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Italian Studies B.A.

French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 29
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Italian studies undergraduate program examines Italian and Italian-American literature, culture, society, and history. Courses offered provide a historical perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. Students explore a variety of themes ranging from nation-building and national identity to emigration and travel, to gender relations and feminist discourses, to the study of different narrative forms and representations of Italian and Italian-American culture. Students are encouraged to take courses in other departments when these are related to Italian and Italian-American culture. For further information and updates, see the department Web site at www.cla.umn.edu/frit.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Complete the introductory Italian language courses (ITAL 1001-1004).
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students 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 or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of Italian.
Major Courses
ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition (4.0 cr)
Electives
Courses from other departments can count towards the major with the approval of the Italian undergraduate adviser.
Take 8 or more course(s) from the following:
· ITAL 3xxx
· ITAL 4xxx
· ITAL 5xxx
· ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society Through Film (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 4307 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3305 - Staging the Self: Theater and Drama in Modern Italy (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3501 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present. (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3219 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3550 - Topics in 19th Century Italy (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3806 - Negotiating the Terms: Italian Film and Literature (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 4303 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3640 - Topics in Italian Studies (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 5337 - Nation and Narration: Writings in the 19th Century (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3011W {Inactive} [IP, OH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3802 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3803 - New Wave Cinemas: Love, Alienation and Landscape in Post-War Italian and French Film (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 5257 - Passionate Beings: Literary and Medical Problematics in Italy and France from 1800 to the Present (4.0 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)
· HIST 3703W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 4071 - History of Rome to 78 B.C. (3.0 cr)
· HIST 4072 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· MEST 3610 - Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3107 - Age of Constantine the Great (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
The senior project involves research and writing in Italian on an approved issue or theme. Projects can include scholarly paper, or creative artistic piece such as musical composition, photography, poetry, fiction, etc. All projects include a research/analytical component. Students must register for an approved elective with concurrent registration in ITAL 3459W. All projects must be developed under the supervision of the faculty teaching the approved elective course.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ITAL 3459W - Senior Project [WI] (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive reading, writing, speaking practice. Study of cultural materials in authentic formats. prereq: 1004
ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society Through Film
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01133
Typically offered: Every Fall
Italian/Italian-American history, culture, and society through films: "Name of the rose," "Cinema Paradiso," "Big Night," "Life is Beautiful." Issues raised by films: urban life, nationalism, opera, terrorism, violence, food, family, emigration, ethnicity, desire.
ITAL 3305 - Staging the Self: Theater and Drama in Modern Italy
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3305/5305
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theatrical representations of the self in modern Italy. Particular attention given to issues of identity, gender, and class in theatrical works ranging from Alfieri's Mirra, Pirandello's Enrico IV to Dacia Maraini's Clyteminestra. prereq: 3015
ITAL 3502 - 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 the Enlightenment to the present. prereq: 3015
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 3806 - Negotiating the Terms: Italian Film and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: Ital 3806/5806
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines cinematic representations of Italian literary texts; introduces the basic tools of literary and film analysis; discusses how both media impact Italian culture. Taught in English.
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 5337 - Nation and Narration: Writings in the 19th Century
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduces the construction of modern Italian national identity by examining the role that literature plays in this process. Works by Manzoni, Foscolo, Leopardi, Gioia, Verga, Serao, and Deledda studied in the context of a range of sociopolitical and cultural issues. prereq: 3015
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
ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01094 - Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: 3411 or instr consent
ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01095 - Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: 3411 or instr consent
ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01610
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics regarding film in variety of interpretive contexts, from range/historic development of American, English, Anglophone film.
FRIT 3803 - New Wave Cinemas: Love, Alienation and Landscape in Post-War Italian and French Film
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modernist Italian and New Wave French cinema after WWII, focusing on film syntax, constructions of gender, and the individual's relationship to the modern urban and rural landscape. Taught in English. Knowledge of Italian and French helpful but not necessary.
FRIT 5257 - Passionate Beings: Literary and Medical Problematics in Italy and France from 1800 to the Present
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary and medical representations of the passions in France and in Italy from 1800 to the present. Texts range from theatrical works to medical treatises on the passions as ways for exploring notions of subjectivity, responsibility, order. Taught in English.
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
HIST 4071 - History of Rome to 78 B.C.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Intensively examine the political, institutional, and socioeconomic history of Rome from its origins to the death of Sulla in 78 B.C. The institutional strengths and weaknesses that led to the rise and fall of the Republic are the primary theme. prereq: An appropriate introductory course is recommended
MEST 3610 - Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fall of Rome through end of Middle Ages (ca. 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: Grad music major or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Study of specific operas. Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, political events, movements, changes. Periods/countries vary each semester. prereq: Grad music major or instr consent
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacal and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasizes ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed the Eternal City 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.
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.
CNES 3107 - Age of Constantine the Great
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Change/continuity in Roman Empire from its 2nd-century zenith through 3rd-century crisis, first Christian emperor (306 to 337 A.D.), and beyond. Replacement of classical paganism by Christianity. Beginnings of monasticism. Superpower relations between Roman, Persian empires. Meets with 1023.
CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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.
ITAL 3459W - Senior Project (WI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
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.