Joint Honours Component Italian Studies (36 credits)

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Offered by: Italian Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

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 Dante and the Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introduction to the work of Dante Alighieri, a pillar of medieval European literature. The times in which he lived, the institutions and cultural shifts of that era, the influence exercised by Dante's work, as well as how it has been perceived in our time.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 470 Joint Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Joint Honours Thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Fall) Lucienne Kroha (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Restriction: Compulsory for Honours and Joint Honours students.

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 Italian for Beginners' (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Grammar, reading, dictation. Intensive practice in speech patterns and written structures. Conversation and composition. Visual material and selected readings will be used in describing the making of contemporary Italy.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jen Wienstein, Michela Prevedello, Mauro Sassi, Roberta Garziano (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • 3 hours and laboratory
    • Students must register for both ITAL 205D1 and ITAL 205D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 205D1 and ITAL 205D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 205D2 Italian for Beginners' (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : See ITAL 205D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jen Wienstein, Mauro Sassi, Michela Prevedello, Roberta Garziano (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 205D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 205D1 and ITAL 205D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 206 Beginners' Italian Intensive (6 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Designed to cover in one term the same material as ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2. The Summer term will also be given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer courses in Italy program.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Alessandra Falconi (Fall) Alessandra Falconi (Winter) Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato, Roberta Garziano, Alessandro Giardino, Mauro Sassi, Michela Prevedello (Summer)

    • 6 hours and 1 hour laboratory
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2
  • ITAL 210D1 Elementary Italian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The course is intended for students who have never studied Italian but who have had some informal exposure to the language. Grammar, reading, conversation and composition. An outline of Italian civilization, oral presentations and discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Joyce Myerson (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • 3 hours and laboratory
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2 or ITAL 206
    • Students must register for both ITAL 210D1 and ITAL 210D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 210D1 and ITAL 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 210D2 Elementary Italian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : See ITAL 210D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joyce Myerson (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 210D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 210D1 and ITAL 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 215D1 Intermediate Italian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Direct continuation of ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2. Grammar, literary readings, conversation. Grammar exercises and composition. Reading of selected literary works, oral presentations and group discussion.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni, Alessandro Giardino (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Students must register for both ITAL 215D1 and ITAL 215D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 215D1 and ITAL 215D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 215D2 Intermediate Italian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : See ITAL 215D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni, Alessandro Giardino (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ITAL 215D1 and ITAL 215D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 216 Intermediate Italian Intensive (6 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Course designed to cover in one term the same material as ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2. Direct continuation of ITAL 206. The Summer term will be given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer courses in Italy program.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Joyce Myerson (Fall) Joyce Myerson (Winter) Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato (Summer)

    • 6 hours
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 205D1/ITAL 205D2 or ITAL 206 or permission of the Department
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 210

Group B - Courses Taught in Italian

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

  • ITAL 250 Italian Literary Composition (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Analysis and discussion of selected 19th and 20th century literary texts with a view to improving language and composition skills. Review of major grammatical difficulties.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours seminar
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 300.
  • ITAL 255 Advanced Reading and Composition (6 credits) *

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Course is given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer Study in Italy program. The understanding of grammatical structures through a variety of exercises; paraphrasing, translating, composition and discussion. Particular emphasis will be placed on syntax through the study of contemporary texts.

    Terms: Summer 2011

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato (Summer)

    • Summer
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 306.
  • ITAL 260 Twentieth Century Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A selection of narrative and theatrical works by 20th century authors, illustrating different facets of this century's social and literary experience.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jen Wienstein (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 311.
  • ITAL 270 Manzoni: Novel and Nationhood (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An analysis of the historical novel "I promessi sposi", by Alessandro Manzoni: its political, social and intellectual role in the evolution of Italy towards nationhood (Risorgimento).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 320.
  • ITAL 280 Masterpieces of Italian Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A survey of Italian literature focused on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Interdisciplinary approach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 325.
  • ITAL 281 Masterpieces of Italian Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A survey of Italian literature from Renaissance to the 20th century. Interdisciplinary approach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 326.
  • ITAL 290 Commedia Dell'Arte (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Playhouses, actors, stage techniques, masks and scenarios of the "Commedia dell'Arte".

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jen Wienstein (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 1TAL 330.
  • ITAL 295 Contemporary Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A cultural studies approach to contemporary Italian society. Focus on distinctive traits of Italian popular culture through literature, film, television and other media.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215 or 216
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 328.
  • ITAL 307 Topics in Italian Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Course is given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer Study in Italy program. Selected topics in Italian culture (topics may vary and may concentrate on one or more of the following areas: geography, history, music, art history, political science and/or literature).

