Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Spring 2024
ITAL

ITAL 101 – Elementary Italian I

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing; introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Italian. (Does not count toward the Italian major or minor.)

Section
001
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
23 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 23 / 25
Section
002
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 25
Section
003
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
004
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25

ITAL 102 – Elementary Italian II

Listening, speaking, reading and writing; an introduction to the basic structures and vocabulary of Italian, continuation. (Does not count toward the Italian major or minor.)

Section
001
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
002
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
25 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section
003
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
17 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25
Section
004
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
22 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 22 / 25
Section
005
Days
MoTuWeTh
Time
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
26 / 25
  • Days: MoTuWeTh
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 26 / 25

ITAL 150B1 – The Holocaust in France and Italy

The course examines the origins, development, and implementation of discriminatory racial policies in France and Italy as well as their impact on Jewish citizens during and after World War II through the study of historical texts, survivor testimonies, war memoirs, memorials, commemorations and film.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
61 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 61 / 60
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
61 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 61 / 60
Section
401
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
61 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 61 / 60

ITAL 160D1 – Food for Thought in Italian Culture

Food has always been an important thread woven through the fabric of Italian culture. Italian cuisine, as diverse and heterogeneous as it is inside the country from North to South, largely contributed to the building of a strong Italian identity, as testified in recent times by the worldwide success of large-scale marketplaces such as Eataly. This course will investigate food's role in shaping Italian society and its cultural practices by looking at images of food in visual art, literature and film. Our historical review will focus on the many symbolic meanings circulating around the representation of food in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the 20th and 21st centuries. Food will be a lens through which we will read the political, social, and economic changes that have affected Italy in its millennial history.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
65 / 65
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 65 / 65
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
65 / 65
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 65 / 65

ITAL 201 – Intermediate Italian I

Continued skill development; reinforcement of basic language skills.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
17 / 23
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 23
Section
002
Days
TuTh
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 18
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 18
Section
002
Days
TuTh
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 18
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 18

ITAL 202 – Intermediate Italian II

Continued skill development; reinforcement of basic language skills.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
17 / 25
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25
Section
002
Days
TuTh
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
18 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 18 / 25

ITAL 230 – Introduction to Italian Culture

This gateway course introduces students to Italian thought and culture through multiple perspectives and disciplines including history, philosophy. literary traditions and cultures, arts and architecture, film, cultural studies and geography. By the end of the course, students will have acquired a broad historical understanding of Italian culture and a deeper sense of the interdisciplinary perspectives that contribute meaning to individual and collective Italian identities. Taught in English.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
54 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 54 / 60
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
54 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 54 / 60

ITAL 231 – Fashion and Culture in France and Italy

The study of fashion is an important conduit for the expression of social identity, political ideas, and aesthetic taste. This course considers the history of style, fashion and dress in France and Italy from a cultural and fashion studies perspective. After a general introduction to models of interpretation and conceptual terms, FREN/ITAL 231 surveys topics in French and Italian fashion design and history from the 1300s to the present day

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
126 / 125
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 126 / 125
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
126 / 125
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 126 / 125
Section
401
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
126 / 125
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 126 / 125

ITAL 240 – Italian Folklore and Popular Culture

Through multiple interdisciplinary approaches, this course focuses on the dynamics between Italian folklore, or materials that are produced outside of the authoritative and sanctioned Culture, and their depictions in 20th-21st-century popular culture. It will explore the oral narratives (fairy tales, legends, saints' legends) and customary crafts of ordinary Italians and Italian Americans, their variations through the transmission process and their depictions in contemporary media. To better understand folkloristics materials, we will situate them in their cultural contexts: specifically, the culture of the historical Italian peasantry and working-class people as well their geographical placements (North, South, and the implications thereof).

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
65 / 65
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 65 / 65
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Status
Closed
Enrollment
65 / 65
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 65 / 65

ITAL 250C – Intermediality: Italian Theatre, Opera, and Film

How did the Italian historical context and theatrical spaces impact the creation and reception of theatrical texts? How did these texts shape the context of the Italian society? What is intermediality? How do media re-narrate, re-interpret, and adapt literary texts? How do media cross linguistic, space/time, and cultural borders? What gets lost in the translation of texts across different media? What is produced instead? These are some of the questions we will explore to improve our understanding of intermediality, or the relations among different media (theatre, opera, film), using the humanist's tools and methodologies (historical and social contextualization, close reading, critical analysis, scholars' production).We will engage with the history of Italian theater from 16thto 20thcentury, contextualizing, reading, and analyzing plays and libretti by Machiavelli, Da Ponte, Goldoni, Mascagni, Pirandello, Fo, and Ginzburg. We will combine a traditional approach to canonical texts of the Italian theatrical tradition with an interdisciplinary methodology that compares literary and visual texts.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
28 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 28 / 60
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
28 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 28 / 60

ITAL 300 – Pandemics, Politics and Culture in France and Italy

How has humanity responded to and represented pandemics, epidemics and other episodes of contagion in history? What are the roles of race, class and gender in the shaping of disease incidence? How does infectious disease define a life? What is the nature of individual existence when touched by plague? This course considers these questions and others through the study of historical, literary and cultural representations of some of the most influential pandemics and epidemics, covering a wide range of geographical places and time periods in French and Italian history from the Black Death in Tuscany during the Middle Ages to subsequent outbreaks of bubonic plague from Milan to Marseille in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to the spread of cholera and syphilis in the nineteenth century from Paris to Provence. In addition, the course explores the AIDS epidemic in twentieth-century France and the impact of COVID-19 on Italy in the twenty-first. Students examine a variety of primary and secondary sources, fiction and memoirs from French and Italian writers including Giovanni Boccaccio, Alessandro Manzoni, Albert Camus, and Hervé Guibert among others. Taught in English.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
11 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 60
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
11 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 60

ITAL 310 – Italian Encounters: Spoken Italian in Context

Course emphasizes advanced spoken language through the study of Italian popular culture, which can include history, music, media studies, cultural studies, literature, the visual arts, and everyday Italian life.

Section
001
Days
MoWeFr
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
9 / 23
  • Days: MoWeFr
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 23

ITAL 320 – Italian Encounters: Written Italian in Context

Course emphasizes advanced written language as found in Italian culture through a variety of genres, which can include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, opera, cinema, music and history.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
14 / 24
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 14 / 24

ITAL 330C – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Italian Cinema

This course will provide an historical introduction to Italian cinema by concentrating on examples of classic genres and movements, such as the early silent epic, Neorealism, Auteur cinema, Comedy Italian style, Spaghetti Western, and Contemporary Italian Cinema. Films by Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and Sorrentino will be watched, analyzed and discussed from both a filmic and a historical stance. We will examine issues of representation and production of societal values, i.e. gender, family relations, and national identity. This course may be applied toward the major or minor in Italian (please speak with an advisor for more information). Taught in English.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
54 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 54 / 60
Section
201
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - Mar 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
54 / 60
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 54 / 60

ITAL 410 – Words and Worlds: Italian Literature and/or Film

Course is an advanced seminar on Italian narratives, either visual or literary.

Section
001
Days
MoWeFr
Time
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
8 / 24
  • Days: MoWeFr
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 24

ITAL 498H – Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course for two sequential semesters. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

Section
001
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 1
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 1