This is the second half of a year-long course for students who are continuing the study of Italian from first semester. The second semester entails more advanced work in the use of the spoken and written language. Literary and cultural materials develop reading ability and provide topics for discussion and oral presentations, as well as for writing assignments. Prerequisite: ITAL 111Y or permission of the instructor. Offered every year.
This second half of the mid-level course continues its focus on cultural themes and develops speaking, reading, and writing skills. The activities and materials focus on contemporary culture, and literature. Written themes integrate reading and writing skills. Oral reports and lab work develop verbal skills. Coursework concludes with a short research paper on a topic chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Two fifty-minute practice sessions are required weekly. Attendance at evening film showings (alternate weeks) is also required. The class is conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 111Y-112Y. Offered every year.
This course examines topics (which vary from year to year) in Italian cinema, with the aim of understanding and appreciating its lasting value as an art form and as an expression of Italian culture. Coursework inlcudes oral presentations, papers, tests, a final exam, and class preparation with partners. Attendance at weekly film showings is required in addition to class meetings. The course is conducted in English and the films are subtitled. Past topics include: Focus on Food, Post War Cinema, Federico Fellini and Friends, and Youth. The course may be repeated if the content is significantly different the second time. No prerequisite. Normally offered every other year.