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Italian

The Italian Department offers an Elementary I and II course during the summer term. Students develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills upon completion.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings.

 

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Elementary Italian, I
ITAL S1101D 4 points.

Equivalent to ITAL V1101. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian and an understanding of Italian culture. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to provide basic information in Italian about themselves, their families, interests, likes and dislikes, and daily activities; participate in a simple conversation on everyday topics; to read edited texts on familiar topics; and produce Italian with basic grammatical accuracy and accurate pronunciation.

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ITAL 1101 001/66510 M Tu W Th 11:00a - 1:05p
509 HAMILTON HALL
Maria Luisa Gozzi 4 Open
Elementary Italian, II
ITAL S1102Q 4 points.

Continues the work of ITAL 1101 and completes the study of elementary Italian. Students continue to develop communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills). Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to provide basic information in Italian about wants and needs, personal opinions and wishes, personal experiences, past activities, and daily routines; read simple texts on familiar matters of high frequency everyday or job-related language; draw on a repertoire of vocabulary and syntax sufficient for dealing with everyday situations.

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ITAL 1102 001/23169 M Tu W Th 11:00a - 1:05p
509 HAMILTON HALL
Umberto Mazzei 4 Open
Mediterranean Venice: Living and Losing a Maritime Empire
ITAL OC4016 3 points.

Venice is today a northeast province of the Italian state. For the largest part of its history, however, the city had very little to do with the rest of the Italian peninsula; it was instead the northwestern metropolis of an Eastern Mediterranean Empire, stretching all the way to (today’s) Croatia, Albania, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. By studying the history of Venice’s imperial past, the course aims precisely to relocate the students’ geographical and cultural perception of the city. Combining readings and documentaries with weekly walks and guided tours in the city, it invites students to explore themes such as the history of the Venetian Republic (and especially of the maritime state- stato da mar), Venice’s relations to the Ottoman world, the city’s ethnic and confessional diversity, the ‘myth of Venice’ and the fate of Venice after ‘Venice’. Visits include the Correr Museum, the Doge’s Palace, the Arsenal, the Jewish Ghetto, the Campo Dei Greci, the Church of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, the Fondaco dei Turchi, and others. An one-day trip to Trieste will be optionally offered.


Please note: This course is NOT open to summer visiting students.

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