ITA - Italian

ITA 101 Elementary College Italian I

Course Description: An introduction to the Italian language and culture through a comprehensive approach designed to develop fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ITA 101 ( Test: Italian Placement 1 to 2) or ( Test: Italian Placement 10 to 11) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ITA 101N Elementary College Italian I - Learning Community

Course Description:A structured communicative approach to the study of the Italian language. Students will be able to express themselves in Italian. Students will learn grammatical structures at the elementary level. In addition to the language component, students will gain a perspective of Italian society through a general but accurate overview of Latin/Italian history and a critical analysis of its representation through films from the post World War II period to the present.

3 credits

Corequisites

ITA 154FN

ITA 102 Elementary College Italian II

Prerequisite: ITA 101 or 2 years of high school Italian.

Course Description: A continuation of the principles established in ITA 101. In addition, the course will introduce more complex sentence structures, past and future verb tenses, the subjunctive mood, and increase fundamental vocabulary. Supplementary videos, tapes, films and other materials are incorporated in the course.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ITA 102 ( Course : ITA 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Italian Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ITA 150 Travel Course to Italy

6 credits

ITA 154 Topics from Italian Literature in Translation

3 credits

ITA 154A Italian Culture and Civilization

3 credits

ITA 154B Michelangelo and the Italian Renaissance

3 credits

ITA 154A The World of Italian Opera

3 credits

ITA 154D Modern Italian Culture and Film

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV (Humanistic and Creative Expression).

3 credits

ITA 154F Topics: Italian Civilization

Course Description:Conducted in English. Lubin, CSIS, and Lienhard students may use this course to meet core requirements. Education or Dyson students following the Old Core may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson Overlay.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

3 credits

ITA 154G Topic: Contemporary Italian Culture

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Lubin, CSIS, or Lienhard students may use this course to meet the core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson Overlay. Conducted in English.

3 credits

ITA 154I Topic: Italian Cinema

Prerequisite: None.Course is conducted in English.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

3 credits

ITA 154I Italian Cinema

3 credits

ITA 154J Tpc:italian American Identity in Literature and Film

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
The aim of the course is to provide an introductory exposure to Italian American writers and filmmakers and how they have expressed their heritage and identity through an array of fiction, poetry, and films that reflects their change of status and assimilation in mainstream American life. The course explores stereotypes, family relationships, and social concerns related to immigration and adaptation, with an emphasis on both the original ethnic identity and the broader American cultural landscape. The class will retrace the immigrant experience with the depiction of the ethics of labor and the definitions of family in the novel "Christ in Concrete" (P. Di Donato); the evolution of cultural stereotypes in films (Godfather I-II, Moonstruck, etc.), the portrait of women in D. Di Prima's poetry and through other essays collected in the Italian American Reader (B. Tonelli, 2003), and the cross cultural redefinition of ethnic identity through selected articles and publications, (such as The Saturated Self - Dilemmas of Identity in contemporary life) made available by the instructor.

3 credits

ITA 154K Topics in Italian: The World of Dante's Inferno

This course is taught in English.
Course Description: The focus of this course is to analyze the Inferno of Dante from a literary, allegorical and historical standpoint. Students will be introduced to the medieval world that Dante portrays in his literature. Major emphasis will be placed on presenting and discussing the classical and historical personages that populate the fantastic world of Dante.

3 credits

ITA 154L Topics from Italian Literature & Translation: Italian Women Writers

Course Description: In this course, students will study representative 19th and 20th century Italian women writers, including Sibilla Aleramo, Elsa Morante, Natalia Ginzburg, Dacia Maraini, Marghenta Guidacci, and Maria Luisa Spaziani.

3 credits

ITA 154M Topics: From Italian Literature in Translation

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Learning Community Course Description: Nothing enriches our understanding of today's world and how we perceive ourselves better than a study of the civilization and language from which it seems. This learning community will allow students to explore the wonders of ancient Rome and the Romans as well as learn their language, Latin, and discover the ties which bind both the people and their civilization to today's world.

3 credits

Corequisites

LAT 101M

ITA 154N Culture of Southern Italy

For Old Core and transfer students: Lubin, Seidenberg, or Lienhard students may use this course to meet the Core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western Heritage (Area of Knowledge II). This course is conducted in English.

Course Description: This course will prepare the students for an internsive 9-10 day of cultural excursion to Central and Southern Italy. The student will examine a selection of reading on Italian history, literature, art, and present day social and political realities. A required 10-page research paper is due at the end of the semester. After consultation with the professor, the student will select a topic of choice and write the paper in either Italian or English.

