Courses

Please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes for schedule information.

All students need a consent code to enroll in Italian Language Courses (ITAL 10-106).

Spring 2019 Courses

Language Courses

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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 above).

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

image of poster for ITAL 105(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, Monteleone

Prerequisite: ITAL 30a or the equivalent. Consent code required (please see instructions above). This is an Oral Communication course.

Bring your Italian to the next level! Learn how to express yourself more clearly and completely in Italian. Students will use films and TV movies, music and contemporary art to explore contemporary Italian culture and society. Siete pronti per questa nuova avventura?

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ITAL 134B Nella cultura ebraica italiana: cinema e letteratura

image of poster for ITAL 134(1) Th 2:00–4:50, Servino

Prerequisite: ITAL 105a or 106a or permission of the instructor. This is a Writing Intensive course.

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

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CLAS 115B Topics in Greek and Roman History

(1) M,W 3:30–4:50, Walker

This is a Writing Intensive course.

Course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Topic for spring 2019: Military History.

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CLAS 145B Topics in Greek & Roman Art & Archaeology

(1) M,W 5:00–6:20, Ratzlaff

Topics vary from year to year and the course may be repeated for credit. Topics include daily life in ancient Rome; Greek and Roman technology and art; Rome, City of Marble; and Athens and the golden age of Greece. Topic for spring 2019: Roman Provinces.

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ENG 183B Gods and Humans in the Renaissance

(1) T,F 12:30–1:50, Targoff, Unglaub

Examines the relationship between gods and humans in literature and art from the Renaissance, exploring how classical gods and goddesses, as well as biblical figures of the divine, are represented by major European artists and authors

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FA 145A St. Peter's and the Vatican

(1) M,W,Th 1:00–1:50, McClendon

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.

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FA 191B Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art

Th 2:00–4:50, Unglaub

This is a Writing Intensive course.

Topic fall 2018: Caravaggio and the Revolution of European Painting. The vivid and dramatic works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) have captured the modern imagination more than those of any other Baroque painter. Our weekly meetings will probe Caravaggio's revolutionary paintings in terms of their style, radical naturalism, iconography, patronage, cultural context, contemporary critical reception, and question how to reconcile his towering artistic achievement in Catholic Rome with his scandalous, profane and violent life. Student research projects will investigate Caravaggio's extraordinary legacy in Seventeenth-century art and beyond.

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HIST 142A Crime, Deviance, and Confinement in Modern Europe

(1) T,F 11:00–12:20, Kelikian

This is a Writing Intensive course

Examines the crisis of law and order in old regime states and explores the prison and asylum systems that emerged in modern Europe. Surveys psychiatry and forensic science from the Napoleonic period until World War II.