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French and Italian Studies B.A.

French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 33 to 75
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The French and Italian studies major allows students interested in both cultures and languages to pursue a combined major. Students study specific works in each nation's literature while also exploring the interrelations and cross-cultural exchanges that have contributed to Italian and French literature and culture. This comparative perspective introduces students to a broad range of issues and cultural practices.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must formally declare a major within the department before completing the majority of the major elective requirements.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Prerequisites
These courses, or equivalent, must be taken in sequential order. In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may place out through EPT or LPE examinations. Students may declare the French and Italian Studies BA while FREN/ITAL 1004 is in progress.
Beginning and Intermediate French
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
FREN 1001 - Beginning French I (5.0 cr)
FREN 1002 - Beginning French II (5.0 cr)
or FREN 1022 - Accelerated Beginning French (5.0 cr)
FREN 1003 - Intermediate French I (5.0 cr)
FREN 1004 - Intermediate French II (5.0 cr)
Beginning and Intermediate Italian
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian I (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1002 - Beginning Italian II (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1003 - Intermediate Italian I (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1004 - Intermediate Italian II (5.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of French and Italian. with a grade of C-, or better, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college. CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the French and Italian Studies BA is FREN. At least 16 upper-division credits in the major must be taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. This includes learning abroad courses taken for resident credit. At least 4 of the 10 upper-division FREN, FRIT and ITAL courses (not counting the capstone) must be taken in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students may earn a BA or a minor in French and/or Italian, but not both. Any departmental major or minor may be combined with the French Advanced-Level Proficiency Certificate. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First-Year Experience course sequence.
Core Courses
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling exactly 13 credit(s) from the following:
· FREN 3015 - Advanced French Grammar and Communication (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3016 - Advanced French Composition and Communication (3.0 cr)
· FREN 3101W - Methods in French and Francophone Studies [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition (4.0 cr)
French Elective
FREN 30xx and 37xx courses do not count towards the French Elective requirement.
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FREN 31xx
· FREN 32xx
· FREN 33xx
· FREN 34xx
· FREN 35xx
· FREN 36xx
· FREN 38xx
· FREN 4970 - Directed Readings (1.0-4.0 cr)
· FREN 5xxx
Italian Electives
Any ITAL 3xxx, 5xxx or its cross-list that is not counting towards a different minor requirement may count as Italian Electives. With the approval of the Italian studies undergraduate advisor, courses taken through other departments (e.g., art history, English, history, music) may count toward the Italian Studies minor when they pertain to Italian studies topics.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3621 - Creating the Modern World in Medieval Europe: The Renaissance, 1200-1600 (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3550 - Topics in 19th Century Italy (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3640 - Topics in Italian Studies (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film [AH, GP] (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3850 - Topics in Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 4307 - Novellistica (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 4970 - Directed Readings (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5609 - World of Dante (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5640 - Topics in Italian Studies (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 5970 - Directed Readings (1.0-4.0 cr)
· MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3708 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800 [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3201 - Reading Italian Texts: Poetics, Rhetoric, Theory (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5201 - Reading Italian Texts: Poetics, Rhetoric, Theory (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3203 - Italian Travelers: From the Enlightenment to the Present (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5203 - Italian Travelers: From the Enlightenment to the Present (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 5305 - Staging the Self: Theater and Drama in Modern Italy (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present. (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present (3.0 cr)
French & Italian Electives
Excluding FRIT 5999, any FRIT 3xxx, 5xxx, or its cross-list that is not counting towards a different major requirement may count as a French & Italian Elective.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3880 - Topics in French and Italian Literatures and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 5850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema (3.0 cr)
Capstone
The capstone is completed in FREN 4101W, 4101V, 4109W, 4110V, and/or ITAL 3459W, in the last or next-to-last semester before graduation. Research topics must be approved by course instructor. Papers are written in consultation with course instructor or other appropriate faculty member. Honors students writing summa theses should take a total of 4 credits of capstone by combining 4101V and 4110V in their final year.
