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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 course 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.
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the major artistic centers of Italy (Florence, Rome, Venice, Milan and the Northern Courts) during the 15th and 16th centuries. In addition to examining artworks by some of the most important artists of the period - Leonard da Vinci, Michelangelo, titan - this course considers larger themes raised by these works and gibes attention to the conditions within which the works were originally produced and viewed.
Pre-req: ENGL.1010 College Writing I.
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.
This course surveys the drama and dynamism that infused painting and sculpture from 1550-1750. With its origins in Italy, Baroque art quickly spread throughout much of Europe (including Flanders, France, England, the Dutch republic, Spain, Portugal) and the New World. This course will explore the ways the arts were used to express political ambition, forge social and political alliances, as well as to create cultural identity and memory.
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.
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.
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.
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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).
Develops Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Italy 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.
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 Italy 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-Req: WLIT.1010 Italian 1 and Culture.
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 Italy 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-Req: 52.102 Italian 2 and Culture.
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 Italy 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-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture.
This interdisciplinary and multimedia course will provide a comprehensive view of Italian civilization from the Unification to the present. Through readings, movies, documentaries, pictures, and paintings, students will gain a critical understanding of many of the key events that have shaped Italian history, politics,and economy, and will be guided to discover questions of national identity, language, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, immigration, media and fashion. Conducted in English (English reading material; film screenings In Italian with English subtitles.)
Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.
A limited topic of special interest in culture, civilization, or literature. May be taught in English or Italian. Course content and approach varies depending on instructor. The faculty post and distribute a detailed course description each semester, and students are urged to use this information in making their selections.
Pre-Req; WLIT 2110 Italian 3 and Culture or ITA3 or ITA4 student group.
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.
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.
This course covers selected works from contemporary Italian prose and poetry, with particular attention to texts written in the last twenty years. It focuses on textual analysis and interpretation, and is intended to improve students' familiarity with idioms and vocabulary of contemporary Italian language. The course is taught in Italian and will advance students' skills in all areas of Italian language and culture.
A systematic study of complex grammatical structures in Italian. Conducted in Italian only.
Advanced oral practice in rapid and idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected from contemporary prose.
Pre-Req; WLIT 2110 Italian 3 and Culture, or WLIT 2120 Italian 4 and Culture.
This course offers a systematic approach to learning Italian language and culture through films. It is designed to improve students' language skills and enrich their knowledge of Italian contemporary society. This class is taught in Italian.
The course aims at developing advanced written and oral proficiency. Topics of contemporary significance are selected for discussions. This class is taught in Italian.
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.
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.
A study of Italian film history and its accomplishment by exploring the relationship of cinema to sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and literary events. The course will discuss in depth either a) one or two major and well known directors; b) a major thematic and stylistic division in a century of cinematic creativity.
Pre-Req: ENGL 1020 College Writing II, or permission of instructor.
This course explores crucial works of Italian cinema directed by women from the early 20th century to present day. Students will engage in critical discussions, analyzing and debating a vast array of social and ethical topics as well as private and political issues such as family ties, motherhood, work, gender discrimination, displacement, and violence. This course will be taught in English. Knowledge of Italian is preferred but not required. Italian majors and minors enrolled in this course will complete all written assignments, reviews, and exams in Italian, consolidating their intermediate high/advanced low ACTFL language proficiency level. This course satisfies credits for those students who are in the World Ready Italian Track and in the Film Studies minor. If students complete the course work in Italian, then the course also satisfies credit for those students in the Italian Studies minor, and Italian/Spanish major degree programs.
Pre-req or Co-req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.
Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in Italian literature and define a subject for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.