3 credits

ITA 154P Topic: Italy: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Course Description: After World War II, Italy experienced an economic boom unequalled in its history. The country was transformed from a poor, agricultural economy to a rich, industrialized nation in only a few decades. This course offers an introduction to the social, literary, artistic, political, and historical realities that characterize twentieth-century Italian culture. Students look at Italian life in cinema, art, literature, and music from the Second World War to the present, with emphasis on popular culture and current events. Course work includes writing, group discussion, projects, field trips, and presentations.

3 credits

ITA 154Q Italy's Underbelly

Transfer students may use this course to meet the Core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement or Dyson overlay. This course is conducted in English.

Course Description: In this course we will explore the social and historical mutations of three fundamental aspects of Italian culture: The Brigate Rosse, The Mafia and prostitution. We will read between the lines of historical texts, newspaper articles and films to deconstruct the true stories beneath these subversive Italian subcultures and answer the real questions such as: Did the Churches' influence on Italy hurt or help these groups? How has popular opinion changed and why? What are the underlying messages the media is giving us in their portrayal of these groups?

3 credits

ITA 154R Topic: Italo American Culture, the Mafia and Beyond

Course Description: This is an Italian culture class designed to investigate and evaluate the major themes of Mafia, Terrorism and Prostitution in Italian culture from their births to present day. The course will focus on the different portrayals of each topic with relation to films, literature, the news and our own stereotypes.

3 credits

ITA 154S The Splendors of Tuscany: A Journey through the land of Dante, Galileo and Gucci

Course Descriptin: The Tuscan region, located in central Italy, is the birthplace of many of the world’s most influential creative geniuses. This explores the impact and influence of Tuscan culture on the world through the works of Dante, Machiavelli, Galileo and Gucci. We will meet on the New York campus throughout the Fall semester for 2 hours per week, in our sessions we will read and discuss texts in a seminar format. In January, the class will travel to Italy to visit Tuscany. The itinerary included visits to Florence, Pisa and Siena. At the end of this trip, a ten-page research paper is due. For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Marafioti at (212) 346-1545 or mmarafioti@pace.edu.

3 credits

ITA 154T Gender and Sexuality, Italian Style

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course explores the multiple aspects and contradictions of expressions of gender and sexuality in Italian culture. It aims to challenge assumptions of an omnipresent, culturally Catholic heterosexuality by uncovering the various, complex workings of desire in texts from the Middle Ages to the present. We will read excerpts from works by Dante, Boccaccio, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Chiarelli, and study films by Liliana Cavani, Pietro Germi, and Ferzan Ozpetek.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

ITA 163 Italian Civilization I

Course Description: The focus of this course is to provide a perspective of Italian civilization through a broad but accurate overview of Latin/Italian history and culture. This is the first in a series of two courses whose aim is to present a panoramic view of ancient, medieval, Renaissance, baroque/neoclassical and contemporary Italy. The selected topics/artists/authors/personages will offer a unique opportunity to analyze and discuss crucial issues related to the historical, political, and cultural evolution of Italy, from its beginnings to the present.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall.

3 credits

ITA 164 Italian Civilization II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.

Course Description: The focus of this course is to provide a perspective of Italian civilization through a broad but accurate overview of Latin/Italian history and culture. This is the second in a series of two courses whose aim is to present a panoramic view of ancient, medieval, Renaissance, baroque/neoclassical and contemporary Italy. The selected topics/artists/authors/personages will offer a unique opportunity to analyze and discuss crucial issues related to the historical, political, and cultural evolution of Italy, from its beginnings to the present.

3 credits

ITA 165 Dante's Inferno

Course Description: The focus of this course is to analyze the Inferno of Dante from a literary, allegorical and historical perspective. Students will be introduced to the medieval world that Dante portrays in his literature. Major emphasis will be placed on presenting and discussing the classical and historical personages that populate the fantastic world of Dante. This course is taught in English.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring.

3 credits

ITA 166 Italian Cinema

Course Description: This course will present older and contemporary Italian cinema and students will learn how to break down a film plot, examine the protagonists' characteristics and behavior, and be able to look for critical themes and recurring story elements throughout the film. The focus will be on post-WWII Italian cinema, primarily. Each film will be introduced along the lines of its own unique political, historical, and socio-cultural relevance. Films will be studies and discussed with the intent of developing knowledge of the major features of film analysis and the appropriate terminology to discuss them. An examination of each director's own cinematic agenda, as well as the time frame of each film's production in relation to events in Italy and to the world events will also assist the students in understanding the factors contributing to a film's creation as well as the comment on society that each film makes.

