This beginning course is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing the Italian language and includes considerable work with audio cassettes and video. These courses must be taken in successive terms in the same academic year. Written permission is required for seniors. Students with a grade of C- or below in 101 are urged to repeat the course before continuing. Degree credit only if the second-term course is successfully completed.
This is a one-term language course designed to improve the student's ability to speak, read and write Italian. It includes review of some grammar and introduction of new grammar, vocabulary study, conversational practice, short compositions, cultural and literary readings, and some work with video. Prerequisite: two or three years of secondary-school Italian, or ITAL 101, or the equivalent. Students with a grade below C- in 102 are urged to repeat the course before continuing. Not open to students judged to have proficiency equivalent to an AP score of 3 or higher. Offered every fall in Venice (Italy Study Group) and at least every other year on campus.
This one-term course is designed to increase the student's ability to understand, speak, read and write Italian and emphasizes development of reading comprehension. It includes review of some grammar and introduction of new grammar, vocabulary study, conversational practice and short compositions. There is considerable focus on the reading of short works of Italian literature. Prerequisite: three or four years of secondary-school Italian, or ITAL 102 with a B+ grade or higher, or ITAL 201, or the equivalent. Not open to students judged to have proficiency equivalent to an AP score of 4 or higher. Offered at least every other year.
This course analyzes some outstanding works of Italian literature that are available in translation. Some short selections are also read in the original. Taught only in Venice in conjunction with the Italy Study Group.
Through close reading of the Divine Comedy and the Vita Nuova, this course studies Dante's development as a political theorist, philosopher and poet as the means to understanding medieval man's perceptions of his world. Taught in English.