Italian Studies (ITALIAN)

Courses

ITALIAN 1 Elementary Italian 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Basic grammar for beginners: Part one.

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ITALIAN 1G Reading Italian for Graduate Students 0.0 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Basic grammar, reading comprehension, and translation.

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ITALIAN 1R Intensive Italian for Romance Languages Speakers 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
An intensive Italian language course designed for native or advanced speakers of Romance languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan). In one semester, we will cover materials usually taught in two semesters in Elementary Italian 1 and 2. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to enroll in Italian 3 (Intermediate Italian). Regular attendance is mandatory.

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ITALIAN 1S Intensive Italian for Romance Languages Speakers 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
An intensive Italian language course designed for native or advanced speakers of Romance languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan). In one semester, we will cover materials usually taught in two semesters in Elementary Italian 1 and 2. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to enroll in Italian 3 (Intermediate Italian). Regular and continued attendance of both classes is mandatory.

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ITALIAN 2 Elementary Italian 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Basic grammar for beginners: Part two.

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ITALIAN 3 Intermediate Italian 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Grammar review, reading, and written composition.

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ITALIAN 4 Intermediate Italian 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Selected readings in modern Italian prose; a review of the essentials of grammar; written and oral compositions.

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ITALIAN R5A Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
Reading and composition course based on works by Italians and foreigners about Italy and its culture and by Italians about their distinctive experiences of other cultures as tourists and emigrants. Works studied will be primarily chosen from among fiction and non fiction narratives, both originally in English and translated into it. R5A satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition Requirement and R5B satisfies the second half.

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ITALIAN R5B Reading and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session
Reading and composition course based on works by Italians and foreigners about Italy and its culture and by Italians about their distinctive experiences of other cultures as tourists and emigrants. Works studied will be primarily chosen from among fiction and non fiction narratives, both originally in English and translated into it. R5A satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition Requirement and R5B satisfies the
second half.
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ITALIAN 11 Italian Conversation I 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
The aim of this course is to develop and enhance oral communication skills in students who have already learned the basics of Italian grammar in Italian 1 and Italian 2. Through this course students will enrich their listening and speaking skills through the acquisition of new vocabulary, conversational practice, oral reports, discussions, and collaborative projects.

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ITALIAN 12 Advanced Conversational Italian 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
The course is designed to develop and enhance oral communication skills at an advanced level, by means of conversational practice, discussion of readings, student presentation or original material, and use of audio-visual materials and realia.

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ITALIAN N12 Italian Conversation II 3 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered
This course is designed to develop and enhance oral communication skills at an advance level, by means of conversational practice, discussion of readings, student presentation on original material, and use of audio-visual materials and realia.

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ITALIAN 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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ITALIAN 25 Critical Issues in Interdisciplinary Italian Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
This course serves as an introduction to Italian Studies in a comparative and interdisciplinary context. In each iteration of the course, students will learn about major intellectual debates in Italian culture and society, viewed in relation to their global context. Topics will vary with instructor.

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ITALIAN 30 Dante (in English) 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015
An introduction to Dante's works in the cultural and historical context of the European Middle Ages.

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ITALIAN N30 Dante (in English) 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
An introduction to Dante's works in the cultural and historical context of the European Middle Ages.

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ITALIAN 39C Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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ITALIAN 39F Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 1.5 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2008
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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ITALIAN 40 Italian Culture (in English) 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to Italian studies through selected topics and themes integral to the history, literature, and arts of Italy from Dante to Fellini.

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ITALIAN 50 The Italian Renaissance 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Interdisciplinary introduction to the Italian Renaissance through selected topics integral to the history, literature, and arts of Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

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ITALIAN C62 Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art 4 Units

Terms offered: Not yet offered

Using a few selected examples drawn from Florence, Rome, Milan, and Venice, this course will introduce most types of art and architecture produced in the Italian Renaissance--including city squares, churches, palaces and libraries, and their painted and sculptural decoration. Special attention will be paid to various approaches used in interpreting works of art.

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ITALIAN 70 Italian Cinema: History, Directors, Genres, Introduction to Italian Cinema 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 Second 6 Week Session
This course is a brief introduction to the history of Italian cinema. No prior knowledge of Italian cinema or film theory is necessary. We will study major auteurs and genres of Italian cinema in the context of Italian culture and history from 1895 to the present. The course is structured chronologically: we will begin with silent cinema, work our way through the 20th century, and end with contemporary
cinema. All students must attend weekly screenings. Films and film clips will also be shown during lectures.
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ITALIAN N70 Italian Cinema: History, Directors, Genres, Introduction to Italian Cinema 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is a brief introduction to the history of Italian cinema. No prior knowledge of Italian cinema or film theory is necessary. We will study major auteurs and genres of Italian cinema in the context of Italian culture and history from 1895 to the present. The course is structured chronologically: we will begin with silent cinema, work our way through the 20th century, and end with contemporary cinema. All students must attend weekly screenings. Films and
film clips will also be shown during lectures.
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ITALIAN 97 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Supervised field programs involving experiences in schools and school-related activities. Weekly participation commitment, regular individual meetings with faculty supervisor and written reports required.

