2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Jan 17, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IT 216 - Exploring the Text

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: IT 104  or IT 162  or IT 201 . A preparatory course for students who will take advanced literature and culture courses where narrative texts are analyzed in Italian. Students watch films, read plays, poems, short stories, and novels and learn to analyze their structures and themes. All texts are read in the original Italian and placed within their historical, literary, and cultural contexts. The concepts of genre, style, and periodization are also studied. Students learn to discuss literature, cinema, and cultural movements with the correct terms and vocabulary. They will improve their ability to read, write, speak, and analyze in Italian. Students also learn how to conduct secondary research, as well as organize and write a research paper. All lectures, assignments, and exams are in Italian. This course is a recommended prerequisite for all Italian courses at the 300-level and above. May be offered in Rome. II



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