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Winter Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Winter Academic Term, 2003 (January 6 - April 25)

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ITALIAN 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

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

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

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

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

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

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Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102. ITALIAN 206 may be elected prior to ITALIAN 205. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May not be repeated for 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

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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

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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). May not be repeated for credit.

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 001 Business Italian.

Instructor(s): Adelaide Smith

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

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ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 003 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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an alternative to standard Italian 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 Italian 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 233. Accelerated Second Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

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. May not be repeated for credit.

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. 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

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 232 and 235. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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 315. Italian Cinema and Society Since 1945.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 Italian Cinema. Meets with Film and Video Studies 441.003.

Instructor(s): Giorgio Bertellini

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Film and Video Studies 441.003.

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ITALIAN 374. Topics in Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 The Novel of the Resistance.

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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 studies novels and theoretical texts which address issues related to the Italian Resistance as a historical and political event and to the problematic reconstruction of the nation in the years between 1940 and 1950. We will also be analyzing the way in which the notion of "resistance" has been affecting the literary and cultural production and the way of thinking and imagining Italian national identity in a frame of time going beyond the immediate postwar period and covering instead a wider historical and geographical frame. Authors studied include Italo Calvino, Elio Vittorini, Renata Viganò, Nanni Balestrini and Dacia Maraini. All work done in Italian.

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ITALIAN 387. Italian Renaissance Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Advanced Intermediate Italian.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to use and build upon an intermediate knowledge of the Italian language while learning something about the culture of the Italian Renaissance. Students will learn to read authentic material from the best known authors of the period at a pace appropriate to their level of linguistic competency. Grammar review and expansion of vocabulary will accompany exercises in reading and writing, oral performance and comprehension. In addition to writings by Aretino, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, and women poets, such as Veronica Franco, Ermanno Olmi's film Il mestiere delle armi, without subtitles, will be one of "texts" of the course. Evaluation will be on the basis of frequent oral and written exercises, quizzes on grammar and vocabulary, a midterm, and an oral final exam.

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ITALIAN 399. Directed Reading.

Other Language and Literature Courses

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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.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course examines the literary and cultural dynamics characterizing Italian Romanticism, while at the same time investigating the socioeconomic and political components which determined the Italian Risorgimento and lead to the unification of the country. The close analysis of literary texts, critical essays, and journalistic writings, together with a comparative investigation of other countries' cultural milieu, will help to better understand the peculiarity of Italian Romanticism within the frame of a broader European context. Authors studied include Manzoni, Tommaseo, Nievo, De Marchi, Carcano, and Fogazzaro. All work in Italian.

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

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Italian is not required. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Open to concentrators and non-concentrators alike, this course is devoted to a reading of one of the monuments of Western literature. 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. The format of the course will consist of two lectures and one discussion per week. Evaluation will be on the basis of class participation, midterm and final exams, and several short writing assignments. Students who elect the course for the Junior/Senior Writing Requirement will write a total of 30 pages, including revised compositions. Italian concentrators will have the option to read and write in Italian.

NO PREREQUISITES

Junior/Senior Writing Requirement

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ITALIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

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Prerequisites & Distribution: Seniors, with permission of instructor and the undergraduate advisor. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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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