Take 1 - 2 course(s) totaling 2 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
Students who double major within CLA and choose to complete the capstone requirement in their other major may waive the French and Italian Studies capstone, and they do not need to replace the 2 credits. Students who waive the French and Italian Studies capstone may complete the BA with a minimum of 30 credits.
· Capstone Seminar
· FREN 4101W - Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
or FREN 4101V - Honors Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
· Capstone Independent Study
· FREN 4109W - Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
or FREN 4110V - Honors Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0-4.0 cr)
or ITAL 3459W - Senior Project [WI] (2.0 cr)
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· FREN 3101W - Methods in French and Francophone Studies [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· FREN 4101W - Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
or FREN 4101V - Honors Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
· FREN 4109W - Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0 cr)
or FREN 4110V - Honors Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies [WI] (2.0-4.0 cr)
or ITAL 3459W - Senior Project [WI] (2.0 cr)
 
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FREN 1001 - Beginning French I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01214 - Fren 1001/Mont 1001/Fren 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Bonjour! Join us in learning the global language of diplomacy, culture, cuisine, and commerce! French is spoken on five continents, in approximately 40 countries, and even in Maine and Louisiana. Studying French will deepen your understanding of world history and the relationships between different cultures around the globe and close to home. Studying the language of Les Misérables, Monet, and joie de vivre allows you to access some of the most amazing art, thought, and food on the planet! Beginning French (French 1001) is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the French language. It focuses on developing your intercultural, reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to communicate about family, housing, and school. You will also gain familiarity with French-speaking communities around the world. The course features preparatory and practice activities outside of class designed to encourage analysis of language structure so that class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interaction in French.
FREN 1002 - Beginning French II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01360 - Fren 1002/4002/4022/Mont 1002
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Bienvenue en 1002! Ready to embark on a new journey to further develop your knowledge of the beautiful language of French? If you passed French 1001 or have taken the Entrance Proficiency Test (EPT) and were placed in 1002, this course is for you! While exploring topics such as French holidays and cultural celebrations and traditions, food, and ecology, you will further develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You will also learn about the concept of laïcité, one of the pillars of French society, and the differences and similarities between the school systems in France and the U.S. Preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammar points need to be completed at home so that class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in French. prereq: FREN 1001 or equivalent.
FREN 1022 - Accelerated Beginning French
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01360 - Fren 1002/4002/4022/Mont 1002
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Heureux de vous revoir! Because you have studied French before, you already know what a wonderful language it is. This course is designed to return you to studying the language of Les Misérables, Monet, and joie de vivre! French 1022 is an accelerated review of French 1001 followed by the material covered in French 1002. At the end of this course, you will be able to communicate about topics such as food, family, school, the environment, travel and much more. If you have had a gap of more than a year since your last French class, you need to take the EPT to place into French 1022.
FREN 1003 - Intermediate French I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01216 - Fren 1003/Fren 4003/Mont 1003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Nous vous souhaitons la bienvenue dans le troisième semestre de français. In this course, you will explore current issues such as the role technology plays in today's society and living a healthy lifestyle. Other themes include family, friends, and current social issues such as environment, energy, and immigration. Students will use film, excerpts of literature, and other authentic texts as part of the curriculum. Upon completion of the class, you will have more confidence in expressing past, future, and hypothetical events as well as your own opinions, feelings, and regrets. French 1003 is a five-credit course, so you should plan to spend an additional 10 hours a week on coursework outside the classroom. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in French 1004. prereq: C- or better in FREN 1002 or 1022, or EPT (for students taking their first French course at the U)
FREN 1004 - Intermediate French II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01217 - Fren 1004/Mont 1004/Fren 4004
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Vous êtes les bienvenus! Come join us in exploring some of the foundations of cultural identity. What does it mean to be "French?" What does it mean to be "American?" What are some things that people living within a particular culture have in common as a function of living in that culture? Where do personal and cultural identities intersect? We pay special attention to development of intercultural competence, comparing how food, child-rearing practices, elements of national identity, and diversity are treated in France and the US. We revisit many grammar concepts you have seen before, focusing on accuracy and extended language use. This course will allow you to be much more confident in using comparisons, narrating (past and present), linking ideas together into longer discourse, describing, etc. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be solidly in the Intermediate ranges of proficiency in French, able to travel and/or use French for your own goals. You will also be prepared for more advanced study in French here or abroad (FREN 3015 and 3014 are options after this course). prereq: C- or better in FREN 1003, or EPT/LPE (for students taking their first French course at the U)
ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01218 - Flor 1001/Ital 1001/Ital 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ciao! Join us in learning Italian, the language of Dante, DaVinci, and la dolce vita! This melodic language spoken throughout the world in fields including music, fashion, cuisine, and fast automobiles will enrich you as a citizen of the world and allow you access to some of the most amazing art and culture on the planet! Beginning Italian, Italian 1001, is a proficiency-based course designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language focusing on developing your intercultural, reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. To further increase your confidence in communicating in Italian, you will also participate in several one-to-one online exchange with native speakers of Italian throughout the semester. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to enroll in Italian 1002. Expect an average of 1.5 hours of outside preparation for each class session hour.