    Terms: Summer 2011

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni, Vanna Marisa Fonsato (Summer)

    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2 or ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 308 Business Italian 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Course is given in Florence, Italy, as part of McGill's Summer Study in Italy program. It focuses on the terminology, idiomatic expressions and syntax of Italian business language. Topics, such as workplace in Italy, credit institutions, chamber of commerce and its role, industrial associations, will be used to help develop and improve written and oral communication skills as they relate to the business world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2 or ITAL 216 or equivalent
  • ITAL 327 A Literary Map of Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Italian literature from the perspective of Italy's marked regional divisions. Works studied may range from Medieval to contemporary.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 210,215,216, or permission of instructor
  • ITAL 331 Drama from Goldoni to Pirandello (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ITAL 341 The Art of Essay Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Word formation in the Italian language. Syntactic and stylistic aspects of texts by Italian essayists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 300 or permission of the Department
  • ITAL 356 Medieval Discourses on Love (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Medieval ideas, attitudes and behaviour surrounding love as represented in literature: readings will include excerpts from early Italian love lyrics, Dante's Vita Nuova, Petrarch's Canzoniere, Boccaccio's Decameron.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 360 Contemporary Italian Prose (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Italian fiction, docu-fiction and non-fiction published since 1990, examined in the context of the debates on post-modernism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 210,215,216, or permission of instructor
  • ITAL 368 Literature of the Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Reading and discussion of selected literary texts (Poliziano, Lorenzo, Alberti, Sannazzaro, Castiglione among others) will provide an opportunity to become familiar with the social and political conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates about language and literature, and the literary genres which emerged during the Renaissance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 370 Italian Poetry and Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of the texts of Italian madrigals, canzoni, mottetti and librettos in relation to their musical setting from the Renaissance to the 19th century. Emphasis on the transformation of literary texts for their adaptation to music, and on the language of Italian Opera. No specialized knowledge of music is required.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 376 Medieval Romance in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An overview of the Italian popular tradition, poetic and narrative, and of critical approaches to it, including Propp's Morphology of the Fairy Tale. The relationship between the Italian semi-popular medieval romance ("cantare") and popular tales.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 380 Neorealism: Roots and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Focus on pivotal narrative and cinematic works that illustrate the evolution of Italian realism from the late 19th century naturalism to post-WWII neorealism.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Enrica Quaroni (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2
  • ITAL 383 Women's Writing since 1880 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Italian women writers and their search for literary identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: any 300 level course given in Italian or permission of the Department
    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations
  • ITAL 410 Modern Italian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of representative works of major Italian authors from the fin-de-siècle to WW II.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
  • ITAL 411 Pirandello (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Selected readings from Pirandello's essays, short stories, novels and plays in the light of his ideological rejection of the literature and society of his time.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 415 Italian Poetry 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An overview of the major poets and poetic movements of the 20th century, from the major turn-of-the-century poets to the new directions of the contemporary avant-garde. Poets and movements emphasized may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: permission of the Department
  • ITAL 420 Leopardi and Italian Romanticism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The major early 19th century poets in the context of Italian and European Romanticism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 435 Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso" (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Ariosto's chivalresque poem in the context of the Italian Renaissance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 436 Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata" (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Tasso's poem in the context of the Counter Reformation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2
  • ITAL 461 Dante: "The Divine Comedy" (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The structure and intellectual background of the Divine Comedy: a reading and interpretation of the poem; a discussion of the main trends in contemporary Dante scholarship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 530 17th-18th Century Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Given in Italian
  • ITAL 542 History of Italian Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A historical survey of the intense debate on the problem of literary language in Italy, from Dante to the present time, as caused by the variance between spoken and literary languages; followed by an in-depth examination of the theoretical and literary texts of one particular period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite for Undergraduate students: permission of the Department
  • ITAL 551 Boccaccio and the Italian Novella (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Boccaccio's "Decameron" and of Italian narrative prose up to the 16th century.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Tobias Gittes (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisites for Undergraduate students: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 560 Topics in 19th & 20th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Exploration of individual authors, genres, and literary or cultural movements that have marked Italian culture in the 19th and 20th century.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Lucienne Kroha (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite for Undergraduate students: permission of the Department
  • ITAL 562 Petrarch and Petrarchism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ITAL 563 13th-16th Century Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Topics in the literature of the 13th to the 16th Centuries.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of the Department

