Italian (ITAL)

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ITAL 101  First-Semester Italian  4 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (005088)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ITAL 102  Second-Semester Italian  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (005090)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ITAL 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ITAL 201  Third-Semester Italian  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (005093)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ITAL 202  Fourth-Semester Italian  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (005092)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
ITAL 260  Lifestyles and Livelihoods in the Italian Renaissance  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course examines the intellectual, political, and economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance and explores resultant cultural and societal developments in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. Students examine lifestyles and livelihoods in early modern Europe and critically evaluate the similarities and differences between the Renaissance and contemporary life and society. 3 hours lecture.  (021202)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ITAL 260W  Lifestyles and Livelihoods in the Italian Renaissance (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course examines the intellectual, political, and economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance and explores resultant cultural and societal developments in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries. Students examine lifestyles and livelihoods in early modern Europe and critically evaluate the similarities and differences between the Renaissance and contemporary life and society. 3 hours lecture.  (021512)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Writing Course  
ITAL 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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. 0 hours supervision.  (021548)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ITAL 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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. 0 hours supervision.  (021801)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
ITAL 301  Composition and Conversation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
See description below. 3 hours discussion.  (005100)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 302  Composition and Conversation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 320  Advanced Italian Conversation and Phonology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 330  Italian Culture and Civilization  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Survey of some of the greatest figures in literature, philosophy, science, art, music, politics, geography, and history of Italy. 3 hours discussion.  (005103)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 335  Italy Today  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 345  Survey of Italian Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The main literary and intellectual trends from Dante to the eighteenth century. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion.  (005106)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 346  Survey of Italian Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The main literary trends from the eighteenth century to the present. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion.  (005107)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (005110)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 482  Italian Cinema -- General History, Genres, and Trends  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 483  Italian Cinema -- Great Film Directors  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 489  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (020811)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
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.  (005121)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
ITAL 689  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (020364)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ITAL 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (005122)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ITAL 698  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
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)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
ITAL 699T  Master's Thesis  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: See the department secretary.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (020326)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division