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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


Students who plan to take courses offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with our procedures for the registration process. Details can be found on the RLL website, specifically on the page entitled Overrides. We welcome and encourage student feedback throughout the registration process, which can be directed to rll.permissions@umich.edu.


ITALIAN 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s): Giovanni Minonne (gminonne@umich.edu), Guglielmo Audiberti (audigugu@umich.edu), Chiara Pasqualotto (chiarap@umich.edu)

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/2004/winter/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.

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ITALIAN 102. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s): Guglielmo Audiberti (audigugu@umich.edu), Chiara Pasqualotto (chiarap@umich.edu), Rosella Bellagamba (rosellab@umich.edu), Giorgio Massei (masseig@umich.edu)

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/2004/winter/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.

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ITALIAN 103. Accelerated Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s): Giorgio Massei (masseig@umich.edu)

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/2004/winter/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.

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ITALIAN 111. Special Reading Course.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001 — Conducted in English.

Instructor(s): Ivano Presciutti (ivanop@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

ITALIAN 111, Italian for Reading Knowledge, is a course designed for students who wish to acquire a reading proficiency in Italian, and learn the essential elements of grammar. It consists of selected reading materials and contextualized translation and grammar exercises. At the end of this course, students will be able to read and translate authentic Italian texts, and identify basic grammar structures. Grading is based on participation, quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam.

Class in conducted in English.

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ITALIAN 206. Conversation for Non-concentrators.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ivano Presciutti (ivanop@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITALIAN 102. (1). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. ITALIAN 206 may be elected prior to ITALIAN 205. 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): Rosella Bellagamba (rosellab@umich.edu), Guglielmo Audiberti (audigugu@umich.edu)

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, speaking examination, a midterm, and a final examination.

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ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s): Adelaide Smith (adel@umich.edu), Ivano Presciutti (ivanop@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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ITALIAN 232: This course description is for the non-topics sections, specificallly sections 001 through 003. Before registering, students should be aware that sections 004 and 005 are special topics sections. Please read the appropriate course descriptions below (keep scrolling) before registering.

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, speaking examination, a midterm, and a final examination.

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ITALIAN 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 004 — Legends and Fables.

Instructor(s): Sandra Palaich (spalaich@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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/italian/232/004.nsf

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 232. Second-Year Italian, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 005 — Scientific Italian. Taught in Italian.

Instructor(s): Silvia Marchetti (silviam@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.

Welcome to Scientific Italian! This section of ITALIAN 232 is a topical course designed for students interested in both science and in Italian language. The course touches upon the basic technical jargon necessary in fields such as anatomy, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and physics. Students who complete this course will have an introductory knowledge of scientific terminology as it relates to Italian language and the scientific world. The content of this course also includes further development of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as a review and application of the main points of grammar. Grading is based on quizzes, an oral report, a midterm, and a final examination. The course is conducted in Italian.

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ITALIAN 233. Accelerated Second Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 001.

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

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 ITALIAN 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, speaking examination, a midterm, and a final examination.

This course does not satisfy the LSA language requirement, unless the student continues on with a concentration or minor in Italian.

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ITALIAN 235. Intermediate Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 — Taught in Italian.

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/2004/winter/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.

This course is conducted in Italian.

Textbooks:

  • Italian Grammar, by Germano/Schmitt, published by McGraw-Hill, second edition, ISBN 0-07-023033-1

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ITALIAN 300. Advanced Composition and Conversation.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 — Italian-American Writers in the North America. Taught in Italian.

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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/italian/300/001.nsf

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.

This course is conducted in Italian.

Textbooks:

  • Amerigo, Soleil Publishing, ISBN 0-921831-47-1
  • Amerigo Ezercizi workbook, Soleil Publishing, ISBN 0-921831-46-3

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ITALIAN 325. Italian Novels and Films.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 — Taught in English.

