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Contemporary Italian Culture
ITAL 249
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

This course, taught in Italian, investigates the intersection between contemporary culture and society in Italy since 1990. We will explore the literary and cinematic expression of themes including, but not limited to, the following: immigration and racism, sexuality, the commodification of culture, human rights, and war. Featured writers and directors include Amelio, Ammaniti, Campo, Celati, Mazzantini, Martone, Nove, Tabucchi, Tondelli, Vallorani, and Vassalli.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Through an analysis of various sorts of documents (literary, cinematic, historial, legal), students analyze how Italian culture and society mutually inform each other.
Students exercise their abilities in the formal analysis and cultural significance of various cultural expressions, inclusing contemporary works of literature and cinema.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ITAL221
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ITST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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