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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Italian
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ITALIAN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Italian.


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 206. Conversation for Non-concentrators.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 102. Italian 206 may be elected prior to Italian 205. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Italian 206 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 will be discussed in class. Use of the language laboratory will provide additional conversational material on various aspects of Italian life. Classes will meet twice a week. There are no examinations, and the grading is 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

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 300. Advanced Composition and Conversation.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Italian 232 and 235. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Italian 300 is a content-based course for students who are interested in further development of their oral and written skills. The topic of this course is "Italian-American Writers in the North America," which deals with the phenomenon of the immigration experience of those Italian writers and poets who reside in the United States and Canada. Students will be presented with a variety of authentic prose and poetry works written by these authors, as well as with visual and audio materials designed to stimulate discussion, both oral and written. In addition to group discussions, debates, and oral presentations, students will practice writing in various formats such as letters, book or film reviews, essays, etc. The goal of this course is to develop the skills necessary to speaking and writing correct, fluent Italian. Class format includes oral presentations (2), weekly written assignments based on materials discussed in class and active class participation. The course is conducted in Italian.

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ITALIAN 325. Italian Novels and Films.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 Sicily envisioned.

Instructor(s): Emilio Speciale (speciale@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One literature course (in any field); knowledge of Italian is not required. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course, taught in English, will focus on the depiction of Sicily and Sicilians in literature and movies. Through the readings of significant writers and the screenings of major movies we will try to shape an "Idea of Sicily". During class meetings we will read works by Giovanni Verga, Luigi Pirandello, Leonardo Sciascia, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and others. Evening screenings of films by Luchino Visconti, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and others, will part of discussions in class. Requirements: class participation, one oral presentation and a final paper (10 pages, minimum).

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ITALIAN 374. Topics in Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Scritture femminili nel Settecento letterario italiano. Conducted in Italian.

Instructor(s): Tatiana Crivelli

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 explore the neglected world of women writers of the 18th century, even the most acclaimed of whom have disappeared from literary histories. Students will therefore have the opportunity to work on texts outside the ordinary canon and make discoveries in uncharted areas. Particular attention will be devoted to the writing promoted by the various Academies, especially the famous "Arcadia" in Rome, which was the first to open its doors to female membership.

Instruction, readings, and coursework will be in Italian. Class format includes discussions, oral presentations, and a final paper. Active class participation and regular attendance are included in the final grade.

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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 425. Italian Romanticism.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Commenting Leopardi's Canti

Instructor(s): Emilio Speciale (speciale@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Italian Romantic poet Giacomo Leopardi compiled an interesting, and even nowadays reprinted, commentary of Petrarch's Canzoniere. His main purpose was to explain the most difficult passages in a plain way, so to give access to Petrarch's poems to young students, women and foreigners. In this class, taught in Italian, we will try to adopt Leopardi's method to prepare a commentary of his Canti. We will try to understand "the letter" of the poems and write a basic commentary. We will make use of the new technologies, to annotate, via the web, the text of the poems, using programs already experimented by other universities. No sophisticated computer skills is required. The aim of the course is to prepare, in a laboratorial and experimental environment, a comprehensive and basic commentary to be published on the Internet. Students are required to actively participate in this effort. No presentations, mid-term or final papers: grades will be based on effective involvement.

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ITALIAN 433 / MEMS 439. Dante's Divine Comedy.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Sections 002, 003, 004 ONLY satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Tatiana Crivelli

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Italian is not required. (4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Knowledge of Italian is not required.

Open to concentrators and non-concentrators alike, this course is devoted to a reading of one of the monuments of Western literature, Dante's Divine Comedy. The poem will be read in all its three parts, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, in facing-page translation in order to benefit those who know some Italian as well as those who do not. Attention will be paid therefore to the language of Dante's poetry, a revolution in its own right, to his manipulation of numerous sources of inspiration, both ancient and modern, and to the relevance of his issues to today's.

The format of the course will consist of lecture and discussion sections, for which students should enroll. Evaluation will be on the basis of class participation, exams, and essays.

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ITALIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Seniors, with permission of instructor and the undergraduate advisor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

hopwood-eligible course

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In order to complete the Honors Concentration in Italian, students must enroll in this course with the approval of an instructor with whom they wish to write their honors thesis and of the undergraduate adviser in Italian. It will be 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. It is expected that the thesis topic will emerge from previous course work in the field of Italian. The instructor will work closely with the student in the narrowing of the topic, research methods, bibliography, composition and oral skills in Italian. Discussion of reading and progress in student's writing. Seniors concentrating in Italian, by arrangement. Regular meetings with an instructor. A 30-page thesis, with bibliography in Italian.

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