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