Italian Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2016

ITST231 Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period Sections

A thematic approach to Italian literary works considered in a broad cultural context that ranges from the origins to the sixteenth century. Taught in English. Offered every year. Precludes credit for ITAL 303 (taught in Italian).
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Winter 2016

ITST413 Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy in Translation Sections

A close reading of Dante's masterpiece, along with excerpts from some of his other works: <i>Vita Nuova</i>, <i>Convivio</i>, <i>Monarchia</i>, <i>Epistles</i>. Precludes credit for ITAL 403.

A close reading of Dante’s masterpiece, along with excerpts from some of his other works: Vita Nuova, Convivio, Monarchia, Epistles. Precludes credit for ITAL 403 (taught in Italian) which may also count toward Medieval Studies. Offered every yea
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Winter 2016

ITST414 Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages in Translation Sections

Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.

Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.
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Winter 2016

ITST415 Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Renaissance in Translation Sections

Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in literature and the other arts. Authors and artists studied range from Pico to Ariosto and Machiavelli, from Botticelli to Leonardo and Michelangelo. Precludes credit for ITAL 405.

This course will alternate with Italian Studies 432 (Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Translation). For material to be covered in any given year, consult the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Precludes credit for ITST 405, which may also count toward Medieval Studies.
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Courses Offered in Other Terms

ITST231

A thematic approach to Italian literary works considered in a broad cultural context that ranges from the origins to the sixteenth century. Taught in English. Offered every year. Precludes credit for ITAL 303 (taught in Italian).

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ITST413

A close reading of Dante’s masterpiece, along with excerpts from some of his other works: Vita Nuova, Convivio, Monarchia, Epistles. Precludes credit for ITAL 403 (taught in Italian) which may also count toward Medieval Studies. Offered every yea

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ITST414

Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.

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ITST415

This course will alternate with Italian Studies 432 (Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Translation). For material to be covered in any given year, consult the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies. Precludes credit for ITST 405, which may also count toward Medieval Studies.

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Winter 2016

ITST231 Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period Sections

ITST345 Italian Fascism in Interdisciplinary Perspective Sections

The cultural, literary, philosophical roots of Fascism and its evolution: its policies in literature, sports, cinema, architecture, racial legislation, and colonial adventures.

ITST385 Italian Cinema: Neorealism Sections

ITST414 Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages in Translation Sections

Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.

ITST419 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture in Translation Sections

Italian literature of the 20th century in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Precludes credit for ITAL 409.

ITST421H Special Topics in Italian Studies - SPL TPCS ITAL ST Sections

Course content will vary. May be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.

ITST432 Italian Cinema and Its Cultural Background Sections

Films with English subtitles. Precludes credit for ITAL 430. Course content will vary. May be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.