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.

Fall 2015 Italian Studies Courses

Schedule information is tentative. Please see /registrar/schedule/classes/2015/Fall/4000/all for current listings.


ITAL 10A Beginning Italian
(1) M,T,W,Th 11:00–11:50, Servino
(2) M,W,Th 12:00–12:50; F 12:30–1:20, Monteleone-Wasson
Prerequisite: For students with little or no knowledge of Italian language. 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!

ITAL 30A Intermediate Italian
(2) M,T,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Servino    
Prerequisite: A grade of C- or higher in ITAL 20b or the equivalent. Consent Code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Is Italian synonymous with pizza and the mafia? Of course not! Students in this course advance their study in Italian language and culture by improving their ability to recount events, give descriptions, and make comparisons—both orally and in writing. Working with newspaper articles, short stories, and films, students gain an understanding of what growing up in Italy is all about! Students learn how the closeness of family and friends is the basis of Italian culture and how Italians are able to live in a modern Italy despite their old soul that comes from ancient values and colorful imagery of its people.  

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ITAL 106A Advanced Italian through Narrative, Film, and Other Media: Italian History and Culture through Short Stories
(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Monteleone-Wasson
Prerequisite: ITAL 30a, ITAL 105a, or the equivalent. Consent Code required (please see instructions in bar to right).
Advanced Italian language skills taught through close study and analysis of representative Italian texts and film. Each year, emphasis will be given to a specific theme, such as, women’ writers, Italian history through short stories, Reading and listening activities followed by in-class discussions and presentations are designed to strengthen communication and reading skills.

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ITAL 110A Introduction to Italian Literature
(1) M,W 2:00–3:20, Servino
Prerequisite: ITAL 30a, 105a, 106a, or the equivalent.
Surveys the masterpieces of Italian literature from Dante to the present. It is designed to introduce the student to the major authors and literary periods, styles, and genres and present an overview of the history of the literature. Conducted in Italian.

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CLAS 115B Topics in Greek and Roman History
(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 140A Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Greek and Roman Art and Text
(1) T,Th 5:00–6:20, Koloski-Ostrow
An exploration of women, gender, and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome as the ideological bases of Western attitudes toward sex and gender. Includes, in some fashion, Greek and Roman myth, literature, art, architecture, and archaeological artifacts.

CLAS 151A Greece, Rome, Myth, and the Movies
(1) T,Th 2:00–3:20, Koloski-Ostrow
Explores classical mythology through several key texts to demonstrate the strong connections between antiquity and our own society, especially as revealed in an array of modern cinematic experiments. Charts the transformation of these myths for our own cultural needs.

HIST 123A The Renaissance
(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Kapelle
Culture, society, and economy in the Italian city-state (with particular attention to Florence) from feudalism to the rise of the modern state.

HIST 140A A History of Fashion in Europe
(1) T,F 12:30–1:50, Kelikian
Looks at costume, trade in garments, and clothing consumption in Europe from 1600 to 1950. Topics include sumptuous fashion, class and gender distinctions in wardrobe, and the rise of department stores. 

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Schedule information is tentative. Please see /registrar/schedule/classes/2015/Fall/4000/all 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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