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Summer and Fall 2012 - Italian and Italian American Course Offerings

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise stated
Note: Undergraduate ITL courses are taught in Italian -- HUI/HUL courses are taught in English 
 
According to NY State regulations, HUI courses may not be used toward completion of the 36 credit requirement for the NY State Teachers Preparation Program in Italian.

Summer 2012  courses

ITL 101-S3  Intensive Beginning Italian (6 credits)
An introduction to spoken and written Italian, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Practice in language laboratory supplements class work. An intensive course covering the elementary Italian program.
Remark: Not for credit after passing any college-level course in ITL. This course is the equivalent of ITL 111 and ITL 112.
Summer I: MTuWTh: 6:00-9:30 G. Costa
ITL 112-S3  Elementary Italian II (4 credits)
A continuation of ITL 111.  Selected texts are read. Practice in language laboratory supplements class work.
Prerequisite: ITL 111 or High School Placement.
Students who have completed ITL 101 with a grade of C or higher may not take this course for credit.
Summer I: MW: 9:00-1:25 L. Lemonda
ITL 201-S3  Intensive Intermediate Italian (6 credits)
Intermediate course in the reading and discussion of selected Italian texts. Review of grammatical and syntactical skills offer an opportunity to develop conversational ability.
Remark: Not for credit after passing ITL 211 or ITL 212
Mandatory Prerequisite: ITL 101 or 112 or equivalent.
Summer II MtuWTh: 6:00-9:30 M. Giua
 
HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
The cinematic representation of gender, class, and sexual politics in post-World War II Italian films and the relationship of these themes to Italian history, society, and culture are discussed. Films by directors such as Bertolucci, Fellini, and Wertmuller are studied. Readings include selected works of film history, criticism, and theory.
Summer I  TuTh: 1:30-5:25 G. Costa
HUI 234-G  Introduction to 20th-Century Drama
A study of avant-garde drama through the analysis of texts by Marinetti, Bontempelli, Pirandello, Betti, Beckett, Ionesco, and Tenessee Williams. Important questions such as identity and diversity are discussed from a variety of perspectives within the social, psychological, sexual, and multicultural context of our time.
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B or THR 101
Summer II TuTh: 1:30-4:55  — M. Giua
 
HUI 235-G  Sex, Love and Tragedy in Early Italian Literature
A study of the interaction between the sexes in contrast with man's spiritual needs in the major works of early Italian literature. Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio, Boccaccio's Decameron and Petrarch's poetry will be analyzed.
Remark: Meets English major requirements
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of DEC category B or equivalent.
Summer I   TuTh: 1:30-4:55  M. Giua
 
HUI 239-I  Modern Italy
A survey of contemporary Italy and its political, social, and economic structure, as well as the study of cultural life and institutions with comparisons to American models and standards.
Summer I  MW: 1:30-4:55 G. Costa
 

Fall 2012 Courses

Undergraduate Courses Taught in Italian

ITL 101-S3  Intensive Beginning Italian (6 credits)
An introduction to spoken and written Italian, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Practice in language laboratory supplements class work. An intensive course covering the elementary Italian program.
Remark: Not for credit after passing any college-level course in ITL. This course is the equivalent of ITL 111 and ITL 112.
01 Tu-Th: 10:0-12:50 G. Balducci
90 — TuTh: 5:30-8:20 — M. Giua
 
ITL 111  Elementary Italian I (4 credits)
An introduction to spoken and written Italian, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. Practice in language laboratory supplements class work.
Students who have completed ITL 101 with a grade of C or higher may not take this course for credit.
90  MW: 5:30-7:15  A. Morena
 
ITL 201-S3  Intensive Intermediate Italian (6 credits)
Intermediate course in the reading and discussion of selected Italian texts. Review of grammatical and syntactical skills offer an opportunity to develop conversational ability.
Remark: Not for credit after passing ITL 211 or ITL 212
Mandatory Prerequisite: ITL 101 or 112 or equivalent.
MWF: 10:00--12:50 G. Costa
ITL 311-S3  Conversation and Composition I
A course in spoken and written Italian, with emphasis on precision and fluency in the spoken form.
Prerequisite: ITL 201 or ITL 212
01 - MW 1:00-2:20 G. Costa
90  -TuTh: 5:30-6:50 A. Morena (cancelled)
 
ITL 313 Italian Vocabulary - Stage Production Italian Play (1 credit)
A course designed to increase the vocabulary and oral comprehension of students of Italian through media such television, commercials, popular music, folk songs, etc. Topic for this semester: Staging a play from the early 1900
Prerequissite, ITL 201 or ITL 212
Fr: 12:00-12:55 G. Costa / A.Fedi
  