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

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course addresses, using literary texts and films, issues of nationalism, politics and culture in Italy from the Unification of the country to the present. Close readings of works by Leonardo Sciascia, Alberto Moravia, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Giovanni Verga. Screenings of films by Gianni Amelio, Luchino Visconti, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gabriele Salvatores and Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

The course will be conducted in English.

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ITALIAN 333(433) / MEMS 333. Dante's Divine Comedy.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Peggy S McCracken (peggymcc@umich.edu)

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

Foreign Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/italian/333/001.nsf

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.

All sections will be taught in English. (The printed time schedule booklet distributed on campus designated section 002 as an Italian-language section, which has been changed to English.)

Textbooks:

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Inferno (vol. 1)
Robert M. Durling, ed.
Oxford Press, 1997
ISBN: 0195087445

Purgatorio
trans. Jean Hollander and Robert Hollander Doubleday, 2003
ISBN: 0385496990

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Paradiso
trans. Allen Mandelbaum
Bantam Classics, 1986
ISBN: 0553212044

The Aeneid of Virgil
trans. Allen Mandelbaum
Bantam Classics, 1981
ISBN: 0553210416

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ITALIAN 345. Intermediate Business Italian.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 — Taught in Italian.

Instructor(s): Sandra Palaich (spalaich@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Intermediate Business Italian 345 is intended for language and business students alike who have a solid foundation in Italian (prerequisite: ITALIAN 235) and who want to learn the language of conducting business with Italy. This course will be taught in Italian and is a prerequisite for Italian Internship (ITALIAN 346), which will offer our students the opportunity to experience working in Italian companies in Italy. The course will focus on three main components: cultural, linguistic and technical. More specifically, it will deal with the following:

  • acquisition of cultural information necessary for appropriate communication with Italian business people and companies
  • development of listening, speaking and writing skills essential for efficient communication in a variety of settings, from informal business talks and telephone conversations to formal negotiations and written communication
  • acquisition of commercial, economic and corporate terminology necessary to understand the operation of Italian companies and ensure accurate communication with them, find employment and fulfill day-to-day tasks in a corporate setting
In the course of the semester, the students will be required to participate in class discussions, complete the required reading and homework assignments, write several papers, take a number of written exams and do a cultural project. The textbook used in class is L'italiano per gli affari by Nicoletta Cherubini and may be supplemented with additional materials, such as newspaper articles and web-generated materials. Attendance is required, and there may be an overview of grammar to supplement the material if the need should arise.

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ITALIAN 346. Italian Internship.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sandra Palaich (spalaich@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Completion of Italian 300, 340, 345 or 361; and offer of a summer internship in an Italian-speaking country. (3). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Italian Internship 346 is aimed at those undergraduate students of Italian who would like to explore the marketability of their foreign language education and acquire work-ready skills by pursuing an internship and experiencing full immersion in a foreign culture. It is a three-phase course that consists of an individual study class as preparation for the internship, the actual internship in an Italian-speaking country and a follow-up class upon return.

The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of IT 300, 340, 345 or 361. The student will earn three (3) experiential credits upon the conclusion of the course.

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ITALIAN 359. Italian Culture and History.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 — Modern Italy: 1815 to Present. Taught in English. Meets with HISTORY 326.001.

Instructor(s): Dario Gaggio (dariog@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/history/326/001.nsf

See HISTORY 326.001.

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ITALIAN 422. Politics and Literature.

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.

Questo corso propone uno studio dell'opera di Cesare Pavese attraverso una rivisitazione di alcuni momenti specifici della produzione poetico-narrativa ed intellettuale di questo scrittore. Il ruolo emblematico e conflittuale svolto da Pavese all'interno del panorama culturale del Novecento rappresenta un punto di riferimento fondamentale per cercare di comprendere meglio le vicissitudini storico-politiche che caratterizzarono il processo di ridefinizione dell'identità nazionale italiana ed il problematico rapporto tra intellettuali e potere.

All work done in Italian.

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ITALIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

Other Language and Literature Courses

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.

See www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/concminors/ithonors.html for detailed instructions and application form.

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