Department of French and Italian

In all French civilization and Italian civilization courses, both lectures and readings are in English. In French 301, lectures are in English and readings are in French. All other courses are conducted primarily in the foreign language.

Students with knowledge of either language must take appropriate steps to determine at which level they may begin work at the University. Students with transfer credit for college work done at another institution may start at the next higher level here. All other students with knowledge of either language are required to take the placement test administered by the Testing and Evaluation Services for placement in French or the departmentally administered classification test for placement in Italian.

Students are urged to consult departmental advisers about any problem either with placement or with credit by examination.

Students who wish to continue their study of French or Italian may consult departmental advisers about appropriate upper-division courses and prerequisites.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

French: FR

Lower-Division Courses

FR 301. French for Graduate Students in Other Departments.

No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course for graduate students, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

FR 601C. Beginning French.

An intensive beginning course with an emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 406, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 407, 507, 508K.

FR 604. Accelerated First-Year French.

Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 506 and 507. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 406, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 407, 507, 508K.

FR 406, 506. Introductory French I.

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice level of proficiency. Designed for students with no prior coursework in French. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 406, 506.

FR 407, 507. Introductory French II.

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice to intermediate levels of proficiency. Designed novice level proficiency and prior French coursework. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 407, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: French 406 with a grade of at least C.

FR 508K. Alternate First-Year French II.

An accelerated review of material covered in French 506, followed by study of new material covered in French 507. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 601C, 604, 407, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: Transfer credit or credit by examination for French 506; or credit for French 506 earned at the University more than one calendar year prior to registering, with a grade of at least C.

FR 611C. Intermediate French.

An intensive intermediate course with emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Does not meet the prerequisite requirements for French 320E or 324L. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 611C, 612, 312K, 412K. French 611C and 612 may not both be counted. French 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: French 601C, 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

FR 612. Accelerated Second-Year French: Four Skills.

Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 312K and 312L combined. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 612, 312L, 312N. Only one of the following may be counted: French 611C, 612, 312K, 412K. French 611C and 612 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

FR 312K, 412K. Intermediate French I.

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing at the Intermediate level of proficiency. Designed for students with Novice level proficiency and a prior beginning French course. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week. Only one of the following may be counted: French 611C, 612, 312K, 412K. Prerequisite: French 407, 507, or 601C with a grade of at least C.

FR 312L (TCCN: FREN 2312). Second-Year French II: Four Skills.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 612, 312L, 312N. French 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: French 312K with a grade of at least C.

FR 317C. Enhancing French Skills.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing course designed to provide additional preparation for upper-division French courses. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 312K or 412K or 611C with a grade of at least C.

FR 118L. Practice in Spoken French.

Designed to be taken concurrently with French 317C. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 611C or 312K with a grade of at least C.

FR 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

FR 320E. Advanced French I.

Designed to develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed for the analysis of literary and cultural readings in the French-speaking world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L, (312N), or 317C with a grade of at least C.

FR 120M. Advanced Practice in Spoken French I.

Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L, (312N), or 317C with a grade of at least C.

FR 120N. Advanced Practice in Spoken French II.

Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one upper-division French course, or equivalent proficiency.

FR 322E. Advanced French II.

Continuation of French 320E. Designed to develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed to analyze literary and cultural readings in the French-speaking world. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 324L. Practical Phonetics.

A thorough review of French phonetics, with emphasis on improving production and understanding of spoken French. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L, (312N), or 317C with a grade of at least C.

FR 326K. Introduction to French Literature I: From the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century.

Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 326L. Introduction to French Literature II: From the French Revolution to the Present.

Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

FR 130D. French across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss French language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and three semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 330K. Studies in French Language and Cultures.

Topics with a focus on language or culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: French 320E.

Topic 2: French Cuisine. Study of the language of French gastronomy through readings, literature, and film. Explores French society, history, customs, and attitudes in the gourmet culture of French cuisine with particular emphasis on Lyon and its regional specialties. French 330K (Topic: French Cuisine) and 330K (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

FR 340C. The Arts in France.

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 340P. The Making and Identity of France.

The general political history of France, from the nation's inception to its current existence as part of the European Community. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 340T. France and the Francophone World Today.

An introduction to life in France and francophone regions through the study of contemporary society and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 342C. French for Business.

Development of the ability to function in French in business-related situations, both orally and in writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 348. French Drama Workshop.

Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, acting and staging; public performance of one play. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E.

FR 355. Topics in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature.

Study of literary texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a genre, or a theme. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 356. Topics in French Literature of the Baroque, Classicism, and the Enlightenment.

Study of literary texts of the seventeenth-century baroque and classical periods and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

Topic 1: Eighteenth-Century French Novel. Study of French literary masterpieces and critical works from the eighteenth century. French 356 (Topic: Eighteenth-Century French Novel) and 356 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

FR 357. Topics in French Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.

