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Suzanne Cassidy cassidys Departmental Administrator School of Arts and Sciences Romance Languages
ITALIAN
203
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Fall 2019
Masterpieces-Italian Lit
This course surveys the history of Italian literature through its major masterpieces. Beginning with Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarca's love poems, and Boccaccio's Decameron, we will follow the development of Italian literary tradition through the Renaissance (Machiavelli's political theory and Ariosto's epic poem), and then through Romanticism (Leopardi's lyric poetry and Manzoni's historical novel), up to the 20th century (from D'annunzio's sensual poetry to Calvino's post-modern short stories). The course will provide students with the tools needed for analyzing the texts in terms of both form and content, and for framing them in their historical, cultural, and socio-political context. Classes and readings will be in Italian. ITAL 203 is mandatory for Minors in Italian Literature and Majors in Italian Literature. If necessary, ITAL 201 can be taken at the same time as ITAL 203.
COML 203 - Masterpieces-Italian Literature
 

Foundational Approach

One-term course offered either term
Cross Cultural Analysis
 
Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia
Full Time Lecturer
Full Time Lecturer
Italian 203 is a foundational step in the initial path toward the certificate, minor, and major in Italian Studies. It it one of the first few courses that students take, and can be taken concurrently with other early 200-level courses.
The over-arching objective of Italian 203 is to increase students' understanding and knowledge of Italian culture(s) and social institutions. In our increasingly interconnected world, this course’s focus on surveying the history of Italian literature through its major masterpieces affords learners the opportunities and tools to critically analyze Italian socio-cultural systems. Beginning with Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarca's love poems, and Boccaccio's Decameron, we follow the development of Italian literary tradition through the Renaissance (Machiavelli's political theory and Ariosto's epic poem), and then through Romanticism (Leopardi's lyric poetry and Manzoni's historical novel), to the 20th century (from D'Annunzio's sensual poetry to Calvino's post-modern short stories), and into present-day. The course provides students with the skills needed to analyze texts in terms of both form and content, and for framing them in their historical, cultural, and socio-political context. Through this literary voyage from the past to the present, students will recognize and examine attitudes and values that represent the Italian literary experience.

Methods of Assessment

2 short papers of 5 pages; one final research paper of 10-12 pages.
There are no written exams. There are two short papers, one final paper, and oral presentations.
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Cross Cultural Analysis

 
The course examines literary representations which serve as tools to better understand Italian Culture, past and present, applying what we learn to critically analyze broader temporal and global contexts from within their own persepective(s). This course focuses on the critical analysis of creative works while fostering and expanding students' auditory, visual, and textual perceptions. This course is concerned with creative works that are not those of a particular author, but are representative of a wide range of authentic artifacts, agents, and audiences.
 
Within the context of the works read, this course considers the relationship among many elements of Italian Culture. Students are given the tools to critically analyze broader temporal and global contexts from within their own knowledge of culture(s) while examining the institutional, artistic, religious, philosophical, literary and social behaviors that are represented by Italian authors and their content.
 
The course provides students with the tools needed for analyzing Italian texts in terms of both form and content, and for framing them in their historical, cultural, and socio-political context.
 
The course provides students with the tools needed for analyzing texts in terms of both form and content, and for framing them in their historical, cultural, and socio-political context. Through class discussions, presentations, and papers, students will learn to: develop strong thesis statements; clearly express arguments that require thought and research that are relevant to the field; provide appropriate and well-documented evidence; explore alternative reasoning, addressing for example active debates in the class and field; communicate in clear prose style, with no errors of grammar, spelling, or punctuation that impede exchange of meaning; take part in well-informed discussions of relevant literature. Through the practice and refinement of these skills, students will develop their understanding of Italian culture(s), people(s), and histories.

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Data Analysis

Open to students who have completed ITAL 201 or equivalent.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
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