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Italian (IT)

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.

IT 130 Italian Culture and Civilization (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

The course aims to develop critical and analytical skills of undergraduate students. It is an Intercultural/International Competence course dealing thoroughly with ethnicity, religion, and global perspective as it pertains to Italian culture and civilization. The course traces, among other themes, the importance of the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, the Renaissance, presence and contributions of the Roman Catholic Church, the Italian Renaissance, and Italian immigration, artistic patrimony, and culinary contributions. Historical texts used will emphasize the social history of Italians that portrays the continuous processes of adaptations through the ages. Consideration will be given to the various representative Italians such as Dante, Da Vinci, Machiavelli, St. Francis, St. Clare, Fellini, and Fermi. We will read novels and analyze films that depict aspects of Italian thought and culture from religion to politics.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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