18178

ITAL 106

 Intensive Italian

Franco Baldasso

M T W Th 11:15 am-1:15 pm

OLINLC 208

FL

FLLC

8 credits This course enables students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian to complete three semesters of college Italian in five months: 8 credits at Bard and 4 credits in Italy in June, where the students will continue daily intensive study of the Italian language and culture while living with Italian families. At Bard, students attend eight hours of class per week, plus two hours with the Italian tutor. The course methodology is based on a communicative approach, which includes grammar drills, guided compositions, oral practice, role-plays, readings and analysis of authentic material.

Class size: 22

 

18134

ITAL 232

 Advanced Review of Italian: Renaissance Theater

Karen Raizen

M  W  10:10 am-11:30 am

OLINLC 120

FL

FLLC

The course aims to enhance students' oral and written production in Italian through an exploration of the Renaissance's diverse theatrical traditions. From Harlequin's mask to learned comedy, from operatic gesture to tragic endings, we will study texts, watch performances, listen to music, and perform ourselves. One of the primary goals of this course is to put the Italian Renaissance into dialogue with broad theatrical traditions, from ancient to modern, and to understand these modes as ever-changing cultural currency. Renaissance theater illuminates not only Italian culture and society, but also broader, transnational cultural trends and mores, some of which persist even today. Texts will include Machiavelli's play La Mandragola, pastoral plays, excerpts from epic texts, and stage directions for commedia dell'arte productions. This course constitutes a first introduction to Italian civilization and culture for students who have completed Intermediate Italian. Through in-class discussions, grammar drills, written work, presentations, and performances, it offers an opportunity for students to hone their linguistic skills and actively engage with the rich world of Italian Renaissance theater. Course taught in Italian.

Class size: 22

 

 

Cross-listed courses:

 

18199

ARTH 210

 Roman Art and Architecture

Diana DePardo-Minsky

 T  Th 3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLIN 102

AA

AART

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban Studies; Italian Studies

 

18413

ARTH 216

 Leonardo da Vinci

Diana DePardo-Minsky

M  W  3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLIN 205

AA

AART

Cross-listed: Italian Studies

 

18398

HIST 184

 Inventing Modernity

Gregory Moynahan

M  W  11:50 am   1:10 pm

RKC 115

HA

HIST

Cross-listed: German  Studies; Italian Studies

 

18135

LIT 229

 primo levi: Scientific Imagination &  the Holocaust

Franco Baldasso

M  W  1:30 pm-2:50 pm

OLIN 310

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Human Rights; Italian Studies; Jewish Studies