An introduction to spoken and written Italian emphasizing cultural perspectives. Linguistic emphasis is on basic grammar, vocabulary, and the development of reading, conversation, and writing skills while learning about the culture of Italy.
Continuation of WLI 101. Further development of basic grammar, reading, conversation, and writing skills while focusing on cultural materials from Italy.
Continuing study of the structures of the Italian language. Extensive practice in conversation and writing. Vocabulary building through the reading of appropriate texts in the literature and culture.
Development of Italian skills at the advanced intermediate level. Extensive practice in idioms. Development of vocabulary and reading skills necessary for communication at native speed. Texts include contemporary news materials, film, Internet sources, literature, and music.
Intensive practice in daily use of Italian in a cultural context. Review of idioms, vocabulary, and writing skills.
A course designed for students who want to use their foreign language skills in any course taught in English at the college.
Literary or cultural study at an introductory to intermediate level of an author, a genre, a period, or a topic. Content will vary from semester to semester.
A discussion group about an author, a period, a genre, a topic, a translation, or a research project in conjunction with another course.
Intensive practice of oral and written Italian to increase active vocabulary and fluency in spoken Italian and to develop and refine writing skills.
Investigates Italian literature and culture from the Duecento to the late Cinquecento . We will examine in particular the development of the vernacular through a systematic study of the most representative literary works of the Italian literary tradition, which gave rise to the innovative literary, artistic, and philosophical ideas of the Italian Renaissance. Although the primary focus for this course is the study of literature, we will also examine the culture of the Renaissance as presented not only in the literary works but also in the major works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and music of the epoch. Readings will include selections from Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, the Humanists, Pico della Mirandola, Castiglione, Ariosto, Michelangelo, Lorenzo de' Medici, Veronica Franco, Machiavelli, and others.
Application and development of Italian language skills in conjunction with any course taught in English at the college. Students will read, report, discuss, and write about sophisticated materials in the disciplines, and learn how to translate them to and from English.
Advanced literary or cultural study in an author, a genre, a period, or a topic.
Individual study projects under the guidance of the department.