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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


Changes to Registration Procedures for Elementary Language Courses*

All students should be advised of the following changes in the Department of Romance Languages that may affect how they enroll in courses for Fall 2003.

  1. No waitlists. We have removed waitlists from all Romance Languages courses, which means that spaces may become available in all classes throughout the pre-registration process. If a particular section of a course is full, you should continue to monitor Wolverine Access because spaces may become available.
  2. New sections will open in most courses. The office staff will be monitoring enrollment and opening new sections of most elementary language courses.
  3. Contact the office for further assistance. If all sections of a course are full, please stop by 4108 MLB or e-mail rll.permissions@umich.edu with your Fall 2003 class schedule and the course you need to enroll in.

* Elementary language courses include: FRENCH 101, FRENCH 102, FRENCH 103, FRENCH 231, FRENCH 232, FRENCH 235, ITALIAN 101, ITALIAN 102, ITALIAN 103, ITALIAN 231, ITALIAN 232, SPANISH 101, SPANISH 102, SPANISH 103, SPANISH 231, SPANISH 232, SPANISH 275 and SPANISH 276.

Further information is available from: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/langinstruct/overrides.html


ITALIAN 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 100.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/101/001.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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 102. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 101. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/102/001.nsf

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 103. Accelerated Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 102.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/103/001.nsf

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 205. Italian Conversation for Non-concentrators.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102. (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/205/001.nsf

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

ITALIAN 231. Second-Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102, or permission of course supervisor. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 112 or 230.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 231 or permission of course supervisor. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 112 or 230.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 002 — Business Italian.

Instructor(s): Adelaide Smith (adel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 231 or permission of course supervisor. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 112 or 230.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Four-skill study and practice of general business Italian; introduction to current Italian commerce, business practices, terminology, business-related communication skills.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2, Permission of Department

ITALIAN 233. Accelerated Second Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102 or 103. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 112 or 232. 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 2

ITALIAN 235. Intermediate Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/235/001.nsf

Italian 235 is a course designed primarily for Italian majors 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. Class format includes weekly quizzes, a midterm and a final examination, homework, active participation, and regular attendance.

Course is conducted in Italian. Prerequisites: 232, 233 or equivalent.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

ITALIAN 305. Introduction to the Study of Literature in Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anis A Memon

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232 or 233. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed primarily for students who have completed the language cycle and are planning to continue with upper-level Italian literature courses; it provides a transition between the communicative language approach and the more detail-oriented skills needed to study literary works. The focus will be on poetry: understanding poetic syntax and metrics, and recognizing certain rhetorical and poetic figures. The main objective is to help students develop the tools necessary to analyze and interpret complex texts.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4, Permission of Instructor

ITALIAN 310. Italian Cities.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1, 5, Permission of instructor

ITALIAN 315. Italian Cinema and Society Since 1945.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 — Meets with FILMVID 441.001.

Instructor(s): Giorgio Bertellini (giorgiob@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. A knowledge of Italian is not required. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 441.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4, Permission of Instructor

ITALIAN 340. Contemporary Italian Culture.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This introductory course will address, using literary texts, films, and journalistic writings, 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, Roberto Rossellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and Nanni Moretti.

All work done in Italian.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4, Permission of Instructor

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: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/Independent%20Study%20Form.pdf

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department

ITALIAN 471. Italian Theater.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/italian/471/001.nsf

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 in conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: Italian 232 or equivalent.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4, Permission of Instructor

ITALIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Seniors, with permission of instructor and the undergraduate advisor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of ITALIAN 491, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Course is conducted along the lines of an independent study, with the aim of producing a 30-page thesis in Italian by the end of the term and preparing the student to defend this thesis in an oral examination before graduation.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department

ITALIAN 499. Advanced Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department


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