ITAL 295 - Topics in Italian Culture
Prerequisite: ITAL 163 or equivalent. A second-year topics course focusing on issues and texts related to Italian literature and culture. All discussion, writing, and exercises are in Italian. May be repeated for degree credit with permission and if the topics are different.
Fall 2018, ITAL 295A-01: Contemporary Italy through Literature and Film (3). Prerequisite: ITAL 163. A panorama of issues and debates of contemporary Italy. All material is introduced and examined through the lens of film, media, and contemporary literature, and students have ample opportunity to improve their listening and speaking skills through discussion of texts, films, and media clips. Topics include immigration, university life, women and gender, work and unemployment, gastronomy, travel, and history. An important goal of this course is also to review and develop grammar and vocabulary. Students practice targeted linguistic forms through the context of contemporary Italian culture and society. All classes, discussions, homework and projects are conducted entirely in Italian. McCormick.
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