2013-2014 Undergraduate Calendar

Italian Studies  
This program is offered through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Chair Tamara El-Hoss Academic Adviser Liz Hay  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Cora Solway 905-688-5550, extension 3312 Mackenzie Chown A240 brocku.ca/modernlanguages The Department aims to provide students with extensive knowledge of the spoken and written Italian language, literature and culture. In addition to the courses taught in the language, the Italian Studies program provides courses in Cinema, Culture, Art and Architecture taught in English. As well, the Department offers a series of courses taught in English (designated SCLC) that may be acceptable for credit toward a degree in Italian Studies. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the study programs in Italy.  
Summer Studies in Italy Go to top of document
The Italian Section of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a summer course in Italy: ITAL 3M50 Reading the Italian City (in conjunction with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Department of Visual Arts). In addition, the Section facilitates the taking of courses, on letter of permission, in Italy offered by other Universities. Students may also take language courses through the Università per Stranieri di Siena, Tuscany, (University for Foreigners). Contact the Department for information.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Students with two or more credits of high school Italian or a previous university Italian credit take ITAL 1F90 and may not take ITAL 1F00 or 1F01 without permission of the Department. Permission is granted only in the most exceptional cases.  
2.  Students with one high school credit in Italian other than grade 12 Italian take ITAL 1F01.  
3.  Students with no high school credits in the language take ITAL 1F00.  
4.  ITAL 1F00 and 1F01 are introductory language courses. Students who register in these courses must submit an official high school transcript to the instructor in order to demonstrate that they meet course requirements before the end of the second week of classes. Failure to do so will result in de-registration from the course.  
5.  Unless otherwise noted in the calendar course description, courses numbered 2(alpha)00 or above are taught in Italian while courses numbered 1F90 and below are taught in Italian to the extent possible.  
6.  ITAL 1F00 and 1F01 may be taken for degree credit, but cannot be used to meet requirements for major programs in Italian Studies. However, either of these courses may be included in a minor program in Italian.  
7.  ITAL 1F00, 1F01, 1F90 and 2F00 constitute a sequence. Once credit has been obtained in one of these courses, students are not allowed to take for credit a course in the same language with a lower number in the sequence. Students may not take two courses at different levels in the sequence during the same term. This regulation also applies to courses taken at other institutions.  
8.  Departmental courses noted as given in English may be included in major programs. Single Pass programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses; Combined Pass programs may include no more than one credit in such courses. Combined Honours programs may include no more than one and one-half credits in such courses. If both Combined Honours programs are chosen, from French Studies, Iberian and Latin American Studies or Italian Studies, one and one-half credits in each language is allowed. Students wishing to use ITAL courses taught in English for an Italian language credit must complete course work in Italian.  
9.  A Minor program may include no more than one-half ITAL credit given in English.  
10.  The Department reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or credit for any of its language courses to a student who has, in the view of the Department, a level of competence unsuited to that course.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- ITAL 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- two elective credits
Year 2
- ITAL 2F00
- two ITAL or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 8)
- two elective credits
Year 3
- Three ITAL or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)90 and above (see program note 8)
- two elective credits
 
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Students may take a Combined Major in Italian and a second discipline. For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option. Honours Year 1
- ITAL 1F90 (see program note 1)
- one credit from the co-major discipline
- one Sciences context credit
- one Social Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- ITAL 2F00
- one ITAL or SCLC credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 8)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one elective credit
Year 3
- Two ITAL or SCLC credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 8)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- Two ITAL or SCLC credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 8)
- two credits from the co-major discipline
- one-half elective credit
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Minor in Italian Studies Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines may obtain a Minor in Italian within their degree program by completing the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- ITAL 1F90 and 2F00
- one ITAL credit (see program notes 5 and 9)
- one ITAL credit numbered 2(alpha)80 or above (see program note 9)
 
