Once Upon a Time in Italian American Cinema

This course examines the extraordinary role played by cinema in the encounter between the Italian and American cultures. Every week we will watch a film made by and/or dealing with Italian Americans. Issues of migration, gender, family relations, cultural conflict and ethnic identity formation will be addressed by exploring works by directors such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, and Stanley Tucci. This course may be applied toward the major or minor in Italian (please speak with an advisor for more information). Taught in English.

*Sections of this course offered as fully online sections in main campus programs will be charged a $50 iCourse Fee.  This fee does not apply to In person or Hybrid sections of this course, or to students in fully online programs.  Please check the Schedule of Classes for up-to-date information on the mode of instruction for individual sections of this course as offerings may change from semester to semester. 

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Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E.

Pre requisite(s): 

Two courses from Tier One, Traditions and Cultures (Catalog numbers 160A, 160B, 160C, 160D).

Usually Offered: 

Fall, Spring



Approved As: 

General Education Tier Two - Humanities
General Education - Diversity Emphasis