Study of literary texts since the French revolution. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 358. Seminar in French and Francophone Studies.

Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

Topic 1: Women's Voices in African Francophone Literatures. Study of texts and films directed by women from North and sub-Saharan Africa with emphasis on how they position themselves regarding present issues such as the role of women, immigration, and the use of tradition. French 358 (Topic: African Francophone Literatures: Women's Voices) and 358 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

FR 359. Topics in French Linguistics.

Advanced introduction to linguistic analysis of French. Topics may include analysis of contemporary French, introduction to French linguistics, contrastive analysis of French and English, and advanced French grammar. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 364L. Introduction to French Linguistics.

Introduction to the syntactic, phonological, morphological, lexical, historical, and applied aspects of French linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

FR 165K, 265K, 365K. Conference Course.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in French language and literature. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L, (312N), or 317C; and consent of instructor.

FR 371L. Advanced Written and Oral Composition.

Designed to guide students toward smooth and effective written and oral expression; weekly compositions on assigned topics; periodic oral presentations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E and 322E.

FR 372. Comparative Stylistics.

Comparison of contemporary French and English syntax and style; study and practice in the technical difficulties of English-to-French and French-to-English translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 320E and 322E.

FR 379H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Conference course. Prerequisite: Admission to the French Honors Program.

French Civilization: F C

Lower-Division Courses

F C 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated study program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

F C 320. The French Heritage.

Introduction to French civilization: architecture, painting, music, and social and political history. Given in English; requires no knowledge of French. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a major or minor in French. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

F C 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

F C 339. The Development of the French Film.

Films in French, with subtitles in English; lectures in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. English 322 (Topic 20: The Development of the French Film) and French Civilization 339 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

F C 340M. Continuity and Change in Modern France.

Same as European Studies 340M. Focuses on various social, political, and cultural crises in France from the revolution of 1789 to the present time. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. European Studies 340M and French Civilization 340M may not both be counted. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

F C 345. Studies in the Cultures of French-Speaking Peoples.

Lectures and readings in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Doing Business in France. Designed to help students cross cultural boundaries whether they are planning on living abroad as a student, an intern, or an employee. A combined study of the obvious elements of a culture known as "big C culture" and the opaque aspects of culture known as "small c culture." Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic: Doing Business in France), French Civilization 345 (Topic: Doing Business in France), 345 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Recent French and African Cinema. French Civilization 345 (Topic: Recent French and African Cinema) and 345 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

F C 349. French Literature in Translation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Fictions of the Self and Other. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 39), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic 25), and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 55). Focuses on representative works from nineteenth- and twentieth-century French fiction, from Balzac's Realism to the present. Examines literature in its relation to history, culture, and society, with special attention to both form and style in the development of the novel, poetry, and theatre. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 323 (Topic 39), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 4), European Studies 347 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 347 (Topic 25), French Civilization 349 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 349 (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Fictions of the Self and Other), 345 (Topic 55). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Contemporary French and African Literature. Study of contemporary French and Francophone African literary texts, focusing on the various views regarding otherness (alterite) and identity. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 320 (Topic: Contemporary French and African Literature), English 322 (Topic: Contemporary French and African Literature), French Civilization 349 (Topic: Contemporary French and African Literature), 349 (Topic 3).

Italian: ITL

Lower-Division Courses

ITL 601C. Beginning Italian.

An intensive beginning course with an emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 507.

ITL 604. Accelerated First-Year Italian.

Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to Italian 506 and 507. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 506. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 507.

ITL 305. Introduction to Italian Language and Culture.

An introductory course in Italian language and culture taught in Castiglion-Fiorentino, Italy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Designed for students studying abroad who wish to receive University credit.

ITL 506 (TCCN: ITAL 1511). First-Year Italian I: Language and Culture.

Grounding in the basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 506.

ITL 507 (TCCN: ITAL 1512). First-Year Italian II: Language and Culture.

Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 601C, 604, 507. Prerequisite: Italian 506 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 611C. Intermediate Italian.

An intensive intermediate course with an emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Does not meet the prerequisite requirements for Italian 328, 326K, or 326L. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312K. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Italian 601C, 604, or 507 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 612. Accelerated Second-Year Italian.

Comparable to Italian 312K and 312L combined. Intensive work in writing, reading, and speaking at the second-year level. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312K. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 312K (TCCN: ITAL 2311). Second-Year Italian I.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312K. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 312L (TCCN: ITAL 2312). Second-Year Italian II.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Italian 611C, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Italian 312K with a grade of at least C.

ITL 317C. Enhancing Italian Skills.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing course designed to provide students who have credit for Italian 611C with additional preparation for upper-division Italian courses. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Italian 611C with a grade of at least C.

ITL 118K. Practice in Spoken Italian I.

Designed to be taken concurrently with Italian 312K. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 118L. Practice in Spoken Italian II.

