CRN

90086

Course No.

ITAL 106

Title

Intensive Italian

Professor

Carlo Zei/Michael Moore

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 107

Distribution

D

Eight credits. A single-semester equivalent to Italian 101-102. This rapidly paced course is designed primarily for students who have successfully studied other languages. It is open to other with the instructor's permission. Four 120-minute classes with two hours of language laboratory with the Italian Tutor. Skill in speaking, reading and writing will be developed through a variety of activities.

CRN

90493

Course No.

ITAL 201

Title

Intermediate Italian I

Professor

Michael Moore

Schedule

Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 210

Th 8:30 am - 9:50 am LC 210

Th 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm LC 120

Distribution

D

For students who have completed Italian 101-102 or Intensive Italian 106. Formal language study at the second-year level. Strong emphasis on oral practice and writing skills. Discussion of contemporary works by Soldati, Sciascia, Calvino, Tabucchi, and others, as well as a murder mystery, I Giovedi' della Signora Guilia by Piero Chiara. Mario Monicelli's film Speriamo che sia femmina will be studied. An additional hour of conversation is required every week.

Prerequisite: Italian 101-102 or equivalent.

CRN

90514

Course No.

ITAL 202

Title

Intermediate Italian II

Professor

Carlo Zei

Schedule

Tu Th 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm OLIN 310

Distribution

D

 

CRN

90088

Course No.

ITAL 310

Title

Luigi Pirandello

Professor

Carlo Zei

Schedule

Mon Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm LC 118

Distribution

D

Few writers influenced Italian culture in the twentieth century as deeply as Luigi Pirandello. His plays, short stories, novels and his celebrated essay "On Humor," all investigate a kind of fiction that reflects on itself, its structures, its literary conventions. Pirandello's "theatre about theatre" irreversibly changed the way we look at the stage, as well as the screen. Students will explore some of Pirandello's more seminal works by reading short stories and watching the movies based on them. The novel "Il fu Mattia Pascal" and the essay "On Humor" will be analyzed. The main focus will be on some of Pirandello's plays, such as "Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore" and "Enrico IV." Classic performances recorded on video will be used as reference. The course will be conducted in Italian.