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.

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 10:00AM - 10:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • 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 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: D'Errico, Cristina, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Hodson 216
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements II
AS.210.152 (03)

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: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Hodson 303
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 17/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Accelerated Italian for Advanced Speakers of other Romance Languages II
AS.210.176 (01)

This is the second part of an elementary Italian language course sequence designed for advanced speakers of other romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese). This course will cover the same material as the regular-track Intermediate Italian I and II courses. Students completing this course with a grade of B or higher will be allowed to register for AS210.351 (Advanced Italian I) in the Fall term. Pre-requisite: Completion of AS.210.175 with a grade of B or higher, or Italian Language Program Director permission.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 11:00AM - 11:50AM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Hodson 303
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 12:00PM - 12:50PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo
  • Room: Gilman 488
  • 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 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Raimondi, Silvia, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Krieger 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Niccolò Machiavelli's "The Prince": Understanding the Meaning and Legacy of a Masterpiece
AS.211.300 (01)

Who was Niccolò Machiavelli? We often hear the term “Machiavellian” in reference to actors in business or politics, but what does it really mean? What does Machiavelli teach us about the nature and the dynamics of political power? Can Machiavelli’s thought offer insights into today’s politics and fast-changing world? The course aims to answer these questions by addressing three topics. First, we will study Machiavelli’s life and times, particularly the events connected to his production and the context in which he wrote his main writings. We will see how the fifteenth-century Florentine humanism and the massive political changes affecting early modern Europe shaped Machiavelli’s mindset. Second, we will familiarize ourselves with Machiavelli’s thought by reading The Prince and excerpts from Discourses on Livy. Third, we will get acquainted with some of the main trends in the reception of Machiavelli in the 20th and 21st centuries. Special attention will be paid to interpretations of Machiavelli by Antonio Gramsci, Leo Strauss, Isaiah Berlin, John Greville Agard Pocock, Quentin Skinner, and John P. McCormick. We will also pay attention to modern television programs and films that show the width and depth of Machiavelli's legacy.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Panichi, Alessio
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ITAL, INST-PT

Topics in Romance Literatures
AS.211.400 (01)

The Romance Avant-Garde: The course will examine the revolutionary contributions of literary artists from the French, Italian, Spanish, and Latin American traditions to the Avantgarde movements of the 20th century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Egginton, William
  • Room: Mergenthaler 431
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Critical Ecologies of Literary Modernism
AS.213.607 (01)

Critical Ecologies of Literary Modernism will trace the origins of ecocritical literary modernism. Beginning with Hölderlin and Nietzsche, who most radically identified the source of estrangement from nature in human cognition itself, we will explore how innovations in conceiving human cognition and practice play out ecologically in the work of German modernists Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Rainer Maria Rilke, Franz Kafka, Else Lasker-Schüler, Robert Musil, and Bertoldt Brecht, as well as in the modernist works of Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Françis Ponge and Albert Camus. Grounded in modern German thought and extending across multiple literary modernisms, we will see that what have been taken as the subjective or aestheticized concerns of modernist writing can be recognized as critical ecologies of human cognition and practice, while exposing modernist anxiety about the technological advances of human habitats, the expanse of urbanization, the reach of human intervention in nature, and the underlying animality within human thinking and perception. These works may also initiate forms of imagined intimacy with nature and non-human life in modernist works.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Gosetti, Jennifer Anna
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/18
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ENGL

Founding Mothers: Female Genealogies in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
AS.214.304 (01)

In this course we will explore the problem of the relationship of women to dynastic power in the literature and culture of late medieval and Renaissance in Italy. Beginning from Giovanni Boccaccio’s famously ambivalent portraits of women in the Decameron and his treatise On Famous Women, we will locate women within an early modern system of inherited power and literary representations. We will then move to study a series of genealogically motivated chivalric poems (such as Orlando innamorato, Orlando furioso, Floridoro, Gerusalemme liberata) which propose a number of roles for women: warriors, queens, saints, monsters, saviors, poets, founders. These texts return again and again to the key role of women in establishing and maintaining dynastic continuity within noble families, but also to the dangers they pose to dynastic stability. We will try to understand how these literary texts work within the social and political context of the Italian city- states of this period. We will also study the involvement of women in the production and circulation of literary texts, focussing on notable patrons of the arts like Isabella d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia, and on important poets like Vittoria Colonna.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura, Stoppino, Eleonora
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ugly Beasts, Talking Monkeys: The Medieval Animal
AS.214.422 (01)

