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


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 ( 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 2017 Italian Studies Courses

Schedule information is tentative. Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for current listings.


ITAL 20B Continuing Italian
(1) M,T,W,Th 10:00–10:50, Servino
(2) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Monteleone
Prerequisite: For students with some previous study of Italian. 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, and learning about love and passion beyond the stereotypes are not enough to get you involved, we will find many more ways to make your Italian experience worthwhile. Just as in Italy, if you have no specific reasons to study Italian, we will make one up just for you!

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ITAL 105A Italian Conversation and Composition

(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Monteleone
Prerequisite: ITAL 30a or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
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?

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ITAL 134B Nella cultura ebraica italiana: cinema e letteratura

(1) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50, Servino
Prerequisite: ITAL 105a or 106a or permission of the instructor.
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.

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CLAS 121B Money, Markets and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean
(1) M,W 3:30–4:50, Walker
Examines the complex interactions between economic and social systems in the ancient Mediterranean, especially Greece and Rome, through literature, documents, and artifacts. Readings in English.

FA 48A Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy
(1) T,Th 5:00–6:20, Unglaub
Examines the artistic spectacle of Papal Rome, focusing on the works and legacy of Caravaggio and Bernini as the prevailing artistic forces, with major contributions by the Carracci, Poussin, Borromini, and Cortona. Apart from Rome and the patronage strategies of successive Popes, we will consider artistic and architectural production in such diverse centers as Venice, Naples, Bologna, and Turin.

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.

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Schedule information is tentative. Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for current listings.


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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