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Italian

College of Liberal Arts

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Italian - ITAL Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101A. Fundamentals of Italian (4)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Practice in grammar, reading, pronunciation, writing, and conversation. For those who are just beginning the study of Italian or who have had one year of high school Italian.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

101B. Fundamentals of Italian (4)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Continuation of ITAL 101A. Practice in grammar, reading, pronunciation, writing and conversation.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

201A. Intermediate Italian (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101B and completion of the Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to ITAL 101B and completion or concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

201B. Intermediate Italian (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 201A and completion of the Foundation requirement (or entering competency equivalent to ITAL 201A and completion or concurrent enrollment in at least one Foundation course.
For non-native speakers only, and is not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Italian. Check for the code 138 (for non-native speakers) and 139 (for heritage speakers) in the Schedule of Classes. (lecture 4 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

214. Intermediate Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101B. Can be taken concurrently with ITAL 201A or 201B.
Designed to develop basic conversational skills and to prepare for more advanced work in ITAL 314.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

310. Introduction to Analysis of Italian Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Imparts literary terminology and the study of the primary genres in Italian literature through an analysis of exemplary texts. A brief overview of methodologies will also be introduced, i.e., structuralism, sociological, gender studies, formalism and deconstruction.

312A. Advanced Italian I (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for the development of increased mastery of the written language.

312B. Advanced Italian II (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
Review of grammatical principles with regular exercises and composition work for development of increased mastery of written language.

314. Advanced Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 214 or consent of the instructor.
Continuation of ITAL 214. More advanced use of spoken Italian to establish strong basis for correct and fluent proficiency in oral idiom.

335. Survey of Italian Literature I: Middle Ages– Eighteenth Century (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Introductory study of the most important Italian literary works, authors, and movements of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century.

336. Survey of Italian Literature I: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Introductory study of the most important Italian literary works, authors, and movements of Italian literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

340. Italian Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Multidisciplinary study of Italian culture from unification (1861) to present, special emphasis on last thirty years. Crucial historical moments analyzed for social and cultural impact on Italian customs, and ways of thinking. Taught in Italian.

411. Advanced Syntax, Grammar, and Stylistics (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 312B.
Provides an in depth study of Italian syntax in order to improve skills for written Italian. Vocabulary development and analysis and imitation of writing styles and forms will be emphasized.

414. History of the Italian Language (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 312B.
Examines the main developments in the transformation from Latin to Italian, and the debates on what constitutes the Italian language (questione della lingua) 1200 – present, including the contributions of Dante Alighieri, Machiavelli, and Alessandro Manzoni.

454. Italian Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Overview of main movements and directors in the history of Italian cinema. Socio-political and aesthetic analysis will be adopted in reading films from the post-war period to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 454. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 454.

462. Italian Women Writers (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Studies roles of women writers within history of Italian literature from Middle Ages through Renaissance to contemporary literature.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ITAL 424.

473. Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisites: ITAL 310, 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Readings in Italian Quattrocento and Cinquecento thought to explore the revolution toward the “new learning” and the valorization of human ability, worldly matters, and secular culture.

482 . The Building of the Italian Nation (3)

Prerequisities: ITAL 310, 335, 336 or consent of instructor.
Explores literature that promoted creation and building of Italian nation from Middle Ages to present.

490. Special Topics in Italian (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
Study of a particular topic or aspect of Italian literature, language or culture. Specific topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. Course fee may be required.

494. Internship in Italian (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and department chair.
Field work in Italian, supplemented by readings and tutorials under the direction of a faculty member. Internships, small group discussion/teaching, and other assignments directs by a supervising faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than 3 units may be applied to the major in Italian.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.