ITL: Italian

ITL 500: Reading Italian

Designed to prepare graduate students to read contemporary research in their respective disciplines published in Italian, the course presents systematic instruction in the fundamentals of reading comprehension and in specialized subject-oriented vocabulary.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 501: Contemporary Italy

Analysis of contemporary Italy and its civilization through the study of the development of its historical, cultural, political, and social characteristics. Designed for potential teachers of Italian at the college as well as secondary school levels, this course emphasizes and traces the evolution of the character and institutions of contemporary Italy.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 502: Special Topics in Italian Cinema

A topics course given in Italian on Italian cinema. Topics may include films of a particular actor, director, genre, theme, or historical period. Smeester supplements to the Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: advanced oral and written proficiency in Italian.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 507: Italian Linguistics: Diachronic Development and Synchronic Structures

An examination of the linguistic evolution and the synchronic grammars (phonology, morphology, syntax) of standard Italian and some Italo-Romance dialects.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 508: Syntax and Composition

This course analyzes and discusses finer points of Italian grammar and investigates diverse writing styles. Students will develop grammatical drills from elementary through advanced levels. Literary masterpieces are translated to demonstrate types of style and possible alternatives in writing.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 510: Advanced Conversation and Composition

An examination of Italian in the context of contemporary Italy, with an eye to the effects of globalization and localism on language and culture. Class readings and conversations focus on today's multifaceted Italy, steering clear of stereotyped images and misconceptions.

Prerequisite: Graduate status.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 511: History of the Italian Language

A study of the development of the Italian language beginning with its Latin origins, and continuing through modern times.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 512: Italian Dialects

The linguistic structures of the many languages (i.e., "dialects") spoken in Italy are analyzed. Consideration is also given to the sociolinguistic situation.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 513: Romance Linguistics

This course examines the linguistic evolution of the Romance languages from the classical period through modern times. The synchronic grammars of Italian, French, and Spanish are examined.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 516: Seminar on Dante

Dante�s Vita Nuova and Divina Commedia are analyzed within their historical, social and moral context of 13th- and 14-centuries Europe. Offered as ITL 516 and CEI 526.

3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 522: Seminar in Italian Humanism and Renaissance Literature

Analysis of the works of such writers as Petrarch, Boccaccio, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Aretino, Tasso, and Michelangelo. Study of the relation of the individual works of these writers to broader historical, cultural, and intellectual developments of the period.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 551: Studies in Italian Romanticism

Italian romanticism is compared with the movement as it took place in other countries, such as England, Germany, and France. The works of Foscolo, Leopardi, and Manzoni are studied in the philosophical and sociological contexts of the period.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 552: Studies in the Modern Novel

A study of the development of the Italian novel from Verga to the latest trends. Stress is placed on the major shifts in sensibility occurring at the beginning of the 19th century and after World War II.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 562: Studies in Contemporary Literature Contemporary Italian Poetry: The Quest for Meaning

Studies in 20th century literature.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 571: Free Seminar

Courses given in the past have covered a single author, genre, and other topics.

Fall or Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 581: Independent Individual Studies

Fall and Spring , alternative years,

1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 582: Language Proficiency

Second language acquisition for M.A., M.A.T. and Ph.D. candidates from other Programs.

Fall, 1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 591: Language Acquisition I

Elementary Italian I intended for graduate students from other programs.

1-4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 592: Language Acquisition II

Elementary Italian II intended for graduate students from other programs.

1-4 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

ITL 593: Language Acquisition III

Intermediate and Advanced Italian intended for graduate students from other programs. The requirements for the course will include a graduate-level component to be determined by the instructor

1-6 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)

May be repeated 1 times FOR credit.

ITL 595: Practicum in Teaching

Fall and Spring ,

1-3 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 599: Thesis Research

May be repeated for credit

1-6 credits, S/U grading

May be repeated for credit.

ITL 800: Summer Research

May be repeated for credit.