Designed to be taken concurrently with Italian 312L. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Italian 611C or 312K with a grade of at least C.

ITL 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ITL 320. Advanced Italian.

Designed to develop the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills needed for the analysis of literary and cultural readings in Italian. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Italian 611C or 312L with a grade of at least C.

ITL 321. Introduction to Italian Literature.

Reading and analysis of literature, literary criticism, textual analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Italian 321 and 326K may not both be counted. Italian 321 and 326L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 320 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 322L. Tradition and Change in Contemporary Italy.

An analysis of Italy's trends and of conflicting values in its political, economic, and social development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian.

ITL 326K. Introduction to Italian Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century.

Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Italian 321 and 326K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Italian 320.

ITL 326L. Introduction to Italian Literature II: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present.

Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Italian 321 and 326L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Italian 320.

ITL 328. Composition and Conversation.

Focuses on idioms, grammar, syntax, and style. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Italian 320 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 329. Advanced Composition and Conversation.

Advanced work in writing and speech, based on current events and contemporary readings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Italian 328.

ITL 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ITL 130D. Italian across Disciplines.

Students read and discuss Italian language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, three semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian, and consent of instructor.

ITL 330K. Studies in Italian Language.

Study in specific areas of Italian language. Topics may include history of the Italian language, applied Italian linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Italian 320 with a grade of at least C.

Topic 1: Italian of the Third Millennium: Change and Variation in Contemporary Italian. An analysis of how different types of linguistic material such as the language of the media, bureaucracy, comics, and advertising have changed written and spoken Italian over the last fifty years, with an emphasis on the how these changes have reduced the divide between standard and nonstandard varieties. Italian 330K (Topic: Change/Variation in Contemporary Italian) and 330K (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: History of Italian Language. Comprehensive examination of the development of the Italian language from its origins to the modern period (nineteenth century). The crucial stages in the emergence and assessment of Italian are examined in detail making reference to a variety of texts and language varieties. Italian 330K (Topic: History of Italian Language) and 330K (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

ITL 331. Topics in Italian Culture.

Analysis of Italian culture. Texts include literature, film, popular culture, and other forms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Italian 320 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 348. Italian Drama Workshop.

Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, and acting and staging. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional rehearsal hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Italian 328 with a grade of at least C.

ITL 365. Conference Course in Italian Language and Literature.

Course content varies according to needs of students; designed to fill in gaps and give students a good overall picture of the development of Italian literature. Conference course. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate adviser or the chair. Italian majors may take conference courses only in exceptional cases.

ITL 375. Studies in Italian Literature.

Intensive examination of a period or a major writer. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C in each: Italian 321 and 328, or Italian 326K and 326L.

Topic 1: Writing Fascism: Writing the Resistance. Examines major novels dealing with the Italian narrative on World War II and the resistance. Italian 375 (Topic: Writing Fascism: Writing the Resistance) and 375 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: The Anti-hero in the Twentieth-Century Italian Novel. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 347 (Topic: Antihero in Twentieth-Century Italian Novel), Italian 375 (Topic: Antihero in Twentieth-Century Italian Novel), 375 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Sicily in Literature and Film. An examination of Sicilian culture through novels and films. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 347 (Topic: Sicily in Literature and Film), Italian 375 (Topic: Sicily in Literature and Film), 375 (Topic 3).
Topic 4: Neorealism and its Legacy. An analysis of the legacy of neorealism in Italian literature and cinema from approximately from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. Italian 375 (Topic: Neorealism and its Legacy) and 375 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

ITL 379H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Conference course. Prerequisite: Admission to the Italian Honors Program.

Italian Civilization: ITC

Lower-Division Courses

ITC 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

ITC 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian Civilization.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ITC 349. Italian Literature in Translation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Italian Cinema. English 322 (Topic 22: Italian Cinema) and Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Dante. Same as English 366D and European Studies 347 (Topic 23). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic 23), 366D, European Studies 347 (Topic: Dante), 347 (Topic 23), Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Italian Women Writers. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17: Italian Women Writers). Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers), Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Boccaccio's Decameron. Same as Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 1). An in-depth look at one of the masterpieces of Italian literature and how its author explores the fundamental elements of the human condition - love and desire, power and politics, virtue and fortune - while at the same time exposing the ambiguities of language and the pitfalls of representation. Only one of the following may be counted: Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron), 345 (Topic 1), European Studies 347 (Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron), Italian Civilization 349 (Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron), 349 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic: Boccaccio's Decameron).
Topic 7: Rome: Words, Images, and Music. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Italian Civilization 349 (Topic: Rome: Through Words, Images, and Music) and 349 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

ITC 360. Italian Civilization.

Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 1: Italian Civilization). Survey of the social, political, and cultural history of Italy. Taught in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 347 (Topic 1), Italian Civilization 360. With consent of the undergraduate adviser in the Department of French and Italian, may be counted toward a major in Italian. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.