ITAL 1002 - Beginning Italian II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01219 - Flor 1002/Ital 1002/Ital 4002
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Bentornati! Ready to embark on a new journey to further develop your knowledge of our beautiful romance language, Italian? If you passed Italian 1001 or you have obtained DLI?s consent, this course is for you! You will further develop your skills in Italian as you examine topics such as haute couture or alta moda and the phenomenon of Made in Italy, as well as music, from opera to hip hop. You will also learn about holidays, cultural celebration, and differences and similarities between the scholastic and healthcare systems in Italy and the US. Throughout the semester your learning will be continually enhanced by regular conversations with your Tandem partner in Italy. Preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. Italian 1002 is a five-credit course, so you should plan to spend an additional 10-15 hours a week on coursework outside the classroom. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 1003. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
ITAL 1003 - Intermediate Italian I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01220 - Flor 1003/Ital 1003/Ital 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
BENVENUTI AL 3º SEMESTRE D'ITALIANO! Throughout the semester in Italian 1003, you will be able to consider your own point of view while learning about various Italian perspectives as we examine topics ranging from housing and historical and contemporary urban design to responsible tourism, linguistic variety, and social problems. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to use Italian to communicate in everyday situations to share personal information about yourself, express your opinions, wishes and desires, make suggestions and give advice, as well as appropriately use active vocabulary. You will continue to acquire basic cross-cultural pragmatic information to help you manage conversations in a culturally appropriate manner, and once again, you will expand your cultural knowledge by talking face to face with your Italian Tandem partner several times over the semester. As with other Italian language course, preparatory activities designed to encourage you to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 1004.
ITAL 1004 - Intermediate Italian II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01221 - Flor 1004/Ital 1004/Ital 4004
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Benvenuti! We invite you to join us in learning the language spoken by one of the most beloved countries and leading destinations for learning abroad in the world! Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the most beautiful art and architecture on earth, boasts the world's seventh largest economy, a renowned creative design and fashion industry, as well as a rich and diverse history and heritage. In this course, you will engage directly with Italian culture and society through a variety of learning portals, including authentic short films and literature, in-class debates and presentations, and an array of assessment methods. Throughout the semester, vital current issues such the impact of technology, justice and politics, and changing inter-generational and interpersonal dynamics will be discussed within a comparative lens, inviting you to reflect on how your own experiences contrast with a sample of those within the Italian culture (Italy). The fourth semester of Italian is designed using a proficiency-based approach to help you develop the ability to communicate effectively in Italian in everyday situations that have real world relevance. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing are integrated into all activities and assessments. By means of self-study preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question before class, so class time can be devoted to meaningful, dynamic interactions with classmates and your teacher in Italian. To further increase your confidence in communicating in Italian, you will also be able to participate in several one-to-one online exchanges with native speakers of Italian throughout the semester. You may end up with a lifelong friend in Italy! Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate proficiency by successful completion of the Italian Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) and/or enroll in Italian 3015. prereq: ITAL 1003
FREN 3015 - Advanced French Grammar and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01215 - Fren 3015/Mont 3015
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Taught entirely in French. Prerequisite: French 1004 or LPE. Voilà, c'est fait: You have completed French 1004 or passed the LPE. You are certified as an intermediate speaker of French. Don't lose your momentum! French 3015 allows you to start working toward a new goal: advanced proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing French. Along with this higher proficiency comes a deeper understanding of French and Francophone culture around the world. In this class, you will focus on grammar in context, reading longer, more complex texts in the original language. You will write short compositions that include various genres such as the first-person narrative, the business letter, and the essay. You will learn how to use the correction software Antidote as a means of perfecting your writing skills. In class, you will participate in group work to boost your oral comprehension skills and in writing workshops to boost your writing skills. Listening activities include a film, an audiobook, a song, and videos related to readings. Written exercises include translation, grammar, and vocabulary building. Literary readings include excerpts from a medieval text (La légende de Tristan et Iseut), as well as four 20th-century texts (by Danielle Cadorette, Annie Ernaux, Albert Camus, and Pierre-Jakez Hélias). Journalists include Kamel Daoud (published in the Le Monde) and Fatym Layachi (published in the Moroccan newspaper Tel Quel). Based on these readings and discussions of the themes of friendship, family, education, work, technology, and bilingualism, you will explore notions of identity in the French and Francophone world.
