Italian Studies (ITAL)

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Italian Studies (ITAL)

Location

Location

  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
  • Telephone: 514-398-3953
  • Fax: 514-398-1748
  • Email: italian.studies [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/italian

About Italian Studies

About Italian Studies

The Department has as its mission to maintain the traditions and study of the great classics as well as to provide a window on an increasingly complex and diverse contemporary Italian culture. It promotes the study of the Italian language through an excellent and rigorous language training program. It offers courses in Italian literature, both in Italian and in English, as well as in Italian film. The department periodically invites scholars specializing in social and political aspects of Italian culture, enabling students to gain a broader and more critical understanding of various aspects of the Italian experience.

Italian Studies (ITAL) Faculty

Italian Studies (ITAL) Faculty

Chair
Lucienne Kroha
Emeritus Professor
Pamela D. Stewart; B.A.(Montr.), M.A.(McG.), F.R.S.C.
Associate Professor
Lucienne Kroha; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Harv.)
Assistant Professors
Eugenio Bolongaro; B.A., L.LB.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.) (on leave Winter 2011)
Matteo Soranzo; M.A., Ph.D.(Wisc.)
Lecturers
Enrica Quaroni; B.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Jen Wienstein; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Members
Paula Clarke (History)
Anthony Masi (Sociology)
Filippo Sabetti (Political Science)
Adjunct Professors
Dario Brancato (C’dia)
Tobias F. Gittes (Liberal Arts College, C’dia)
Silvestra Mariniello (Histoire de l'art et d'Études cinématographiques, Montr.)
Rosanna Maule (C’dia)
Viva Paci (UQAM)
Advisers
Minors in Language – Dr. Jen Wienstein, 514-398-3955
Minors, Majors, Honours and Joint Honours – Prof. L. Kroha, 514-398-3100; Prof. M. Soranzo, 514-398-2833
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Italian Studies (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Italian Studies

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected from three Italian course lists as follows:

0 - 12 credits from Group A – Basic Language Courses.

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

6 - 18 credits from Group B - Courses Taught in Italian and Group C - Courses Taught in English.

Group A - Basic Language Courses

ITAL 205D1 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 205D2 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 206 (6) Beginners' Italian Intensive
ITAL 210D1 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 210D2 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 215D1 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 215D2 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 216 (6) Intermediate Italian Intensive

Group B - Courses Taught in Italian

*Note: Only one of ITAL 250 or ITAL 255 can count toward the program.

ITAL 250* (3) Italian Literary Composition
ITAL 255* (6) Advanced Reading and Composition
ITAL 260 (3) Twentieth Century Texts
ITAL 270 (3) Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood
ITAL 280 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 1
ITAL 281 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 2
ITAL 290 (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
ITAL 295 (3) Contemporary Italy
ITAL 307 (3) Topics in Italian Culture
ITAL 308 (3) Business Italian 1
ITAL 327 (3) A Literary Map of Italy
ITAL 331 (3) Drama from Goldoni to Pirandello
ITAL 341 (3) The Art of Essay Writing
ITAL 356 (3) Medieval Discourses on Love
ITAL 360 (3) Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL 362 (3) Literature and Society 1945-1989
ITAL 368 (3) Literature of the Renaissance
ITAL 370 (3) Italian Poetry and Music
ITAL 376 (3) Medieval Romance in Italy
ITAL 380 (3) Neorealism: Roots and Development
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
ITAL 410 (3) Modern Italian Literature
ITAL 411 (3) Pirandello
ITAL 415 (3) Italian Poetry 20th Century
ITAL 420 (3) Leopardi and Italian Romanticism
ITAL 435 (3) Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
ITAL 436 (3) Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata"
ITAL 461 (3) Dante: "The Divine Comedy"
ITAL 530 (3) 17th-18th Century Culture
ITAL 542 (3) History of Italian Language
ITAL 551 (3) Boccaccio and the Italian Novella
ITAL 560 (3) Topics in 19th & 20th Century Literature
ITAL 562 (3) Petrarch and Petrarchism
ITAL 563 (3) 13th-16th Century Literature

Group C - Courses Taught in English

ITAL 199 (3) FYS: Italy's Literature in Context
ITAL 355 (3) Dante and the Middle Ages
ITAL 361 (3) Italian Prose after 1945
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 365 (3) The Italian Renaissance
ITAL 375 (3) Cinema and Society in Modern Italy
ITAL 385 (3) Italian Futurist Movement
ITAL 395 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar
ITAL 412 (3) Pirandello and European Theatre
ITAL 416 (3) The Twentieth Century
ITAL 464 (3) Machiavelli
ITAL 477 (3) Italian Cinema and Video
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Italian Studies (36 credits)

All students wishing to register for the Major Concentration Italian Studies are strongly urged to meet with a departmental adviser.

