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Center for Italian Studies
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Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Department of European Languages,
Literatures, and Cultures offers the following courses in Latin. For further
information, please contact the department office at 632-7440,
or send an e-mail to Prof,
Department of European Languages, Humanities 1055.
All courses are 3 credits
- CLS 225 The Classical Tradition
- The literature of Greece and Rome has had a
profound impact on the West in terms of Philosophy, Literature, Political
Theory, and Art. The course will explore the writings of Greece and Rome and
show how they affected Western literature and thought. Authors will include
Homer and Hesiod, and Greek tragedians Thucidides, Virgil, and Ovid.
- MWF: 10:40-11:35
- EUR 101-G Foundation of European Culture
- The course presents students with the
thinking from a variety of disciplines that influenced the development of
the diverse national cultures of Europe. Students are exposed to a
chronological representation of the major ways that classical Greek, Roman,
Judeo-Christian, and Islamic cultures contributes to the making of
individual national cultures and identities of the major countries of
- TuTh: 12:50-2:10 T. Westphalen
- EUR 201-I Development of European
- An introduction to important literary works
that arose from major European cultural and intellectual movements and an
examination of their continued influence on the modern world.
- TuTh: 3:50-5:10 T. Westphalen
HUE 269-02 Topics in Contemporary Slavic
discussion of contemporary cultural topics dealing with Russia or Eastern
and East Central Europe. Attention is paid to the historic political,
social, aesthetic, and cultural forces out of which contemporary culture has
evolved. Recent topics have included the apocalypse in literature;
20th-century Poland; Yugoslavia, past and present. Semester supplements to
this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be
repeated as the topic changes. Semester topic "Allegory of Love"
MW: 5.20-6:40 T. Grenkov
- This course will
deal will the relationship between nation-building,
colonialism and migration in the XIX and XX century.
Emphasis will be on the social, political, and military
reasons behind demographic shifts from Europe to Africa and
the Americas. Particular attention will be dedicated to the
great exodus of Italians to the United States. Readings
include explorations, travel narratives, novels, period
newspaper articles, films, and how different histories
describe the same phenomena.
- HUF 211-I French Cinema
- Introduction to French films as
representative of cinematic art. Films are selected to provide a
historical perspective and range of the director's concerns.
Students are taught methods of reading and analyzing filmic works.
All films have English subtitles.
TuTh: 3:50-5:10 M. Turan
- HUF 219-I Modern France
- An overview of French civilization seen through its diverse
manifestations in various cultural fields. The heritage of French
society is analyzed through the arts, philosophy, science, literature,
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of DEC.
MW: 2:30-3:40 R. Harvey
HUI 216-I Italian
Civilization Through the Ages
The historical development of civilization in
Italy with reference to literature and connection to artistic expression such as
visual art, music, and theatre.
HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
- HUG 221-I German Cinema since 1945
- The theory and history of German films as an art form, from filmmakers
such as Alexander Kluge, Bernhard Wicki, and the "new filmmakers" Rainer
Werner Fassbinder, Volker Schlondorff, ect. Topics include silent films: New
German Cinema, 1962-3985; national cinema and national identity; filma as
- M: 2:20-3:15 / W: 2:20-5:10
- HUG 321 - G: Topics in the Literature of
- A course given in English on
a major German author, genre, or literary movement, designed primarily to
give students in other disciplines an opportunity to become acquainted with
the German tradition. (German majors are admitted by special permission of
their advisors, and do the reading and term papers in German.) Semester
"Death and Dishonor"
- Prerequisite: U3 or U4
- Advisory Prerequisites: Two
- TuTh: 2:20-3:40
This course will examine the great works of
Italian cinema in the light of two important themes in Post-War Italy: sex
and politics. The discussions will focus on the cinematic representations of
gender, class, and sexual politics as well as the films' contextual
relationship with Italian history, society and culture. Readings will
include selected works of film history, criticism, and theory.
T: 2:20-3:40 / Th: 2:20-5:10 G. Balducci
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
Advisory Prerequisite: Completion of
DEC category B or equivalent.
- HUI 234-G Introduction to 20th-Century
- 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: 3:50-5:10 L. Fontanella
- HUI 310- I:
Splendor of Renaissance Art in
- The special qualities of Venetian art, which
blends Byzantine, Islamic, and Western traditions, are explored
through the works of such major figures as Giovanni Bellini,
Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, and Palladio.
- Remark: course offered as both ARH 310 and HUI
- Prerequisite: ARH
101 and 102
HUR 142-B Culture and Revolution
This course introduces students to twentieth-century Russian literature
by examining its relationship to the politics of the October revolution, and
by analyzing related issues such as the fate of the individual human being
in society and the role of the artist within a collective. The course offers
analyses of literary texts: novels, poems and dramas, as well as visual
arts, which exemplify both the positive dreams of the time of the
revolution, and the imagined and real horrors that came in its aftermath.
MW: 2:20:-3:40 I Kalinowska
HUR 232-/EGL 232 -I Rebels and Tyrants
An exploration of literary rebels and tyrants central to Russian and
Anglo-American traditions. The subversive tactics of such writers as
Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Sir Walter Scott, Solzhenitsyn, and Salinger are
appraised in the light of the dominant social, political and aesthetic
systems they confront.
Advisory Prerequisite: One DEC category B course.
TuTh: 9:50-11:10 N. Rzhevsky
- HUR 249-I Russia Today
- Contemporary cultural trends in terms of
their historic social and political context. Recent responses to historical
changes such as the break up of the Soviet Union and its relation to the the
forces that brought about the Russian revolution, the new economic order,
and the search for Russian national identity are explored in literature, the
arts, and media.
- Tu-TH: 12-50-2:10 J. Bailyn
- MVL 141 -Legend of King Arthur
- A study of the development of the legend of
King Arthur from the earliest references in medieval English chronicles
through the flowering and fixing of the tradition in French and German
literary works of the High and Late Middle Ages. Among the texts considered
are works by Bede, Giraldus Cambrensis, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Chretien de
Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Hartmann von Aue.
- TuTh: 11:20-12:40 T. Kerth
LAT 112-S3 Elementary Latin I
An intensive course designed to prepare the
beginning student to translate Latin that may be needed for use in undergraduate
or graduate study. Focus of the course is on the fundamentals of grammar and the
techniques of translation. No student who has two or more years of Latin in high
school or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency will be permitted
to enroll in LAT 111 without written permission from the course supervisor.
LAT 353 Literature of the Roman
LAT 447 Directed Readings in Latin
May be repeated
Permission of minor coordinator
LAT 495 Honors Latin
HTBA A. Godfrey