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Italian

Fall 2009

101. Elementary Italian I
Davida Gavioli M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Sills-109
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

101. Elementary Italian I
Davida Gavioli M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-109
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

101. Elementary Italian I
Arielle Saiber M 11:30 - 12:25, W 11:30 - 12:25, F 11:30 - 12:25 Sills-207
Three class hours per week, plus weekly drill sessions and language laboratory assignments. Study of the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and spoken Italian.

203. Intermediate Italian I
Anna Rein M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Sills-207
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant. Aims to increase fluency in both spoken and written Italian. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on contemporary texts of literary and social interest.

203. Intermediate Italian I
Anna Rein M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Sills-207
Three class hours per week and one weekly conversation session with assistant. Aims to increase fluency in both spoken and written Italian. Grammar fundamentals are reviewed. Class conversation and written assignments are based on contemporary texts of literary and social interest.

205. Advanced Italian I
Arielle Saiber M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Hatch Library-012
Strengthens fluency in reading, writing, and speaking through an introduction to contemporary Italian society and culture. An advanced grammar review is paired with a variety of journalistic and literary texts, visual media, and a novel. Conducted in Italian.

308. Of Gods, Dons, and Leopards: Literary Representations of Sicily between Reality and Metaphor
Davida Gavioli M 1:00 - 2:25, W 1:00 - 2:25 Sills-Language Media Center
In their attempt to “write Sicily,” nineteenth- and twentieth-century Sicilian authors have had to come to terms with a land rife with contradictions that has often been considered a reality unto itself. Since ancient times, Sicily has been a crossroads of cultures and civilizations whose influence has created a Babel of languages, customs, and ideas that separates it from, while uniting it to, the mainland. Examines the construction of the idea of "Sicily" and "sicilianit: in the writing of twentieth-century natives like Luigi Pirandello, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Vitaliano Brancati, Leonardo Sciascia, Vincenzo Consolo, and Andrea Camilleri. Emphasis placed on a critical analysis of attempts to define the "essence" of the Sicilian character within the social and historical context of post-Unification Italy.