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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ITAL-Italian"

ITAL - Italian

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (4) Credit only granted for: ITAL101 or ITAL121. Introduction to basic grammar and vocabulary; written and oral work.

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II (4) Prerequisite: ITAL101; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Continuation of study of basic grammar; written and oral work, with increased emphasis on spoken Italian.

ITAL 103 Intensive Elementary Italian (4) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Italian. Credit only granted for: ITAL103 or ITAL121. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Italian-speaking world.

ITAL 121 Accelerated Italian I (3) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Credit only granted for: ITAL103 or ITAL121. An intensive beginning course in Italian language skills: guided practice in reading, writing, understanding and conversation, to enable the student to move more quickly to advanced courses. Restricted to students already having a good background in at least one other foreign language. When taken with ITAL122, may be used to satisfy language requirement.

ITAL 122 Accelerated Italian II (3) Prerequisite: ITAL121; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Credit only granted for: ITAL203 or ITAL122. Continuation of ITAL121. Completion of accelerated cycle. May be used to satisfyARHU Global Engagement requirement.

ITAL 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ITAL 203 Intensive Intermediate Italian (4) Prerequisite: ITAL103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not have completed ITAL122; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian. Credit only granted for: ITAL203 or ITAL122. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Italian-speaking world.

ITAL 204 Review Grammar and Composition (3) Prerequisite: ITAL203 or ITAL122; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. An intensive review of major aspects of contemporary grammatical usage; training in comprehension; an introduction to guided composition.

ITAL 207 Reading and Writing in Italian (3) Prerequisite: ITAL204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian. Culture-based, process approach to reading and writing in Italian; selected grammatical topics.

ITAL 211 Intermediate Conversation (3) Prerequisite: ITAL203; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian. Practice in spoken Italian based on reading and listening exercises in a variety of genres. Written assignments and exams.

ITAL 241 Italian Women Writers - in Translation (3) An analysis of the writings and the ideas of Italian women writers. Taught in English.

ITAL 251 Introduction to Italian Literature (3) Prerequisite: ITAL204; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian. Reading of selected literary texts; discussion and brief essays in Italian.

ITAL 261 Cuisine, Culture, and Society in Italy Yesterday and Today (3) Prerequisite: ITAL204; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Exposes students to an important aspect of Italian culture: the art of gastronomy. Provides an in-depth understanding of the close relationship between food and culture, while enriching their knowledge of the Italian language through reading and analysis of various texts which deal with the preparation and adaptation of Italian food in different cultural settings. Taught in Italian.

ITAL 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ITAL 301 Italian Composition (3) Prerequisite: ITAL207; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Techniques of composition; grammatical analysis; various genres; vocabulary.

ITAL 302 Introduction to Translation (3) Prerequisite: ITAL301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Translation exercises into English and Italian; problems and strategies.

ITAL 306 Commercial Italian I (3) Prerequisite: ITAL301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. An introduction to Italian Business language and culture. Special emphasis on communicative strategies used in business transactions and applications. Reading and discussion of relevant articles relating to business world from on-line newspapers and magazines.

ITAL 311 Advanced Oral Expression: Current Events (3) Prerequisite: ITAL211; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Oral expression; development of idiomatic forms and vocabulary to level of the Italian press.

ITAL 351 Survey of Italian Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Renaissance (3) Prerequisite: ITAL207 or ITAL251; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Credit only granted for: ITAL350 or ITAL351. Analysis of figures, themes, and styles in fiction and poetry from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

ITAL 352 Survey of Italian Literature II: From the Renaissance to the Present (3) Prerequisite: ITAL207 or ITAL251; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Credit only granted for: ITAL350 or ITAL352. Analysis of figures, themes and styles in fiction and poetry from the Renaissance to the present.

