The Italian program offers a variety of courses in language, culture, literature, and current events. The 200-level courses work on refining and deepening linguistic competency and communication skills. Activities integrate films, music, debates, periodicals, and websites. At the 300-level, students can further improve fluency, while further enhancing writing skills and exploring currents events. Survey courses explore Italy's rich literary past (ITAL310 and ITAL311) and civilization and culture (ITAL325 and ITAL326).
More language courses are offered at the 400-level (ITAL400 and ITAL401). In addition, thematic courses (ITAL355 and ITAL455) provide students with a stimulating selection of revolving topics, including Italian Cinema, Italian Women Writers, The Art of Translation, 19th and 20th Century Literature, Contemporary Italy, Love and Passion in Literature, The Child in Literature, World War II in Italian Literature and Film, Contemporary Italian Literature, and Italian Detective Fiction.
All courses above the 100-level are available for Honors credit. Many also count as Group A or Group B.
Courses Taught in English
Courses in English, found under the LLCU prefix, include Italian Women Writers, Dante, Italy in the Age of the Scientific Revolution, Italian Cinema, Contemporary Italian Literature, The Immigrant Experience, Terrorism in Italian Culture, and The Mafia.
These courses, which have no prerequisites, are offered for Honors credit; some are also offered for Second Writing Credit.
For more information, please visit:
UD Course Catalog
DLLC Course Offerings page