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits selected from the three Italian course lists as follows:

0 - 12 credits from Group A – Basic Language Courses

- Students with no knowledge of the Italian language must take 12 credits in language.

- Students with some knowledge of the language may take 6 credits only selected from ITAL 210D1/ITAL 210D2, ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, or ITAL 216.

- Students with competency in the language may substitute courses from Groups B and C for Group A - Basic Language courses.

ALL students with some background must consult with the department for proper placement.

0 - 9 credits chosen from 200-level courses in Group B - Courses Taught in Italian.

12 - 36 credits chosen from courses at the 300-level and above, of which at least 3 credits must be at the 400-level or above, in Group B - Courses Taught in Italian.

0 - 6 credits from Group C - Courses Taught in English.

Group A - Basic Language Courses

ITAL 205D1 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 205D2 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 206 (6) Beginners' Italian Intensive
ITAL 210D1 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 210D2 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 215D1 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 215D2 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 216 (6) Intermediate Italian Intensive

Group B - Courses Taught in Italian

*Note: Only one of ITAL 250 or ITAL 255 can count toward the program.

ITAL 250* (3) Italian Literary Composition
ITAL 255* (6) Advanced Reading and Composition
ITAL 260 (3) Twentieth Century Texts
ITAL 270 (3) Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood
ITAL 280 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 1
ITAL 281 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 2
ITAL 290 (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
ITAL 295 (3) Contemporary Italy
ITAL 307 (3) Topics in Italian Culture
ITAL 308 (3) Business Italian 1
ITAL 327 (3) A Literary Map of Italy
ITAL 331 (3) Drama from Goldoni to Pirandello
ITAL 341 (3) The Art of Essay Writing
ITAL 356 (3) Medieval Discourses on Love
ITAL 360 (3) Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL 362 (3) Literature and Society 1945-1989
ITAL 368 (3) Literature of the Renaissance
ITAL 370 (3) Italian Poetry and Music
ITAL 376 (3) Medieval Romance in Italy
ITAL 380 (3) Neorealism: Roots and Development
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
ITAL 410 (3) Modern Italian Literature
ITAL 411 (3) Pirandello
ITAL 415 (3) Italian Poetry 20th Century
ITAL 420 (3) Leopardi and Italian Romanticism
ITAL 435 (3) Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
ITAL 436 (3) Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata"
ITAL 461 (3) Dante: "The Divine Comedy"
ITAL 530 (3) 17th-18th Century Culture
ITAL 542 (3) History of Italian Language
ITAL 551 (3) Boccaccio and the Italian Novella
ITAL 560 (3) Topics in 19th & 20th Century Literature
ITAL 562 (3) Petrarch and Petrarchism
ITAL 563 (3) 13th-16th Century Literature

Group C - Courses Taught in English

ITAL 199 (3) FYS: Italy's Literature in Context
ITAL 355 (3) Dante and the Middle Ages
ITAL 361 (3) Italian Prose after 1945
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 365 (3) The Italian Renaissance
ITAL 375 (3) Cinema and Society in Modern Italy
ITAL 385 (3) Italian Futurist Movement
ITAL 395 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar
ITAL 412 (3) Pirandello and European Theatre
ITAL 416 (3) The Twentieth Century
ITAL 464 (3) Machiavelli
ITAL 477 (3) Italian Cinema and Video
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Italian Studies (54 credits)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

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.

Required Courses (6 credits)

One of the two honours thesis courses below:

ITAL 471D1 (3) Honours Thesis
ITAL 471D2 (3) Honours Thesis
ITAL 472 (6) Honours Thesis (Intensive)

Complementary Courses (48 credits)

48 credits, 9 of which must be at the 400-level or above, selected from the four Italian course lists as follows:

0 - 12 credits from Group A – Basic Language Courses.

30 - 48 credits from 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.

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

Group A - Basic Language Courses

ITAL 205D1 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 205D2 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 206 (6) Beginners' Italian Intensive
ITAL 210D1 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 210D2 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 215D1 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 215D2 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 216 (6) Intermediate Italian Intensive

Group B - Courses Taught in Italian

*Note: Only one of ITAL 300 or ITAL 306 can count toward the program.