Group C - Courses Taught in English

  • ITAL 199 FYS: Italy's Literature in Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The purpose of this seminar is to re-visit, problematically, the commonsense notion that literature "reflects" reality (or society). Classics of twentieth-century Italian writing shall be analyzed as the response of that nation's literary imagination to the contradictions of its turbulent political and social history.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Lucienne Kroha (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Maximum 25
    • Given in English
    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.
  • ITAL 355 Dante and the Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introduction to the work of Dante Alighieri, a pillar of medieval European literature. The times in which he lived, the institutions and cultural shifts of that era, the influence exercised by Dante's work, as well as how it has been perceived in our time.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 361 Italian Prose after 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Major prose works of Italian literature as they reflect the reactions of writers to the social, cultural and political dilemmas facing Italian society in the second half of the 20th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 363 Gender, Literature and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Questions of gender identity and literary representation as they emerge from women's texts or from comparisons of women's and men's texts, in relation to specific social and historical conditions. May focus on any time period in Italian history, from medieval to contemporary.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations
  • ITAL 365 The Italian Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A presentation of the main ideas and literary masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance (13th-17thC), in the context of Italy's social, political, religious and cultural climate. Reading and discussion of selected literary texts and visual material.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 375 Cinema and Society in Modern Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A survey of the most important trends in post-war Italian cinema seen in the context of the rapidly and dramatically evolving society of modern Italy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 385 Italian Futurist Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Futurism is essentially a multidisciplinary movement. Using textual and visual material, its various manifestations - in literature, "paraliterature", painting, photography, theatre, film, sculpture, architecture, music, dance and performance - will be examined from a double perspective: the futurist theory/practice relationships on the one hand and, on the other, the multiple links between Italian futurism, the "historical" avant-garde outside Italy and the neo-avant garde movements of the 60s and 70s.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Given in English
  • ITAL 395 Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : .

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ITAL 412 Pirandello and European Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ITAL 416 The Twentieth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Topics in twentieth-century Italian literary and cultural history. The focus may be on a movement, a theme, a genre, a specific writer, or a specific period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Given in English.
  • ITAL 464 Machiavelli (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Machiavelli, the political thinker and man of letters. A portrait of Machiavelli as political strategist, playwright and observer of his times. Reading of The Prince as well as selected plays, letters and other writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 477 Italian Cinema and Video (3 credits)

    Offered by: Italian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Different Italian film maker or videomaker every year, presenting a selection of his/her significant works. Discussions will include script analysis, interviews, articles and books by the director in focus, in addition to theoretical and critical statements by scholars. Established and new directors will be considered alternately.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 377

Group D - Courses Offered in Other Departments

  • ANTH 337 Mediterranean Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of Mediterranean ethnography, with special attention to southern Europe. Cultural patterns, such as "honour and shame'', social patterns such as "patron/client relations'', and current issues, such as "development'', shall be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227
    • Restriction: U2 or U3 standing only
  • ARTH 223 Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys artistic production in Italy from the new urban institutions of the communes to the demise of the Florentine republic (c. 1250-1512). Introduces art historical concepts through an exploration of the uses if visual imagery to forge civic, religious, political, and social identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • ARTH 324 Sixteenth-Century Art in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Investigation of the arts during a pivotal century of conflict and an expanding image of the world. In this early modern context of state formation and religious reform, the course focuses on patronage of the Italian courts, the rising status of the artist, and new uses for visual imagery.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 123-224
  • ARTH 325 Visual Culture Renaissance Venice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Distinctive visual culture in the context of Venice's singular topography and reputation for licentiousness and toleration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level Art History course recommended, or by permission of the instructor.
  • ARTH 332 Italian Renaissance Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The Italian architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries witnessed a revival of architectural forms from Roman antiquity. According to their different social as well as political status, the centres of Italy - Florence, Rome, Venice, Mantua etc. - developed individual approaches in dealing with the reception of classical forms which was to influence the architecture of Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • CLAS 208 Roman Literature and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Life and society in the Roman Empire as reflected in contemporary authors of varying genres (epic, history, philosophy, satire and the novel).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • CLAS 307 Roman Comedy (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Some episodes from the long history of the transmission and reception of the Classics in later times. Students will choose periods or times for special study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Classics or related courses; or permission of instructor
  • ENGL 447 Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts)

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Margaret A Kilgour (Winter)

    • Winter
  • HIST 345 History of Italian Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the economy, society, politics and intellectual developments in Italy from approximately 1300 to the early 16th century.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Paula C Clarke (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 380 Western Europe: The Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of Western Europe from the later Roman Empire through the 15th century: sub-roman and Carolingian civilization, feudal monarchy; the Church and the laity; domestic life and social institutions; cultural developments.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Nancy F Partner (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-380D
  • HIST 398 Topics in Italian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214
  • HIST 401 Topics: Medieval Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Selected topics in the intellectual and cultural history of the Middle Ages. Emphasis on modern critical approaches to medieval culture, including literature, the supernatural, religious experience.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or HIST 380 or consent of instructor
  • MUHL 387 Opera from Mozart to Puccini (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Schulich School of Music)

    Overview

    Music History and Literature : Mozart's operas and the seria, buffa, and Singspiel traditions. Ottocento opera, grand opera, and cross-fertilization between France and Italy. German Romantic opera. Wagner. Eastern European opera. Verismo and fin-de-siècle opera in Vienna and Paris. Sociology of opera. Emphasis on critical understanding of music's role in articulating drama.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MUHL 184 and MUHL 185 and MUTH 211 OR MUCO 240D1/D2 and MUSP 231 OR MUHL 286 and MUTH 250 and MUSP 241
  • POLI 414 Society and Politics in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Analysis of modern Italian political development in comparison to other Western and Mediterranean countries. What makes Italian politics unique, what makes it resemble that of other countries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: a basic course in Comparative Politics and preferably an upper level course or written permission of the Instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
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