16154

ITAL 106

Intensive Italian

Franco Baldasso

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

OLINLC 210

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: 20

 

16201

ITAL 235

TOPICS IN ITALIAN CULTURE: Imagining Italian Cities FROM DANTE TO CALVINO

Franco Baldasso

M W †††† 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

RKC 101

FLLC

Cross-listed: Environmental & Urban StudiesItaly has not one, but many capitals. Unlike other European countries, there is no central stage in the construction of national culture that can boast hegemonic influence throughout Italian history. Although the myth of Rome and its imperial past fostered literatiís dreams of political grandeur, Italy grounds its multifold identity on the difference and peculiarities of cities such as Florence, Venice, Naples and Milan. Living, walking, and imagining the city is a key experience for Italian culture, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, to the Postmodern.With a multidisciplinary approach from poetry to visual arts, the course draws from the works of authors such as Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Marinetti, Pasolini, Calvino and Elena Ferrante. This course constitutes a first introduction to Italian civilization for students who have completed the language sequence, and offers an opportunity for them to hone their skills before they enroll in an upper-college seminar. Prerequisites: Italian 202, or permission of the instructor.Conducted in Italian.

Class size: 22