Course Listing Italian Studies

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43.242 World War II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5225
Status Active

The Second World War transformed states and people from East Asia to the United States to Europe. We examine diplomatic and military aspects of the war and how it affected the lives of people in the countries involved. Topics include the prelude to the war, military campaigns in Europe and the Pacific, collaboration and resistance, the home front, the Holocaust, science and the atom bomb, and the consequences of the war.

43.342 Inquisition: Myth and Realtiy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5292
Status Active

Following a brief introduction and an overview of the medieval Inquisition, the first few weeks of the course will be devoted to a study of the Inquisition in Spain and Italy from 1450-1650. We will also discuss the way in which the history of the Inquisition has been analyzed during the past five hundred years (what historians call "historiography"). The second half of the course will focus on student research and selected topics in Inquisition studies.

45.339 Neoplatonism in Poetry & Philosophy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30406
Status Active

After defining "Neoplatonism" with reference to Plato's Phaedo, Symposium, and Phaedrus, the course will consider the relationships among Homer's Odyssey, Plotinus's Enneads, Virgil's Aeneid, Augustine's Confessions, and Dante's Divine Comedy. The focus will be on coming home to the "source and origin" after having been away and, as the philosopher Plotinus puts it, having been "a stranger in something strange". Students will be invited to work on other literary and philosophical treatments of this theme in English, Irish or American poetry and writing. A principal concern of the course is language "sung, spoken, and written". Accordingly, the course will applicable to, and count for the Philosophy and Communications track.

45.339 Poetry and Philosophy After Plato Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30406
Status Active

After defining "Neoplatonism" with reference to Plato's Phaedo, Symposium, and Phaedrus, the course will consider the relationships among Homer's Odyssey, Plotinus's Enneads, Virgil's Aeneid, Augustine's Confessions, and Dante's Divine Comedy. The focus will be on coming home to the "source and origin" after having been away and, as the philosopher Plotinus puts it, having been "a stranger in something strange". Students will be invited to work on other literary and philosophical treatments of this theme in English, Irish or American poetry and writing. A principal concern of the course is language "sung, spoken, and written". Accordingly, the course will applicable to, and count for the Philosophy and Communications track.

46.121 Introduction to International Relations Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5573
Status Active

Surveys some recent methods and approaches used in the study of international politics and provides an introduction to current problems of foreign policies of major world powers.

52.101 Italian 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6005
Status Active

Develops Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

52.102 Italian 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6006
Status Active

Continuation of Italian 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in Italian 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.101 Italian 1 and Culture.

52.211 Italian 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6010
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in Italian 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.102 Italian 2 and Culture.

52.212 Italian 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6011
Status Active

This course has Italian 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture.

52.325 Italian American Literature and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6017
Status Active

Discusses the most prominent authors and works of Italian-American Literature as they, by using the ethnic setting, are able to convey universal human concerns and themes. The discussion on Italian-American ethnic issues will include such films as The Godfather, Moonstruck, The Sicilian, Goodfellas, and The Untouchables. Conducted in English.

52.330 Italian Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6018
Status Active

Studies women writers of Italy by giving attention to the genres of narrative, poetry, theater and autobiography. Authors are selected according to their impact on issues affecting women, gender studies, feminism, avant-garde, modernism, social relations and psychological discourse. Conducted in English.

52.373 Italian Humanism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6022
Status Active

A study of the waning of the Middle Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance as seen through the work of Petrarch and Boccaccio. Emphasis is on the study of sources and the influence of Petrarch and Boccaccio upon the literatures of western Europe. Conducted in English.

52.378 Italian Cinema and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6025
Status Active

A guide to contemporary Italian studies through literary and cultural approaches. The works of central figures in contemporary Italian letters are examined in view of their impact on Italian life. Emphasis is given to poets, novelists, the new cinema, the influences of existentialism, and the impact of America on Italian literature. Conducted in Italian/English.

58.204 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6222
Status Active

A survey of the origins and development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Renaissance times to the Modern period. Emphasis is placed on representative works of art from the Renaisance, Baroque, Rococo, Nineteenth Century Movements-Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Art. The aim of the coure is to introduce the student to basic critical and art historical methods as well as the analysis of style and content within sequential cultural contexts.

58.321 Italian Renaissance Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6235
Status Active

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence, Rome and .Venice during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special emphasis on the formation of the High Renaissance style and the role of representative artists of the period, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael in Central Italy; Giorgione and Titian in Venice.

58.330 Italian Mannerism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6237
Status Active

A study on the impact of the High Renaissance in the sixteenth century, the subsequent development of early Mannerism in central Italy and the formation of the Proto-Baroque syle in Venice and Northern Italy, the establishment of the courtly Mannerist style. The role of representative artists such as Anguissola, Pontormo, Rosso, Parmigianino, Bronzino, Beccafumi, Fontana, Vasari, Veronese, Bandinelli, Cellini, Palladio, Peruzzi and Ammanati is emphasized.

58.332 Baroque Art in Italy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6239
Status Active

The development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the seventeenth century with special emphasis on Rome and Venice. The role of representative artists (Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabetta Sirani and Longhena) is emphasized.

58.490 Art History Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6248
Status Active

Study of particular artist, style or selected art historical problem. Topics to be announced. Course may be repeated.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.204: Hist Of Art II:Ren - Mod, 58.221: 20th Century Art.

59.105 Comparative Arts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6258
Status Active

This course studies the aesthetic, artistic and intellectual similarities between art history and music history. By comparing modes of visual and aura representation, the course focuses on the development of human creativity and expression through the arts, from ancient times as 'art and morality' followed in the Renaissance as 'art and sciences' continued in the Enlightenment as 'art and society' contrasted in the nineteenth century as 'art and enlightenment'.

59.111 Foundations in Cultural Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 34823
Status Active

This course explores a series of fundamental issues in the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies, addressing the breadth as well as the limits of the term culture. it will relate to languages, visual and performing arts, film, sports, food, music, and fashion, using case studies from different historical and geographical contexts.

59.204 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6222
Status Active

A survey of the origins and development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Renaissance times to the Modern period. Emphasis is placed on representative works of art from the Renaisance, Baroque, Rococo, Nineteenth Century Movements-Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Art. The aim of the coure is to introduce the student to basic critical and art historical methods as well as the analysis of style and content within sequential cultural contexts.

59.332 Baroque Art in Italy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6239
Status Active

The development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the seventeenth century with special emphasis on Rome and Venice. The role of representative artists (Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabetta Sirani and Longhena) is emphasized.

59.372 Italian Mannerism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6237
Status Active

A study on the impact of the High Renaissance in the sixteenth century, the subsequent development of early Mannerism in central Italy and the formation of the Proto-Baroque syle in Venice and Northern Italy, the establishment of the courtly Mannerist style. The role of representative artists such as Anguissola, Pontormo, Rosso, Parmigianino, Bronzino, Beccafumi, Fontana, Vasari, Veronese, Bandinelli, Cellini, Palladio, Peruzzi and Ammanati is emphasized.

59.373 Italian Humanism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6022
Status Active

A study of the waning of the Middle Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance as seen through the work of Petrarch and Boccaccio. Emphasis is on the study of sources and the influence of Petrarch and Boccaccio upon the literatures of western Europe. Conducted in English.

59.421 Italian Renaissance Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6235
Status Active

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence, Rome and .Venice during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special emphasis on the formation of the High Renaissance style and the role of representative artists of the period, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael in Central Italy; Giorgione and Titian in Venice.