3 credits

ITA 166A Topic: Neo Realism in Italian Film

Course Description: Neo Realism in Italian Film: This course examines classic Neorealistic films of the post-World War II era, as well as later films that were influenced by Neorealism. The films to be studied may include the following: Open City (Rossellini), The Bicycle Thief and Umberto D. (De Sica), Bitter Rice (De Santis), La Strada (Fellini), Red Desert (Antonioni), and The Conformist (Bertolucci).

3 credits

ITA 154FM Topic: Italian Civilization

Prerequisite:None. Course conducted in English.
Learning Community Course Description: Nothing enriches our understanding of today's world and how we perceive ourselves better than a study of the civilization and language from which it seems. This learning community will allow students to explore the wonders of ancient Rome and the Romans as well as learn their language, Latin, and discover the ties which bind both the people and their civilization to today's world.

3 credits

ITA 154FN Topic: Italian Civilization - Learning Community

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Course Description:A structured communicative approach to the study of the Italian language. Students will be able to express themselves in Italian. Students will learn grammatical structures at the elementary level. In addition to the language component, students will gain a perspective of Italian society through a general but accurate overview of Latin/Italian history and a critical analysis of its representation through films from the post World War II period to the present.

3 credits

ITA 154IN Topic: Italian Cinema

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
Course Description: A structured communicative approach to the study of the Italian language. Students will be able to express themselves in Intalian. Students will learn grammatical structures at the elementary level. In addition to the language component, students will be gain a perspective of Italian society through a general but accurate overview of Latin/Italian history and a critical analysis of its representation through films from the post World War II period to the present.

3 credits

Corequisites

ITA 101N

ITA 280 Intensive Review of Italian

Prerequisite: ITA 102 or 3 years of high school Italian.

Course Description: This course is designed to bring students at an elementary level of proficiency in Italian into the intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding as well as to fostering cultural awareness.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ITA 102 Minimum Grade of D

ITA 283 Intermediate Italian Conversation

Prerequisite: ITA 280 or 4 years of High School Italian.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II.
Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language, and who wish to improve their ability to speak and understand.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ITA 283 ( Course : ITA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Italian Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ITA 284 Intermediate Italian Composition

Prerequisite: ITA 280 or equivalent.

Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language and who wish to improve their ability to write with ease and correctness.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ITA 284 ( Course : ITA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Italian Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ITA 300 Italian Oggi: A Contemporary Perspective on Italian Culture Through Literature, Film, and Mass Media

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: This is a culture course on contemporary Italy (20th- 21st centuries). The course will cover major cultural trends and developments in the areas of literature, film, journalism, music, and mass media, all presented in light of the relevant socio-cultural contexts.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ITA 283 Minimum Grade of D or ITA 284 Minimum Grade of D

ITA 301 Advanced Italian Conversation

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Italian or 4 years of High School Italian.

Course Description: A course designed to improve oral expression; geared toward everyday conversation and speech patterns. Materials include topics such as fashion, student life, mass media, cuisine, theatre and current events. Personalized approach through emphasis upon the student's area of interest; written work reinforces oral expression.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

ITA 302 Advanced Italian Composition

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Italian.

Course Description: A course in writing Italian with ease and correctness at an advanced level. Free and directed compositions on a variety of topics will be required, with emphasis on the idiomatic.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for ITA 302 ( Course : ITA 200 to 299. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Italian Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

ITA 305 Italian for Industry and the Professions

3 credits

ITA 310 Italian Culture and Civilization I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: A study of the principal aspects of Italian culture, language, and literature. A sound knowledge of functional grammar through compositions and oral communication is stressed.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ITA 311 Italian Culture and Civilization II

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: A study of the principal aspects of Italian culture, language, and literature. A sound knowledge of functional grammar through compositions and oral communication is stressed.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ITA 316 Introduction to Italian Literature I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: An in-depth introduction to the spectrum of literary forms and social and historical concerns which characterize twentieth-century Italian culture. In particular, it will be devoted to the representation of war in Italian literature and film through selected texts by Moravia, Morante, Ungaretti, Flaiano, Maraini, Marinetti, Calvino and Ginsbirg. Films by Visconti, DeSica, Rossellini, and Bertolucci on war, films on Italian colonization in Africa, and films on Italian terrorism will be screened.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

ITA 317 Introduction to Italian Literature II

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian Course.

Course Description: An in-depth introduction to the spectrum of literary forms and social and historical concerns which characterize twentieth-century Italian culture. In particular, it will be devoted to the representation of war in Italian literature and film through selected texts by Moravia, Morante, Ungaretti, Flaiano, Maraini, Marinetti, Calvino and Ginsbirg. Films by Visconti, DeSica, Rossellini, and Bertolucci on war, films on Italian colonization in Africa, and films on Italian terrorism will be screened.

