Language & Stylistics
Designed to develop oral and written proficiency at the advanced
level, this course meets daily for two hours: one hour dedicated to
the study of morphological and syntactic patterns and structures, and
one hour to oral expression. Through the analysis of different
language sectors (i.e. journalism, business, sports, contemporary
jargon) in class, the students will gain better understanding of the
Italian language in its various uses. The aim of this course is also
to help the students find their own Italian voice while speaking and
writing. This endeavor requires daily practice and a particular
attention to problems of stylistics.
* Note: This course is obligatory for all first-time graduate students
except those exempted on the basis of a placement examination.
Students scoring low on the placement test are required to take
3407 without graduate credit and cannot apply to the Florence Program
in Italy (1 Unit).
Required Texts: The instructor will supply all course materials.