ITAL 3251

Intro to Contemporary Italy

This course is intended for students at the intermediate level, as it will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including 20th century history (from the rise of Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship until the present days), current events, and literature, among other things. Two Italian films, short stories and essays will enhance and complete the learning experience. Experts from the faculty and guest artists will be invited in class to discuss some of the special topics that we will study.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course and to enroll in the afternoon conversation course.

*Required texts
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1

Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.
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Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L17 Lecture (Ceruti)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L16 Lecture (Ceruti)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L15 Lecture (Ceruti)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Mills 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L14 Lecture (Ceruti)

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L13 Lecture (D'Amanda)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L12 Lecture (D'Amanda)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L11 Lecture (Spani)
ITAL3251B-L11 Lecture (Piovesana)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L10 Lecture (Ionta)
ITAL3251B-L10 Lecture (Spani)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L09 Lecture (Ryan)
ITAL3251B-L09 Lecture (Marini Maio)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L08 Lecture (Barattoni)
ITAL3251B-L08 Lecture (Spani)

Summer 2007, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L07 Lecture (Bondavalli)
ITAL3251B-L07 Lecture (Goldsmith)

Summer 2006, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L06 Lecture (Bondavalli)
ITAL3251B-L06 Lecture (Barattoni)

Summer 2005, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L05 Lecture (Colussi-Arthur, Carletti)
ITAL3251B-L05 Lecture (Perry)

Summer 2004, LS 7 Week Session

ITAL3251A-L04 Lecture (Brancoli Busdraghi, Mula)
ITAL3251B-L04 Lecture (Cristiano)