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Key - General Education Requirements, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
G Seminar in Composition EX Creative Expression L Foreign Language
W Writing Intensive PH Philosophy COM International/Foreign Culture: Comparative
Q Quantitative and Formal Reasoning SS Social Science GLO International/Foreign Culture: Global
LIT Literature HS Historical Change REG International/Foreign Culture: Regional
MA The Arts NS Natural Sciences IFN International/Foreign Culture: Non-Western
Key - Basic Skills Requirements, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
I   Workshop in Composition
A  Algebra
Other Keys: Term/Session Codes | Subjects | Special Indicators | Days | Classrooms

ITAL Courses 2151

0001 Elementary Italian 1   5 cr.
10127 AT MoTuWeThFr 11:00 AM-11:50 AM 0244A CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 Colleluori, Tylar 
10128 AT MoTuWeThFr 12:00 PM-12:50 PM 0208A CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22  
12108 AT MoTuWeThFr 10:00 AM-10:50 AM 00335 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 Baldassarre, Eufemia 
28918 AT MoTuWeThFr 02:00 PM-02:50 PM 00144 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 19 Denman, Lorraine 
28920 AT MoTuWeThFr 09:00 AM-09:50 AM 00242 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 19 Truong, Tyana 
20685 SE3 MoWe 06:00 PM-08:05 PM 00213 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 McCord, Jenny 

This is the first of a three-term sequence that is an introduction to the Italian language, including basic grammar, vocabulary and speech patterns. The primary goal is to achieve competency in the spoken language, along with basic skills in reading and writing. Instructors incorporate a variety of texts (written, audio-visual, etc.) to present contemporary Italian culture. Students' progress is evaluated through oral and written exams, homework assignments, participation in class, and portfolio assignments. Prerequisite(s): none Check with the department on how often this course is offered.

Prerequisite(s): none

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0002 Elementary Italian 2 L    5 cr.
11403 AT MoTuWeThFr 11:00 AM-11:50 AM 00304 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22  
27444 AT MoTuWeThFr 10:00 AM-10:50 AM 0208A CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22  
27445 AT MoTuWeThFr 12:00 PM-12:50 PM 0244A CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 McCord, Jenny 

This is the second of a three-term sequence that aims to build upon the grammatical, linguistic and cultural structures in Italian 0001, while expanding students' knowledge of basic Italian language and culture. The primary goal is to achieve competency in the spoken language, along with basic skills in reading and writing. Instructors incorporate a variety of texts (written, audio-visual, etc.) to present contemporary Italian culture. Students' progress is evaluated through oral and written exams, homework assignments, participation in class, and portfolio assignments. Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0001 (MIN GRADE 'C-') Check with the department on how often this course is offered.

Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0001 (MIN GRADE 'C-')

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0003 Intermediate Italian 1 REG   3 cr.
10129 AT MoWeFr 10:00 AM-10:50 AM 00352 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 Denman, Lorraine 
12026 AT MoWeFr 11:00 AM-11:50 AM 05404 WWPH     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22  
17858 AT MoWeFr 12:00 PM-12:50 PM 00230 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 Coleman, James 

This is the third of a three-term sequence that aims to develop skills and areas of competence acquired in ITAL 0001 and 0002. Using content-based instructional methods, students learn about Italian art, history, society, politics, and current events (such as environmental issues and activism) in Italian. Instructors incorporate a variety of authentic texts to teach these subject areas, while teaching students to produce more authentic and more accurate Italian speech, and comprehend more sophisticated structures in written and oral form. Students' progress is evaluated through oral and written exams, homework assignments, participation in class, and portfolio assignments. Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0002 (MIN GRADE 'C-')

Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0002 (MIN GRADE 'C-')

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0004 Intermediate Italian 2 REG   3 cr.
10706 AT MoWeFr 11:00 AM-11:50 AM 00312 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 22 Denman, Lorraine 

This course aims to continue students' development in all aspects of the Italian language, with particular emphasis on those skills and tools necessary for advanced literacy in written Italian. Students in this course will encounter, discuss, interpret, and analyze articles, songs, video, films, literary excerpts, and other authentic texts, leading to both a greater understanding of contemporary Italian culture and a greater mastery of Italian forms, vocabulary, and expressions. Special attention will be paid to vocabulary-building exercises, strategies for the focused and efficient reading of texts, and carrying out different kinds of reading for different purposes. At the same time, students will continue to develop their oral proficiency in Italian by discussing and analyzing broad contemporary topics, as they emerge from the course's assigned readings. This class is conducted entirely in Italian. Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0003 (MIN GRADE 'C-')

Prerequisite(s): PREQ: ITAL 0003 (MIN GRADE

This course is offered every term.

0050 Italian Conversation   1 cr.
28943 AT Th 04:00 PM-04:50 PM 00219 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 21 Denman, Lorraine 

Italian 0050, a one-credit course, is a new addition to the curriculum and it is open to students who have completed at least one year of Italian. It is also recommended for students returning from studying abroad in Italy and as a conversation practice to accompany another Italian course. This class may be taken in conjunction with Italian 0003 and 0004 as an additional hour of Italian language instruction and practice for students at the Intermediate level. Students will discuss in Italian topics covered in class and will receive extra grammar practice, and reading and writing practice, with the aim of better developing students' proficiency in Italian. Students that have successfully completed 0002, but cannot take 0003 or 0004 in the fall semester are also encouraged to enroll, as a way to ensure that they continue to practice their Italian. For more information please contact the instructor, Lorraine Denman, at denman@pitt.edu.

