Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in Italian (Division 399)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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Elementary Language Courses

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Italian 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction in high school. It is strongly recommended that students who began Italian at another college or university also take the placement test. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level.


Italian 101. Elementary Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Italian 101. (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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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 essential 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: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Italian 150. First Year Seminar in Italian Studies.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 Witchcraft in Renaissance Italy. Taught in English. No knowledge of Italian is required

Instructor(s): Meg Gallucci (gallucci@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-Year Seminar, Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this interdisciplinary course we will examine the phenomenon of witchcraft in Italy in literature, theology, law, and art during the period 1450-1650. We will read plays, poetry, and short stories, as well as primary sources such as Inquisition manuals and actual trial transcripts. We will ask some general questions which have perplexed scholars of European witchcraft: What was the difference between witchcraft and magic? Why were women stereotypical witches? Did mass hysteria lead to a witch hunt? We will use English and American models (Salem) for comparative studies. We will conclude with images of witches in the popular imagination, especially in Hollywood films.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

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 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: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Italian 233. Accelerated Second Year Italian.

Elementary Language Courses

Instructor(s): Romana 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 idiomatic usage by means of oral and written exercises. 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 Habekovic (romanah@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course students will be presented with a variety of authentic written (literary and journalistic), visual and audio materials designed to stimulate discussion, both oral and written. In addition to group discussion, debates, and oral presentation, 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 for speaking and writing correct, fluent Italian. The course is conducted in Italian.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

Italian 325(420). Italian Novels and Films.

Courses Taught in English Translation (without language prerequisites)

Section 001 The class will be conducted in English

Instructor(s): Vincenzo 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Italian 374. Topics in Italian Literature.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 The Novel of the Resistance

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

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-cultural event and to the problematic reconstruction of the nation in the years between 1940 and 1950. Authors studied include Italo Calvino, Cesare Pavese, Elio Vittorini, Renata Viganò and Ignazio Silone. All work done in Italian.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Italian 483. Ariosto and Tasso.

Other Language and Literature Courses

Section 001 This Course Taught in Italian

Instructor(s): Meg Gallucci (gallucci@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the two epic poems that constitute Italy's contribution to early modern European epic literature, Ariosto's Orlando furioso and Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata. But we will do so by reading two modern re-tellings of the stories, the abridged version of the Furioso by Italo Calvino and the reworking of Tasso's masterpiece by Alfredo Giuliani. Topics to be studied include love and sex, manliness and misogyny, warfare and death. We will situate both works firmly in the cosmopolitan and controversial world of sixteenth-century Italy, but we will also explore the enduring interest in these two epics over time by considering what Calvino and Giuliani choose to disclose and to hide from us in their re-presentations of the originals. Why do these works continue to fascinate? Secondary readings include works of literary criticism and film. This course taught in Italian.

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