ITAL 2204

ITAL 2204

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course, which is at the core of the major and minor in Italian, is designed to give students a basic grounding in some of the most important facets of Italian culture, including cinema, literature, art, and food.  Students will trace the development of Italian national identity in literary and cinematic texts as well as across Italian photography and cuisine.  Readings will include selections from the works of Primo Levi, Roberto Saviano, and Leonardo Sciascia.  Students will also view films by directors such as Rossellini, de Sica, Antonioni, Bertolucci, and Sergio Leone, becoming familiar along the way with genres in Italian national cinema.  By the end of the semester, students will have a working knowledge of the effects of geographic and national fragmentation on political life in post-Risorgimento Italy, understand the so-called Southern Question and the fraught relationship between the Italian South and wealthier Northern regions, and gain different perspectives on political life today in Italy.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ITAL 2202 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7589 ITAL 2204   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall G88
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Eibenstein-Alvisi, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Course may be repeated once for credit as long as the course content is different.