Prerequisite(s): none

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0080 Italian Cultural Heritage 1 REG   3 cr.
21641 AT TuTh 11:00 AM-12:15 PM 00144 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 60 Cleaver, Natalie 

The literature, art, and social and political life of Medieval and Renaissance Italy had a profound effect on Western culture in the centuries that followed. In this course we will read, in English, excerpts from the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as works of important minor authors (e.g., St. Francis, Frederick II, poets of the Sweet New Style, and St. Catherine). We will consider the transition between the Medieval and Renaissance periods, focusing on how people lived, worked and thought in the 13th - 15th centuries. Consult the A&S list of courses approved for general education.

Prerequisite(s): none

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0088 Italian America On Screen EX  HS    3 cr.
28921 AT TuTh 04:00 PM-05:15 PM 00232 CL Italian America on Screen: Beyond Scandal and Stereotype   No recitation.   Enroll Limit 50 Insana, Lina 

From Valentino to Vinnie Barbarino, from The Godfather to The Sopranos, from Stallone to Snooki, Italians and Italian Americans have been a mainstay of the American film and television industries since the days of silent film. In its survey of these representations, this course seeks to go beyond the stereotypical and scandalous ways in which these images are often produced and consumed to explore: Italian immigration and the development of American ethnicity; the relationship between the screen image and Italian ethnic identity; depictions of Italian criminality and masculinity. More specifically, these questions will allow us to consider why Tony Soprano was such a controversial and groundbreaking hero, why Italian American women are often depicted as either mothers or mystics, how and where Italian and Italian American cultures clash, and what links Jersey Shore to John Travolta to the transgressive masculinity of Rudolph Valentino. This course has no prerequisites. This course is offered every other year. This course is taught entirely in English.

Prerequisite(s): none

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1902 Directed Study   1 to 4 cr.
19247 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 10 Savoia, Francesca 

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Prerequisite(s): none

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1903 Honrs Dir Research: Ital Majs   1 to 3 cr.
10130 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 5 Savoia,Francesca 

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Prerequisite(s): none

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1905 Internship In Italian   1 to 6 cr.
11112 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 20 Savoia,Francesca 

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Prerequisite(s): none

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1909 Undergrad Rsrch Assistantship   1 to 2 cr.
28947 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 35 Insana, Lina 

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Prerequisite(s): none

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2315 Renaissance Humanism   3 cr.
29778 AT We 02:30 PM-04:55 PM 00312 CL     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 15 Coleman, James 

In this course we will study representative works by the major figures of the Renaissance humanist movement, considering the significance of this literary and cultural movement and the many currents that scholars have identified within it. Topics we will explore include civic humanism, the birth of philology, vernacular humanism and the relationship between humanistic studies and Christian religion. We will examine the rise of humanism in Italy in the fourteenth century (Petrarch, Boccaccio), and trace the spread of the movement throughout Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (with attention to Vives, More, Erasmus, et al.). The course will also introduce students to new digital network analysis tools. The class will be taught in English. Some readings will be in Italian; students without reading proficiency in Italian should consult with the instructor before enrolling.

Prerequisite(s): none

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2902 Directed Study   1 to 3 cr.
10131 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 5  

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Prerequisite(s): none

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2910 Comprehensive Examination Ma   1 to 3 cr.
10132 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 3  

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Prerequisite(s): none

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2970 Teaching Of Italian   3 cr.
10133 AT Mo 02:00 PM-04:25 PM 05131 WWPH     No recitation. Combined w/ FR 2970 SPAN 2307 FR 2975  Enroll Limit 3  

Teaching French, Italian, and German [for beginning TAs] /Advanced Topics in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching [for advanced TAs] This course supports the concept that instructional expertise is developed in and through teaching. Using a modified "lesson study model" of teacher development, new and experienced foreign language instructors will work together to identify problems of practice, discuss the theory and instructional practices that address these pedagogical concerns, and collaboratively develop a lesson to be taught by a member of the class and later analyzed and refined by the class as a whole. Videotapes of these lessons will be used as the primary source of information for analysis, discussion, and reflection. Four major areas will ground our work: 1) designing lessons to promote a language learning community, 2) teaching culture through language, and language through culture, 3) advancing oral language proficiency, and 4) developing literacy in a foreign language. Assignments include participation in collaborative lesson plan development, reflective reports on videotapes of classroom instruction, written analysis of tutorial work with language learners, and a culminating project developed in stages throughout the course that unifies the four themes in a statement of teaching philosophy. Not language specific, this course is intended for current and future teachers in the modern foreign languages. Prerequisite(s): none Check with the department on how often this course is offered.

Prerequisite(s): none

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2990 Independent Study   1 to 3 cr.
10134 AT  - TBA TBA     No recitation.   Enroll Limit 10  

10137 AT - TBA TBA No recitation. Enroll Limit 10 Insana,Lina N Check with the department on how often this course is offered. Prerequisite(s): none Check with the department on how often this course is offered.

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