Advanced Speaking, Writing, and Reading in Italian|
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 reading, writing, and speaking skills through exposure to a variety of literary genres and cultural texts: from the medieval SONETTO to opera, from the modern ROMANZO (novel) to contemporary cinema. We will include different kinds of languages and jargons, such as movie scripts, newspapers, ads, bureaucratic forms, and Internet sites, etc. Writing exercises may be freer in form, may imitate the genres studied, or may be a mixture of the two.
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
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1. Weekly essays (at least 2 pages). The essay will be graded for both grammar and content or complexity.
2. Weekly esercitazioni with the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) at a time to be determined during the first week of class. Typically these esercitazioni meet either Tue or Thur evenings.
3. The Italian conversation hour 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 will be expected to participate actively in class. They will also be expected to attend various extra sessions (screenings, esercitazioni, conversation hours) that are designed to maximize their exposure to spoken Italian.
Although the essential capabilities have been limited to intercultural literacy and speaking, as evident form the title and the course description, students will work actively and in a sustained way on writing and on their reading comprehension.
|Instructor(s): Nerenberg,Ellen Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 5||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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