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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

ITAL 10.03 Italian Disaster Narratives

This course gives students a foundational understanding of Italian culture by pursuing a theme from medieval Italy to the present day. The course’s primary aims are to: 1) develop cultural awareness of Italy by studying texts from different media, genres, and periods, 2) increase student mastery of Italian through intensive practice in writing, reading, speaking, and listening, and 3) foster the intellectual skills of textual analysis, critical thinking and self-expression.

         This term the theme is disasters, broadly understood and divided into three thematic groups: plague and sickness; invasion and occupation; human and social failure. Authors and artists include Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Galileo, Leopardi, Verga, Puccini, Anna Banti, Rossellini, Clara Sereni, and Marco Paolini.




Italian 8 or 9 or permission of instructor

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.


18S: 12