All Italian Courses

All current offerings are below. This listing provides a snapshot of courses within this program and may not be complete. All course registration information can be found on the SIS website.

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Accelerated Italian Elements II for Advanced Spanish Speakers
AS.210.172 (01)

Course draws on the many similarities between Spanish and Italian to help students develop basic listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactional skills in Italian in an accelerated fashion. The content of the course is highly communicative, and students are constantly presented with real-life, task-based activities. Course is taught in Spanish and Italian. Students successfully completing the course with a grade of A- or higher will be allowed to place into Advanced Italian I (AS210.351)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Art and knowledge in medieval Southern Italy
AS.010.601 (01)

The seminar examines the intersection of art and science in the region of southern Italy. Different from the situation in central and northern Italy, where the accumulation and distribution of knowledge was controlled by scholasticism and the papal court in Rome, the multicultural identity in southern Italy, created centers of learning more independent from the church. The geographical exposure and trade connections across the Eastern Mediterranean and northern Africa facilitated the import of scientific knowledge available in the Islamic World. We will focus on illuminated manuscripts connected with the medical school of Salerno, the first treatise on falconry authored by Emperor Frederik II, Peter of Eboli’s treatise on the thermal baths of Pozzuoli and his chronicle for Emperor Henry VI, and Hrabanus Maurus’ encyclopedia de natura. Moreover, we will investigate the importance of the first secular university, founded by the highly learned Frederik II, called the ‘predecessor of the anti-Christ’ for the education in the sciences and its ties to production of art works.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 6:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-MED, GRLL-ENGL

Italian Elements II
AS.210.152 (01)

Course helps students develop basic listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactional skills in Italian. The content of the course is highly communicative, and students are constantly presented with real-life, task-based activities. Course adopts a continuous assessment system (no mid-term and no final).

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements II
AS.210.152 (02)

Course helps students develop basic listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactional skills in Italian. The content of the course is highly communicative, and students are constantly presented with real-life, task-based activities. Course adopts a continuous assessment system (no mid-term and no final).

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Accelerated Italian for Advanced Speakers of other Romance Languages
AS.210.175 (01)

This one-semester course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. Catalan, French, Portuguese, Spanish). Students will develop basic listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactional skills in Italian. This course covers the equivalent of the regular-track Italian Elements I (AS.210.151) and II (AS.210.152) courses. Students completing this class with a grade of B or higher may enroll in Intermediate Italian I (AS.210.251). May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/17
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ITAL

Intermediate Italian II
AS.210.252 (01)

Taught in Italian. Course continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Intermediate Italian I (listening, speaking, reading, writing) on topics of increasing complexity. Course adopts a continuous assessment system. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Italian II
AS.210.352 (01)

Course presents a systematic introduction to a variety of complex cultural and historical topics related to present-day Italy, emphasizing intercultural comparisons, interdisciplinarity, and encouraging a personal exploration of such topics. Course adopts a continuous assessment system (no mid-term and no final).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Art, Craft, and Science of Translation
AS.211.354 (01)

This course is an introduction to the growing field of Translation Studies. Broadly speaking, the translation process involves three major phases: (1) ‘understanding’ what someone else has written; (2) exploring the linguistic/cultural tools available (or not) in another language to convey the original meaning; and (3) taking responsibility for one’s translation choices. What does it mean to ‘understand’ a text? Is it ever possible to find an ‘equivalent’ in another language? Can the translation process ever be objective, and what role, if any, does the translator’s voice play? What practical tools are available to facilitate the translation process? Drawing from interdisciplinary theories and approaches to translation, this course will attempt to reflect on these questions, and provide an opportunity for some hands-on translation practice. Language pre-requisite: Completion of Advanced French I (AS210.301), Advanced Italian I (AS210.351), Advanced Spanish I (AS210.311), or instructor permission.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/16
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL

Intermediate Italian II
AS.210.252 (02)

