ITALIAN 100 — ITALIAN LANGUAGE ABROAD I

1-4 credits.

First semester Italian language course taken on a study abroad program for which there is no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN 101 — FIRST SEMESTER ITALIAN

4 credits.

Oral practice and conversation, grammar, reading, vocabulary building, and study of Italian cultures.

ITALIAN 102 — SECOND SEMESTER ITALIAN

4 credits.

Oral practice and conversation, grammar, reading, vocabulary building, and study of Italian cultures.

ITALIAN 103 — ITALIAN LANGUAGE ABROAD II

1-4 credits.

Second semester Italian language course taken on a study abroad program for which there is no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN 181 — FIRST SEMESTER ITALIAN HONORS

4 credits.

Accelerated course for honors students; oral practice, grammar, reading, reading.

ITALIAN 182 — SECOND SEMESTER ITALIAN HONORS

4 credits.

Accelerated course for honors students. Oral practice, grammar, reading.

ITALIAN 200 — ITALIAN LANGUAGE ABROAD III

1-4 credits.

Third semester Italian language course taken on a study abroad program for which there is no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN 201 — ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR ITALIAN

4 credits.

Accelerated development of oral, reading and writing skills up to a level equivalent to that of the end of ITALIAN 102. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Does not award retrocredit.

ITALIAN 202 — FAST-TRACK INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN FOR SPEAKERS OF ROMANCE LANGUAGES

4 credits.

Accelerated development of oral, reading and writing skills equivalent of two intermediate-level college semesters of Italian. Does not award retrocredit.

ITALIAN 203 — THIRD SEMESTER ITALIAN

4 credits.

Conversational practice, review of grammar, viewing and discussion of Italian films, and class reading of short stories.

ITALIAN 204 — FOURTH SEMESTER ITALIAN

4 credits.

Conversation and writing practice, review of grammar, and class reading of a modern Italian novel.

ITALIAN 210 — ITALIAN STUDIES ABROAD IN THE HUMANITIES I

1-4 credits.

Italian studies course taken on a study abroad program for which there is no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN 230 — MODERN ITALIAN CULTURE

3 credits.

A survey of Italian history, literature, art, music, politics, and popular culture of the 20th-21st centuries.

ITALIAN 298 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

ITALIAN 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

ITALIAN 301 — ITALIAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE

3 credits.

Intensive grammar; readings from appropriate texts in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. For those with language proficiency who wish to acquire a reading knowledge of Italian.

ITALIAN 310 — ITALIAN STUDIES ABROAD IN THE HUMANITIES II

1-4 credits.

Italian studies course taken on a study abroad program for which there is no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN 311 — ADVANCED ITALIAN LANGUAGE

3 credits.

Development of accurate and nuanced capacity for expression in Italian and for understanding the spoken and written language. Also addresses Italian phonetics and phonology to develop accurate pronunciation.

ITALIAN 312 — WRITING WORKSHOP

3 credits.

Development of composition skills related to expository and other forms of writing, with focus on grammatical skills, conventions, rhetorical techniques for organizing information, presenting coherent arguments, and appropriateness of language to topic. Substantial work on the development of writing strategies for composing and editing.

ITALIAN 321 — STUDIES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

3 credits.

Focuses on masterworks of Italian literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy, and on the ways in which this period laid a foundation of today's Italian society and culture. Includes historical, social, and cultural contexts of the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

ITALIAN 322 — STUDIES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

3 credits.

Focuses on a variety of genres and media (poetry, drama, novel, short story, cinema, television) and authors, with emphasis on the cultural and historical contexts from 1600 to the present.

ITALIAN 340 — STRUCTURES OF ITALIAN

3 credits.

Examination of Italian phonetics and phonology, morphology and word formation, and syntax, with attention to contrasts with English. Prepares for advanced courses in Italian linguistics.

ITALIAN/​ILS  350 — ROME: LUST FOR GLORY

3-4 credits.

Examines the development of Rome, "the Eternal City," and its continuing presence as both a metaphoric and physical focal point of Italian artistic and cultural sensibilities. Outline the development of Rome's authoritative or "mythical" status in literature, art, architecture and film, beginning in the Augustan era and arriving to today, focusing on significant moments in the creation and expansion of the actual city and its cultural influence in the late-Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the era of the Risorgimento (Unification of Italy), and the rise of Fascism. Develop ability to think critically about how the diverse material productions of writers (historians, playwrights, poets), painters, sculptors, architects, philosophical thinkers, and later filmmakers of the periods covered reflect one another and reflect the ideas and ideologies of their age. none

ITALIAN/​ILS/​LITTRANS/​POLI SCI  365 — MACHIAVELLI AND HIS WORLD

3 credits.

