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ITAL3151A-L13

CRN: 60003

Beginning Italian

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

*Required Texts: Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California and Irene Marchegiani, SUNY - Stony Brook Publisher: Prentice Hall

Workbook /Laboratory Manual to accompany ‘Percorsi’
Andreuccio da Perugia
. Boccaccio (Easy Reader) Aschehoug/Alinea, 1972

ITAL3152A-L13

CRN: 60004

Beginning Italian

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

*Required Texts: Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California and Irene Marchegiani, SUNY - Stony Brook Publisher: Prentice Hall

Workbook /Laboratory Manual to accompany ‘Percorsi’
Andreuccio da Perugia
. Boccaccio (Easy Reader) Aschehoug/Alinea, 1972

ITAL3153A-L13

CRN: 60005

Beginning Italian

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

*Required Texts: Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California and Irene Marchegiani, SUNY - Stony Brook Publisher: Prentice Hall

Workbook /Laboratory Manual to accompany ‘Percorsi’
Andreuccio da Perugia
. Boccaccio (Easy Reader) Aschehoug/Alinea, 1972

ITAL3198A-L13

CRN: 60574

Advanced Beginning Italian

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course

*Required Texts:

Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7
Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207
Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6

ITAL3199A-L13

CRN: 60575

Advanced Beginning Italian

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course

*Required Texts:
Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7
Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207
Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6

ITAL3200A-L13

CRN: 60576

Advanced Beginning Italian

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening
**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course

*Required Texts:
Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7
Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207
Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6

ITAL3251A-L13

CRN: 60007

Intro to Contemporary Italy

An Introduction to Contemporary Italy

Intended for students at the intermediate level, this course will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including history, politics, and literature among other things. Italian films, short stories and essays, will enhance and complete the learning experience.

Required Texts:
Nuovo Progetto italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.
*Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course
**Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening

ITAL3252A-L13

CRN: 60008

Intro to Contemporary Italy

An Introduction to Contemporary Italy

Intended for students at the intermediate level, this course will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including history, politics, and literature among other things. Italian films, short stories and essays, will enhance and complete the learning experience.

Required Texts:
Nuovo Progetto italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.
*Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course
**Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening

ITAL3253A-L13

CRN: 60009

Intro to Contemporary Italy

An Introduction to Contemporary Italy

Intended for students at the intermediate level, this course will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including history, politics, and literature among other things. Italian films, short stories and essays, will enhance and complete the learning experience.

Required Texts:
Nuovo Progetto italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.
*Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course
**Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening

ITAL3407A-L13

CRN: 60440

Adv Grammar Comp &Oral Express

Advanced Grammar, Composition and Oral Expression

This course enables students to construct progressively a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises. Oral expression in all its aspects will be practiced in this course presenting, debating and persuading.

Required text: Susanna Nocchi and Roberto Tartaglione, Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana con esercizi/, Firenze, Alma edizioni, 2006. (ISBN 978-88-8923-728-1)

PDF and additional material for the course will be provided by the instructor.

ITAL3415A-L13

CRN: 60441

Survey Italian Lit & Culture

Survey of Italian Literature and Culture

This course focuses on a number of authors who have embodied and shaped the literature and culture of Italy, from the Middle Ages until modern times. Students will analyze significant works by authors such as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Marino, Manzoni, Leopardi, Verga, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Calvino. The readings will serve as a starting point for conversation and a basis for analyzing the authors' style and the historical context of their works. A central objective of the course is to enrich the study of literature and to improve the students’ ability to express themselves with accuracy and ease both in speaking and in writing. Therefore, the study of the texts will be carried out through oral and written exercises and activities.

Required Texts: PDF and additional material for the course will be provided by the instructor.

ITAL3419A-L13

CRN: 60439

Modern Italian Filmmakers

The Art of the 20th Century that Diffused Italian Culture throughout the World

This course seeks to illustrate to students the role and importance of Italian cinema in its evolution from the postwar period through our own day. There has been no other art that has marked itself or spread knowledge like the many masterpieces and huge successes that emerge from the Italian cinematographic tradition. What's more, these films have contributed historically to the birth of an industry that produced between 250 and 260 works per year in the 50s and 60s, making it the second most fecund in world after the United States. The diffusion of this cinematography reported to the world the plight of a nation that was defeated, ravaged by war and hated by the victorious nations. Unexpectedly and with accents of verity never before realized, this cinema revealed to the eyes of stupefied viewers around the world another Italy. We owe it to a handful of films if at the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s our nation re-acquired a measure of dignity for its ability to speak, with a style never seen before, of the disaster it had experienced, of its tragedy and also its will to rebirth and redemption.

Roberto Rossellini's 'trilogy of war' (Roma città aperta, Paisà, and Germania anno zero) and the three films of Vittorio DeSica (Sciuscià, Ladri di biciclette, and Umberto D), together with the masterpieces of Luchino Visconti, Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, Federico Fellini, Luigi Comencini, Mauro Bolognini, Paolo Pietrangeli and so many others, were able to speak of hell and the rebirth, desperation and the smile of resilience. The school of neorealism influenced the nouvelle vague, the English free cinema, the new Brazilian cinema and the enthusiasm of the young American directors of the 1970s who drew inspiration from its productions. Fourteen films, identified as being among the most important in the Italian production between 1945 and our own day, will serve as the fil rouge of the course. Through the study of these films, we will confront and illustrate the society, culture, taste and style that have characterized Italy over the past seventy years of her secular history.

Required Texts:
PDF and additional material for the course will be provided by the instructor.