Taught in Italian. Course continues building on the four essential skills for communication presented in Intermediate Italian I (listening, speaking, reading, writing) on topics of increasing complexity. Course adopts a continuous assessment system. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor:
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Eataly: An Exploration of Italian Food Cultures
AS.211.278 (01)

Italian cuisine is often recognized as one of the finest in the world. This seminar will offer an exploration of Italian food cultures past and present. Discussion topics will include the Slow Food Movement, the tension between local and global, food and social justice, and the representation of food in literature, film, and other media. The course is taught in English. No knowledge of Italian is required, and everyone will learn some Italian words and expressions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dante's Journey through the Afterlife
AS.211.479 (01)

Dante's Divine Comedy presents a complete picture of the medieval world-view in all its aspects: physical (the structure of the cosmos), historical (the major actors from Adam to Dante himself) and moral (a complete system of right and wrong). Dante shows how the Christian religion portrayed itself, other religions, the nature of God, humans, angels and devils, and human society. We will explore these topics both from the viewpoint of Dante's own time, and in terms of its relevance to our own societal and cultural concerns.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dante's Journey through the Afterlife
AS.211.479 (02)

Dante's Divine Comedy presents a complete picture of the medieval world-view in all its aspects: physical (the structure of the cosmos), historical (the major actors from Adam to Dante himself) and moral (a complete system of right and wrong). Dante shows how the Christian religion portrayed itself, other religions, the nature of God, humans, angels and devils, and human society. We will explore these topics both from the viewpoint of Dante's own time, and in terms of its relevance to our own societal and cultural concerns.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Journeys: Medieval and Early Modern
AS.214.362 (01)

The Truth behind the Courtly Façade: «Of ladies, knights, of passions and of cutthroat competition»: the truth behind the romantic façade. What did life actually look like at Italian courts of the 1400 ‘s and 1500’s? We will reconstruct life at a Renaissance court through Italian history, literature, music and art of this period. Who were the stars of these scenes? We will explore the complex and intricate world of the Italian courts, including Florence and Ferrara, through the works of art they produced. The course will concentrate on historical, literary and visual representations including modern media such as film and television.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 7/7
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

Italian Cinema
AS.211.386 (01)

Italian Cinema: The Classics, The Forgotten, The Emergent. This course traces the history of Italian cinema from the silent era to the contemporary period, highlighting its main trends and genres, and reflecting on the major transformations modern and contemporary Italian society experienced over the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. We shall discuss iconic films such as Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura, and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma, (the classics) that received international recognition and had a global impact on film history, and also rare archival films by pioneer women filmmakers from the silent era (the forgotten). Finally, we’ll discuss films released in the last decade (the emergent) that address issues such as migration and the ecological crisis. (Zoom Q&As with filmmakers will be part of curriculum). While this class takes an historical approach, it also includes a theoretical component and introduces students to the specificity of the cinematic language, examining films in relation to frame composition, camera movements, editing, and sound. This is an intensive writing class taught in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ITAL, GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

Umberto Eco: Medievalist, Postmodernist, Narratologist
AS.214.747 (01)

Umberto Eco was one of the most prolific and flamboyant authors of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Trained as a medievalist, he became one of the central figures in literary theory as well as a best-selling novelist, essayist, and public intellectual. We will explore his long career as both narratologist and narrator and its foundations in intellectual history. Works will include Il nome della rosa, Il pendolo di Foucault, Opera aperta, and The Limits of Interpretation.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:00PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Journeys: Medieval and Early Modern
AS.214.362 (02)

The Truth behind the Courtly Façade: «Of ladies, knights, of passions and of cutthroat competition»: the truth behind the romantic façade. What did life actually look like at Italian courts of the 1400 ‘s and 1500’s? We will reconstruct life at a Renaissance court through Italian history, literature, music and art of this period. Who were the stars of these scenes? We will explore the complex and intricate world of the Italian courts, including Florence and Ferrara, through the works of art they produced. The course will concentrate on historical, literary and visual representations including modern media such as film and television.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, INST-GLOBAL

Italian Independent Stdy
AS.214.861 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italy and Environmental Humanities
AS.214.766 (01)