FREN 3016 - Advanced French Composition and Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02275 - Fren 3016/Mont 3016
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Taught entirely in French. In this class, you will continue the work you began in FREN 3015, keeping your eyes on the goal of advanced proficiency. You will continue to focus on grammar in context, reading challenging texts in the original language. You will write short compositions that include various genres: a summary of an online article of your own choosing, an argumentative essay, and a film or literary analysis. You will perfect your use of the correction software Antidote as you move toward advanced proficiency in writing. In class, you will participate in group work to boost your oral comprehension skills and in writing workshops to boost your writing skills. Listening activities include several films, a song, and videos related to readings. Written exercises include translation, grammar, and vocabulary building. This course explores identity in the French and Francophone world through the themes of youth, travel, immigration, and colonisation. Literary readings include excerpts from the 18th century (Voltaire and Louis Sébastien Mercier), the 20th century (Ying Chen and Driss Chraïbi), and the 21st century (Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdellah Taïa, and Mina Oualdlhadj). Newspaper articles include the sociologist Edgar Morin (published in Le Monde) and the columnist Réda Allali (published in the Moroccan newspaper Tel Quel). But French 3016 adds new genres of writing as well. We will read selections from crime novels (René Frégni and Michel de Roy), a graphic novel (Marjane Satrapi), and science-fiction (Pierre Boulle). This course is a good stepping-stone for an advanced course in French and Francophone film as we read about and view samples of Algerian, Canadian, and French films. Prerequisite: FREN 3015.
FREN 3101W - Methods in French and Francophone Studies (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Taught entirely in French. In this course, you will delve deeply into original stories, lyrics, plays, and films in French, from around the world and across time. What verbal and visual codes carry meaning in a given culture? How do cultures create a space for the subject or the self? As you discuss these questions, you will become a faster and more independent reader, gain sensitivity to the sonorities and rhythms of the French language and the nuances of sense it makes possible, and learn to perceive implicit meaning in texts. Theoretical readings and lessons in developing thesis statements and organizing arguments will enhance your ability to understand and create complex arguments in French. Each individual section of this course addresses these questions with a different selection of readings and films grouped around a specific theme, so please consult the Class Info page to find out more! nonfiction texts, cultural artifacts, and audio/visual media pertaining to France and Francophone communities across the centuries. prereq: 3016 or equiv
ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How can a society manage an aging population? What steps can be taken to promote integration and overcome differences? Is technology helping or hindering our interpersonal relationship? Is history doomed to repeat itself? CONGRATULATIONI! You are about to embark into a rewarding journey to further deepen your Italian experience while developing your critical thinking skills. This class will increase your appreciation of Italian culture through engagement with articles, short films and literary extracts (of authors such as Nobel's prize Dario Fo, Salgari, Buzzati and Ginzburg) on contemporary cultural topics ranging from social problems to the use and misuse of technology to the impact of historical events on people?s everyday lives. You will also have the opportunity to interact face to face online with Italian students to improve your language skills as well as expand your cultural knowledge while drawing comparisons and reflecting on the U.S. societal views of those topics. This intensive, intermediate course is designed for students who have passed Italian 1004 and have mastered basic Italian grammar. The course will include preparatory activities that are designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question. prereq: 1004
FREN 4970 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Designed to meet unique requirements agreed upon by a faculty member and a student. Individual contracts are drawn up listing contact hours, number of credits, written and other work required. Each contract will vary. prereq: instr consent
CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Roman Republic from origins to Caesar's death.
ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01610 - EngL 3040/EngL 3040H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics regarding film in variety of interpretive contexts, from range/historic development of American, English, Anglophone film.
HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
A broad survey of the culture and history of Rome from its origins to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries A.D.
HIST 3621 - Creating the Modern World in Medieval Europe: The Renaissance, 1200-1600
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Political/cultural history of city-states of northern/central Italy, 1200-1550. Emphasizes Florence/Venice. Readings include Dante, Machiavelli. prereq: Intro course in European history before 1500 recommended
ITAL 3550 - Topics in 19th Century Italy
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Literature/culture of Italy in 19th century. Content varies depending on instructor. Literary, critical, cultural, historical, or social issues. Specific author, genre, or topic of interest. Readings. Specific content posted in department/listed in Course Guide. prereq: 3015 or instr consent
ITAL 3640 - Topics in Italian Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics of interest in studies of Italian or Italian American culture of 20th century. Literary, critical, cultural, historical, or social issues, a specific author, a genre, or other topic. Content varies by instructor, see Course Guide. prereq: 3015 or instr consent
ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society through Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01133
Typically offered: Every Fall
Weekly guest lectures and critical readings expand from different disciplinary perspectives upon issues raised by films. Urban life, religion, nationalism, opera, violence, leisure, food, fascism, terrorism, family, emigration/immigration, ethnicity, Mediterranean culture.
ITAL 3850 - Topics in Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examine theme, problem, style, period, or filmmaker in Italian cinema history. Attention devoted to locating Italian visual culture within context of wider transnational political/artistic networks. Content varies depending on year/instructor. prereq: 3015 or instr consent
ITAL 4307 - Novellistica
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to historical, formal and theoretical study of the Italian novella genre (including such alternative forms as the “racconto”) and the impact of this genre on world literature. The study of the birth and development of the novella genre in Italian. Readings from and discussion of novellas and tales from: The Novellino, Boccaccio, Sacchetti, Bandello, Bigolini, Basile, Verga, Deledda, Moravia, Morante, Calvino, Ferrante prereq: 3015, 3201 or permission from the Italian DUS
ITAL 4970 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Meets unique requirements decided on by faculty member and student. Individual contracts list contact hours, number of credits, written and other work required. prereq: instr consent
ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on Dante's linguistic and cultural contributions. prereq: 3015, 3201 or instr consent
ITAL 5609 - World of Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Taught in English. Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on the personal, poetic, and political stakes of the journey of Dante's pilgrim through hell to the earthly paradise.
ITAL 5640 - Topics in Italian Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics of interest in studies of Italian and/or Italian American culture of the 20th century. Topics and readings may include literary, critical, cultural, historical, and/or social issues, a specific author, a genre, or other topics . Content varies by instructor. Specific content posted in the department and in the Course Guide. prereq: Ital 3015
ITAL 5970 - Directed Readings
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Meets unique requirements decided on by faculty member and student. Individual contracts list contact hours, number of credits, written and other work required. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of specific operas. Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, political events, movements, changes. Periods/countries vary each semester.
ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
HIST 3706 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01480
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diverse ways in which making of art and scientific knowledge intersected in early modern Europe. Connections between scientific curiosity and visual arts in major artists (e.g., da Vinci, Durer, Vermeer, Rembrandt). Artfulness of scientific imagery/diagrams, geographical maps, cabinets of curiosities, and new visual technologies, such as the telescope and microscope.