This seminar explores the boundaries between humans and animals in the medieval world and beyond. Reading literary texts such as Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, Moderata Fonte’s Floridoro, Luigi Pulci’s Morgante and medical texts such as Girolamo Fracastoro’s On Contagion, we will trace the formation of distinctions between species. The categories we will use to investigate the distinctions between animals and humans include metamorphosis, contagion, education, taxonomy, subjugation, hunting, representation, anthropomorphism and zoomorphism, wilderness, misogyny, and promiscuity. To probe these categories and distinctions, we will make use of a series of critical approaches, from critical animal studies to posthumanism, within the disciplinary specificity of Medieval Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura, Stoppino, Eleonora
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elena Ferrante and her Brilliant Friends: Contemporary Italian Women Writers
AS.214.434 (01)

Elena Ferrante is Italy’s most acclaimed contemporary novelist, although her true identity remains unconfirmed. Having been translated into and published in 45 languages, with over 15 million copies sold worldwide, her ‘Neapolitan Quartet’ triggered what has been called ‘Ferrante Fever.’ Through reading and discussion of Ferrante’s works (novels, letters, and a fairytale) and their screen adaptations— the HBO TV series My Brilliant Friend and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter (2022) —we shall discover the reasons behind this global, literary phenomenon while exploring themes such as gender, memory, trauma, women’s participation in, or exclusion from, history, and the internal violence of a rapidly changing society. In addition to Ferrante’s works, we shall also read Anna Maria Ortese, Elsa Morante, and Fabrizia Ramondino to understand the influence of women writers from previous generations on Ferrante’s work. This class is taught in English. Additional discussion sessions in Italian will be offered.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): MLL-ITAL, MLL-ENGL

Utopias and Dystopias in Renaissance Culture
AS.214.466 (01)

We will trace the dream of designing an ideal society and the danger of creating its opposite in the sixteenth and seventeenth century Italian and European thought.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Gilman 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Vico: Mythology, Philology, and Forgery
AS.214.608 (01)

In this course we will examine Giambattista Vico's innovative effect on intellectual history, in light of recent discoveries regarding Vico's publication history. Extensive work in Special Collections will be featured.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM 01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Havens, Earle A, Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: BLC Macksey
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Stdy
AS.214.861 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Stdy
AS.214.861 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Res
AS.214.862 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Res
AS.214.862 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Prep
AS.214.863 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Prep
AS.214.863 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  01-24-2022 to 04-29-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • 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 are encouraged to enroll in AS210.152 (Italian Elements II) in the Spring term. Advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) are encouraged to enroll in AS.210.175 (Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I). Open to first-year students only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 77
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (01)

This course sequence (AS.210.151 and AS.210.152) is an introduction to Italian for students with no previous exposure to the language. 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. Advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) are encouraged to enroll in AS.210.175 (Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Franzini, Martina, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (02)

This course sequence (AS.210.151 and AS.210.152) is an introduction to Italian for students with no previous exposure to the language. 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. Advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) are encouraged to enroll in AS.210.175 (Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Cerreti, Marta, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Wyman Park N105
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (03)

This course sequence (AS.210.151 and AS.210.152) is an introduction to Italian for students with no previous exposure to the language. 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. Advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) are encouraged to enroll in AS.210.175 (Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Elements I
AS.210.151 (04)

This course sequence (AS.210.151 and AS.210.152) is an introduction to Italian for students with no previous exposure to the language. 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. Advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese) are encouraged to enroll in AS.210.175 (Accelerated Italian for Speakers of Other Romance Languages I)

