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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Italian

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in Italian
(*Not real-time Information. Review the "Data current as of: " statement at the bottom of hyperlinked page)

Wolverine Access Subject listing for ITALIAN

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Italian.


Waitlists

Students who wish to register for a class that is closed should get on the WAITLIST through wolverineaccess.umich.edu, and then attend the first class meeting. Policies and procedures for handling the waitlist will be explained there.

LSA seniors and Romance Languages concentrators may be given priority over others on the waitlist.

Elementary Language Courses

After the first two meetings of the class, the instructors and course coordinators will give permissions to register to students who have attended the class. Any student who has not attended the first two class meetings may be dropped from the registration list or from the waitlist, and will not be given permission to register.

Placement Tests

Students who intend to continue language study begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine which level is appropriate for their skills. Students who began language study at another college or university are also strongly encouraged to take the placement test. No preparation is necessary for the placement test it is intended as a tool to place students in the course where they will gain the most.

The results of the placement test will be communicated to the academic advisors in the student's home college. LSA students should make an appointment with an advisor in 1255 Angell Hall, (734) 764-0332.

Students will be placed in one of the following courses:
101 (Elementary)
103 (Elementary review)
231 (Second year, first semester)
232 (Second year, continued)

Students may also place beyond 232, which means that they have satisfied the LSA language requirement.

Students with questions about their placement should consult the Course Coordinator of the course into which they have been placed.

For a list of Romance Languages Course Coordinators, see http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/coords.html


ITALIAN 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

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

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

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

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

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

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): 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 conversation. 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 Topic?

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

Foriegn 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 class will be conducted in English.

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ITALIAN 359. Italian Culture and History.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 Genius and Geography in Italy

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course students will learn about Italian culture and history by studying a selection of famous monuments and places in Italy (these include Venice and the Venetian islands, Castel del Monte in Apulia, the Fucine plain in Abruzzo, the duomo in Florence, Pienza in Tuscany, and the Autostrada del Sole). The course stresses connections between natural environments in Italy ("geography") and the cultural achievements of the people living in these environments ("genius"). Providing a full sweep through the history of the Italian peninsula from Roman to modern times, the course shows quite literally how Italy was made, both as a physical and as a cultural setting.

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ITALIAN 390. Medieval Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of Italian (232, 233 or equivalent) who want to improve their language skills as they learn about the first period of Italian literature, from the earliest documents in the vernacular, through the so-called Sicilian school of poetry and the sweet new style to the "three crowns" of the Trecento Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio. The theme of the course will be the importance of "vulgar learning," which is to say education for the common people in the common tongue. There will be continuous practice with the Italian language through reading modern prose about the Middle Ages and deciphering medieval texts, the writing of frequent short compositions, and the performance of quizzes, and oral exercises. Moreover, students will emerge from the course having read most or all of Boccaccio's rollicking Decameron.

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ITALIAN 399. Directed Reading.

Other Language and Literature Courses

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).

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, 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 002-004 ONLY may be elected to satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing Foriegn 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, 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, three exams, and an essay. Additional writing assignments will be available for extra

NO PREREQUISITES.

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ITALIAN 491. Senior Honors Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to seniors by permission of the departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

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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