Advanced Italian Practice in Context I|
This course is designed for students who have completed at least two years of college-level Italian or who have achieved equivalent competency through study in Italy. Our primary objective is to enhance students' speaking abilities and Italian cultural literacy through exposure to a variety of Italian texts and contexts. The course will be organized both thematically and chronologically. Some groups of themes that might organize the course include the following groupings: l'amore, la morte, e l'altro; la cittą, la campagna, i sogni; il passato il presente, il futuro. We examine these themes in literary texts, paying attention to the different genres, and in opera, and film. Students are expected to participate actively in this seminar setting. Class is conducted entirely in Italian.
Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
Students explore intercultural literacy by way of examination of various cultural texts (narrative, artistic, cinematic, poetic) that engage key questions of Italian society.
Students will speak daily and in a variety of formats: class discussion, presentations, interviews, etc.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(ITST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Dante, Boccaccio, Verga, Pirandello, Puccini, Calvino, Tabucchi, Tullio Giordana.
Susanna Nocchi, Grammatica pratica della lingua italiana, or another appropriate grammar resource
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1. Weekly essays that increase in length. The essay will be graded for both grammar and content or complexity.
2. Weekly incontri with the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at a time to be determined during the first week of class. Typically these incontri meet either Tue or Thur evenings.
3. The Italian caffe' is not mandatory, but it is strongly recommended, especially for students who will spend their spring semester in Bologna.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Please note: this course is intended for students who have either completed ITAL112 or placed beyond it. It is not designed for students who have already studied in Italy, though some exceptions will be made. Contact the instructor in the event of questions concerning the appropriateness of enrollment.
Students who have completed the equivalent of ITAL 112 in any program or institution other than the ECCO Program in Bologna should take the placement exam. Results are valid only in the semester in which the exam is taken.
Students will be expected to participate actively in class. They will also be expected to attend various extra sessions (screenings, incontri, conversation hours) that are designed to maximize their exposure to spoken Italian.
|Instructor(s): Nerenberg,Ellen Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: CRT285; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 5||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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