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/17
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

This course sequence (AS210.175 and AS210.176) is designed for advanced speakers of other Romance languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Portuguese), and will cover the same material as the regular-track Italian Elements I and II (AS.210.151 and AS.210.152) and Intermediate Italian I and II (AS.210.251 and AS.210.252) courses. Upon successful completion of both semesters, students will be allowed to register for AS.210.351 (Advanced Italian I).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Italian I
AS.210.251 (02)

This course sequence (AS.210.251 and AS.210.252) will reinforce your ability to engage in complex daily tasks in Italian, 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 several 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 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Proietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Wyman Park N105
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/17
  • 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 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. Taught in Italian.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Cipriani, Giulia Maria, Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Cinema: The classics, the Forgotten and the Emergent.
AS.211.222 (01)

This course traces the history of Italian cinema from the silent era to the new millennium, 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 examine 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, that received international recognition and influenced other national, cinematic productions. We shall also look at the work of less famous, or independent filmmakers who received less critical attention. 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 the mise-en-scène, frame composition, camera movements, editing, and sound. This class is taught in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Wegenstein, Bernadette
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

Italian Journeys: An Other Story
AS.214.363 (01)

What does it mean to be “other,” and how can reading about experiences of otherness affect our understanding of historical moments? In this interdisciplinary survey of contemporary Italian literature, students will read through the lens of “the other” in order to highlight both the milieu of lived experiences (often lived by the authors themselves) outside of sociocultural ideals, and the role they play within modern Italian canon. Combining gender studies, animal studies, posthumanism, and other theoretical frameworks, students will examine works from authors such as Sibilla Aleramo, Carlo Levi, Elena Ferrante, Igiaba Scego, and directors Vittorio De Sica, and Alice Rohrwacher. Taught in English—students wishing to do coursework in Italian should register for AS.214.363 (02).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura, Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL

Readings in Italian Literature
AS.214.419 (01)

Readings in Italian Literature

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 18/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dante Visits the Afterlife
AS.214.479 (01)

One of the greatest works of literature of all times, the Divine Comedy leads us down into the torture-pits of Hell, up the steep mountain terrain of Purgatory, through the “virtual” space of Paradise, and then back to where we began: our own earthly lives. We accompany Dante on his journey, building along the way knowledge of medieval Italian history, literature, philosophy, politics, and religion. The course also focuses on the arts of reading deeply, asking questions of a text, and interpreting literary and scholarly works through discussion and critical writing. Conducted in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Saiber, Arielle
  • Room: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): ENGL-PR1800

Teoria e Prassi della Glottodidattica dell’Italiano
AS.214.607 (01)

The goal of this course is to familiarize Graduate Student Instructors in Italian with foundational elements of Second Language Acquisition and foreign language teaching. The course will (1) acquaint students with historical and current theories of foreign language pedagogy; (2) demonstrate strategies to integrate theoretical knowledge into everyday practice, both in terms of instructional delivery, and materials development; (3) introduce participants to basic evaluation tools to critically assess teaching practices and tools in terms of quality, relevance, validity, reliability and other theory-based criteria; (4) help participants to articulate their own pedagogical training and philosophy of teaching in preparation for the academic job market. Taught in Italian.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:30PM - 5:30PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Zannirato, Alessandro
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Nonhumans of Renaissance Humanism
AS.214.610 (01)

This course is an exploration of the notions of the human that emerge when interrogating pre-modern Italian literary constructions of nonhuman entities (water, earth, flora, fauna, objects, buildings, cities, automata, demons, angels, gods, and God). We will read work by authors such as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Pico, Alberti, Leonardo, Sannazaro, Baldi, and Della Porta, as well as parts of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, and selections from bestiaries, herbaria, and books of emblems. Accompanying these readings are recent studies in critical theory on posthumanism and transhumanism, animal studies, ecocriticism, and phenomenology.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:30PM - 5:30PM 08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Saiber, Arielle
  • Room: Gilman 479
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Study
AS.214.861 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Study
AS.214.861 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Independent Study
AS.214.861 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Research
AS.214.862 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • 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:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Dissertation Research
AS.214.862 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Preparation
AS.214.863 (01)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Preparation
AS.214.863 (02)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Italian Proposal Preparation
AS.214.863 (03)

