LOWER DIVISION (100-200 level)

ITA 100       Elementary Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

 

ITA 101       Elementary Italian I
Drill in pronunciation, grammatical principles, reading and translation, oral and written exercises. Normally closed to students who have completed two years of high school Italian. Closed to native speakers.

Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

 

ITA 102       Elementary Italian II

>Continuation of ITA 101. Closed to native speakers.

Prerequisite: ITA 101; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

 

ITA 200       Intermediate Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language
Italian 200 is a continuation of ITA 100 (Elementary Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language) and is specifically designed for students who are either heritage learners or native speakers of Spanish and other Romance languages (e.g., Portuguese or French), or have reached the proficiency level of Intermediate-Low (based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines) in Spanish or another Romance language, the latter to be determined by your professor. This course is designed to improve and accelerate the learning of Italian by drawing on the student's already existing knowledge of Spanish or another Romance language. Students will be exposed to the basic syntactic and morphological parallels between Italian, Spanish, and other Romance languages to develop and enhance the student's metalinguistic knowledge. In addition, a variety of classroom and online activities will introduce and develop Italian language skills in four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Reading and writing activities will reinforce and expand the vocabulary and concepts presented and provide furtherCultural insights. As the semester progresses, students will be able to comprehend and communicate in Italian at increasingly complex levels. By the end of the term students will be able to participate in basic everyday conversations, understand short texts, and express themselves in writing at a level consistent with the material covered.

Typically Offered: Fall.

 

ITA 201       Intermediate Italian I
Integrated grammar review. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews. Practice in speaking and in writing. Class conducted in Italian.

Prerequisite: Closed to native speakers. ITA 102, a strong high school background (4 years; good program; good grades); Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

ITA 202      Intermediate Italian II
This course uses different genres of texts (portraits, descriptions, short stories, film reviews, magazines) to explore different ways of writing and to prepare students for 300-level work. Structured in a workshop format, the course also develops conversational skills. Class conducted in Italian. Closed to native speakers.

 Prerequisite: ITA 201; closed to native speakers.; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


UPPER DIVISION (300-500 level)

 ITA 301       Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Italian
Tools for the interpretation and analysis of Italian literary and cultural materials. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Closed to native speakers formally educated in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcemnet Only.

 

ITA 310       Topics in Italian Studies in Translation
Intensive study, in English translation, of a topic, theme, author, period, or literary movement. May be repeated when the topic varies. Writing Credit.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 312       Italian Civilization
The intellectual life of Italy, political and social institution arts, letters, and sciences. Collateral readings and reports.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 314       Topics In Early Modern Italian Literature In Translation
An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the early/modern Renaissance period in translation: e.g., the courtier, epic poems, the rebirth of classical theater.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 315       Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Translation
This course presents issues dealing with gender and sexuality in Italy in a variety of chronological settings, using the appropriate sources for the topic (e.g., films, newsprint and TV ads, novels). This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 316       Topics In 18th and 19th Century Italian Literature In Translation
An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the 18th and 19th centuries in translation: e.g., the role of opera In Italian culture; the literature of the Italian Risorgimento; the historical novel. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 317       Topics In 20th Century Italian Literature In Translation
An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the 20th century in translation: e.g., the experience of war, the child narrator in Calvino and Ammaniti, the experimental novels of the 1960s and '70s. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 319       Travels Italy
Develops an understanding of Italy's contemporary image in the world by, first, presenting some of the earlier representations of Italy and Italians from Dante, through the Renaissance and Baroque periods, to the present; and second, by looking at the various cultures coming into contact with the Italian one. It attempts to come to grips with notions of representation, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, and stereotypes. Taught in English and does not fulfill CAS language requirement.

Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 321       Special Topics in Italian Literature
Introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the Middle Ages in translation: e.g., Dante, the Stil novo, the literature of the Black Plague.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 330       Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Italian Cultur
Issues dealing with gender and sexuality in Italy in a variety of chronological settings, using the appropriate sources for the topic (e.g., films, newsprint and TV ads, novels). Taught in Italian.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 363       Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
Culture and literature in Italian vernacular from its earliest document through the Renaissance. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

Prerequisite: ITA 202; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 364       Introduction to 17th-19th Century Italian Literature
Italian culture and literature from the Baroque to the nineteenth century. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 365       Introduction to 20th Century Italian Literature
Italian culture and literature of the twentieth century. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 394       Internship
The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Italian-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

 

ITA 395       Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

ITA 396       Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

ITA 397       Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

ITA 398       Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

ITA 399       Transfer Credits
Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

 

ITA 400       Creative Writing in Italian

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 432       Italian for Business and for Business Travelers
This course will allow non-native speakers of Italian communicate with native Italian speakers in a business environment by providing students with the basic vocabulary and professional expressions that are most often used in the business arena. Target business areas will be addressed through specific exercises, individual presentations, pair and group work, class discussion, preparing a Portfolio and a Final written Project, while working with authentic materials.

Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent. Close to native speakers; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 592       Directed Readings

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

 

ITA 593       Directed Readings

Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.