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FALL 2013 WINTER 2014 – UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Please note that registration for ITAL 205, 206, and 210 is open to U0/U1/U2 students only. The courses will be opened to all other students before the end of registration, space permitting.

THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER A STUDENT TO A HIGHER LEVEL LANGUAGE COURSE IF IT IS DEEMED THAT THE COURSE FOR WHICH THE STUDENT HAS REGISTERED IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE EXTENT OF HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.

MINOR CONCENTRATION IN ITALIAN STUDIES
(18 credits) (Expandable)

Students with advanced standing in the language must replace language courses with courses from groups B and C.

Complementary Courses (18 credits) chosen from the following three groups:

0 - 12 credits Group A - Basic Language Courses.
6 - 18 credits Groups B and C Courses taught in Italian and Courses taught in English

MAJOR CONCENTRATION IN ITALIAN STUDIES
(36 credits)

All students wishing to register for the Major Concentration in Italian Studies are strongly urged to meet with a Departmental adviser. Note: ITAL 300 may not be taken by students who have taken ITAL 306, and vice-versa.

0-12 credits chosen from Group A - Basic Language Courses.
0-9 credits chosen from 200-level courses in Group B –Courses given in Italian
12-36 credits chosen from courses at the 300-level and above - of which 3 must be at the 400-level or above - in Group B- Courses given in Italian
0-6 credits chosen from courses in Group C –Courses given in English

Students with no knowledge of the Italian language must take 12 credits in language.
Students arriving with some knowledge of the language may take 6 credits only (ITAL 210D1/D2 or ITAL 215D1/D2 or ITAL 216).
Students arriving with competency in the language may substitute courses from Groups B and C for Basic Language Courses.
All students with some background must consult with the Department for proper placement.

HONOURS IN ITALIAN STUDIES
(54 credits)

Students with advanced standing in the language must replace language courses with courses from groups B, C, and D.
Required Courses (6 credits)

ITAL 471D1,D2 (6) Honours Thesis
or ITAL 472 (6) Honours Thesis (Intensive)

Complementary Courses (48 credits)

48 credits, 9 of which must be at the 400 level or above.
0 - 12 credits from Group A - Basic Language Courses.
30 - 48 credits Group B - Courses taught in Italian.
0 - 9 credits combined from Group C - Courses taught in English and Group D - Courses offered in other departments.
Students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a GPA of 3.30 in the program courses.
Admission to the Honours program in Italian requires Departmental approval. Students wishing to register should consult with the Department as early as possible.
Students may begin Honours in Italian Studies in the first year, instead of the second, if in the opinion of the Department they are found to be qualified.

JOINT HONOURS IN ITALIAN STUDIES
(36 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

ITAL 355 (3) Dante and Middle Agess
ITAL 470 (3) Joint Honours Thesis

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits, 6 of which must be at the 400 level or above:
0 - 12 credits from Group A - Basic Language Courses.
12 - 30 credits from Group B - Courses taught in Italian.
0 - 18 credits combined from Group C - Courses taught in English and Group D - Courses offered in other departments.

Students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and a GPA of 3.30 in the program courses.

ITALIAN STUDIES COURSE GROUPS

Group A - Basic Language Courses:

ITAL 205D1/D2 (6) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 206 (6) Beginners' Italian Intensive
ITAL 210D1/D2 (6) Elementary Italian (may not be taken by students who have taken ITAL 205D1/D2 or ITAL 206)
**NOTE: While there are no prerequisites for ITAL 210, students should be able to understand basic Italian either through personal experience of the language, or by virtue of some elementary training in the language (Eg. one semester of CEGEP)
ITAL 215D1/D2 (6) Intermediate Italian (may not be taken by students who have taken ITAL 210D1/D2)
ITAL 216 (6) Intermediate Italian Intensive (may not be taken by students who have taken ITAL 210D1/D2)

Group B - Courses taught in Italian:
* only one of ITAL 250 or ITAL 255 can count towards all programs

ITAL250* (3) Italian Literary Composition
ITAL255* (6) Advanced Reading and Composition
ITAL260 (3) Reading Italian Literature
ITAL265 (3) The Italian Short Story
ITAL290 (3) Commedia dell'Arte
ITAL295 (3) Italian Cultural Studies
ITAL307 (3) Topics in Italian Culture
ITAL308 (3) Business Italian 1
ITAL310 (3) The Invention of Italian Literature
ITAL329 (3) The Italian Cinematic Tradition
ITAL332 (3) The Italian Theatrical Traditions 
ITAL345 (3) Romanticism in Italy 
ITAL356 (3) Medieval Discourses on Love
ITAL360 (3) Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL362 (3) Literature and Society 1945-1989
ITAL368 (3) Literature of the Renaissance
ITAL376 (3) Italian Epic Poetry
ITAL400 (3) Italian Regional Identities
ITAL410 (3) Italian Modernism
ITAL411 (3) Pirandello
ITAL415 (3) Italian 20th Century Poetry
ITAL420 (3) Leopardi: Poet and Philosopher
ITAL435 (3) Petrarch and His Legacy
ITAL461 (3) Dante: "The Divine Comedy"
ITAL530 (3) 17th to 18th Century Culture
ITAL542 (3) History of Italian Language
ITAL551 (3) Boccaccio and the Italian Novella
ITAL560 (3) Topics in 19th and 20th Century Literature
ITAL562 (3) Petrarch and Petrarchism
ITAL563 (3) 13th-16th Century Literature
ITAL590 (3) Italian Literary Criticism 

Group C – Courses Taught in English

ITAL199 (3) First Year Seminar - Italy's Literature in Context
ITAL230 (3) Understanding Italy
ITAL239 (3) Understanding Italy
ITAL355 (3) Dante and the Middle Ages
ITAL361 (3) Italian Prose after 1945
ITAL363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL365 (3) The Italian Renaissance
ITAL371 (3) The Italian Baroque
ITAL374 (3) Classics of Italian Cinema
ITAL375 (3) Cinema and Society in Modern Italy
ITAL385 (3) Italian Futurist Movement
ITAL395 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar
ITAL412 (3) Pirandello and European Theatre
ITAL416 (3) The Twentieth Century
ITAL450 (3) Italy and the Visual Age
ITAL464 (3) Machiavelli
ITAL465 (3) Religious Identities in Italy
ITAL477 (3) Italian Cinema and Video

Group D - Courses offered in other departments:

Please contact the department(s) in question for pre/corequisites and availability of the following courses:

ANTH 337 (3) Mediterranean Society and Culture
ARTH 223 (3) Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art
ARTH 324 (3) Sixteenth-Century Art in Italy
ARTH 325 (3) Visual Culture Renaissance Venice
ARTH 332 (3) Italian Renaissance Architecture
CLAS 208 (3) Roman Literature and Society
CLAS 307 (3) Roman Comedy
CLAS 404 (3) Classical Tradition
ENGL 447 (3) Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1
HIST 345 (3) History of Italian Renaissance
HIST 380 (3) Western Europe: The Middle Ages
HIST 398 (3) Topics in Italian History
HIST 401 (3) Topics: Medieval Culture and Society
MUHL 387 (3) Opera from Mozart to Puccini
POLI 414 (3) Society and Politics in Italy
SOCI 485 (3) Society, Economy and Polity in Italy


"D1" and "D2" refer only to full-year courses. Students who register in "D1" are automatically registered in "D2" or the winter semester.
NB: the waitlists are NOT available for full-year courses, due to limitations with the computer program.