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Courses in Italian (ITA)

Lower Division

Students offering high school language preparation as a prerequisite must take a placement test.

1. Elementary Italian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Students who have successfully completed Italian 2 or 3 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A or 1S. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.

1A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary Italian (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative ability. Not open for credit to students who have completed courses 1, 2, or 3. Offered irregularly.

1S. Elementary Italian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Course is taught abroad. Students who have successfully completed Italian 2 or 3 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1 or 1A. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

2. Elementary Italian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or 1S. Continuation of course 1 or 1S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A or 2S. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC. 

2S. Elementary Italian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1 or 1S. Continuation of course 1 or 1S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1A or 2. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

3. Elementary Italian (5)

Lecture/discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 2 or 2S. Continuation of course 2 or 2S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A or 3S. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.

3S. Elementary Italian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 2 or 2S. Continuation of course 2 or 2S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 1A or 3. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

4. Intermediate Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3 or 3S. Review of grammar and syntax through written exercises and short prose works. Intended to develop the linguistic foundations of students who have completed the first year language classes. GE credit: WC.

4S. Intermediate Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3, 3S, or the equivalent. Review of grammar and syntax through written exercises and readings of short prose works. Intended to develop the linguistic foundations of students who have completed the first year language classes. This course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 4. GE credit: WC.—F, S. (F, S.) Heyer-Caput

5. Intermediate Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 4 or 4S. Review and study of grammar and syntax, readings of short prose works, and written exercises. Intended to prepare students to read, understand, and discuss modern Italian. GE credit: WC.

5S. Intermediate Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 4 or 4S. Review and study of grammar and syntax, readings of short prose works, and written exercises. Intended to prepare students to read, understand, and discuss modern Italian. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 5. GE credit: WC.—F, S. (F, S.) Heyer-Caput

8A. Italian Conversation (3)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3 or the equivalent. Course designed to offer practice in speaking Italian. May be repeated one time for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: WC.—F, S. (F, S.)

8AS. Italian Conversation (3)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 3 or the equivalent. Practice in the speaking of Italian. Course is taught abroad. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 8. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: WC.

8B. Italian Conversation (3)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 8A. Course designed to offer practice in speaking Italian. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: WC. 

8BS. Italian Conversation (3)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 8A. Practice in the speaking of Italian. Course is taught abroad. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 8B. (P/NP grading only.)—F. Heyer-Caput

9. Reading Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 5. Reading and discussion of modern Italian prose, including selections from creative, scientific and journalistic writings. Introduction to contemporary Italian literature and culture. Strengthening the student's command of the Italian language. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.

9S. Reading Italian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 5 or 5S. Reading and discussion of modern Italian prose, including selections from creative, scientific and journalistic writings. Introduction to contemporary Italian literature and culture as well as strengthening the student's command of the Italian language. This course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 9. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F, S. (F, S.) Heyer-Caput

50. Studies in Italian Cinema (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Lower division standing. Introduction to Italian cinema through its genres. Focus is on cinema as a reflection of and a comment on modern Italian history. Film will be studied as an artistic medium and as a form of mass communication. Offered irregularly. ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Heyer-Caput

90X. Lower Division Seminar (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing and consent of instructor. Examination of a special topic in Italian language or culture (such as Italian culture seen through film, Italian feminism, literature, or politics) through shared readings, discussions, written assignments, or special activities such as film screening or laboratory work.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: lower division standing and consent of instructor. Primarily intended for lower division students. Offered irregularly. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

101. Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar (4)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor or the equivalent. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.Heyer-Caput

101S. Advanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9s or the equivalent. Instruction and practice in expository writing in Italian, with emphasis on advanced grammar, organization, and vocabulary building. Course will be taught in Italy. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 101. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

104. Italian Translation and Style (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S; consent of instructor. Practice in translation from Italian to English and English to Italian, using literary and non-literary texts of different styles. Analysis of linguistic problems and elements of style contained in the translation material. GE credit: AH, WC.—Gomez 

