Italian (ITAL)

ITAL Class Schedule

Courses

ITAL 101   Elementary Italian I   credit: 4 Hours.

For students who have no credit in Italian.

ITAL 102   Elementary Italian II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of ITAL 101. Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or one year of high school Italian.

ITAL 103   Intermediate Italian I   credit: 4 Hours.

Rapid reading, review of grammar, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or two years of high school Italian.

ITAL 104   Intermediate Italian II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of ITAL 103. Prerequisite: ITAL 103 or three years of high school Italian.

ITAL 191   Freshman Honors Tutorial   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars and Associates. May be repeated one time to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors adviser in Italian.

ITAL 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 5 hours.

ITAL 200   Italian Studies in a Mediterranean Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces students to the study of Italy and Italian culture, emphasizing Italy's central position in Mediterranean networks of cultural, economic and linguistic exchange. Prerequisite: ITAL 104 or consent of instructor.

ITAL 210   Practical Review Italian   credit: 3 Hours.

Reviews major challenges in Italian grammar, with particular emphasis on the verb system (major tenses and moods, morphology, and aspect) and areas of contrast with English. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ITAL 104 or equivalent.

ITAL 220   Comtemp Italian Oral & Written   credit: 3 Hours.

Training in oral-aural skill and in writing. Prerequisite: ITAL 210 or consent of instructor.

ITAL 240   Italy Middle Ages & Renaiss   credit: 3 Hours.

The development of Medieval Italian civilization in a literary context from the Sicilian School of love poetry to the early Renaissance in Florence; lectures and readings are in English. Same as CWL 240 and MDVL 240.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ITAL 270   Introduction to Italian Cinema   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to major films, movements and directors in the Italian tradition, paying particular attention to questions of national identity, gender and political and social history. Knowledge of Italian not required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts

ITAL 310   Advanced Grammar   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of the structure of modern Italian in both its phonological and syntactic aspects for the student who already has a functional command of the language, with an emphasis on developing ability to analyze and interpret grammatical structures. Prerequisite: ITAL 210 or consent of instructor.

ITAL 380   Ital Business & Profess   credit: 3 Hours.

Builds preexisting language skills through the study of Italian business practices: financial systems, transactions, banking, import/export and commercial correspondence. Prerequisite: ITAL 210 or equivalent.

ITAL 390   Spec Topics Italian Studies   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Selected substantive readings for independent study on a given special topic of Italian literature, culture, language, or linguistics. May be repeated. Prerequisite: ITAL 104 and consent of instructor.

ITAL 406   Italian Culture and Globalization   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to factors that have shaped present-day Italy, with particular attention to globalization; basic concepts contributing to understanding its present social and cultural development in a European and global context; taught in Italian. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ITAL 200 or ITAL 220, or consent of instructor.

ITAL 413   Dante   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy with special attention to its position in the medieval world; a knowledge of Italian not required. Same as CWL 413 and MDVL 413. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

ITAL 414   Petrarch & Boccaccio   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Studies in Petrarch and Boccaccio; nonmajors in Italian may read the works in translation; lectures are in English. Same as CWL 414 and MDVL 414. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Fulfillment of campus rhetoric requirement.

ITAL 420   Masterpieces Renaiss Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading of masterpieces of the 1400 and 1500s and a study of their predecessors and influence; nonconcentrators in Italian may read the works in translation; lectures are in English. Content rotates. Same as CWL 420 and MDVL 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Fulfillment of campus rhetoric requirement.

ITAL 440   Modern Italian Novel   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An in-depth examination of a particular writer, genre, form or period in modern Italian literature (such as Italo Calvino, Italian detective fiction, or the contemporary Italian novel). See online schedule for specific topic. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ITAL 200 or consent of instructor.

ITAL 450   Italian Syntax & Phonology   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the essential syntactic and phonological structures of Modern Standard Italian in combination with appropriate discussion of corresponding linguistic concepts. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ITAL 310 or consent of instructor.

ITAL 470   Topics in Italian Cinema   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An in-depth examination of a particular director, genre or school from the Italian cinematic tradition (e.g., Fellini, Italian horror, or noerealism); topic will very each semester. No knowledge of Italian is required. Same as MACS 470. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours.

ITAL 490   Italian Critical Theory   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An advanced introduction to the critical theory of major Italian thinkers and philosophers (e.g., Gramsci, Negri, Agamben, Esposito). 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: At least two 200-level courses in Italian, or consent of instructor.

ITAL 491   Honors Senior Thesis   credit: 2 Hours.

For candidates for honors in Italian. No graduate credit. May be repeated.

ITAL 510   Seminar in Italian Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Graduate seminar in Italian culture, literature, linguistics, or critical theory. Topics vary. May be repeated in the same semester to a maximum of 8 hours as topics vary. May be repeated in separate semesters to a maximum of 16 hours as topics vary.

ITAL 595   Spec Topics in Italian   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Independent study/research under the direction of a faculty member. May or may not fulfill requirements for a particular degree program in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Consult graduate advisor. May be repeated in same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 hours.

ITAL 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.