ITAL 270 (3) Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood
ITAL 280 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 1
ITAL 281 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 2
ITAL 290 (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
ITAL 295 (3) Contemporary Italy
ITAL 300* (3) Italian Literary Composition
ITAL 306* (6) Advanced Reading and Composition
ITAL 307 (3) Topics in Italian Culture
ITAL 308 (3) Business Italian 1
ITAL 311 (3) Twentieth Century Texts
ITAL 327 (3) A Literary Map of Italy
ITAL 331 (3) Drama from Goldoni to Pirandello
ITAL 341 (3) The Art of Essay Writing
ITAL 356 (3) Medieval Discourses on Love
ITAL 360 (3) Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL 368 (3) Literature of the Renaissance
ITAL 370 (3) Italian Poetry and Music
ITAL 376 (3) Medieval Romance in Italy
ITAL 380 (3) Neorealism: Roots and Development
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
ITAL 410 (3) Modern Italian Literature
ITAL 411 (3) Pirandello
ITAL 415 (3) Italian Poetry 20th Century
ITAL 420 (3) Leopardi and Italian Romanticism
ITAL 435 (3) Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
ITAL 436 (3) Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata"
ITAL 461 (3) Dante: "The Divine Comedy"
ITAL 530 (3) 17th-18th Century Culture
ITAL 542 (3) History of Italian Language
ITAL 551 (3) Boccaccio and the Italian Novella
ITAL 560 (3) Topics in 19th & 20th Century Literature
ITAL 562 (3) Petrarch and Petrarchism
ITAL 563 (3) 13th-16th Century Literature

Group C - Courses Taught in English

ITAL 199 (3) FYS: Italy's Literature in Context
ITAL 355 (3) Dante and the Middle Ages
ITAL 361 (3) Italian Prose after 1945
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 365 (3) The Italian Renaissance
ITAL 375 (3) Cinema and Society in Modern Italy
ITAL 385 (3) Italian Futurist Movement
ITAL 395 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar
ITAL 412 (3) Pirandello and European Theatre
ITAL 416 (3) The Twentieth Century
ITAL 464 (3) Machiavelli
ITAL 477 (3) Italian Cinema and Video

Group D - Courses Offered in Other Departments

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
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Italian Studies (36 credits)

Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines may apply to combine Joint Honours Program components from two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs."

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Joint Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Admission to Joint Honours requires departmental approval. Students wishing to register in the program should consult with the Department as early as possible. Students may register for Joint Honours in the first year, instead of the second year, if in the opinion of the departments they are found to be qualified.

Required Courses (6 credits)

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

Complementary Courses (30 credits)

30 credits, 6 of which must be at the 400-level or above, selected from the four Italian course lists as follows:

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.

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

Group A - Basic Language Courses

ITAL 205D1 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 205D2 (3) Italian for Beginners'
ITAL 206 (6) Beginners' Italian Intensive
ITAL 210D1 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 210D2 (3) Elementary Italian
ITAL 215D1 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 215D2 (3) Intermediate Italian
ITAL 216 (6) Intermediate Italian Intensive

Group B - Courses Taught in Italian

*Note: Only one of ITAL 250 or ITAL 255 can count toward the program.

ITAL 250* (3) Italian Literary Composition
ITAL 255* (6) Advanced Reading and Composition
ITAL 260 (3) Twentieth Century Texts
ITAL 270 (3) Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood
ITAL 280 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 1
ITAL 281 (3) Masterpieces of Italian Literature 2
ITAL 290 (3) Commedia Dell'Arte
ITAL 295 (3) Contemporary Italy
ITAL 307 (3) Topics in Italian Culture
ITAL 308 (3) Business Italian 1
ITAL 327 (3) A Literary Map of Italy
ITAL 331 (3) Drama from Goldoni to Pirandello
ITAL 341 (3) The Art of Essay Writing
ITAL 356 (3) Medieval Discourses on Love
ITAL 360 (3) Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL 368 (3) Literature of the Renaissance
ITAL 370 (3) Italian Poetry and Music
ITAL 376 (3) Medieval Romance in Italy
ITAL 380 (3) Neorealism: Roots and Development
ITAL 383 (3) Women's Writing since 1880
ITAL 410 (3) Modern Italian Literature
ITAL 411 (3) Pirandello
ITAL 415 (3) Italian Poetry 20th Century
ITAL 420 (3) Leopardi and Italian Romanticism
ITAL 435 (3) Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso"
ITAL 436 (3) Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata"
ITAL 461 (3) Dante: "The Divine Comedy"
ITAL 530 (3) 17th-18th Century Culture
ITAL 542 (3) History of Italian Language
ITAL 551 (3) Boccaccio and the Italian Novella
ITAL 560 (3) Topics in 19th & 20th Century Literature
ITAL 562 (3) Petrarch and Petrarchism
ITAL 563 (3) 13th-16th Century Literature

Group C - Courses Taught in English

ITAL 199 (3) FYS: Italy's Literature in Context
ITAL 355 (3) Dante and the Middle Ages
ITAL 361 (3) Italian Prose after 1945
ITAL 363 (3) Gender, Literature and Society
ITAL 365 (3) The Italian Renaissance
ITAL 375 (3) Cinema and Society in Modern Italy
ITAL 385 (3) Italian Futurist Movement
ITAL 395 (3) Interdisciplinary Seminar
ITAL 412 (3) Pirandello and European Theatre
ITAL 416 (3) The Twentieth Century
ITAL 464 (3) Machiavelli
ITAL 477 (3) Italian Cinema and Video

Group D - Courses Offered in Other Departments

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
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)