104S. Translation and Style (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S. Practice in translation from Italian to English and English to Italian, using literary and non-literary texts of different styles. Analysis of linguistic problems and elements of style contained in the translation material. Course will be taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 104. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

105. Introduction to Italian Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S; consent of instructor. Introduction to the study of the principal authors, works, and movements of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods in Italy. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.Heyer-Caput

107. Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Assessment of the impact of regional autonomy on Italian cultural life from the Middle Ages to the present. Special emphasis will be placed upon achievements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and socio-political institutions. To be taught in English. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE.—Grossi

107S. Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. An assessment of the impact of regional autonomy on Italian cultural life from the Middle Ages to the present. Special emphasis will be placed upon achievements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and socio-political institutions. To be taught in English. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 107. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE.—S. (S.) Heyer-Caput

108. Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Analysis of cultural issues in contemporary Italy: Myth and reality of imagined Italies, Italian identities; immigration and race relations; the media and popular culture. Taught in English. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE. 

108S. Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Analysis of cultural issues in contemporary Italy; myth and reality of imagined Italies; Italian identities; immigration and race relations; the media and popular culture. Taught in English. This course will be taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 108. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE.—S. (S.) Heyer-Caput

112. Medieval and Renaissance Poetry: St. Francis to Petrarch (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or the equivalent; consent of instructor. Study of the origins of Italian religious and secular poetry of the 13th and 14th centuries. A diversified poetry is illustrated in works of St. Francis, Dante, Cavalcanti, Petrarch, the Sicilian School, the Sweet New Style Poets, and other authors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE. 

113. Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or equivalent; consent of instructor. Study of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia, and its role in the development of Italian language and literature. Emphasis will be placed on reading the whole poem within the historical context of the Middle Ages. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.

114. Boccaccio, Decameron, and the Renaissance Novella (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or the equivalent.; consent of instructor. Study of the development of the short story in Italy, as exemplified in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, in his predecessors and Renaissance followers. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE. 

115A. Studies in the Cinquecento (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor or the equivalent. Analysis of key texts from the high moment of the Italian Renaissance. The political and aesthetic legacy of humanism will be foregrounded in relation to authors such as Ficino, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Aretino, Castiglione, and Tasso. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.Schiesari

115B. Italian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque: From Cellini to Marino (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 115A. Continued examination into the loss of an ideal. Emphasis on the conflicts in Michelangelo and Tasso leading to Marino, with an excursus on Galileo's role in the formation of a modern literary standard. GE credit: ArtHum | OL.Schiesari

115C. Italian Drama from Machiavelli to the Enlightenment (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or consent of instructor. Development of comic and tragic forms as critical representations of their societal and historical contexts, i.e. Machiavelli and the logic of power, Baroque dramatists in the service of counter-reformation Italy, Goldoni's comedies and bourgeois social consciousness. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.

115D. Early Modern Italian Lyric (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. Examination of the poetic tradition influenced by Petrarch. Consideration of the relation between gender and genre in such poets as Petrarch, Bembo, della Casa, Tasso, Marino, Gaspara Stampa, Veronica Franco, Isabella di Morra. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.Schiesari

118. Italian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. Development of modern Italian literature. Emphasis on the work of Goldoni, Bettinelli, Baretti, Parini, Alfieri and Vico. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL. 

119. Italian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. Romanticism in Italy, including Manzoni, Verga, and Verismo. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—Heyer-Caput

120A. Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or consent of instructor. Development of the novel from Svevo to the present. Emphasis on the work of Svevo, Levi, Moravia, Pavese, and Vittorini. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Heyer-Caput

120B. Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or consent of instructor. Italian poetry with emphasis on Hermeticism; the theater of Luigi Pirandello and its role in the development of contemporary Italian drama. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.Heyer-Caput

121. New Italian Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 and upper-division standing, or consent of instructor. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as Film Studies 121.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.Heyer-Caput

121S. New Italian Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 and upper-division standing, or consent of instructor. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as Film Studies 121S.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Heyer-Caput

