University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Italian Studies

School of Languages and Literatures.

Note: Literary texts are, at all levels, studied in the original language. Students registering in these courses will be expected to have the appropriate knowledge.

ITAL*1060 Introductory Italian I F(3-1) [0.50]

A beginning course in Italian providing the fundamentals of grammar, structure and idiom. Introduction to aspects of Italian life and culture through audio-visual aids. (This course may not be taken by students who have credit for OAC Italian or equivalent.)

ITAL*1070 Introductory Italian II W(3-1) [0.50]

A continuation of ITAL*1060. In addition to basic grammar and composition, readings from modern writers are introduced. (This course may not be taken by students who have OAC Italian or equivalent.)

Prerequisites: ITAL*1060

ITAL*2060 Intermediate Italian I F(3-0) [0.50]

Italian grammar and syntax, composition and translation.

Prerequisites: ITAL*1070 or OAC Italian

ITAL*2070 Intermediate Italian II W(3-0) [0.50]

Continuation of ITAL*2060. Increased emphasis on composition and translation.

ITAL*2350 Contemporary Italian Literature W(3-0) [0.50]

Literary trends from the Unification to the present day. An examination of moral and social implications of major literary works. Special emphasis on "verismo" and Neo-Realism. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ITAL*2070

ITAL*3060 Advanced Italian F(3-0) [0.50]

A seminar course in Italian grammar and syntax, composition and translation. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ITAL*2070

ITAL*3150 Medieval Italian Literature F(3-0) [0.50]

A study of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.(Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ITAL*2070

ITAL*3280 Renaissance Italian Literature W(3-0) [0.50]

A study of Renaissance ideals as reflected in the works of Lorenzo de' Medici, Poliziano, Machiavelli, Castiglione and Ariosto. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ITAL*2070

ITAL*3530 Business Italian W(3-0) [0.50]

A detailed study of the Italian language as it is currently used in administration and business. It will cover areas such as administrative correspondence, reports, employment, business communication and advertising.

Prerequisites: ITAL*3060

ITAL*3950 to ITAL*3970 Topics in Italian Literature F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Aspects of Italian literature. Each offering will treat a particular topic such as early texts in the Vernacular, Commedia dell`Arte, Eighteenth-Century Drama, realism in Italian Literature, the poetry of Montale, Ungaretti, and Saba. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

ITAL*4900 Research Paper in Italian Studies F,W(3-0) [0.50]

This is the equivalent of a semester course. A research project on some aspect of Italian language, literature, or thought. The topic must be approved by the section; the paper will be written under the regular guidance of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisites: students must be in at least the 6th semester in the honours program in Italian

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