ITAL 2201 20th-Century History and Culture (4 Credits)
This course provides a historical and cultural approach to 20th-century Italy. Students refine their critical thinking skills as well as substantially develop their argumentative skills. This course centers on selected authors, literary movements, genres and historical and contemporary cultural phenomena in Italy. Topics may include film, TV, poetry, short stories, fascism and the resistance movement, Italian women, etc. Each week a new decade is discussed in a historical context and supplemented with cultural artifacts that are either centered on the decade in question or produced during the period. This course is taught in English. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.
ITAL 2500 Introduction to Italian Literature (4 Credits)
Introduction and overview of Italian literature from13th century to present; works representing major authors, periods, themes and forms. Prerequisite: ITAL 2005, equivalent, or instructor’s permission.
ITAL 3201 19th-Century History and Culture I (4 Credits)
This course aims to provide a historical and cultural approach to 19th-century Italy, while improving students' Italian language skills. The course centers on selected authors, literary movements, genres and historical and contemporary cultural phenomena in Italy. Topics may include Italian unification, the historical novel, film adaptation, industry vs. nature, etc. Prerequisite: ITAL 2005 or equivalent.
ITAL 3350 Italy through Cinema (4 Credits)
This film course enhances students' knowledge of Italian culture, politics and the economy. Prerequisite: ITAL 2005, equivalent or instructor's permission.