128. Topics in Italian Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. In-depth study of a particular topic in Italian Culture. Topics include: Italian Cities; Church and State; the "Southern Question"; Fascism and Resistance; 1968: Counter Culture, Feminism and Terrorism; Multicultural Italy. May be repeated one time for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—Bassi

131. Autobiography in Italy (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. The development of representations of selfhood with particular attention to generic conditions, the confessional tradition and the problem of women's self-representation. Authors studied may included Petrarch, Tasso, Casanova, Alfieri, Zvevok, Sibilla Aleramo and Primo Levi. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.Heyer-Caput, Schiesari

139B. Italian Literature in English: Boccaccio, Petrarch and the Renaissance (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Petrarch and Boccaccio and their relations to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the Renaissance, with particular attention to the works of Lorenzo de' Medici, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Michelangelo, and Tasso. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE. 

140. Italian Literature in English Translation: Dante, Divine Comedy (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: any course from the GE Literature Preparation List. Reading of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, through the otherworld realms of Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, WC, WE. 

141. Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: completion of entry level writing requirement. Critical analysis of Renaissance texts with primary focus on issues such as human dignity, education and gender politics; "high" and "low" culture and its relation to literary practices. (Same course as Comparative Literature 138.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.Schiesari

142. Masterpieces of Modern Italian Narrative (4)

Lecture—1.5 hours; discussion—1.5 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: either English 3, Comparative Literature 2, or History 4C. Analysis of major works of Italian narrative fiction from unification of Italy to present. Students will learn to use representative methods and concepts which guide literary scholarship. Consideration of works within European social and cultural context. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Heyer-Caput

145. Special Topics in Italian Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. Study of special topics and themes in Italian literature, such as comic literature, epic poetry, pre-twentieth century theater, fascism, futurism, women and literature, and the image of America, etc. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.

145S. Special Topics in Italian Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 9 or 9S or consent of instructor. Study of special topics and themes in Italian literature, such as comic literature, epic poetry, pre-twentieth-century theater, fascism, futurism, women and literature, the image of America, etc. Course is taught abroad. May be repeated for credit. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 145. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—F. (F.) 

150. Studies in Italian Cinema (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Introduction to Italian cinema through its genres. Focus on cinema as a reflection or a comment on modern Italian history. Film as an artistic medium and as a form of mass communication. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE.—Heyer-Caput

190X. Upper Division Seminar (1-2)

Seminar—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Examination of a special topic in Italian language or culture through shared readings, discussions, written assignments or special activities such as film screening or laboratory work. May not be repeated for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

192. Italian Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of chairperson of Italian Department. Participation in government and business activities to gain work experience and to develop a better knowledge of Italian language and culture. (P/NP grading only.)

192S. Italian Internship (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, consent of instructor and UC Davis program director or chairperson of Italian Department. Participation in community service, teaching, government, and business activities to gain work experience and to develop a better knowledge of Italian language and culture. This course is offered abroad. (P/NP grading only.)—Heyer-Caput

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (3)

Independent study—3 hours. Prerequisite: open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for honors program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Italian literature, civilization, or language studies. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC.

195H. Honors Thesis (3)

Independent study—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 194H. Writing of an honors thesis on a topic in Italian literature, civilization, or language studies under the direction of a faculty member. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE.

197T. Tutoring in Italian (1-4)

Seminar—1-2 hours; laboratory—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Tutoring in undergraduate courses, including leadership in small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with departmental courses. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 units. (P/NP grading only.)

197TC. Community Tutoring in Italian (1-5)

Discussion—1-2 hours; laboratory—2-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Field experience as Italian tutors or teacher's aides. May be repeated for credit for a total of 10 units. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

198S. Directed Group Study (1-4)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Group study on focused topics in Italian literature and culture. Varies according to instructor. This course is offered abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.)—Heyer-Caput

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199S. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Opportunity for a faculty member to work with an advanced undergraduate student in a focused manner on a topic or topics of mutual research/creative interest. This course is offered abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.)Heyer-Caput

Graduate

297. Individual Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

299D. Dissertation Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

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