An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar and conversation. The language laboratory will be used.
A continuation of ITAL 101, with more emphasis on conversation and everyday uses of language.
This course has been designed with the student of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in mind. It aims to present the basic principles of the Italian language, geography, and culture in a practical and efficient way in order to facilitate the transition to life in Italy during the student's period of study abroad. Throughout the course, the goal of practical, communicative competence will be emphasized and cultivated via in-class activities and assignments focusing on five areas of performance: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
Advanced study of grammar. Conversation sessions based on intermediate-level readings reflecting contemporary Italian life. Intensive practice in the spoken and written language.
A continuation of ITAL 201.
Through lectures, class discussions, and compositions in Italian, this course studies diverse aspects of contemporary Italian society including politics, history, the arts, and popular culture.
This course strengthens writing skills in Italian with emphasis on technological vocabulary, composition, business terminology, and correspondence.
An introduction to the Italian literature of the Middle Ages, with special reference to selections from the major works by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.
An introduction to the Italian literary production of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, focusing on selections from the major works of the period, including some by Machiavelli, Ariosto, and Tasso.
This course explores selected works by women writers of the Italian 16th century by focusing on their modes of adherence or challenges to the patriarchal literary and cultural canon of the day. It will examine early modern gender issues and innovative forms of self-expression as reflected in the writings of such women as Veronica Franco, Gaspara Stampa, Vittoria Colonna, Tullia D'Aragona, and Isabella di Morra. The course attempts to explore these writers' stances as both consumers and producers of culture, as well as their contribution to the debate on women fashionable at the time.
A survey of some of the principal novels of the twentieth century in Italy in association with their cinematic versions by eminent Italian film directors.
This course studies the works of major Italian poets and playwrights, modern and contemporary, paying special attention to works by women authors.
Italian literature, art, culture and history studied abroad in Italy.
This course gives the student an opportunity to study authors and works of special interest which are not covered in other courses.
Winter term of ITAL 396/ITALST 396.