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All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise stated
Note: Undergraduate ITL courses are taught in Italian -- HUI courses are taught in English

Undergraduate Courses

Winter Courses

HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
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.
TuWThF 1:55-5:40 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
TuWThF: 9:30-12:55  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.
TuWThF 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.
TuWThF   9:30-12:55- G. Costa

Spring Semester 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. This course is the equivalent of ITL 111 and ITL 112
Remark: Not for credit in addition to ITL 111 or ITL 112.
This course satisfies DEC entry skill in Foreign Language if passed with a grade of C or better.
Students who have completed ITL 112 with a grade of C or higher may not take this course for credit.
01- TuTh: 10:30-12:50 G. Balducci
02 MWF: 10:00-11:53 A. Morena
 
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.
MWF: 12:00-12:53 / M:1:00-1:53 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.
This course satisfies DEC entry skill in Foreign Language if passed with a grade of C or better.
Students who have completed ITL 101 with a grade of C or higher may not take this course for credit.
MWF: 10:00-10:53 / F: 1:00-1:53 L. Craft
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--11:53 G. Costa
ITL 312-S3  Conversation and Composition II
Reading of selected short passages in prose and poetry with emphasis on improved writing skills, oral expression and increased mastery of Italian.
Prerequisite: ITL 212 or ITL 201
01-TuTh: 10:00-2:20  M. Giua
 
ITL 396-G  Readings in Italian Literature - Theater and Poetry
Literary analysis and its application to representative plays and poems chosen from the various periods of Italian literature. Readings, writings, and discussions are in Italian.
Mandatory Prerequisite, ITL 311, Mandatory Prerequisite or Co-Requisite ITL 312
TuTh: 4:00-5:20 G. Gazzola
 
ITL 411  Advanced Conversation and Composition
A course designed to develop fluency and accuracy in the use of the spoken language through intensive practice, exposition, class discussion, and the use of the language laboratory.
Prerequisite: ITL 311 and 312
MF: 2:30-3:50 A. Fedi
 
ITL 425 Italian and Its Dialects
An examination of the Italian and its dialects and the synchronic structures (phonology, morphology, and syntax) of standard Italian and some Italo-Romance dialects..
Prerequisite: ITl 311; ITL 312; HUL 324; or permission of instructor
TuTh: 10:00-12:20 L. Repetti
ITL 441 Italian Cinema between Arts and Literature
 Course details to be announced
Prerequisite: ITL 311/312 & ITL 395/396
Tu-Th: 11:30-12:50 G. Gazzola

Also Available: ITL 447, ITL 475, ITL 495 (see undergraduate adviser for details)


Spring Semester Undergraduate Courses Taught in English

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.
MW: 4:00-5:20 A. Fedi
 
HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
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: 2:30-4:40 / Th: 2:30-3:50 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
 
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 2:30-3:50 C. Franco
 
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:  2:30-3:50 A. Morena
 
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: 4:00-5:20 S. Auriti
 
HUI 310​- I: Splendor of Renaissance Art in Venice
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 310.
Prerequisite: ARH 101 and 102
MW: 2:30-3:50 P. Brooks
 
HUI 338-K  Images of Italian Americans in Films
Italian-American ethnicity as represented in mainstream and independent American cinema from the silent era to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the origin and existence of the traditional stereotypes associated with these representations and how Italian-American filmmakers respond to them.
Mandatory Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing.
Advisory Prerequisite: HUM 201 or HUM 202; HUI 231
M: 5:30-6:50 /Th: 5:30-7:45 S. Auriti
 
HUI 390-G Origin of Italian Migration
Details to be announced.
MW  10:00-11:20 P. Carravetta
 

Graduate Courses 

ITL 508 Italian Syntax and Composition
A course designed to acquaint students with the subtleties of Italian syntax. Extensive compositions, including translations from English, are employed  to improve the writing style of student.
M: 5:23-8:20 C. Franco
 
ITL 562 Contemporary Italian Short Story
The hero and anti-hero as seen in contemporary short story. Neo-realism, magic realism, and the new role of writers in the Italian contemporary society. Authors read include Elsa Morante, Anna Maria Ortese, Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, and Antonio Tabucchi
Th: 5:30-8:20 L. Fontanella
 
ITL 571-01 The Italian Migration Between 1970 and 1924
Course detail to be announced
Note: This is a runs for the first half of the semester
Tu-W: 5:30-8:30 M. Saija
 
Also available: ITL 581 / ITL 582 / ITL 595 / ITL 599 - See adviser if you need any of these courses.
The Italian program will also offer several graduate courses in culture and literature through the School of Professional Development 
 

Tentative Summer Courses

The following courses will likely be scheduled for the summer sessions:

ITL 101-S3 Intensive Beginning Italian (6 credits)
 
ITL 201-S3  Intensive Intermediate Italian (6 credits)
 
HUI 231-D Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema
 
HUI 234-G  Introduction to 20th-Century Drama

HUI 235-G  Sex, Love and Tragedy in Early Italian Literature

HUI 239-I  Modern Italy
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