Before you enroll in Italian language courses (ITAL 10–106):

PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:

1. Students currently enrolled in Italian language courses (ITAL 10-105) will receive instructions about consent code distribution before the beginning of registration.

2. All others should email Professor Harder (harder@brandeis.edu) as soon as possible with a description of their background in Italian, including classes taken, standardized test scores, and/or other exposure to the language. She will reply with further instructions about obtaining a consent code for the appropriate language course.

Spring 2015 Italian Studies Courses

Schedule information is tentative. Please see http://www.brandeis.edu /registrar/schedule/classes/2015/Spring/4000/all for current listings.


ALL STUDENTS NEED A CONSENT CODE TO ENROLL IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES (ITAL 10–106). PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS IN BAR TO RIGHT.


ITAL 20b Continuing Italian
(1) M,T,W,Th  10:00–10:50, Monteleone-Wasson
(2) M,T,W,Th  11:00–11:50, Monteleone-Wasson
Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Are you interested in experiencing a taste of Italy right here on campus? If reading an Italian menu with the right accent, understanding Bocelli and Botticelli, speaking the language, learning about love and passion behind the stereotypes is not enough to get you involved, there are many more reasons we can find to make your Italian experience worthwhile. (If you have no specific reason to study Italian, we will make one up just for you!)

ITAL 105a Italian Conversation and Composition
(1) M,W,Th  1:00–1:50, Monteleone-Wasson
Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
ITAL 105 poster for spring 2015
Bring your Italian to the next level! Learn how to express yourself in discussion and writing. We will use writings, films, and music to inspire the exploration of contemporary Italian culture and society. Different styles of newspaper articles, essays, and literary pieces (narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and personal) will also be used as examples of different writing styles to be developed by students. Siete pronti per questa nuova avventura?

ITAL 134B Nella cultura ebraica italiana: cinema e letteratura
(1) T,F 12:30–1:50, Targoff
Prerequisite: ITAL 105a or the equivalent.
ITAL 134 course poster for spring 2015
Analyzes Italian Jewish representations in Italian culture from the founding of the ghetto in Venice in 1516 to modern times. Works of Italian Jewish writers and historians are examined as well as Italian movies that address Jewish themes within the mainstream of Italian culture. This course has an interdisciplinary approach while focusing on advanced Italian language skills.


ITALIAN STUDIES ELECTIVES

CLAS 115B Topics in Greek and Roman History: Topic for spring 2015: Myths, Legends, and History of Early Rome.
(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Walker
Topics vary from year to year and the course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor
 
CLAS 120A Age of Caesar
(1) M,W 5:00–6:20, Walker
The life and times of Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE) viewed through primary texts in a variety of genres: from Caesar himself to contemporaries Cicero and Catullus and biographers Plutarch and Suetonius.
 
CLAS 145B Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology: Topic for spring 2015: Daily Life in Ancient Rome
(1) T,Th 2:00–3:20, Koloski-Ostrow
This is an experiential learning course; course may be repeated for credit. Other years’ topics include women, gender, and sexuality in Greek and Roman text and art; daily life in ancient Rome; ancient technology; and Athens and the golden age of Greece.
 
FA 145A St. Peter's and the Vatican
(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, McClendon
May not be taken for credit by students who took FA 45a in prior years.
The history, growth, and development of Christendom's most famous shrine, with particular concern for the relationship between the design and decoration of the Renaissance/baroque church and palace complex and their early Christian and medieval predecessors.
 
HIST 131A Hitler's Europe in Film
(1) T,F 11:00–12:20, Kelikian
Takes a critical look as how Hitler's Europe has been represented and misrepresented since its time by documentary and entertainment films of different countries beginning with Germany itself. Movies, individual reports, discussions, and a littler reading.


Schedule information is tentative. Please see http://www.brandeis.edu /registrar/schedule/classes/2015/Spring/4000/all for current listings.


INDEPENDENT MAJOR

Students seeking to pursue Italian Studies further may petition for an Independent Interdisciplinary Major or IIM and discuss various options with the Italian Studies faculty members. For more information, please visit our IIM in Italian Studies page.

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