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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (005098)
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)
This course uses films set during the Renaissance to offer an overview on a period of time that has given the world a series of unique innovations in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, politics, and sciences. A journey through the historical context and major themes of the political, literary, and visual culture produced in Italy between ca. 1300 and 1600 are the background of the course main focus: the examination of effective life changes occurred during the Renaissance. This is a combination of film screenings, lecture, and discussion. The use of media is intended to help students reflect upon the way in which the Renaissance phenomenon has been portrayed in western culture. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021202)
This course uses films set during the Renaissance to offer an overview on a period of time that has given the world a series of unique innovations in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, politics, and sciences. A journey through the historical context and major themes of the political, literary, and visual culture produced in Italy between ca. 1300 and 1600 are the background of the course main focus: the examination of effective life changes occurred during the Renaissance. This is a combination of film screenings, lecture, and discussion. The use of media is intended to help students reflect upon the way in which the Renaissance phenomenon has been portrayed in western culture. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021512)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (005100)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 301 and ITAL 302: Emphasis on fluency and development of literary style; composition in the Italian language; review of grammar and syntax. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (005101)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202.
Continued intensive practice in the spoken language. Practice and review of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntactics as they apply to the learning and teaching of Italian. 3 hours discussion. (005102)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Survey of some of the greatest figures in literature, philosophy, science, art, music, politics, geography, and history of Italy. 3 hours discussion. (005103)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or faculty permission.
Through prose, poetry, film, music, art, and historical accounts, this course surveys contemporary Italian social, political, and cultural life from the fall of Fascism to the present. 3 hours lecture. (020849)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Study of the most important writers of Italian literature from Dante to modern times. Emphasis on genre, textual analysis, and interpretation. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005104)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
The main literary and intellectual trends from Dante to the eighteenth century. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005106)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
The main literary trends from the eighteenth century to the present. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005107)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005109)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005110)
This course is the study of the arrival, presence, and contributions of the Italian immigrants in the Americas, especially in the United States and California. The course emphasizes the complex dynamics of cultural assimilation and ethnic differentiation of Italian immigrants in the adopted countries. 3 hours lecture. (005115)
Course is taught in English. From the premise that the visual image is a most powerful tool in the creation and structuring of collective systems of values, this course focuses on the cinematic representation of Italian/Americans in the works of major American and Italian/American directors from the silent era to the present. The goal of this course is to explore to what extent recent films and televised series have been successful in rescuing Italian/Americans from negative ethnic typification. 3 hours lecture. (020851)
The Italian Cinema as a creative art form has had a profound and lasting impact on world cinematography. The course will include Italian film history and the study of major trends and techniques. The relationship of the cinema to socio-political, economic, and literary events in Italy and the world will be studied: Neorealism, The Felliniesque, Spaghetti Western, Commedia all'Italiana, and more recent trends. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (005111)
Consists of a series of related in-depth monographic studies of such great film directors as De Sica, Visconti, Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Pasolini, the Tavianis, and Scola. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (005112)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020811)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (005120)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005121)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020364)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005122)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (020327)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020326)
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