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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Italian (IT)

IT 001 Elementary Italian I (4) For beginners. Grammar, with reading and writing of simple Italian; oral and aural work stressed.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

IT 002 Elementary Italian II (4) Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phrases progressively increased; composition.
Effective: Spring 1988
Prerequisite: IT 001  

IT 002H Elementary Italian II (4) Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phrases progressively increased; composition.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IT 001  

IT 002H Elementary Italian II (4) Grammar and reading continued; oral and aural phrases progressively increased; composition.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: IT 001  

IT 003 Intermediate Italian (4) Advanced grammar; oral and written composition; reading of modern authors; Italian life and culture.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: IT 002  

IT 003H Intermediate Italian (4) Advanced grammar; oral and written composition; reading of modern authors; Italian life and culture.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: IT 002  

IT 003H Intermediate Italian (4) Advanced grammar; oral and written composition; reading of modern authors; Italian life and culture.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: IT 002  

IT 010 Intensive Elementary Italian (6) Intensive Italian basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills stressed. Lab. Equivalent to IT 001 and half of IT 002.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

IT 020 Intensive Intermediate Italian (6) Continuation of Intensive Elementary Italian, building on grammar and communication skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: IT 010  

IT 050 Italian Conversation Tutorial (1-3) Roundtable conversation practicum for students concurrently enrolled in IT 001, 002, 003, 010, or 020. May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment inIT 001, IT 002, IT 003, IT 010 orIT 020  

IT 051 Elementary Intensive Italian for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to Italian: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

IT 052 Elementary Intensive Italian for Graduate Students II (3) Intensive introduction to Italian: second half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IT 051 or equivalent and graduate standing  

IT 053 Intermediate Intensive Italian for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of Italian at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: IT 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

IT 083S (GH;IL) First-Year Seminar in Italian Literature, Film, and Culture (3) Introduction to the study of Italian literature, film, and culture.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 110 Topics in Italian Conversation (3) Focus on intensive oral communication practice, especially aimed at preparation for study or work abroad and tourism.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: IT 003 orIT 020  

IT 130 (GH;IL) Italian Culture and Civilization (3) Italian life from antiquity to the present; literature, film, the arts, and contemporary problems in historical perspective.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 131 (GH;US) Italian American Culture and Civilization (3) Italian-American experience from the late 19th century to present. Socio-political issues seen through cinema and through literary and other readings.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

IT 197A Italian for Study Abroad (3) Introduction to key Italian social issues, essential vocabulary terms, phrases and pronounciation to prepare students who are planning to study abroad. Taught in English; no Italian language knowledge is expected.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

IT 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 230 (GH) Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English Translation (3) Emphasis on works and authors of international importance. Lectures, readings, and written work in English.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

IT 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

IT 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

IT 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1985
 

IT 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

IT 301 Pathways to Fluency (3) For majors, minors, and others with adequate preparation; deepening of grammatical skills, integrated conversation, composition, and reading.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: IT 003  

IT 320 Introduction to Italian Culture; Food, Fashion, Family (3) Focus on the social, historical, and socio-political issues of Italy in the last two centuries.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: IT 003  

IT 325 Introduction to Italy's Genius (3) Focus on the art, literature, and philosophy of Italy from the Renaissance to present. In Italian.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: IT 003  

IT 330W Greatest Books of Italian Literature (3) A survey of the greatest books of Italian literature (prose, poetry, drama). Time period varies each semester. In Italian.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: IT 003, IT 020 or permission of program  

IT 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

IT 399 (IL) Foreign Study--Italian (1-12) Advanced training in Italian language skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: IT 003  

IT 412 Theory and Practice of Translation (3) Advanced practicum in Italian explores the technical, artistic, and practical applications of translation between Italian and American cultures.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: any 300-level course in Italian  

IT 415 Dante (3) Readings in the Divina Commedia and the related lesser works of Dante Alighieri.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

IT 422 Topics in the Italian Renaissance (3) Topics vary by year and may include "Theories of Love," "Magic, Witchcraft, Alchemy, and the Emergence of Modern Science," etc.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: any Italian course at the 300-level  

IT 430 Italian Children's Literature (3) This course, conducted in Italian, examines Italian children's books from the post-unification period (1880s) to the present day.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: any 300-level IT course  

IT 450 Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature (3) Italian romanticism, Verismo and neoclassicism, their origin and development in the novel, poetry, and drama.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: IT 351  

IT 460 Twentieth-Century Italian Literature (3) Modern and contemporary Italian prose, drama, and poetry.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: IT 351  

IT 475 Modern Italian Literature and Cinema (3) Focus on silent films, fascism, WWII, Resistance, Neorealism, and reactions against Neorealism.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

IT 480 Italian Women Writers Through the Centuries (3) Analysis of the works of women authors in their historical and literary contexts.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: any 300-level Italian course  

IT 485 Italian-American Cultural Studies (3) In-depth exploration of Italian-American cultural contributions.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: any 300-level Italian course  

IT 490 Dante in Translation (3) The reading of Dante's Divine Comedy and selected minor works.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor  

IT 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

IT 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

IT 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

IT 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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