CoursesNotes about fall 2021 ROMS courses:
- All ROMS courses will be offered in-person: In-person classes are designed to allow students to participate in a safe classroom, and masks are required at all times. If you have questions about the in-person modality, please feel free to email the professor of the course you would like to take.
- While most classes will be scheduled to meet twice per week for 90 minutes (either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday), language-level courses (numbered 10-30) will be scheduled four times per week, but students will not meet for the full 90 minutes each day.
Italian Studies Courses
All students need permission to enroll in Italian Language Courses (ITAL 10-106). They will appear to have an enrollment limit of 0 in WorkDay. Enrollment in these courses is processed via Wait List management by the Department Administrator and Director of the Language Program.
- Students currently enrolled in Italian language courses (ITAL 10-105) will receive instructions about permission requests before the beginning of registration.
- All others should email Professor Hollie 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 permission for the appropriate language course.
- For more information about level placement, enrollment in ROMS courses, or the language requirement, please visit our FAQs page.
(1) M,T,W,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Monteleone (in-person)
(2) M,T,W,Th 10:00 AM–11:30 AM, Servino (in-person)
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!
(1) M,T,W,Th 2:00 PM–3:30 PM, Monteleone (in-person)
(2) M,T,W,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Servino (in-person)
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.
(1) T,Th 4:00 PM–5:30 PM, Monteleone (in-person)
Let’s learn about Italians through their stories and practice reading and communicative skills while learning about the developing of Italian identity from the end of 1800s to the present. In this course, students will analyze and discuss short Italian texts, selected for their relevance and accessible language, as well as videos and films. Proficiency in Italian will be improved through interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational activities.
(1) M,W 4:00 PM–5:30 PM, Servino (in-person)
Italian Studies Electives
(1) T,Th 6:00 PM–7:30 PM, Ratzlaff (in-person)
Surveys the art and architecture of the ancient Romans from the eighth century BCE to the end of the empire in Sicily, mainland Italy (with focus on Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, and Herculaneum), and in the Roman provinces.
(1) M,W,F 12:30 PM–1:30 PM, Kapelle (in-person)
Survey of Roman history from the early republic through the decline of the empire. Covers the political history of the Roman state and the major social, economic, and religious changes of the period.
(1) T,Th 12:00 PM–1:30 PM, Kelikian (remote)
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.