Courses

Courses

1301-1302. Elementary Italian I and II. The foundation for the study of Italian. Students acquire a basic vocabulary and an understanding of fundamental linguistic structures with emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The complexity of material increases in Elementary II. Fall and Spring.

2311. Intermediate Italian I. Review and further study of grammar, together with intensive oral and written practice. Study of different aspects of Italian culture. Three contact hours per week. Fall.

2312. Intermediate Italian II. Essential components of this course will be intensive practice of writing and conversational skills through written and oral presentations on contemporary Italian topics and on Italian literary material. The course prepares students for advanced study of Italian and literature through a panoramic overview of the history, literature and art of Italy. Spring.

3321. Italian Literary Tradition I. Students will be acquainted with the genres, movements and chronological development of Italian literature from its origin to the Renessaince. The course is conducted in italian and students will read works by San Francesco d'Assisi, Giacomo da Lentini, Guittone d'Arezzo, Guido Guinzelli, Guido Cavalcanti, Cecco Angiolieri, Jacopone da Todi, Bonvesin de la Riva, Marco Polo, Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Leonardo, Lorenzo de' Medici, Poliziano. Spring, even-numbered years.

3322. Italian Literary Tradition II. A continuation of Literary Tradition I with special emphasis on XX century. Students will read and analyze selected wroks by Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Gozzano, Marinetti, Svevo, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo, Saba. Taught in Itlaian and offered in the Spring of odd-numbered years. 3330. Historical Linguistics. Designed for language majors, but open to all students. An introduction to modern approaches to the study of language, culminating in an inquiry into the origins, historical development, and kinship of Indo-European languages. Every other year.

3331. Applied Linguistics. Introduction to Foreign Language Pedagogy. Introduction to the methods for teaching foreign languages at the secondary and university levels focusing on theory as well as practice. Includes supervised teaching units in UD Modern Language courses.

3V32. Italian Outreach Teaching Practicum. Supervised foreign language teaching in cooperation with local area schools and home school associations. 1-3 credits. Graded course.

4V50. Special Topics in Italian. Courses offered as needed, focusing on particular periods, or genres.

3V57. Italian Internship. (can be taken for up to three credits): a 1-3 credit practicum undertaken with the approval of the program director involving off-campus educational involvement, such as an internship or related activity, in which there is a designated analytical or intellectual element resulting in an appropriate research paper or related project. Students should follow guidelines for internships. Graded Pass/No Pass.

4V51. Independent Research.

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