This seminar examines a variety of literary texts and films, produced in Italy from the post-war period to the contemporary era, from material eco-critical perspectives. While maintaining a focus on Italy, this course addresses broad questions within the field of environmental humanities: what is the Anthropocene and how it has been conceptualized? How is has been framed chronologically? How do we interrogate a text from an ecocritical perspective? What is a non-anthropocentric narrative? What is the task of the eco-scholar? What is the goal of environmentally concerned scholarship? What does it mean to teach ‘ecocritally’? Literary texts include works by Italo Calvino, Carlo Cassola, Paolo Volponi, Anna Maria Ortese, and films by directors Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Pietro Marcello, and Alice Rohrwacher. Critical and theoretical readings will include Marco Armiero and Marcus Hall’s Nature and History in Modern Italy, Timothy Morton’s Humankind, Serenella Iovino Ecocriticsm and Italy, and Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:30PM 01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ITAL

Italian Dissertation Res
AS.214.862 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Res
AS.214.862 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Stdy
AS.214.861 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Prep
AS.214.863 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian through Food
AS.210.106 (01)

This beginner’s course will help you develop foundational linguistic skills in Italian while offering an overview of Italian food cultures, both past and present. By the end of this course, you will be able to navigate everyday situations (e.g. ordering a meal at a restaurant, describing your favorite dishes, talking about likes and dislikes) entirely in Italian, and will develop an appreciation for the history of Italian cuisine. Upon completion of this course, students will be allowed to register for AS210.152 (Italian Elements II) in the Spring term.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Panichi, Alessio, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Prep
AS.214.863 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-25-2021 to 04-30-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian through Food
AS.210.106 (02)

This beginner’s course will help you develop foundational linguistic skills in Italian while offering an overview of Italian food cultures, both past and present. By the end of this course, you will be able to navigate everyday situations (e.g. ordering a meal at a restaurant, describing your favorite dishes, talking about likes and dislikes) entirely in Italian, and will develop an appreciation for the history of Italian cuisine. Upon completion of this course, students will be allowed to register for AS210.152 (Italian Elements II) in the Spring term.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo), Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Shaffer 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (01)

By the end of the academic year, you will be able to meet basic needs in an Italian-only environment. Examples include introducing yourself, asking for and giving directions, ordering a meal at a restaurant, describing and asking information about places and people, and engaging in a simple phone conversation.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: D'Errico, Cristina (Cristina), Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (02)

By the end of the academic year, you will be able to meet basic needs in an Italian-only environment. Examples include introducing yourself, asking for and giving directions, ordering a meal at a restaurant, describing and asking information about places and people, and engaging in a simple phone conversation.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 377
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 17/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Journeys: Modern and Contemporary Literature
AS.214.363 (01)

How do cinema and literature give expression to the many identities seeking their voices after the long silence imposed by dictatorship? How can literature foster an imagery that reinvents a problematic past and constructs a reasonable future? This course aims to follow Italian politics and society as expressed in major literary, cinematographic and musical works since World War Two. For over seventy years, Italian culture has promoted a common cultural background and developed a new national self-consciousness that fights to emancipate itself from the rigid hierarchies and boastful rhetoric of Fascism to express the complex reality of a modern, eclectic country comprising multiple regions and ethnicities. We will explore topics such as Fascism, the Resistance and the Shoah, politics, class, gender and the representation of minorities, repression and the fight for emancipation, and migration. One major topic will be psychiatry, self-representation and the search for identity. Primary texts include classics of 20th-and 21st-century Italian literature and cinema by Antonio Gramsci, Primo Levi, Natalia Ginzburg, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino, Ignazio Silone, Leonardo Sciascia, Carla Lonzi, Alexander Langer, Elena Ferrante and others. Students wishing to do coursework in Italian for major/minor credit should register for AS.214.363.02.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura), Fabris, Alberto
  • Room: Gilman 418
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Accelerated Italian for Advanced Speakers of other Romance Languages
AS.210.175 (01)