Introduces students to the major works of Machiavelli through the close reading of his writings in cultural and historical contexts. Discussion and targeted writing assignments will aim at cultivating in students 1) a broad understanding of Machiavelli's principal intellectual attitudes, 2) a deeper understanding of his literary sensibility, and 3) the ability to articulate controversies and complexities surrounding his thought.

ITALIAN 420 — TOPICS IN ITALIAN: STUDY ABROAD

1-6 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison Study Abroad Program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program

ITALIAN/​FRENCH/​PORTUG/​SPANISH  429 — INTRODUCTION TO THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Introduction to structural similarities and differences apparent in major Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) and to their historical developments, with reference to basic linguistic features of each language: phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon.

ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  440 — POVERTY, ECOLOGY AND THE ARTS: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

3 credits.

Focuses on literature about Francis of Assisi, from medieval accounts to contemporary literature, and related artistic portrayals of St. Francis as a religious symbol and model for economic, political and environmental justice.

ITALIAN 450 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Focus on different topics across the centuries and the disciplines.

ITALIAN 452 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN STUDIES: CULTURE, FILM, LANGUAGE

3 credits.

Examination of an aspect of Italian studies: culture, film, language; topic varies.

ITALIAN/​COM ARTS  460 — ITALIAN FILM

3 credits.

General survey of Italian cinema and of the relationship between film and the other arts. Consideration of the Italian and European socio-political context and developments in film theory.

ITALIAN 601 — THE 19TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Major trends and writers of Italian Romanticism, scapigliatura and verism.

ITALIAN 621 — THE 18TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Survey of eighteenth-century Italian literature from 1700-1750

ITALIAN 622 — THE 18TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Survey of eighteenth-century Italian literature from 1750-1800

ITALIAN 623 — ITALIAN THEATRE

3 credits.

Topics in Italian theatre

ITALIAN 631 — FEATURES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Survey of Italian literature from the Middle Ages to Baroque period. Topics vary. Taught in Italian.

ITALIAN 632 — FEATURES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Survey of Italian literature from Mid-Modernity to the 21st century. Topics vary. Taught in Italian.

ITALIAN 636 — THE ITALIAN NOVEL

3 credits.

History and trends of the Italian novel between tradition and innovation from early 20th Century to the Present.

ITALIAN 651 — THE RENAISSANCE

3 credits.

Overview of Italian Renaissance literature of the 15th and 16th centuries, beginning with the development of Humanism.

ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  659 — DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA

3 credits.

Lectures on Dante's life and times, reading Divine Comedy.

ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  671 — THE 13TH CENTURY

3 credits.

Systematic study of the earliest literary texts in Italy; the rise of the love lyric among the Sicilian poets; representative narrative works. The development of the lyric from Guittoe d'Arezzo to the poets of the Dolce Stil Nuovo.

ITALIAN 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses for Honors in the Major as arranged with a faculty member

ITALIAN 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses for Honors in the Major as arranged with a faculty member

ITALIAN 691 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses, as arranged with a faculty member

ITALIAN 692 — SENIOR THESIS

2 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses, as arranged with a faculty member

ITALIAN 698 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

ITALIAN 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

ITALIAN 730 — TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

3 credits.

Examination of aspects of Italian literature and culture, including disciplines such as language and cinema. Topic varies.

ITALIAN 731 — FEATURES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

In-depth exploration of periods and concepts of Italian literature, from the Middle Ages to Baroque period. Topics vary. Taught in Italian.

ITALIAN 732 — FEATURES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

In-depth exploration of periods and concepts of Italian literature, from Mid-Modernity to the 21st century. Topics vary. Taught in Italian.

ITALIAN 741 — THE 17TH CENTURY AND ARCADIA

3 credits.

Survey of seventeenth-century Italian literature

ITALIAN 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-6 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

ITALIAN/​FRENCH/​PORTUG/​SPANISH  817 — ROMANCE PHILOLOGY

3 credits.

Seminar focusing on linguistic and philological analyses of the textual record in (Hispano-)Romance.

ITALIAN/​FRENCH  821 — ISSUES IN METHODS OF TEACHING FRENCH AND ITALIAN

1-3 credits.

Intended for instructors of elementary- and intermediate-level collegiate instructors of Italian; key concepts of communicative, literacy-oriented language teaching and related techniques for classroom instruction of Italian.

ITALIAN 951 — SEMINAR-STUDIES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Advanced seminar. Topics vary.

ITALIAN 952 — SEMINAR-STUDIES IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Advanced seminar. Topics vary.

ITALIAN 990 — INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH

1-12 credits.

In connection with the doctoral dissertation.