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Undergraduate Italian Courses

 Below you will find the undergraduate Italian course descriptions. If you need to see the courses taught in the current semester, please click HERE.

DIVISION II: ITALIAN

There are two options for students beginning Italian at Hunter: a regular sequence (ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202) and an intensive sequence (ITAL 103-203) that covers in one semester material normally covered in two.

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I

Language lab. Not credited without ITAL 102. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II

Language lab. prereq: ITAL 101 or one yr high school Italian 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 102.51 Elementary Italian Conversation

Not credited toward language requirement. Elementary Italian conversation at the 2nd-semester level. coreq: ITAL 102 or perm instr. 2 hrs, 2 cr.

ITAL 103 Intensive Elementary Italian

Equivalent to material covered in 101 and 102. Language lab mandatory. 6 hrs, 6 cr.

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I

Language lab mandatory. prereq: ITAL 102 or 2 yrs high school Italian 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II

Language lab mandatory. prereq: ITAL 201 or three yrs high school Italian 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 203 Intensive Intermediate Italian

Equivalent to material covered in 201 and 202. Language lab mandatory. prereq: ITAL 102 or 103 6 hrs, 6 cr.

ITAL 221 Italian for Oral Communication

A highly interactive course developing oral communication skills in Italian; includes practice in the written language and the study of culture. prereq: ITAL 202 or perm dept. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 260W Modern Italian Short Story (In English)

GER 2/C PD/D. Study of the main literary trends in short story form, including Naturalism, Neorealism, Existentialism and Surrealism. prereq: ENGL 120 or equiv. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 275 Masterpieces of Italian Literature (In English)

Selections from Dante to Leopardi. Strongly recommended before taking any 300- level course. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 276W Dante’s Divine Comedy in English

GER 3/A PD/D Introduction to Dante’s Divine Comedy, with particular emphasis on the Inferno. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 280 The Italian Renaissance: An Introduction (In English)

GER 2/C PD/D. An introduction to the literature of the Italian Renaissance and the major humanist figures in art, politics, philosophy and science. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 311 Advanced Italian Grammar

prereq: ITAL 202 or equiv. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 312 Advanced Italian Composition

prereq: ITAL 311 or equiv. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 321 Italian Translation

prereq: ITAL 311 or equiv. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 331 Italian Phonetics and Diction

prereq: ITAL 202 or equiv. 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 334 Italian Civilization in the Baroque (in English)

GER 2/C PD/D An introduction to the main artistic, philosophical, scientific and literary achievements in Italy in the 17th century. prereq: ENGL 220 or AFPL 235, 236 or 237 or any courses in literature in translation 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 335 Italian Culture I (In English)

Main intellectual-artistic currents from the 12th to 15th century. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 336 Italian Culture II (In English)

Main intellectual-artistic currents from the 16th to 20th century.

prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 337 Italian Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century (In English)

PD/C Study of such writers of prose and poetry as St. Catherine of Siena, La Compiuta Donzella, Veronica Gambara, Gaspara Stampa, Vittoria Colonna, Diodada Saluzzo. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 338 19th and 20th Century Italian Women Writers, (in English)

GER 3/A PD/C Study of such representative writers as Sibilla Aleramo, Elsa Morante, Natalia Ginzburg, Dacia Maraini, Marghenta Guidacci, Maria Luisa Spaziani. prereq: ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 339W Italian American Women Writers and Artists: Issues of Identity (In English)

GER 3/A PD/C An active exploration of feminine Italian American identity through literature, film and visual arts. prereq: ENGL 220 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 341 Introduction to Italian Literature from the Middle Ages to the 16th Century

GER 3/A Selections from Dante to Ariosto. prereq: ITAL 202 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 342 Introduction to Italian Literature from the 16th Century to the Present

GER 3/A PD/D Selections from Tasso to contemporary writers. prereq: ITAL 202 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 343 Dante’s Vita Nuova and Inferno

GER 3/A PD/D pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 344 Dante’s Purgatorio and Introduction to Paradiso

GER 3/A PD/D prereq: ITAL 343 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 345 Dante’s Paradiso and Major Prose Works

GER 3/A PD/D prereq: ITAL 343 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 346 Petrarch, Boccaccio and the Literature of Humanism

GER 3/A PD/D Il Canzoniere and Il Decamerone. pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 347 16th Century Italian Literature GER 3/A PD/D

Study of such authors as Ariosto, Castiglione, Guicciardini and Machiavelli.pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 348 17th and 18th Century Literature

GER 3/A PD/D Study of such authors as Tasso, Goldoni and Alfieri. pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 349 The Modern Italian Lyric

GER 3/A PD/D From Leopardi to contemporaries. pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 350 The Modern Italian Novel

GER 3/A PD/D Novel from Manzoni to present. pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 351 The Modern Italian Theatre

GER 3/A Plays of Goldoni, Manzoni, Alfieri, d’Annunzio, Pirandello, Betti and contemporaries. pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 360 The Middle Ages: Special Topics

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 361 The Renaissance: Special Topics

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 362 The 17th Century: Special Topics

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 363 The 18th Century: Special Topics

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 364 The 19th Century: Special Topics

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 365 The 20th Century: Special Topics (In English).

GER 3/A pre- or coreq: ITAL 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 370 Italian Literature: Special Topics

GER 3/A Topics to be offered may include individual authors, themes, genres, movements, or approaches. pre- or coreq: ITAL 341 or 342 (depending on topic) 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 375 Seminar in Italian Literary History

Strongly recommended for all Italian majors. Readings, discussion and reports. prereqs: ITAL 341, 342 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 399 Second Language Acquisition

prereqs: at least three courses at the 300 level in the language; ENGL 120 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 491 Honors Course in Italian

Open to Jr/Sr only. Major GPA of 3.2 and cumulative GPA of 2.8. prereqs: at least five courses in Italian literature and civilization; perm chair 3 hrs, 3 cr.

ITAL 495 Independent Study in Italian Literature

prereq: perm dept. adviser 1-3 cr.