This one-semester course is designed as an accelerated introductory course for advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. Catalan, French, Portuguese, Spanish). Students will develop basic listening, reading, writing, speaking, and interactional skills in Italian. This course covers the equivalent of the regular-track Italian Elements I (AS.210.151) and II (AS.210.152) courses. Students completing this class with a grade of B or higher may enroll in Intermediate Italian I (AS.210.251). May not be taken on a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory basis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Hodson 311
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Italian I
AS.210.251 (02)

Intermediate Italian I and II (AS210.251/2): All This course sequence will reinforce your ability to engage in complex daily tasks, and will introduce you to more formal academic and real-world topics. By the end of the academic year, you will be able to write a strong résumé and cover letter in the European format, sit a job interview in Italian, and participate in debates on simple topics. You will also read five engaging short stories, watch five Italian films, and discuss topics such as emigration and immigration from/to Italy, the protection of the environment, and the history of the Italian South.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo), Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Krieger 180
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Italian I
AS.210.351 (01)

This highly interactive course focuses on complex historical and contemporary themes, and is ideal, among others, for students who are specializing in international studies, medicine, psychology, and cognitive science. Students will be able to analyze authentic texts and audiovisual materials on topics including the history of the Sicilian mafia, mental health and the deinstitutionalization movement in Italy, Europe and Italy in the 1960s-1980s, the role of curiosity and amazement in scientific discovery and art, and intercultural differences around hilarity.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Raimondi, Silvia, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Hodson 213
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Black Italy
AS.211.423 (01)

Over the last three decades Italy, historically a country of emigrants—many of whom suffered from discrimination in the societies they joined—became a destination for hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees from various countries, and particularly from Africa. Significant numbers of these immigrants came to Italy as a result of the country’s limited, though violent colonial history; others arrive because Italy is the closest entry-point to Europe. How have these migratory flows challenged Italian society’s sense of itself? How have they transformed the notion of Italian national identity? In recent years, growing numbers of Afro- and Afro-descendant writers, filmmakers, artists and Black activists are responding through their work to pervasive xenophobia and racism while challenging Italy’s self-representation as a ‘White’ country. How are they forcing it to broaden the idea of ‘Italianess’? How do their counternarratives compel Italy to confront its ignored colonial past? And, in what way have Black youth in Italy embraced the #Blacklivesmatter movement? This multimedia course examines representation of blackness and racialized otherness, whiteness, and national identity through literary, film, and visual archival material in an intersectional framework. Examining Italy’s internal, ‘Southern question,’ retracing Italy’s colonial history, and recognizing the experiences of Italians of immigrant origins and those of immigrants themselves, we’ll explore compelling works by writers and filmmakers such as Igiaba Scego, Gagriella Ghermandi, Maza Megniste, Dagmawi Yimer, and others.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/10
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL, INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL

Intermediate Italian I
AS.210.251 (01)

Intermediate Italian I and II (AS210.251/2): All This course sequence will reinforce your ability to engage in complex daily tasks, and will introduce you to more formal academic and real-world topics. By the end of the academic year, you will be able to write a strong résumé and cover letter in the European format, sit a job interview in Italian, and participate in debates on simple topics. You will also read five engaging short stories, watch five Italian films, and discuss topics such as emigration and immigration from/to Italy, the protection of the environment, and the history of the Italian South.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo (Leonardo), Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 413
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Study
AS.214.861 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Study
AS.214.861 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Renaissance Witches and Demonology
AS.211.477 (01)

Who were the witches? Why were they persecuted for hundreds of years? Why were women identified as the witches par excellence? How many witches were put to death between 1400 and 1800? What traits did European witch-mythologies share with other societies? After the witch-hunts ended, how did “The Witch” go from being “monstrous” to being “admirable” and even “sexy”? Answers are found in history and anthropology, but also in medicine, theology, literature, folklore, music, and the visual arts, including cinema.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Preparation
AS.214.863 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Research
AS.214.862 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Research
AS.214.862 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Preparation
AS.214.863 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-30-2021 to 12-06-2021
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura (Laura)
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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