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

ITALIAN COURSES

ITAL 1F00 Introductory Italian Beginner's course for students with no background in Italian. Acquisition of reading and oral skills, basic grammar; conversation and composition. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: students who have taken a previous Italian course in high school or have some knowledge of Italian will not be permitted to take this course. ITAL 1F01 Basic Italian Language Elementary-level Italian language course for students with some background in Italian. Acquisition of reading and oral skills, basic grammar; composition and conversation. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: for students who have one high school credit in Italian other than grade 12 Italian or have some knowledge of Italian. Students with two or more years of high school Italian (or equivalent) must take ITAL 1F90. Students will not receive earned credit in ITAL 1F01 if ITAL 1F00 has been successfully completed. ITAL 1F90 Intermediate Italian Review of basic grammar; composition and oral practice. Discussions based on cultural topics, cities and the art of Italy. Lectures, tutorial, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of ITAL 1F00, 1F01, two or more years of high school Italian or permission of instructor. ITAL 1P95 Italian Culture and Civilization Artistic heritage of Italy and the intellectual, political and social forces that have shaped the mentality and way of life of the Italians. Selected texts and multi-media material. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: given in English. ITAL 2F00 Language, Literature and Culture Grammar review; oral and written practice. Introduction to the study of film, literary texts and principles of criticism. Lectures, tutorial, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1F90 or permission of instructor. ITAL 2P80 Italian Cinema Major film directors and cultural trends in Italian cinema. Films studied include those by De Sica, Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Wertmüller, Amelio and Moretti. Lectures, 3 hours per week, plus film lab. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. No knowledge of Italian required. Italian Studies majors will complete some assignments in Italian. ITAL 2P85 Italians in Canada and Italy-Canada Relations History of Italian immigration in Canada, focusing on Ontario. Italian-Canadian literature including such writers as Nino Ricci and Mary Di Michele. Cultural and economic relations between Italy and Canada. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. ITAL 2P90 Translation and Language Practice Translation of selected material from magazine articles, essays and various texts focusing on interference between English and Italian. Introduction to business correspondence. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1F90 or permission of instructor. *ITAL 2P92 Early to High Renaissance Art and Architecture (also offered as MARS 2P92 and VISA 2P92) Major monuments, buildings and art works of the period from several critical perspectives including the humanist influence on the arts in Florence and Rome, the issue of patronage and the question of the artist's cultural status. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of ITAL 1F90, MARS 1F90, VISA 1Q98 and 1Q99 or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. ITAL 2P94 Linguistic and Cultural Regionalism in Italy Cultural, socio-political and economic issues and conditions that characterize the regions of Italy. Emphasis on regional linguistic variants and dialects, and the establishment of a linguistic standard. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Corequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. ITAL 2P95 Modern Culture and Civilization Historical changes and key issues in 19th- and 20th-century Italy focusing on Italian unification, Fascism and modern Italy. Arts and literature representative of the period. Lectures, seminar, 4 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1F90 or permission of instructor. ITAL 3M20-3M24 Special Topics in Italian Special topic in an area not represented by other courses. ITAL 3M50-3M55 Travel and Study in Italy Exploring cultural, historical, geographical and regional traditions of Italy. Restriction: permission of the Department. Note: offered in Italy during Spring/Summer session. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. *ITAL 3M50 2013-2014: Reading the Italian Medieval and Renaissance City (also offered as MARS 3M50 and VISA 3M50) Exploring key monuments, churches, museums and urban sites. Concept of the city as expressed through art, literature and architecture from Medieval to Baroque times. Historical and geographical influences and factors in shaping the city, its culture and traditions. Cities may include Rome, Assisi, Siena and Florence. Restriction: permission of the Department. Prerequisite(s): one ITAL, MARS or VISA credit numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99 and one ITAL, MARS or VISA credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of instructor. Note: offered in Italy during Spring/Summer session. Given in English. Open to students whose interests include either art history or studio. Additionally, Italian Studies majors will receive language instruction and will complete assignments in Italian. Students are expected to pay their own expenses. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ITAL (VISA) 2F99. ITAL 3P90 Literature of the 19th Century Literary and cultural movements of the 1800s; socio-cultural issues in pre- and post-Unification Italy. Authors may include Manzoni, Foscolo, Leopardi and Verga. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. ITAL 3P91 Twentieth-Century Prose and Poetry to 1950 Important trends and movements in Italian literature during the first half of the 20th century. Topics may include Modernism, Decadentism, Neorealism, Futurism, Hermeticism. Representative writings selected from major novelists, short-story writers and poets. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. *ITAL 3P92 Medieval Italian Literature and Culture (also offered as MARS 3P92) Literature, arts and culture of the Middle Ages emphasizing Petrarch's Canzoniere (Song Book) and Boccaccio's Decameron. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00, MARS 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. No knowledge of Italian is required. Italian Studies majors will complete some assignments in Italian. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ITAL 3F93. *ITAL 3P93 Dante and His Medieval World (also offered as MARS 3P93) Dante's Divine Comedy and the world it created and reflected. References to relevant visual arts (illustrations of the Divine Comedy and works depicting the Last Judgment) as well as to Dante's The New Life and the Monarchy. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00, MARS 1F90 or permission of instructor. Note: given in English. No knowledge of Italian is required. Italian Studies majors will complete some assignments in Italian. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in ITAL 3F93. ITAL 3P97 Italian for Teachers Approaches to the teaching of Italian as a second language. Teaching methods, educational materials and multi-media resources. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 and one ITAL credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above or permission of instructor. Note: offered under the auspices of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Dante Alighieri Society, Niagara Region. Lectures by guest speakers. ITAL 3P98 Twentieth-Century Prose and Poetry 1950 to the Present Important trends and movements in Italian literature during the second half of the 20th century. Topics may include Postmodernism, Feminism, the new narrative genres, Gruppo 63, Neoavanguardia or Neosperimentalismo. Representative writings selected from major novelists, short-story writers and poets. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. ITAL 3P99 Advanced Grammar and Composition Principles of syntactical analysis and elements of style; study of figurative language and compositions on literary and non-literary topics. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. ITAL 4P04 Translation: Applications Lexical, morphological, syntactic and semantic interrelationships between source text and target text; application of translation methodologies to a variety of texts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00 or permission of instructor. ITAL 4P97 Strategies in the Teaching of Language, Literature, and Culture Recent theories and developments in the teaching of language and culture, including literary texts, music, artistic works and monuments. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of instructor. Prerequisite(s): 3.0 ITAL credits or teaching experience. Note: offered under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy, through the Dante Alighieri Society, Niagara Region.

INTERNSHIP COURSE

ITAL 3Q90 Translating and Interpreting in the Community: An Internship May include health care, tourism, wine industry, judicial services and business. Tutorial, 1.5 hours per week plus internship placement time. Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2F00, 2P90 or permission of instructor. Note: enrolment will be limited to the number of placements available. Participation is required in an orientation to the co-op experience, goal setting, and resume and interview skills preparation. Part-time internship in a business where Italian is used. Students will be placed in the community for experiential learning.
 
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