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Italian Studies: Italian with a cultural attitude!

Courses

Lower division courses develop students’ skills in language and introduce them to Italian culture. At the upper division level, courses focus on language and composition, literature, civilization, film, or the field of Italian Studies. Students may combine any variety of these courses to complete the upper division requirements for the minor or for the Italian emphasis in their major.

Information subject to change or error. For most accurate information, please see current SDSU online class schedule.

Lower Division Courses

Native speakers of Italian will not receive credit for taking lower division courses in Italian except with advance approval from the department.

All lower division courses in Italian are taught in Italian.

No credit will be given for lower division courses taken after successfully completing any upper division Italian course taught in Italian. No credit will be given when Italian 100A, 100B, 201, 211, 212 or 301 are taken concurrently or out of sequence. However, Italian 201 may be taken concurrently with either Italian 211 or Italian 212.

Pronunciation, speaking and writing, readings on Italian culture and civilization, essentials of grammar. Not open to students who have completed three years of high school Italian unless the third course was completed five or more years ago. Classes meet 4 days a week. 
Prerequisite: Italian 100A or two years of high school Italian. Continuation of Italian 100A. Not open to students who have completed four years of high school Italian unless the fourth course was completed five or more years ago. Classes meet 4 days a week. 
Prerequisites: Italian 100B or three years of high school Italian. Italian minors and international business majors are encouraged to enroll concurrently in Italian 212 when available. Recommended for students wanting to satisfy the language graduation requirement. Emphasis on spoken language with readings of cultural material serving as a basis for discussion. 
 Four lectures and one hour of laboratory. Prerequisites: Italian 100B or three years of high school Italian. Comprehensive review of Italian grammar and practice of all language skills at intermediate level within context of Italian culture.
 Four lectures and one hour of laboratory. Prerequisite: Italian 211. Continuation of Italian 211. Comprehensive review of Italian grammar and practice of all language skills at intermediate level within context of Italian culture. Italian minors and international business majors are encouraged to concurrently register in Italian 201.
Prerequisite: Italian 100B or three years of high school Italian. Topics in Italian language and culture. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Taught in Italian.

 

Upper Division Courses (Intended for Undergraduates)

All upper division Italian courses are taught in Italian unless otherwise noted.

Prerequisites: Six units of 200-level Italian, and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations II.C., Humanities. Grammar review. Reading of modern Italian prose, with written reports and oral discussions in Italian. Italian 301 is not open to students who hold the Italian secondary school diploma. 
Prerequisites: Six units of 200-level Italian, and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations II.C., Humanities. Important movements, authors and works in Italian literature from Middle Ages to the Renaissance. 
Prerequisites: Six units of 200-level Italian. Continuation of Italian 305A from the Renaissance to the present. 

Prerequisites: Six units of 200-level Italian, and completion of the General Education requirement in Foundations II.C., Humanities. Major aspects of Italian civilization with emphasis on art, music, history, and cinema.

 Interdisciplinary approach to major themes and figures of Italian culture. Emphasis on social, literary, artistic, and political movements underlying development of contemporary Italy.
Prerequisite: Italian 212. Italian advertising, business culture, commercial practices and language, communication, cultural management, curation, current events, marketing entrepreneurship, social and digital media.
Two lectures and two hours of activity. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one upper division course in Italian. Development of Italian cinema. Previewing lectures enhance cultural comprehension. Post-viewing discussions stimulate ideas for written work and final projects. Lectures and discussions in Italian. 
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Italian American experience of migration, identity formation, ethnic conflict, integration and assimilation, in a variety of genres and media, from literature to film, music and theatre, fiction and non-fiction. Taught in English. 
Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Practical work experience in a field related to Italian studies. Work done under joint direction of activity sponsor and instructor. Approved international internships may count toward international experience requirement for certain majors.
 Topics in Italian language, literature, culture and linguistics. Conducted in English or in Italian. See Class Schedule for specific content. Limit of nine units of any combination of 296, 496, 596 courses applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Maximum credit eight units. 
Prerequisites: Italian 301 and 305A or 305B. Individual study. Maximum credit six units. This course is intended only for students who are currently enrolled in or who already have credit for all upper division courses in Italian available in any given semester.

 

Upper Division Courses (Also Acceptable for Advanced Degrees)

Prerequisites: Italian 301 and 421. Artistic, intellectual, literary, social and political trends in Italy and in diaspora. May be repeated with new title and content. Maximum credit six units.

 

 

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