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Italian

Spring 2011

101. Elementary Italian I
Anna Rein M  9:30 - 10:25
W  9:30 - 10:25
F  9:30 - 10:25
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
Anna Rein M  10:30 - 11:25
W  10:30 - 11:25
F  10:30 - 11:25
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
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
Davida Gavioli M  9:30 - 10:25
W  9:30 - 10:25
F  9:30 - 10:25
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
Davida Gavioli M  10:30 - 11:25
W  10:30 - 11:25
F  10:30 - 11:25
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
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.

311. "Now a Major Motion Picture!": Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy
Davida Gavioli M  1:00 - 2:25
W  1:00 - 2:25
“Film adaptation of literature is not a sin”: this remark with which a critic chose to preface his investigation of the filmic adaptation of literary texts will be the starting point for the analysis of Italian novels and their cinematic “translations” in the context of diverse styles, view-points, and attitudes these films reveal. Some of the narrative texts that will be analyzed, along with their film adaptation, are La ciociara by Alberto Moravia, Il Gattopardo by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sostiene Pereira by Antonio Tabucchi, Voci by Dacia Maraini, and Gomorra by Roberto Saviano. Conducted in Italian.