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ITALIAN 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of selected topics not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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ITALIAN 101 Advanced Writing Workshop 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
A writing-intensive course that aims to strengthen writing skills though varied genres, including literary analysis, journalism, and biography, and through multiple revisions. The course is a prerequisite for all upper division courses.

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ITALIAN 101A Advanced Grammar, Reading, and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Reading and grammatical analysis of representative texts; advanced written composition.

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ITALIAN 101B Advanced Grammar, Reading, and Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Reading and grammatical analysis of representative texts; advanced written composition.

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ITALIAN 102 Italian through the Arts 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This course aims to develop advanced oral and aural skills through discussion, debate, performance, and role-play about the arts in Italy, including cinema, theater, the figurative arts, and music.

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ITALIAN 103 History of Italian Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Introduction to the historical development of culture and literature in Italian from the Middle Ages to the present day. Lectures, critical analysis of texts, frequent writing exercises. In Italian.

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ITALIAN 104 Reading Italian Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Introduction to basic works of Italian literature (fiction, poetry, drama) with an emphasis on techniques of reading.

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ITALIAN 105 History of Italian Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017
Introduction to the historical development of Italian culture from the Middle Ages to the present, with an emphasis on critical analysis of literary and visual texts in relation to the politics and societies of the Italian peninsula, and an ultimate goal of advancing student’s critical and linguistic skills.

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ITALIAN 109 Dante's Commedia (in Italian) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2006
A close introductory reading of Dante's Commedia. Taught in Italian.

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ITALIAN 110 Literature and Culture of the 13th and 14th Centuries 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2010
Emphasis on the literature and culture of the 13th and 14th centuries. Literature will emphasize the "Stil Novo" and Dante's minor works as well as Boccaccio's and Petrarch's .

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ITALIAN 112 Sixteenth-Century Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Studies in the literature and culture of the High Renaissance and the Late Renaissance.

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ITALIAN 114 Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 1999
Emphasis on the works of Vico, Goldoni, Parini, Alfieri.

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ITALIAN 115 Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Studies in the literature and culture of nineteenth-century Italy.

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ITALIAN 117 Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
The main trends in the fiction, poetry, prose and theatre of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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ITALIAN 120 Topics in Italian Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Three hours of lectures, readings, and discussion per week on major authors, themes, and movements in Italian literature.

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ITALIAN 130A Dante's Inferno (in English) 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2007
An introduction to Dante's Inferno in the context of his other works. Taught in English.

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ITALIAN 130B Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso (in English) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2008, Spring 2005
A close introductory reading of Dante's Purgatorio and Paradiso. Prior completion of Italian 130A Inferno is recommended. Taught in English.

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ITALIAN 150AC After Work: Italian Theories, US Texts 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
This course will ask students to think critically about work and labor in various U.S. contexts, while introducing them to key concepts in late twentieth-century Italian social theory.
Topics may vary from semester to semester, but the course will always take substantial account of the experiences and histories of representations of different ethnic groups.

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ITALIAN 160 Studies in the History, Society, and Politics of the Italian Peninsula (in Italian) 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The course will study Italian culture from the perspective of social and historical forces, as articulated by a broad variety of cultural, ideological, and institutional discourses.

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ITALIAN 160S Studies in the History, Society, and Politics of the Italian Peninsula (in English) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018
The course will study Italian culture from the perspective of social and historical forces, as articulated by a broad variety of cultural, ideological, and institutional discourses.

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ITALIAN 163 Special Topics in Italian Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
The course will study Italian culture from the perspective of literary discourse in its responses to a broad spectrum of cultural, ideological, and institutional forces. Taught in English or Italian.

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ITALIAN 170 The Italian Cinema: History, Genres, Authors 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
An analysis of Italian cinema as seen in the development of specific film genres such as neorealism, comedy, self-reflexive cinema. Occasionally the course will concentrate on a specific director and study his individuality through style, theme, and personal development. This course fulfills film major requirement in one of history, genre, auteur.