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:  08-29-2022 to 12-09-2022
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/11
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Location Term Course Details
AS.210.152 (01)Italian Elements IIMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMProietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.152 (02)Italian Elements IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMD'Errico, Cristina, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.152 (03)Italian Elements IIMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMZannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.176 (01)Accelerated Italian for Advanced Speakers of other Romance Languages IITTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMZannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.252 (01)Intermediate Italian IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMProietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.252 (02)Intermediate Italian IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMProietti, LeonardoHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.352 (01)Advanced Italian IIMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMRaimondi, Silvia, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.211.300 (01)Niccolò Machiavelli's "The Prince": Understanding the Meaning and Legacy of a MasterpieceMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMPanichi, AlessioHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.211.400 (01)Topics in Romance LiteraturesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMEgginton, WilliamHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.213.607 (01)Critical Ecologies of Literary ModernismW 1:00PM - 3:00PMGosetti, Jennifer AnnaOnlineSpring 2022
AS.214.304 (01)Founding Mothers: Female Genealogies in Medieval and Renaissance Italian LiteratureTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMDi Bianco, Laura, Stoppino, EleonoraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.422 (01)Ugly Beasts, Talking Monkeys: The Medieval AnimalT 3:00PM - 5:30PMDi Bianco, Laura, Stoppino, EleonoraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.434 (01)Elena Ferrante and her Brilliant Friends: Contemporary Italian Women WritersTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.466 (01)Utopias and Dystopias in Renaissance CultureMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.608 (01)Vico: Mythology, Philology, and ForgeryTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMHavens, Earle A, Stephens, Walter EHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.861 (01)Italian Independent StdyDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.861 (02)Italian Independent StdyStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.862 (01)Italian Dissertation ResDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.862 (02)Italian Dissertation ResStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.863 (01)Italian Proposal PrepDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.214.863 (02)Italian Proposal PrepStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusSpring 2022
AS.210.106 (01)Italian through FoodTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMZannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.151 (01)Italian Elements IMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMFranzini, Martina, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.151 (02)Italian Elements IMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMCerreti, Marta, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.151 (03)Italian Elements IMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMProietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.151 (04)Italian Elements ITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMProietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.175 (01)Accelerated Italian for Advanced Speakers of other Romance LanguagesMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMZannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.251 (02)Intermediate Italian IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMProietti, Leonardo, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.210.351 (01)Advanced Italian IMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMCipriani, Giulia Maria, Zannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.211.222 (01)Italian Cinema: The classics, the Forgotten and the Emergent.MW 1:30PM - 2:45PMWegenstein, BernadetteHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.363 (01)Italian Journeys: An Other StoryMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMDi Bianco, Laura, StaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.419 (01)Readings in Italian LiteratureTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.479 (01)Dante Visits the AfterlifeMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMSaiber, ArielleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.607 (01)Teoria e Prassi della Glottodidattica dell’ItalianoT 3:30PM - 5:30PMZannirato, AlessandroHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.610 (01)The Nonhumans of Renaissance HumanismW 3:30PM - 5:30PMSaiber, ArielleHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.861 (01)Italian Independent StudyDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.861 (02)Italian Independent StudyStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.861 (03)Italian Independent StudyStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.862 (01)Italian Dissertation ResearchDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.862 (02)Italian Dissertation ResearchStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.862 (03)Italian Dissertation ResearchStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.863 (01)Italian Proposal PreparationDi Bianco, LauraHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.863 (02)Italian Proposal PreparationStephens, Walter EHomewood CampusFall 2022
AS.214.863 (03)Italian Proposal PreparationStaffHomewood CampusFall 2022