ITAL 361 Survey of Italian Society and Culture: From Fascism to the Seventies (3) Prerequisite: ITAL207. Development of Italian society and culture from Fascism to the 1970s. Literature, cinema, economy, popular culture, and daily life. Taught in Italian.

ITAL 362 Survey of Italian Society and Culture: From the 1980s to thePresent Day (3) Prerequisite: ITAL207; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Development of Italian society and culture from the 1980s to the present. Literature, cinema, economy, popular culture, daily life. Taught in Italian.

ITAL 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ITAL 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have a Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ITAL 388 Language House Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must be a resident in Language House. Repeatable to 4 credits. The Language House Colloquium is a one-credit course for students residing in the Language House Immersion Program. The course focuses on the further development of skills in the target language and the acquiring of cultural knowledge of the countries that speak the target language. The course is designed to supplement the learning that takes place on a daily basis in the Language House program.

ITAL 399 Directed Study in Italian (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 3 credits. Intended for undergraduates who wish to work on an individual basis with a professor of their choice.

ITAL 401 Advanced Composition and Style (3) Prerequisite: ITAL301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Advanced writing practice in range of genres.

ITAL 411 Dante in Translation (3) Credit only granted for: ITAL411 or ITAL412. Dante's thought as expressed in his major writings: The Vita Nuova, De Monarchia and The Divine Comedy. Taught in English.

ITAL 421 The Italian Renaissance (3) Credit only granted for: ITAL421 or ITAL422. A study of major trends of thought in Renaissance literature, art, and science. Taught in English.

ITAL 431 Italian Civilization in Translation (3) Credit only granted for: ITAL431 or ITAL432. Political, social, intellectual, literary and artistic forces shaping contemporary Italy from the late Middle Ages to the present. Taught in English.

ITAL 433 Holocaust in Italian Literature and Cinema (3) Also offered as: FILM433. Credit only granted for: ITAL433 or FILM433 or (JWST419R in Fall 2008). Formerly: JWST419R in Fall 2008. Review of literature and theoretical writings of Italy's most famous survivor, Primo Levi, to a sampling of Italian films that focus in vastly different and often extremely controversial ways on the experience of the concentration camp, while addressing a series of central questions from the brutal realities of the camps to the "compromises" made in order to survive, the need to bear witness, and the idea of the survivor's guilt.

ITAL 436 Italian Cinema I: Neorealism (3) Also offered as: FILM441. Credit only granted for: FILM441 or ITAL436. Explores representations of Italy in cinema with special focus on identity formation and the movement of Italian neorealism and post neorealism. Taught in English.

ITAL 469 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

ITAL 471 Italian Cinema: A Cultural Approach in Translation (3) Credit only granted for: ITAL471 or ITAL472. Formerly: ITAL475. The culture of Italy through the medium of film from the silent days up to the present. Taught in English.

ITAL 473 Italian Cinema II - In Translation (3) Also offered as: FILM431. Credit only granted for: ITAL473, ITAL474, or FILM431. A study of Italian society and culture through the medium of film from the mid 1970's to the present. Taught in English.

ITAL 475 The Italian Opera Libretto in English (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed one course in literature. Credit only granted for: ITAL475 or ITAL476. History and analysis of Italian opera librettos from Monteverdi through Mozart to Verdi and Puccini. Taught in English.

ITAL 478 Colloquium in Italian (1) Prerequisite: ITAL311; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Corequisite: ITAL498, ITAL411, ITAL431, ITAL421, ITAL473, ITAL475, ITAL471, or ITAL499. Repeatable to 6 credits. Colloquium section taught in Italian to accompany 400-level Italian courses taught in English. Discussion, presentations, readings.

ITAL 497 Senior Project (3) Prerequisite: 4 courses from ITAL400-499 course range; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Individual independent study of an aspect of Italian literature, culture or society selected according to student interest and need in consultation with a member of the Italian program.

ITAL 498 Special Topics in Italian Literature (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

ITAL 499 Special Topics in Italian Studies (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

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