3 credits

ITA 320 Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: This course introduces students to medieval and early modern Italian culture through voices of three of the most influential writers of the time: Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca, and Giovanni Boccaccio. We will read and discuss selections from Dante's Vita Nuova , and Commedia , Petrarch's Canzoniere , and Boccaccio's Decameron . We will also consider the historical and ideological contexts of each work in order to get a better understanding og the complex and fascinating world (s) of these authors.

3 credits

ITA 380 Italian Seminar: Italian Voices: The Self and the Other in Italian Contemporary Culture

Prerequisite: 6 credits of 200 level Italian or permission of the Instructor. Course is conducted in Italian.

Course Description: Seminars are designed to complement the student's knowledge of literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in detail a major author or work.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ITA 380A Seminar: The Short Story

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

3 credits

ITA 380D Masterpieces of the Renaissance

Prerequisites:One 300 level Italian course.
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Course Description: An analysis of the origin, and of the development of the Italian Renaissance through an examination of the history, literature, scientific discoveries, sculptures and paintings from the XIV to the XVII century.

3 credits

ITA 380E From the Page to the Screen: Transforming Italian Literature and Film

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Italian.

Course Description: This course focuses on the process of cinematic adaptation of Italian literary works. We will study both literary and filmic texts and examine different types of adaptation. We will consider literary works by Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Verga, Graham Greene, Alberto Moravia and Niccolo Ammaniti as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica, Bernardo Betolucci and Gabriele Salvatores.

3 credits

ITA 380F Epic of Epidemics: Narration in the Plague Years

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course. Course is conducted in Italian

Course Description: Seminars are designed to complement the student’s knowledge f literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in detail a major author or work. Why have people throughout the centuries narrated the atrocious realities of epidemic illness? Are these writers documenting historical facts or creating literary works of arts (or both)? This course explores the "genre" of plague narrative in the Italian literary tradition. It analyzes the multi-faceted role of narration in times of illness: narration as reaction, catharsis, prophylaxis and therapy. Some of the authors we will consider are Boccacio, Saccheti, Sereambi, Malespini, Areglati and Manzoni.

3 credits

ITA 380G Seminar: Italian Cinema

Prerequisites: 6 credits of Intermediate Italian.

Course Description: The focus of this course is to provide a perspective of Italian society through a general but accurate overview of Italian history and a critical analysis of it representation through films from the post World War II period to the present. In addition to the screening of relevant classic Italian movies, the first weeks of the course will also include lectures on a panoramic view of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance Italy. The movies selected will off a unique opportunity to analyze and discuss crucial issues related to the historical, political, and cultural evolution of Italy from the post war period to the present.
Taught entirely in Italian

3 credits

ITA 390 Italian Internship I

Prerequisite: Permission of the department Chairperson. Students must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency.

Course Description: Majors with senior standing and permission of internship supervisor. To be admitted to an internship, the student must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency. Designed to provide an opportunity to apply proficiency in a professional setting.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

ITA 391 Italian Internship II

Prerequisite: Permission of the department Chairperson. Students must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency.

Course Description: Majors with senior standing and permission of internship supervisor. To be admitted to an internship, the student must demonstrate an adequate level of language proficiency. Designed to provide an opportunity to apply proficiency in a professional setting.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

ITA 395 Independent Study in Italian

Prerequisite:One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits

ITA 395A Independent Study in Italian (A)

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

1 - 9 credits

ITA 402 Shadow Seminar in Italian II

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students, interested in the field of pedagogy, to two primary facets of education: teaching and administration. First, students, will be intoduced to the daily tasks of a teacher through the interactions with pupils in and out of the classroom environment. The student will "shadow" the instructor and learn about various teaching techniques, lesson planning and classroom management. Secondly, students will be exposed to the rudiments of academic adminstration as they will be able to observe interaction with pupils and teachers from an adminstrative point of view.

1 credits

ITA 403 Shadow Seminar in Italian III

Prerequisite: One 300 level Italian course.

Course Description:This course is designed to introduce students, interested in the field of pedagogy, to two primary facets of education: teaching and administration. First, students, will be intoduced to the daily tasks of a teacher through the interactions with pupils in and out of the classroom environment. The student will "shadow" the instructor and learn about various teaching techniques, lesson planning and classroom management. Secondly, students will be exposed to the rudiments of academic adminstration as they will be able to observe interaction with pupils and teachers from an adminstrative point of view.

1 credits