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First Name Last Name Userid Title Home School Org Short Name
Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia lillyros LECT IN FOREIGN LANG SAS School of Arts and Sciences Romance Languages
ITALIAN
205
Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Sicily on Page & Screen
What images come to mind when we hear the words Sicily and Sicilians? Often our thoughts range from scenic vacation spots, delicious seafood and cannoli, and sweet grandmothers dressed in black, to mafia violence, vendettas, and the deep-rooted code of silence, “omertà.” But, how did these ideas get to us? Is there truth in them? Is there more to this island and its people? Through careful analysis of literary and cinematic representations of this Italian region, and those that do and have inhabited it, we will trace and analyze how Sicilians have represented themselves, how mainland Italians have interpreted Sicilian culture, how outsiders have understood these symbols, how our own perceptions shaped what we thought we knew about this place and, finally, how our own observations will have evolved throughout our studies. We will watch films such as Tornatore’s Cinema paradiso and Coppola’s The Godfather II, and read texts such as Lampedusa’s The Leopard and Maraini’s Bagheria. This course aims to increase students' understanding and knowledge of the Sicilian socio-cultural system. It will help students develop their ability to understand and interpret Sicilian culture through close analysis of its history, values, attitudes, and experiences, thereby allowing them to better recognize and examine the values and practices that define their own, as well as others’, cultural frameworks. Course taught in English. Course Materials in English. There are no prerequisites for this course.
CIMS 204 - Sicily on Page and Screen
COML 208 - Sicily on Page and Screen
ENGL 083 - Sicily on Page and Screen
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Foundational Approach

Course usually offered summer term only
Cross Cultural Analysis
 
Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia
Full Time Lecturer
Full Time Lecturer
This course will complement Italian Studies courses currently delivered in English by welcoming a broad audience of learners. It will allow us to be more visible and present in students' academic careers and expose them to cultural content that will enrich their studies and broaden their knowledge. This course may inspire students to continue to explore Italian Studies, and/or accompany their current paths already within their work in Italian.
This course aims to increase students' understanding and knowledge of the Sicilian socio-cultural system. It will help students develop their ability to understand and interpret Sicilian culture through close analysis of its history, values, attitudes, and experiences, thereby allowing them to better recognize and examine the values and practices that define their own, as well as others’, cultural frameworks.

Methods of Assessment

Daily written blogs (1-2 pages). Weekly response papers (2-3 pages). Final paper (10-12 pages) and presentation.
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Daily class participation. Active engagement in course Canvas site.

Cross Cultural Analysis

 
Through careful analysis of literary and cinematic representations of this Italian region, and those that do and have inhabited it, we will trace and analyze how Sicilians have represented themselves, how mainland Italians have interpreted Sicilian culture, how outsiders have understood these symbols, how our own perceptions shaped what we thought we knew about this place and, finally, how our own observations will have evolved throughout our studies. We will watch films such as Tornatore’s Cinema paradiso and Coppola’s The Godfather II, and read texts such as Lampedusa’s The Leopard and Maraini’s Bagheria. This course aims to increase students' understanding and knowledge of the Sicilian socio-cultural system. It will help students develop their ability to understand and interpret Sicilian culture through close analysis of its history, values, attitudes, and experiences, thereby allowing them to better recognize and examine the values and practices that define their own, as well as others’, cultural frameworks.
 
This course focuses on the critical analysis of creative works (such as cinema, literature, visual arts, theater, and music) while fostering and expanding students' auditory, visual, and textual perceptions. This course is concerned with primary and secondary texts and creative works that are not those of a particular author, but are representative of a wide range of authentic artifacts, agents, and audiences.
 
It focuses on several elements of the culture in question.
 
This course aims to increase students' understanding and knowledge of the Sicilian socio-cultural system. It will help students develop their ability to understand and interpret Sicilian culture through close analysis of its history, values, attitudes, and experiences, thereby allowing them to better recognize and examine the values and practices that define their own, as well as others’, cultural frameworks.

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Data Analysis

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Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
Key: 831