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The following courses are administered by St. Jerome's University.

ITAL 100s


ITAL 101 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006518
Introduction to Italian Language 1
An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar and conversation. The language laboratory will be used.
Antireq: ITAL 155

ITAL 102 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006519
Introduction to Italian Language 2
A continuation of ITAL 101, with more emphasis on conversation and everyday uses of language.
Prereq: ITAL 101.
Antireq: ITAL 155

ITAL 155 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013611
Intensive Introductory Italian Language
This course has been designed with the student of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in mind. It aims to present the basic principles of the Italian language, geography, and culture in a practical and efficient way in order to facilitate the transition to life in Italy during the student's period of study abroad. Throughout the course, the goal of practical, communicative competence will be emphasized and cultivated via in-class activities and assignments focusing on five areas of performance: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
Antireq: ITAL 101, 102

ITAL 200s


ITAL 201 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006522
Intermediate Italian 1
Advanced study of grammar. Conversation sessions based on intermediate-level readings reflecting contemporary Italian life. Intensive practice in the spoken and written language.
Prereq: ITAL 102 or 155

ITAL 202 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006523
Intermediate Italian 2
A continuation of ITAL 201.
Prereq: ITAL 201

ITAL 251 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006524
Issues in Contemporary Italian Society
Through lectures, class discussions, and compositions in Italian, this course studies diverse aspects of contemporary Italian society including politics, history, the arts, and popular culture.
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202

ITAL 255 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006525
Italian for Business and Technology
This course strengthens writing skills in Italian with emphasis on technological vocabulary, composition, business terminology, and correspondence.
Prereq: ITAL 251

ITAL 300s


ITAL 311 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006528
Medieval Italian Literature
An introduction to the Italian literature of the Middle Ages, with special reference to selections from the major works by Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 311 will have additional Italian language requirements.]
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202
(Cross-listed with ITALST 311)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 312 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006529
Renaissance Italian Literature
An introduction to the Italian literary production of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, focusing on selections from the major works of the period, including some by Machiavelli, Ariosto, and Tasso.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 312 will have additional Italian language requirements.]
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202
(Cross-listed with ITALST 312)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 370 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013233
Women Writers of the Italian Renaissance
This course explores selected works by women writers of the Italian 16th century by focusing on their modes of adherence or challenges to the patriarchal literary and cultural canon of the day. It will examine early modern gender issues and innovative forms of self-expression as reflected in the writings of such women as Veronica Franco, Gaspara Stampa, Vittoria Colonna, Tullia D'Aragona, and Isabella di Morra. The course attempts to explore these writers' stances as both consumers and producers of culture, as well as their contribution to the debate on women fashionable at the time.
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202; Level at least 3A
(Cross-listed with ITALST 370, WS 370)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 391 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006530
The Italian Novel and Cinema
A survey of some of the principal novels of the twentieth century in Italy in association with their cinematic versions by eminent Italian film directors.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 391 will have additional Italian language requirements.]
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202
(Cross-listed with ITALST 391)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 392 LEC 0.50Course ID: 006531
Modern Italian Poetry and Theatre
This course studies the works of major Italian poets and playwrights, modern and contemporary, paying special attention to works by women authors.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 392 will have additional Italian language requirements.]
Prereq: ITAL 201, 202
(Cross-listed with ITALST 392)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 394 FLD 0.50Course ID: 012273
Italian Studies in Italy
Italian literature, art, culture and history studied abroad in Italy.
[Note: Normally offered in the spring term. Information about current offerings can be obtained from the Department.]
Instructor Consent Required
(Cross-listed with ITALST 394)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 396 RDG 0.50Course ID: 006532
Special Topics/Directed Readings
This course gives the student an opportunity to study authors and works of special interest which are not covered in other courses.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 396 will have additional Italian language requirements. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Instructor Consent Required
(Cross-listed with ITALST 396)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

ITAL 397 RDG 0.50Course ID: 006533
Special Topics/Directed Readings
Winter term of ITAL 396/ITALST 396.
[Note: Taught in English. Students registered in ITAL 397 will have additional Italian language requirements. This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of two times.]
Instructor Consent Required
(Cross-listed with ITALST 397)
Offered at St. Jerome's University