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Fall '00 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian (Division 399)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Italian

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Elementary Language Courses

Students who have begun language study in high school must take a placement test to determine whether they should enroll in a first-year (101), first-year review (103), or a second-year language course. We also recommend that students who began language study at another college or university take the placement test. Please check the Evaluations & Examinations website (http://www.umich.edu/~eande/place/sched.htm) for placement test dates and locations.

Demand for elementary language courses can be high, and students may not be able to enroll in the class of their choosing. Please see your general academic advisor for help in electing courses.

Attendance in elementary language courses is mandatory. Students who miss either of the first two meetings of the class may be dropped from the course by the department, to allow other students to register.


Italian 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Italian 100. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is task- and content-based and incorporates grammar in a functional use of language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Vocabulary and structures are practiced in class through communicative activities. Cultural awareness and listening skills are further developed through audio-visual materials. Evaluation criteria include: regular attendance, oral participation, in-class work, homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 102. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. Italian 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. Open only to students who have completed 101 at the University of Michigan. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in Italian 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course continues the presentation of the Italian language and attempts to broaden the student's knowledge of Italian life and culture. It is task- and content-based and incorporates grammar in a functional use of language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Language use is encouraged through variety of communicative activities. Instructional methods include authentic readings in Italian (short articles from newspapers and magazines) and audio-visual materials. Grading is based on regular attendance, oral participation, in classwork, homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 103. Accelerated Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Romana Habekovic (romanah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Italian 103 is an accelerated course for those students who wish to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at a rapid pace, while being introduced to various aspects of Italian culture. The material covered in this one-term course is equivalent to that taught in two terms of elementary Italian 101 and 102. Evaluation criteria include: regular attendance, oral participation, in-class work, homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 150. First Year Seminar in Italian Studies.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 Italian Culture through the Internet.

Instructor(s): Emilio Speciale

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.siol.it/ospiti/especiale/italweb/

This intensive course serves as an introduction to Italian Culture through the Internet. The students (or groups of students) are encouraged to choose one of the topics described on the syllabus or propose one. During the class the students will show all the material, concerning the chosen topic, they collect browsing the Web. The aim of the course is to reconstruct, discuss and criticize the representation of Italian Culture on the Internet. At the end of the course each student (or group of students) will produce (using the material they found) an hypertext in HTML, which possibly will be published on the server of the University. All the necessary instructions and help on how to use the computer and prepare the hypertext will be given on class.

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Italian 205. Italian Conversation for Non-concentrators.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 102. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Italian 205 emphasizes fluency and self-expression in conversational Italian. This course is designed for students who have had at least two (2) terms of Italian and are interested in acquiring a certain facility with the spoken language. Class work consists of reading materials from various sources (magazines, newspapers, short stories, etc.) which are discussed in class. Use of the language laboratory provides additional conversational material on various aspects of Italian life. Classes meet twice a week. There are no examinations, and the grading in on a credit basis only. Success in the course is determined on the basis of attendance, homework, and participation in the classroom activities.

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Italian 231. Second-Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course reviews grammar, gives student an insight into standard modern Italian through the reading of articles, short stories, and literary excerpts, and increases student facility in speaking and writing Italian. Content based themes further develop student's cultural awareness and encourage him/her to formulate opinions on issues of interest. Communicative skills are emphasized through class discussions and oral reports based readings or current events. Compositions are required. Audio-visual materials are incorporated. Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, oral reports, compositions, homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 231 or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course aims at a further development of each student's speaking, reading, and writing knowledge of Italian, including increased facility in both conversation and oral comprehension. There is a continuing review of grammar within the functional use of language. Various genres of literature and journalistic prose are read and discussed, and occasional short papers are required on these or other related topics. Oral presentations on contemporary issues are also required. Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, oral presentations, short papers, home assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 233. Accelerated Second Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Romana Habekovic (romanah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Italian 112 or 232. (4). (Excl). This course does not satisfy the language requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Equivalent of Italian 231 and 232 taught at an accelerated pace. This course is designed to further develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of students and deepen their understanding of Italian culture. The content of the course includes review of essential principles of grammar and advanced training in. Evaluation criteria are based on: regular attendance, oral class participation, home assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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Italian 235. Intermediate Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Romana Habekovic (romanah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 232. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Italian 235 is a course designed primarily for Italian concentrators and all those who wish to review and expand upon all aspects of Italian grammar. The emphasis of this course is placed on intensive practice of structures through a variety of exercises and readings that reflect different grammar points.

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Italian 275. Italian Cuisine: Reflection of Culture.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Romana Habekovic (romanah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 232 or 233. No credit granted to those who completed Italian 235 prior to Fall Academic Term 2000. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Italian 275 is a content-based course which uses culture as a stimulant for oral and written communication. The main objective of the course is to develop student's ability to support opinions, oral and in writing, in a coherent manner. The theme of this course is Italian cuisine and its influence on the cultural landscape of Italy. The role of food in Italian society is studied through selected readings from literary works, newspapers, and magazines, as well as through viewing of videos and films. Class format includes discussions, oral presentations, and medium-length papers. Active class participation and regular attendance are included in the final grade. This course is conducted in Italian.

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Italian 310. Italian Cities.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vincenzo Binetti (vbinetti@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will analyze representations of chosen Italian cities in modern Italian literature, culture, and films. The course will have an interdisciplinary aspect, as it will include the study of history, art, politics and philosophy, as well as literature.

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Italian 374. Topics in Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Cultura, letterature e politica in Italia dal dopoguerra ai nostri giorni.

Instructor(s): Vincenzo Binetti (vbinetti@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 232. (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will address issues of national identity, politics, literature and culture in Italy from the end of the Second World War to the present.

Readings of novels by Alberto Moravia, Cesare Pavese, Natalia Ginzburg, Alessandro Baricco and Susanna Tamarro; screenings, among others, by Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Nanni Moretti.

All work done in Italian.

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Italian 399. Directed Reading.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: May be elected only with permission of concentration advisor in Italian. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Open only exceptionally to concentrators and graduate students in Italian whose program requires training in areas not covered in regular departmental offerings.

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Italian 483. Ariosto and Tasso.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Literary Institutions of the Italian Renaissance

Instructor(s): Emilio Speciale

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 232. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course, taught in Italian, is an introduction to the literature of the High Renaissance in Italy. The course will focus on the literary institutions (academies, the court, conversation, petrarchism, epic poetry, methaphor, etc.) and how they influenced the flourishing of literary masterpieces like "Orlando Furioso" and "Gerusalemme Liberata." The readings, in Italian, will be taken from these two poems and from other literary and cultural sources. The students are expected to participate in class and to write a final paper.

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