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Italian (A)
Note: Students unsure of their language level should contact the Department of Modern Languages about a placement test. In addition, all students, including first-year students, may obtain special permission to register in a higher course if they have sufficient background in the language.
Italian 1030 - Italian for Beginners
An introduction to oral and written Italian with emphasis on the development of communicative skills. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Note that students who have successfully completed Grade 12 U Italian or equivalent cannot take this course for credit.
Antirequisite(s): Grade 12 U Italian, Italian 1030W/X.
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Extra Information: 4 hours, 1.0 course.
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Italian 1030W/X - Intensive Italian for Beginners (Accelerated)
An introduction to oral and written Italian with emphasis on the development of communicative skills. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. This accelerated course requires a very high level of commitment.
Antirequisite(s): Grade 12U Italian, Italian 1030.
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Extra Information: 8 hours, one semester, 1.0 course.
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Italian 2200 - Intermediate Italian
This course further develops students’ communicative skills using authentic materials including songs, films, websites. Students will familiarize themselves with the richness of Italian contemporary culture and will expand their knowledge of grammar.
Antirequisite(s): Italian 2200W/X, the former 2250.
Prerequisite(s): Italian 1030, 1030W/X, Grade 12U Italian or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 4 hours, 1.0 course.
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Italian 2200W/X - Intensive Intermediate Italian
This course further develops students’ communicative skills using authentic materials including songs, films, websites. Students will familiarize themselves with the richness of Italian contemporary culture and will expand their knowledge of grammar. This accelerated course requires a very high level of commitment.
Antirequisite(s): Italian 2200, the former 2250.
Prerequisite(s): Italian 1030 or 1030W/X or Grade 12U Italian with a minimum grade of 60% or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 8 hours, one semester, 1.0 course.
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Italian 2215F/G - Exploring Italian Culture
Introduction to reading, writing and researching about Italian culture and its contribution to the global context. Students will acquire foundations through case studies concerning arts, literature, language, history and identity. Taught in Italian by a core professor in conjunction with different specialists.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 2200 or 2200W/X, the former 2250 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Taken in second year.
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Italian 2220A/B - Italian Conversation
Guided conversations in Italian dealing with the hottest issues in contemporary Italy. Students will develop their communicative skills in Italian through discussion of a number of topics, ranging from social and political issues to TV and pop culture, fashion, food, sports.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 2200, 2200W/X, the former 2250 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Taken in second or third year.
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Italian 2240F/G - Italian Journeys
Discover Florence, Naples, Venice, Milan and more. Join illustrious travelers like Goethe, Dickens and Stendhal to explore fundamentals of Italian culture from the Middle-Ages to modernity with reference to architecture, literature, politics, film, and visual arts. The course is an ideal complement to Italian 2242F/G - Rome: The Eternal City.

Antirequisite(s): CLC 2132A/B, CLC 2100
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: Taught in English.
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Italian 2241F/G - Italian Popular Films
Study Italian Cinema and its popular genres. Explore topics such as the Italian economic boom, the evolution of the Italian family, sexuality and gender relations. Spaghetti Western, crime movies, Italian-style horror and comedy will be among the genres considered. Taught in English.
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Extra Information: 4 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 2242F/G - Rome: The Eternal City
Discover Rome and its unique contribution to Western arts and culture. Understand its prominent role in the global political and religious environments. Identify and map traces of the past in the city's contemporary urban landscape and daily life.  The course is an ideal complement to Italian 2240F/G – Italian Journeys.
Antirequisite(s): CLC 2131A/B, Italian 3340F/G, CLC 2100.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: Taught in English
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Italian 2260F/G-2267F/G - Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
Consult the Department for current offerings. Taught in English and Italian.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 2200, 2200W/X, the former 2250 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 2280A/B - 2284A/B - Special Topics in Italian
Special credit for Italian language or culture studies at authorized universities and institutions in approved programs. Not taught on campus.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 1030 or 1030W/X or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 2500F/G - Bridging Classroom and Community: Languages and Cultures in Action
Develop intercultural competence by examining individual experiences of learning and maintaining language and of integrating cultural heritage. Connect in-class learning about language acquisition, identity, memory and related issues with service-learning projects in London or the surrounding region. Taught in English and Italian.
Antirequisite(s): Spanish 2500F/G, German 2500F/G
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 3300 - Advanced Italian
This course expands students’ communicative skills, introduces idiomatic expressions and increases control of grammatical structures. Material will be drawn from authentic articles, websites and films. Discussion will be focused on cultural aspects of Italy’s past and contemporary society.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 2200, 2200W/X, the former 2250 with a minimum standing of 60%, or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 4 hours, 1.0 course.
