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Master of Arts (M.A.); Italian (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Italian Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • ITAL 698 Thesis Proposal (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A written presentation which will include: (a) a review of the literature pertinent to the thesis, (b) the definition of the thesis research project within the parameters of the critical literature, and (c) an indication of how the research project will be carried out.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ITAL 699 Thesis (18 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Completion of the thesis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • ITAL 602 The Literary Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The course highlights the importance of tradition in literature and focuses on different aspects of Italian literary history.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Winter)

  • ITAL 610 Bibliography of Italian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Tools for literary research: encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, journals, Internet sites, library catalogues. Tools for linguistic research: historical, specialized, Italian-dialect, etymological vocabularies. History of the book: manuscript, early printing, catalogues of incunabula and of early books.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ITAL 619 Topics in Literary Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introduction to some of the main subjects and authors of modern literary theory. Topics may include reception theory, deconstruction, postmodernism, cultural studies, formalism and structuralism, semiotics, gender studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism, translation and subjectivity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • ITAL 680 Research Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Presentation and discussion of research work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 additional course credits, chosen in consultation with an adviser from among the graduate courses offered by the Department. The three courses should cover three distinct chronological periods in Italian literature.

A maximum of 6 credits of graduate courses may be taken outside the Italian Studies Department, upon the advice of the Supervisor and with the permission of the Graduate Studies Director.

In exceptional cases, when program requirements cannot be fulfilled otherwise, students may take ITAL 606 Individual Reading Course 1 and ITAL 607 Individual Reading Course 2 offered as tutorials.

Typically, the first year of the program will consist of: Literary Theory course, ITAL 610, the three complementary courses and ITAL 698. The second year will include ITAL 602, ITAL 680 and the thesis.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)