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.
IT 330W Greatest Books of Italian Literature (3)
This course is a survey of the greatest books of Italian literature (prose, poetry, drama). Time period varies each semester, and may include early literature (St. Francis, Marco Polo, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Machiavelli, etc.) or modern authors (Vico, Goldoni, Manzoni, Foscolo, Leopardi, Pirandello, Fo, Calvino, Eco, etc.). Please check with department faculty for current offering. Taught in Italian. Course objectives are to read, discuss, and better understand the enduring relevance of Italy's literary masterpieces, while strengthening linguistic skills in writing (especially), as well as reading, speaking, and listening, through weekly or bi-weekly written reading reactions, critical notebooks, and class discussions/participation. Course is appropriate for students who have successfully completed an intermediate Italian course (such as IT 003 or 020) and counts toward the Italian major (all tracks) and minor. Successful completion of this course may permit further Italian study at the 400-level.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.