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French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts

ITST: Italian Studies

All Italian Studies courses are conducted in English.


ITST 110 (3) Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture
ITST 231 (3) Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period
ITST 232 (3) Introduction to Italian Culture II: From the Modern to the Post-Colonial Age
ITST 234 (3) Introduction to Italian Cinema
ITST 333 (3) Masterpieces of the Novella in Italian Literature
A study of the genre of the novella as an expression of social and political contexts within and across cultures from its inception in feudal times to the post-modern age.
ITST 345 (3) Italian Fascism in Interdisciplinary Perspective
The cultural, literary, philosophical roots of Fascism and its evolution: its policies in literature, sports, cinema, architecture, racial legislation, and colonial adventures.
ITST 385 (3) Italian Cinema: Neorealism
ITST 413 (3) Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy in Translation
A close reading of Dante's masterpiece, along with excerpts from some of his other works: Vita Nuova, Convivio, Monarchia, Epistles. Precludes credit for ITAL 403.
ITST 414 (3) Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Middle Ages in Translation
Italian literature of the Middle Ages in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Dante and his contemporaries and/or immediate followers (may include Petrarch and Boccaccio). Precludes credit for ITAL 404.
ITST 415 (3) Topics in the Italian Literature and Culture of the Renaissance in Translation
Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in literature and the other arts. Authors and artists studied range from Pico to Ariosto and Machiavelli, from Botticelli to Leonardo and Michelangelo. Precludes credit for ITAL 405.
ITST 416 (3) Classics of Seventeenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture
Classics of the Italian literature of the Mannerist and Baroque age in their intellectual, socio-political, and cultural context. Credit will be granted for only one of ITST 416 or ITAL 406.
Equivalency: ITAL 406.
ITST 417 (3) Classics of Eighteenth-Century Italian Literature and Culture
Classics of the Italian literature of the age of the Enlightenment in its intellectual, socio-political, and cultural context. Credit will be granted for only one of ITST 417 or ITAL 407.
Equivalency: ITAL 407.
ITST 418 (3) Topics in Nineteenth-century Italian Literature and Culture in Translation
Italian literature of the 19th century in its intellectual, socio-political, and cultural context. Precludes credit for ITAL 408.
ITST 419 (3) Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture in Translation
Italian literature of the 20th century in its intellectual, socio-political and cultural context. Precludes credit for ITAL 409.
ITST 421 (3) Special Topics in Italian Studies
Course content will vary. May be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.
ITST 432 (3) Italian Cinema and Its Cultural Background
Films with English subtitles. Precludes credit for ITAL 430. Course content will vary. May be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.
ITST 495 (3) Research Intensive Seminar in Italian Literature and Culture
Credit will be granted for only one of ITAL 495 or ITST 495.

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