FALL 2020 COURSES
Please note course times have changed: http://www.dartmouth.edu/reg/docs/class_schedule.pdf
All courses are remote with synchronous components unless specified otherwise
Italian 1: Introduction to Italian I at D, E (remote with synchronous components)
An introduction to Italian as a spoken and written language. The work includes regular practice in class and scheduled drill-sessions in understanding and using the spoken language. Written exercises and elementary reading materials serve for vocabulary building and discussion. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements
Italian 2: Introduction to Italian II at D (remote with synchronous components)
Rapid review and continued study of the fundamentals of Italian, with intensive work in vocabulary building. The course will also include an introduction to the culture and civilization of Italy. Open to students by qualifying placement or to students who have passed ITAL 1. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.
Italian 3: Intermediate Italian at E - (remote with synchronous components)
Given on-campus as the final course in the required sequence and off-campus as part of the L.S.A. curriculum, this course is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills, with emphasis on expansion of vocabulary and reinforcement of grammatical structures. Some discussion of texts and films of literary or cultural interest. Frequent oral and written assignments and tests, both on-campus and off, plus daily drills off-campus. Open to students by qualifying test or to students who have passed Italian 2. Never serves in partial satisfaction of the Distributive or World Culture Requirements.
Italian 11: Intensive Italian (Benvegnù) at D - (remote with synchronous components)
This 1-credit course is designed for students who have studied Italian for one to three years in high school, or those who have been exposed to Italian through family ties or have spent some time in an Italian-speaking environment. It is also suitable for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language, but who have a strong background in another Romance language (i.e. Spanish, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Catalan, and also Latin). Italian 11 is an accelerated course that combines Italian 1 and 2 in one term, offering an exciting and fast-paced atmosphere in which to learn Italian.
Italian 9: Advanced Italian Culture (Convertini) at ARR
This course will serve to an introduction to Modern and contemporary Italian culture and society as preparation for future study of Italian language, literature, film and culture at more advanced levels. Through comprehensive grammar review and focus on specific stylistic issues, you will improve your language fluency and your command of spoken and written Italian.
This iteration of the course will be delivered remotely with synchronous components. This means you will do some of the work asynchronously, but will also able to build a sense of community thanks to our remote class meetings. Through the viewing of the film La meglio gioventù (2003), facilitated discussion, blogs, and hands on creative tasks, you will improve your use of language, while learning about Italian civilization and culture.
Italian 14: Introduction to Italian Culture (Convertini) at ARR
Have you ever wondered what makes people fall in love with Italy? From history, the arts, religion, and gastronomy to science, technology, and "Made in Italy," Italian culture will come alive in this course as you learn how to critically read and discuss cultural texts and artifacts while also gaining an understanding of the global impact of Italian cultural production across time and space. Expect to be highly engaged through lectures, discussions, and hands-on projects. In many units, guest lecturers will broaden the discussion about Italian cultural production from a variety of perspectives.
Through a series of synchronous and asynchronous activities, you will discover the richness and complexity of Italian culture. Through your interaction with the class, on an individual level, through groupwork, and facilitated discussion, you will engage with intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking and content creation.
ITAL 33:01: Into and Beyond Dante's Inferno (Callegari) at K - remote with synchronous components.
An austere ancient authority, a smitten teenage lover, a prophet, an embezzler, a national icon, an unapologetic heretic, a mercenary, and the only truly great poet to have ever lived: Dante has been called many things in the 700 hundred years since he began writing, and he continues to attract the interest of a wildly diverse group of readers. In his medieval masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, Dante irreversibly transformed literary language and perhaps even the way we perceive the universe. Our course will focus on the Inferno, before considering echoes of Dante beyond his time. Our goal will be to bring Dante's vision of Hell to life, reconstructing the terrifying landscape and interpreting the complex poetry of a text that continues to resonate with modern audiences as intensely as it did with its medieval public. Our class meetings will be flexible, to allow the participation of a wide group of students, and dynamic, inviting many outside speakers and using a variety of media to engage with Dante.
Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research (Arrange, all terms)
A program of individual study directed by a member of the staff. Open only to senior Italian, Italian Studies, and Romance Language (whose primary language is Italian) Majors. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.
Italian 89: Honors Seminar (Arrange, all terms)
Honors students will arrange a program of study and research during any term of the senior year on a tutorial basis with individual faculty members. A thesis, written in Italian, and a public presentation are the normal culmination of this course. A proposal, signed by the faculty advisor, must be submitted to the Departmental Committee on Independent Studies and Honors Theses for approval by the fifth day of classes of the term.