooses several literary works he or she is interested in and studies them under the guidance of the professor.

Credits: 3-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 403 The Works of Dante
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 404 The Works of Dante
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 405 Twentieth-Century Italian Literature
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 411 Petrarch and Boccaccio
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 412 Literature of the Trecento and Renaissance
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 413 Italian Theatre
Italian

Studies the history of Italian theatre; including Machiavelli, Commedia dell' Arte, Goldoni, Alfieri, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, and others.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 415 Modern Novel From Manzoni to the Present
Italian

Involves a study of Manzoni's masterpiece and subsequent monuments of Italian fiction. Surveys famous novels dealing with industrialization, alienation, and experimentalism.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 417 Twentieth-Century Italian Poets
Italian

Studies Italy's poets from the turn of the century through two world wars.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 418 The Works of Pirandello
Italian

Examines Pirandello's short stories, two novels, and six plays, and analyzes their social, psychological, and metaphysical questions.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 422 Modern Italian Literature
Italian

Surveys poetry, prose fiction, and theatre from Leopardi and Manzoni to the present.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 424 Twentieth-Century Italian Theatre
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 425 Italian Novella
Italian

Considers the short story through seven centuries; presents representative examples from Boccaccio to the present.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 426 Masterpieces of Early Italian Literature
Italian

Studies provincial and early Italian lyric poetry, including Guinizelli, Cavalcanti, Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as Italian prose selections of the same period.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 427 Masterpieces of Modern Italian Literature
Italian

Studies Italian literature from Ariosto to Calvino.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 429 Italian Cinema I
Italian

Examines contemporary Italian society mirrored in the movies, especially Italian film from the 1930s, or fascist era, to the present.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 430 Italian Directors
Italian

Involves the study of postwar Italian film. Focuses on directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, and Pasolini.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 444 Italian Renaissance Drama
Italian

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



ITA 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Italian

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


ITA 499 Independent Study
Italian

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.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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