Culture, Society, and History in Italy 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, taking into consideration a group of three themes that could change from one year to the next. Some groups or 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, e 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.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA)(ITST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Major authors include: Dante, Boccaccio, Tabucchi, Buzzati, Puccini, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
-Several essays that increase in length. Essays are submitted first in draft form for comments and then a final draft. Essays will be graded for both grammar and content or complexity.
-Various in-class writing exercises, some partnered.
-Numerous collaborative and group activities throughout the semester.
-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, with an attempt to have one of the incontri offered in an evening and one in the afternoon after 4 pm.The incontri feature work in small groups, so as to promote and encourage student speaking and participation.
|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 ITAL112 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.\nStudents will be expected to participate actively in class.
|Instructor(s): Nerenberg,Ellen Times: .M.W.F. 10:50AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 5||SO: 3||FR: 2|