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Fall Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/italian/101/003.nsf

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 ITALIAN 103. ITALIAN 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. Open only to students who have completed ITALIAN 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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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 Letters from the Italian Renaissance.

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

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 Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the Italian Renaissance through letters written by Italian men and women about the education, politics, society, and culture of their time. Of concern will be not just the content of these letters, but also their form. Close study and analysis of the standards of eloquence in this genre will be applied to practice and improvement in students' own writing. Discussion and writing assignments will engage in thoughtful comparison of Renaissance beliefs and preoccupations with those of our own day.

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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

Section 001, 005.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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 231. Second-Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 002.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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 231. Second-Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 003, 004.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 231 or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 002 Legende e fiabe italiane.

Instructor(s): Sandra Palaich

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an alternative to standard IT 232 and will introduce students to popular Italian literature and oral tradition. Various legends and fables will be read and discussed, with a particular focus on the cultural component of language acquisition. Much like the standard IT 232, this course aims at a further development of students' speaking, reading, and writing skills, including increased facility in both conversation and oral comprehension. There is a continuing review of grammar within the functional use of language. Several short papers will be required, as well as an oral presentation on topics from the Italian culture. Grading is based on regular attendance, class participation, oral presentations, papers, home assignments, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.

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ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 003.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 231 or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 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 Capek-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 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 305. Introduction to the Study of Literature in Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anis Memon (amemon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232 or 233. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed mainly as a transition between the language cycle (IT 101-233) and upper-level Italian literature courses. The primary focus is to apply the grammar that has already been studied to reading and analyzing literary texts; this course is not however a survey of Italian literature.

The course is divided into two parts, treating poetry and prose. The first part deals extensively with poetic language and syntax, verse forms, and rhetorical tropes. It will teach students how to approach poetry reading. The second part deals with a few short narrative works. Terms and approaches specific to narrative studies supplement those already learned with regard to poetry.

Though the class is conducted in Italian and the texts used are in Italian, this course provides a solid preparation for all European literature courses. Grading will be based on an oral midterm exam and a written final paper.

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ITALIAN 312. Genius and Geography.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Italian is not required. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course investigates the relationships which people who lived in Italy established with the peninsulas landscape. By looking at how Roman, medieval, Renaissance, and modern people in Italy interacted with their natural surroundings it introduces students to Italys history. The representative "monuments" of the Italian landscape are taken as windows into specific moments in the Italian past.

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ITALIAN 320. Modern Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Italian Theater of the Twentieth Century.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Italian theater has a long and rich tradition that extends across centuries, and continues to evolve in the Twentieth century as well. This course discusses the main trends and developments in Italian theatrical art form through textual analysis of plays by known Italian play wrights. The special emphasis is placed on Luigi Pirandello's works, and his influence on theater of other countries including the United States. The historical perspective on Italian contemporary theater is incorporated into this course. Class format includes two papers, a midterm, and a final examination. The course is conducted 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 430. Twentieth Century Italy through its Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Italy from the end of the Second World War to the present. (3 credits).

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (2-3). (Excl).

Credits: (2-3).

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 Giorgio Bassani, Cesare Pavese, Natalia Ginzburg, Enrico Brizzi; screenings, among others, by Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Bernardo Bertolucci, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and Nanni Moretti. All work done in Italian.

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