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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Italian
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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-class work, homework assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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ITALIAN 103. Accelerated Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

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 205. Italian Conversation for Non-concentrators.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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):

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 Capek-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 Capek-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 311. Making Difference in Italy.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paolo Squatriti (pasqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course shows how people in the Italian peninsula have used ethnicity as a way to define themselves and others. It traces the historical evolution of ethnic notions of community and identity from pre-Roman to modern times. Thus Italian 311 shows how understandings of ethnic solidarity have changed over time and functioned in specific historical contexts. The course treats subjects like the invention of the "Etruscans" in the early Roman Empire, religious uses of ethnicity in the Middle Ages, ethnic difference in the colonial expansion of Renaissance Venice, and the formation of an Italian national identity in modern times. Short writing exercises and tests, and class participation, are the basis for evaluating student performance. Readings average 100 pages per week.

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ITALIAN 387. Italian Renaissance Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Topic?

Instructor(s): Alison Cornish (acorn@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the Italian Renaissance through its literature. Students will read from Petrarch, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, Aretino in addition to some of the many women authors who flourished in this period. Focus will be on the value placed on reading and writing literature for the public intellectual, the warrior, the citizen, the courtier, as well as for women in these categories and in others. Students need not be fluent in Italian to take the course (only 232/equivalent is presumed), but can expect to become more so with frequent oral and written practice. Evaluation will be based on oral and written exercises, two essays, and a final exam.

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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 481. Boccaccio, Bandello, and the Novella.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alison Cornish (acorn@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will focus on early forms of the short story, from preachers, homilies and the accounts of chroniclers to the salacious tale-tellers of Boccaccio's Decameron and its imitators in the late Middle Ages. Delight and instruction are the twin goals of novellas, as well as of this course. They are also a valuable window on the society that produced them. The course is an introduction to the Middle Ages and to the first period of Italian literature. At the same time it will provide frequent practice with written and spoken Italian, pitched to concentrators as well as other students with the equivalent of two years, training in the language. Readings will be short stories from a number of medieval Italian collections. Evaluation will be based on written and oral exercises, two essays, and a final exam.

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