ITALIAN 270 - Language in Action I
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Dante's Inferno
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, 233, or 410.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

The Divine Comedy is the story of Dante’s journey through the three realms of the Christian afterlife. A compendium of medieval knowledge, Dante’s masterpiece is also a work that keeps speaking to us in many ways. In this course, we will accompany Dante through the first realm, Hell, the place of eternal punishment – house of evil, in all its hideousness and seduction. The course is conceived as a reading of the Inferno, where we will encounter unfortunate lovers, corrupt popes, thieves, mythological figures, monsters, and much more. Students will work with the original text in a number of ways aimed at improving comprehension, writing, and oral expression. Along with writing and oral activities, there will be listening exercises for students to appreciate the performative aspect of medieval poetry. Evaluation will be by means of active class participation, frequent short writing, and creative group collaborations.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

Schedule

ITALIAN 270 - Language in Action I
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

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