ITL 395-G  Readings in Italian Literature
Literary analysis and its application to representative texts chosen from the various periods of Italian literature.   Readings, writings, and discussions are in Italian. 
Prerequisite:  ITL 311/312
Tu-Th 3:00-5:20 — M. Mignone
ITL 412  Syntax and Composition
An advanced course designed to acquaint students with the subtleties of Italian grammar and style. Extensive practice in composition and in translation from English to Italian. Analysis of Italian syntax.
Mandatory Prerequisite: ITL 311/312 
Tu-Th: 11:30-12:50 C. Franco
 
ITL 424  History of the Italian Language
A study of the Italian language from Latin to the present form.
Mandatory prerequisite: ITL 311/312
MW: 2:30-3:50 A. Fedi
 
ITL 435  Modern and Contemporary Poetry
This course will focus on the interaction between important literary themes occurred in the first decades of XXth century: the Italian and European decadentism, irrationalism, psychoanalysis, and the evolution of the various social classes. Texts by Italo Svevo, Luigi Pirandello, Federigo Tozzi and Alberto Moravia will be analyzed within this context.
Mandatory prerequisite: ITL 312 and ITL 395/396
Tu-Th: 1:00--2:20 — L. Fontanella

Graduate Courses

ITL 510 Graduate language study
An intensive study of the Italian language and its relationship with culture
M: 5:30-8:20 —  A. Fedi
ITL 513/FRN 513 Romance Linguistics
This course examines the linguistic evolution of the Romance languages from the classical period through modern times. The synchronic grammars of Italian, French, and Spanish are examined.
Th: 5:30-8:20 L. Repetti
 
ITL 571  Italian Women Writers
This course examines the works of selected Italian women writers from classical times to the XX and XXI century. It focuses of the often forgotten voices of the "other", and on theories and narratives of difference.
W: 5:30-8:20 I. Marchegiani

Undergraduate Courses Taught in English

HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
The cinematic representation of gender, class, and sexual politics in post-World War II Italian films and the relationship of these themes to Italian history, society, and culture are discussed. Films by directors such as Bertolucci, Fellini, and Wertmuller are studied. Readings include selected works of film history, criticism, and theory.
Tu:: 2:30-3:50 / Th: 2:30-4:50 G. Balducci
 
HUI 234-G  Introduction to 20th-Century Drama
A study of avant-garde drama through the analysis of texts by Marinetti, Bontempelli, Pirandello, Betti, Beckett, Ionesco, and Tenessee Williams. Important questions such as identity and diversity are discussed from a variety of perspectives within the social, psychological, sexual, and multicultural context of our time.
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B or THR 101
TuTh: 4:00-5:20  — L. Fontanella/A. Morena
 
HUI 235-G  Sex, Love and Tragedy in Early Italian Literature
A study of the interaction between the sexes in contrast with man's spiritual needs in the major works of early Italian literature. Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio, Boccaccio's Decameron and Petrarch's poetry will be analyzed.
Remark: Meets English major requirements
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of DEC category B or equivalent.
TuTh 2:00-3:50 C. Franco / M. Giua
 
HUI 236-K  The Italian American Scene
Explanation of the phenomenon of Italian American experiences from immigration and ethnicity and beyond. Studies in anthropology, history, sociology, literature, and culture provide historical and theoretical backgrounds of the experience of Italians in North and South America and their contributions to American culture.
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B
MW:  4:00-5:20 A. Morena/S. Auriti
HUI 237 ​- K: Images of Italian-American Women
Examination of the role of Italian-American women through literature, film, politics, and music. The specific ways they have contributed artistically and socially to the American cultural scene from the first wave of Italian-American immigration to the present is considered. This course is offered as both HUI 237 and WST 237.
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category B
MW: 2:30-3:50 S. Auriti
HUI 239-I  Modern Italy
A survey of contemporary Italy and its political, social, and economic structure, as well as the study of cultural life and institutions with comparisons to American models and standards.
TuTh:  2:30-3:50 — M. Mignone /L. Lemonda
HUI 306 ​- I: The Early Renaissance in Italy
Art in Italy in from the late 13th through the 15th centuries, with special emphasis on Florence and Siena, and such major figures as Masaccio, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, and Botticelli.
Remark: This course offered as both ARH 306 and HUI 306.
Prerequisite: ARH 101 and 102
TuTh: 2:30-3:50 P. Brooks
 
HUI 338-K  Images of Italian Americans in Film
Italian American Ethnicity as represented in mainstream and independent American cinema from the silent era to the present. Particular attention is paid to the origin and the existence of the traditional stereotypes associated with these representations, how they reflect the changing role of immigrants from the industrial revolution to the present. and how Italian American filmmakers respond to them
Tu: Th: 10:00-12:30 / Th: 10:-11:20 P. Carravetta
 
 
HUI 392-F Branding a culture, The legacy of immigration and the idea of Italianness
The course will re-trace the footsteps of our forefathers through a socio-political and cultural-anthropological overview of Italian Americans' achievements in: Mutual Aid Societies, Business, Food Industry, from World War One period to the present.
TuTh: 4:00-5:20  S. Auriti (cancelled)

The Italian Program also offers  graduate courses through the School of Professional Development:

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