HIST 3708 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800 (AH, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01480
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diverse ways in which making of art and scientific knowledge intersected in early modern Europe. Connections between scientific curiosity and visual arts in major artists (e.g., da Vinci, Durer, Vermeer, Rembrandt). Artfulness of scientific imagery/diagrams, geographical maps, cabinets of curiosities, and new visual technologies, such as the telescope and microscope.
CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D. Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople as capital in East. Literature, art, thought resulting from new dominance of Christianity, particularly Augustine of Hippo.
RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity (A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D.). Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople. Literature, art, thought resulting from Christianity and Augustine of Hippo. Meets with CNES 3108.
ITAL 3201 - Reading Italian Texts: Poetics, Rhetoric, Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3201/5201
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A basic course in understanding the rhetorical and poetic aspects of language and literature; interpretive methods and theoretical concepts. prereq: 3015
ITAL 5201 - Reading Italian Texts: Poetics, Rhetoric, Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3201/5201
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Rhetorical/poetic aspects of language and literature. Interpretive methods, theoretical concepts. prereq: grad student or instr consent
ITAL 3203 - Italian Travelers: From the Enlightenment to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3203/5203
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines literary representations of travel, migration, immigration, exile, and tourism in Italy from the Enlightenment to the present. prereq: 3015
ITAL 5203 - Italian Travelers: From the Enlightenment to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3203/5203
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines literary representations of travel, migration, immigration, exile, and tourism in Italy, from Enlightenment to present. prereq: grad student or instr consent
ITAL 5305 - Staging the Self: Theater and Drama in Modern Italy
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00698 - Ital 3305/5305
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theatrical representations of the self in modern Italy. Focuses on issues of identity, gender, and class in theatrical works ranging from Alfieri's Mirra, Pirandello's Enrico IV to Dacia Maraini's Clyteminestra. prereq: grad student or instr consent
ITAL 3502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present.
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00693 - Ital 3502/5502
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Italian literary, cultural, and symbolic practices from the Enlightenment to the present. prereq: 3015
ITAL 5502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3502/5502
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Italian literary, cultural, and symbolic practices, from Enlightenment to present. prereq: grad student or instr consent
FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01888
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Relationships between the visual arts, literature, science, philosophy, and politics in Europe from about 1300-1600. Works of artists, writers, and intellectuals (e.g., Michelangelo Buonarotti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne), different artistic and literary forms (e.g., portrait, sonnet, essay), and broad thematic issues, including the individual, antiquity, the state, and discovery. Team taught.
FRIT 3850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Prerequisites: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Theme, problem, period, filmmaker, or topic of interest in French/Italian cinema. See Class Schedule. Taught in English. prereq: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
FRIT 3880 - Topics in French and Italian Literatures and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Topic of interest in interrelations and cross-cultural exchanges that have contributed to Italian/French literature and culture, from Medieval to modern period. Topics vary with instructor. See Course Guide.
FRIT 5850 - Topics in French and Italian Cinema
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Focuses on a theme, problem, period, filmmaker, or other topic of interest in French or Italian cinema. See Class Schedule. Taught in English. prereq: Knowledge of [French or Italian] helpful but not required
FREN 4101W - Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course for French and FRIT majors only, to be taken during the final semester. This is the capstone experience of the major in French and Francophone or FRIT Studies. Building on your prior coursework, your linguistic expertise in French, and your analytical skills, it gives you the opportunity to do independent, original work on a topic of particular interest to you. This project is designed to bridge two upper-division French courses: a 3-credit elective of your own choice in the areas of literature, culture, or linguistics (i.e., one of your required electives numbered 31xx?36xx) and the Senior Project Course itself (4101W/V). The elective provides background in the general field of research, while French 4101W/V allows you to learn the basics of research and advanced academic writing while working with a faculty member and a group of peers involved in similar projects. prereq: French 3101W and at least three electives completed.
