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French and Italian Degrees

B.A. Option in Italian

French and Italian Major Prerequisite. Majors must complete courses to gain fourth semester language proficiency. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major.

  • Fourth Semester Proficiency. Satisfied by:
    ITAL 240 Intermediate Italian II
    Continuation of ITAL 230. (ITAL 240 completes foreign language requirement.) Review and expansion of grammatical structures introduced in Elementary Italian I and II, with continued practice in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing, coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 230. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    Bowen III, Edward
    MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 15300

Italian Core Knowledge and Skills. Majors choosing this option must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

  • Composition and Conversation. Satisfied by: 
    ITAL 300 Composition and Conversation
    Study of advanced grammatical structures with extensive practice in writing and conversation. Guided discussions on a variety of contemporary Italian literary, journalistic, and cinematic works. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or permission of instructor. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 12182
  • Advanced Composition and Conversation. Satisfied by: 
    ITAL 315 Advanced Composition and Conversation
    Continuation of ITAL 300. Study of advanced grammatical structures with extensive practice in writing and conversation. Guided discussions on a variety of contemporary Italian literary, journalistic, and cinematic works. Active participation required. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

  • Italian Literature. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) chosen from the following:
    ITAL 301 Introduction to Italian Literature and Textual Analysis
    Readings, textual analysis, and writing on a broad selection of Italian texts from different genres and periods, ranging from the medieval origins to contemporary literary culture. This course develops cultural and critical literacy as well as oral and written proficiency, and is a gateway to upper-division courses in the major and minor. Emphasis on study of Italian literature in its cultural context, history, politics, and society. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    TR 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 15995
  • Literature alternatives:
    ITAL 495 Directed Readings in Italian
    May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed nine hours. Various fields of Italian literature. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, given only to those having demonstrated ease in reading Italian. IND.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    IND Bowen III, Edward
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 23000
    IND Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 17582
    and/or
    ITAL 695 Graduate Directed Readings in Italian
    May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed nine hours. Directed readings, conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: ITAL 495 or consent of instructor. IND.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    IND Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 17583
    may be taken in place of ITAL 301 and/or ITAL 302, by permission of the Italian advisor.
  • Required Electives. Satisfied by 4 courses (12 hours) chosen from the following courses:
    ITAL 335 Italy and the Italians I
    Survey of Italian culture with study of geography, history, government, education, Roman archaeology, and music. Lecture, discussion, and supportive readings. Not open to native speakers of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 336 Italy and the Italians II
    Survey of Italian culture with study of art and architecture, literary masterpieces in translation, science, culinary arts, and cinema. Lecture, discussion, and supportive readings. Not open to native speakers of Italian. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    Bowen III, Edward
    MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 22569
    ITAL 340 Studies in Italian Culture: _____
    A study of particular aspects of and/or periods in Italian culture. May be repeated for credit with departmental permission. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or permission of instructor. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC de Fazio, Marina
    Bowen III, Edward
    MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 1045 - LAWRENCE
    3 23835
    ITAL 405 Italian Literature in Translation: _____
    Major works representing various movements, themes, or genres. May be repeated with departmental permission. All work done in English. LEC.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    LEC Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    TR 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4046 - LAWRENCE
    3 26357
    ITAL 410 19th and 20th Century Short Stories
    A survey of representative short stories of the 19th and 20th Centuries, including Verga, Panzini, Pirandello, Guareschi, Moravia, Calvino, Landolfi, and Bigiaretti. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 420 19th and 20th Century Poetry
    A survey of 19th and 20th century poets and their works, including Leopardi, Pascoli, d'Annunzio, Govoni, Palazzeschi, Gozzano, Marinetti, Boccioni, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, and Pasolini. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 430 Dante's Masterpiece
    Detailed study of Dante's epic poem with a close reading of the Inferno. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 440 Italian Renaissance and Early Modern Literature
    Detailed study of selected masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 465 19th and 20th Century Novels I
    With Italian 466, a survey of representative 19th and 20th century novels including those of Manzoni, Pirandello, Svevo, Deledda, Vittorini, Moravia, Pavese, Pratolini, Buzzati, Ginzburg, and Calvino. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 466 19th and 20th Century Novels II
    See ITAL 465. Prerequisite: ITAL 240 or reading knowledge of Italian or permission of instructor. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 480 Studies in Italian Literature: _____
    A study of a period, theme, group of authors, or cultural movement. Subject matter will vary; may be taken more than once if subject differs. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or demonstrated knowledge of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 502 Dante's Divine Comedy I
    Detailed study of Dante's masterpiece. Attention will also be given to such matters as the development of the Italian language at Dante's period and the relation of the Comedy to Dante's other works. Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Italian. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 503 Dante's Divine Comedy II
    Continuation of ITAL 502. Prerequisite: Completion of ITAL 502. LEC.

    The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

    ITAL 495 Directed Readings in Italian
    May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed nine hours. Various fields of Italian literature. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, given only to those having demonstrated ease in reading Italian. IND.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    IND Bowen III, Edward
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 23000
    IND Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 17582
    ITAL 695 Graduate Directed Readings in Italian
    May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed nine hours. Directed readings, conferences with instructor. Prerequisite: ITAL 495 or consent of instructor. IND.
    Fall 2017
    Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
    IND Ceccagnoli, Patrizio
    APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
    1-3 17583

 

One approved 3-credit course offered by another department or program and with significant content related to Italian culture (300-500 level) may be counted toward the Italian BA Option.

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.


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