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ITALIAN 175 Film and Literature (in English) 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
The interaction of film style with literary and poetic structure studied through film theories, film novels, and the work of outstanding Italian film directors. Literature shaped by film experience and films dealing with the essence of cinematic form will be analyzed. This course may fulfill the film major requirement in theory.

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ITALIAN H195 Special Studies for Honors Candidates 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Limited to senior honors candidates. Directed study relating to the writing of an honors thesis.

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ITALIAN 197 Field Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Supervised field programs involving experiences in schools and school-related activities. Weekly participation commitment, regular individual meetings with faculty supervisor and written reports required.

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ITALIAN 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Supervised group study of selected topics not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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ITALIAN 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Enrollment restrictions apply; see the Introduction to the Course and Curricula section of this catalog.

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ITALIAN C201 Linguistic History of the Romance Language 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
Linguistic development of the major Romance languages (French, Italian, and Spanish) from the common Latin origin. Comparative perspective, combining historical grammar and external history.

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ITALIAN C203 Comparative Studies in Romance Literatures and Cultures 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2012
Topics will vary. Comparative studies in literary, cultural, or historical issues that cut across the literatures of the Romance languages.

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ITALIAN 204 Contemporary Trends in Critical Theory 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2013
This course is designed to provide the student with a general view of the major developments in contemporary criticism and an opportunity to apply critical methods to literary texts. One oral report and a final paper.

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ITALIAN 205 Proseminar I: Italian Literary Studies 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
This course introduces the study of Italian literature in its historical scope, while presenting the range of research interests represented on the Italian Studies faculty. Required of all Master of Arts candidates.

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ITALIAN 212 Seminar on Dante 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Studies in the and other works.

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ITALIAN 215 Seminar in Renaissance Literature and Culture 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Investigation of major topics, genres, and authors in Italian literature and culture of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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ITALIAN 230 Seminar in 19th Century Literature and Culture 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2009
Investigation of major topics, genres, and figures in Italian literature and culture of the 19th century.

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ITALIAN 235 Seminar in 20th Century Literature and Culture 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Investigation of major topics, genres, and authors in Italian literature and culture of the 20th century.

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ITALIAN 244 Special Topics in Genre and Mode 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
Investigation of significant genres and modes of writing as they recur in the course of Italian cultural history.

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ITALIAN 248 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Italian Studies 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Investigation of topics in Italian cultural history from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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ITALIAN 260 Directed Readings in Italian Literature and Culture 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Directed readings undertaken under the direction of a faculty member of the department of Italian Studies in conjunction with an audit of a 100-series seminar.

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ITALIAN 270 Seminar Research Course 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Directed research leading to the writing of a term paper under the direction of an Italian Studies department faculty member. Requires concurrent enrollment in a 100-series seminar.

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ITALIAN 282 Prospectus Tutorial 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Directed reading course leading to the production of a formal dissertation prospectus with detailed bibliography. Course is required for all Doctor of Philosophy candidates.

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ITALIAN 290A Graduate Colloquium in Italian Studies 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Reports on current scholarly work by faculty and graduate students.

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ITALIAN 290B Graduate Colloquium in Italian Studies 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Reports on current scholarly work by faculty and graduate students.

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ITALIAN 298 Special Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017 10 Week Session
Designed to allow students to do research in areas not covered by other courses. Requires regular discussions with the instructor and a final written report.

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ITALIAN 299 Directed Research 6 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Limited to students engaged in research for the doctoral dissertation.

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ITALIAN N299 Directed Research 3 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session
Limited to students engaged in research for the doctoral dissertation.

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ITALIAN 302 Practicum in College Teaching of Italian 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017

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ITALIAN 303 Practicum in the Teaching of Italian Literature, History, and Culture 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Three hours of classroom teaching per week with regular faculty supervision; attendance at faculty lectures where appropriate; routine meetings to discuss and evaluate teaching methods, including lecturing, discussion, classroom activities, grading and testing, design of syllabi and course materials.

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ITALIAN 375 Seminar in Language Pedagogy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Required of all graduate student instructors in their first semester of teaching. This course provides instruction on the theory and practice of foreign language teaching and learning with lectures on methodology, testing, grading, class preparation, textbook selection and evaluation, course design and development, and the use of audio-visual and computer aids to instruction. A final research paper is required. It also includes supervised classroom
practice.
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ITALIAN 601 Individual Studies for M.A. Candidates 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Individual study in consultation with faculty member with a view to the M.A. comprehensive examination. May be taken only in the semester of the comprehensive examination.

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ITALIAN 602 Individual Studies for Doctoral Students 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Individual study in consultation with a faculty adviser. Intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for the Ph.D. qualifying examination. May be taken only in the semester of the qualifying examination.

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