FREN 4101V - Honors Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course for French and FRIT majors only, to be taken during the final semester. This is the capstone experience of the major in French and Francophone or FRIT Studies. Building on your prior coursework, your linguistic expertise in French, and your analytical skills, it gives you the opportunity to do independent, original work on a topic of particular interest to you. This project is designed to bridge two upper-division French courses: a 3-credit elective of your own choice in the areas of literature, culture, or linguistics (i.e., one of your required electives numbered 31xx-36xx) and the senior project course itself (4101W/V). The elective provides background in the general field of research, while French 4101W/V allows you to learn the basics of research and advanced academic writing while working with a faculty member and a group of peers involved in similar projects. prereq: French 3101W and at least three electives completed.
FREN 4109W - Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Completion of research paper based on paper written for previous course or expansion of project undertaken in concurrent course. prereq: instr consent, [completion of most major coursework or permission of DUS]
FREN 4110V - Honors Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed study used to develop or complete honors thesis in French and Francophone studies. prereq: [Completion of most major coursework or permission of DUS], candidate for honors in French, instr consent
ITAL 3459W - Senior Project (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research/writing on issue/theme in Italian studies. Projects range from scholarly paper to artistic/creative writing or musical composition, photography, poetry, or fiction. Research/analytical component. prereq: completion of pre-requisite for major (3015) and eight electives for the sum of 30 credits
FREN 3101W - Methods in French and Francophone Studies (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Taught entirely in French. In this course, you will delve deeply into original stories, lyrics, plays, and films in French, from around the world and across time. What verbal and visual codes carry meaning in a given culture? How do cultures create a space for the subject or the self? As you discuss these questions, you will become a faster and more independent reader, gain sensitivity to the sonorities and rhythms of the French language and the nuances of sense it makes possible, and learn to perceive implicit meaning in texts. Theoretical readings and lessons in developing thesis statements and organizing arguments will enhance your ability to understand and create complex arguments in French. Each individual section of this course addresses these questions with a different selection of readings and films grouped around a specific theme, so please consult the Class Info page to find out more! nonfiction texts, cultural artifacts, and audio/visual media pertaining to France and Francophone communities across the centuries. prereq: 3016 or equiv
FREN 4101W - Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course for French and FRIT majors only, to be taken during the final semester. This is the capstone experience of the major in French and Francophone or FRIT Studies. Building on your prior coursework, your linguistic expertise in French, and your analytical skills, it gives you the opportunity to do independent, original work on a topic of particular interest to you. This project is designed to bridge two upper-division French courses: a 3-credit elective of your own choice in the areas of literature, culture, or linguistics (i.e., one of your required electives numbered 31xx?36xx) and the Senior Project Course itself (4101W/V). The elective provides background in the general field of research, while French 4101W/V allows you to learn the basics of research and advanced academic writing while working with a faculty member and a group of peers involved in similar projects. prereq: French 3101W and at least three electives completed.
FREN 4101V - Honors Capstone Seminar in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course for French and FRIT majors only, to be taken during the final semester. This is the capstone experience of the major in French and Francophone or FRIT Studies. Building on your prior coursework, your linguistic expertise in French, and your analytical skills, it gives you the opportunity to do independent, original work on a topic of particular interest to you. This project is designed to bridge two upper-division French courses: a 3-credit elective of your own choice in the areas of literature, culture, or linguistics (i.e., one of your required electives numbered 31xx-36xx) and the senior project course itself (4101W/V). The elective provides background in the general field of research, while French 4101W/V allows you to learn the basics of research and advanced academic writing while working with a faculty member and a group of peers involved in similar projects. prereq: French 3101W and at least three electives completed.
FREN 4109W - Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02439 - Fren 4101W/Fren 4101V/Fren 410
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Completion of research paper based on paper written for previous course or expansion of project undertaken in concurrent course. prereq: instr consent, [completion of most major coursework or permission of DUS]
FREN 4110V - Honors Capstone Independent Study in French and Francophone Studies (WI)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed study used to develop or complete honors thesis in French and Francophone studies. prereq: [Completion of most major coursework or permission of DUS], candidate for honors in French, instr consent
ITAL 3459W - Senior Project (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research/writing on issue/theme in Italian studies. Projects range from scholarly paper to artistic/creative writing or musical composition, photography, poetry, or fiction. Research/analytical component. prereq: completion of pre-requisite for major (3015) and eight electives for the sum of 30 credits