ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Dante's Divine Comedy: A Journey of Discovery
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first- and second- year students. No knowledge of Italian language required.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The story of Dante’s voyage through the three realms of the Christian afterlife, the Divine Comedy is a perfect text for people who are starting college and, like Dante, are embarking on a journey of discovery. This course is a guided reading of the Divine Comedy, a poem and an encyclopedia of the human experience, but also a text that resonates with readers of all kinds. Students will read the whole of the Inferno and selections from the Purgatorio and the Paradiso. We will consider Dante’s text both in its original context and in our twenty-first century context. While getting familiar with one of the greatest works of world literature, students will explore connections between Dante’s poem and their own experience and interests. Taught in English.

Class Format:

Class taught in English, no Italian required.


ITALIAN 250 - Undergraduate Seminar in Italian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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