University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Italian (ITAL)

ITAL 001 - Elementary I
Fundamentals of Italian composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, writing. Structure of the basic Italian sentence. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 4.00
ITAL 002 - Elementary II
Continuation of ITAL 001. Prerequisite: ITAL 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
ITAL 051 - Intermediate Rdg & Conv I
Designed to help students move from a basic knowledge of Italian to the ability to read, speak, and understand Italian better. Some grammar review and short compositions. Prerequisite: ITAL 002 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 052 - Intermediate Rdg & Conv II
Continues building on the skills developed in ITAL 051. Less stress on grammar review. Reading selections and compositions are longer and more sophisticated than in ITAL 051. Prerequisite: ITAL 051 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ITAL 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ITAL 101 - Reading and Writing Workshop
Improvement of reading and writing skills through the analysis and discussion of increasingly complex texts -- literary, filmic, cultural. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 121 - Issues in Italian Culture
An introduction to the cultural realities of Italy, from politics to pop music, food to fashion. Emphasis on improving linguistic fluency. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 122 - Italian Literature & Film
A study of the multiple relationships between literary and cinematic texts and their role as a window on Italian culture. Emphasis on improving linguistic fluency. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 157 - Modern Italian Fictions
An introduction to Italian literature from the 18th century to today, with attention to art, music, cinema, and the Internet. Emphasis on improving linguistic fluency. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 158 - Early Italian Lit in Context
An introduction to Italian literature from its beginnings through the early modern period. Authors may include Dante, Boccaccio, Macchiavelli. Emphasis on improving linguistic fluency. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 162 - Masters of Italian Renaissance
A study of the most representative authors of the 15th and 16th centuries in historical and artistic context. Emphasis on reading and class discussions. Prerequisite: ITAL 052.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 167 - Italian Poetry: Love, Etc.
A study of Italian poetry and related literary and cultural issues across the centuries. Emphasis on reading and discussion. Prerequisite: ITAL 052.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 170 - Cultures of Women in Italy
A study of Italian women writers, journalists, artists, and film directors. Emphasis on reading and discussion. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
ITAL 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ITAL 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ITAL 197 - Readings & Research
Permission of Department Chair required.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ITAL 198 - Readings & Research
Permission of department chair required.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ITAL 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ITAL 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00