ITALIAN 270 - Italian Literature and Culture
Section: 002 Italian Through Opera
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Opera is a quintessentially Italian art form based on the fusion of words and music. The primary objective of this course is to improve comprehension and speaking by learning the words of famous Italian operas. Music and drama help fix a broad lexicon, grammatical structures and idiomatic expressions in memory. The operas, chosen for performances available to attend during the semester, will be studied in their entirety, as a complete work of art.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

No particular familiarity with opera or music is expected.

The course will be taught in Italian.

Class Format:

Students will share responsibility for deciphering and analyzing the text on a daily basis, reinforcing the grammatical forms necessary to understand the dramatic events unfolding in the work. There will be lots of low-pressure singing together in class, and few lip-synched videos made by the students

ITALIAN 270 - Italian Literature and Culture
Schedule Listing
002 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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