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Italian 3325A/B - Italian Opera: Words and Music
Focusing on an art form closely associated with Italy and its culture, this course will guide the students into understanding the linguistic and literary specificity of Italian librettos, while exploring the major themes of classic Italian operas like love and death, desire, honour, betrayal. Taught in Italian.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 2200 or 2200W/X, the former 2250 or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 3329F/G - Women in Italian Literature and Culture
Explore the representations of women in Italian media and literature. Map a plurality of images of femininity onto their historical and cultural backgrounds. Assess the value of cultural constructs ranging from the angel to the prostitute to the diva. Taught in Italian.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 2200, 2200W/X, the former 2250 or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 3338F/G - Books on the Big Screen
Explore the interplay between cinema and literature in Italian culture, focusing on the adaptation of great literary works into classic films. Students will be introduced to elements of semiotics that will allow them to appreciate and discuss the distinctive features of verbal and filmic narrative.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Taught in Italian.
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Italian 3340F/G - Rome: the Eternal City
Discover Rome and its prominent role in the global political and religious context. Understand its unique contribution to Western arts and culture. Identify and map traces of the past in the city’s contemporary urban landscape and daily life. Taught in English.
Antirequisite(s): CLC 2100, the former Italian 2100
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Enrolment in year 3 or 4.
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Italian 3350F/G - Masterpieces of Italian Literature: From the Middle Ages to Romanticism
Journey through Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Focus on masters such as Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Leopardi. Topics may include love, nature and power. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural connections with other disciplines and literary traditions. Taught in English and Italian.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 3351F/G - Renaissance Epic
Mad love, witchcraft and chivalry are some of the topics found in the Italian epic tradition, including in Orlando Innamorato, Orlando Furioso and Gerusalemme liberata. The course will examine the epic tradition in the context of Renaissance culture and in relation to other art forms. Taught in English and Italian.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 3352F/G - From Commedia dell’ Arte to Modern Theatre
Explore the Italian theatrical tradition through a selection of texts that may range from Commedia dell’ Arte to modern and contemporary performances. Engage with a number of theatrical techniques and consider the style, characters and themes of Italian performance art.

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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: Taught in English. Tutorial in Italian for Italian program students only.
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Italian 3360F/G-3367F/G - Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
Consult the Department for current offerings. Taught in English and Italian.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 3380A/B-3384A/B - Special Topics in Italian
Special credit for Italian language or culture studies at authorized universities and institutions in approved programs. Not taught on campus.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4400A/B - Fourth-Year Italian: Language, History and Culture
Further refinement of oral and written skills through exposure to complex material, including journal articles, sociology essays, literature and translations, as well as to varieties of formal and informal Italian. Discussion of various historical and cultural topics will deepen the students’ understanding of Italian civilization.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 with a minimum standing of 60% or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 4 lecture/tutorial hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4401F/G-4405F/G - Research Seminar
This seminar offers the opportunity for focused, advanced study. Topics may include canonical creative figures and their masterpieces, intersections of the visual, cinematographic, performing, musical and literary arts, and interdisciplinary, intermedial and epochal questions.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 2215F/G
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: Taught in Italian.
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Italian 4406F/G-4409F/G - Research Seminar
This seminar offers the opportunity for focused, advanced study. Topics may include canonical creative figures and their masterpieces, intersections of the visual, cinematographic, performing, musical and literary arts, and interdisciplinary, intermedial and epochal questions.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 2215F/G
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300.
Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
Note: Taught in English.
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Italian 4410F/G - Masterpieces of Contemporary Italian Literature
Explore contemporary Italian literature and its masters such as Calvino, Ginzburg, Sciascia, Tabucchi, with a focus on particular aspects of Italian culture, and connections to other disciplines and literary traditions. Topics may include the relationship between literature and society, city versus country, nostalgia, desire, identity. Taught in Italian.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4411F/G - Books on the Big Screen
Explore the interplay between cinema and literature in Italian culture, focusing on the adaptation of great literary works into classic films. Students will be introduced to elements of semiotics that will allow them to appreciate and discuss the distinctive features of verbal and filmic narrative. Taught in Italian.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 4 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4412F/G - From Commedia Dell'Arte to Modern Theatre
Explore the Italian theatrical tradition, from Commedia Dell’Arte to modern and contemporary performances. Engage with a number of theatrical techniques and consider the style, characters and themes of Italian performance art. Taught in Italian.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4430F/G-4437F/G - Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
Please consult the Department for current offerings.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course.
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Italian 4460F/G-4467F/G - Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
Consult the Department for current offerings. Taught in English and Italian.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4480A/B-4484A/B - Special Topics in Italian
Special credit for Italian language or culture studies at authorized universities and institutions in approved programs. Not taught on campus.
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Prerequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department
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Extra Information: 3 hours, 0.5 course
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Italian 4490F/G-4494F/G - Independent Study
Individual reading and research at an advanced level under faculty supervision. Students are responsible for arranging independent study credit with an individual faculty member. Taught in Italian.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s): Italian 3300 or permission of the Department.
Extra Information: 0.5 course.
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Italian 4500F/G - Senior Research Project
In this capstone course, students develop their own research project with a specific historical or geographical perspective centred on a designated general theme. Students work in conjunction with peers and professors and choose their own medium of presentation ranging from the traditional to the experimental.
Prerequisite(s): 80% minimum average in the Italian-module courses taken the preceding year and permission of the Department.
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Extra Information: 0.5 course.
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Academic Calendar 2015 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION Italian (A)
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