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Italian Courses

This is an unofficial list of courses that will be offered in Italian and Italian American Studies in Spring 2024. It is strictly for the use of expanded course descriptions. For the complete official course offerings, please consult the My.UIC portal.

For a list of all courses and general course descriptions, please see the UIC Academic Catalog.

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ITAL / MOVI 280: Italian and Italian American Cinema. Online asynchronous. Fabbian.
8-week Term A course.
This course examines the political, economic, and social evolution of contemporary Italy as represented in the visual culture of Italian cinema, introducing students to critical tools such as vocabulary of film analysis and theory. We will focus on the stylistic and iconographic developments of Italian cinema, with interdisciplinary connections to other modes of representation (the figurative arts and the oral traditions and literatures of both Italy and Europe). While learning to analyze film methodologies and classic genres of Italian cinema, from the commedia all’italiana to historical productions, and reflecting on film as a creative art form with important social and historical references (e.g. Fascism, gender roles, government corruption, globalization, nationalism and regionalism), students will develop essential life skills such as the ability to analyze and interpret data, as well as to communicate and collaborate with others in ways that take into account, and are respectful of multiple perspectives. All readings are in English. No pre-requisites.
Creative Arts, and Past course.
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Beginning and Intermediate Italian

All beginning and intermediate Italian language courses are blended courses (online and classroom) and require computer and internet access.

  • ITAL 101 – Elementary Italian I — MWF 9:00-9:50, MWF 11:00-11:50, & MWF 12:00-12:50
  • ITAL 102 – Elementary Italian II — MWF 9:00-9:50 & MWF 10:00-10:50
  • ITAL 103 – Intermediate Italian I — MWF 12:00-12:50 & MWF 1:00-1:50
  • ITAL 104 – Intermediate Italian II — MWF 11:00-11:50 & MWF 1:00-1:50

Advanced Italian

ITAL 201: Exploring Italy. MWF 10:00-10:50. Mazza.
Students will explore the relations and interconnections between geographical and social, economic, political, linguistic, historical, and cultural differences within Italy.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ITAL 104; or appropriate score on the department placement test or consent of the instructor.
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ITAL 301: Gender and Sexuality in Italian Culture. MWF 1:00-1:50. Fabbian.
Through an interdisciplinary approach and a detailed analysis of selected cultural texts (music, documentary texts, films, visual arts, and literary texts) this course aims to provide perspectives on gender in Italian culture and society after the country’s unification in 1861. They will examine and discuss shifts in the representation, perception, and social construction of gender roles in Italian society and culture. Taught in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITAL 200, 201, or 202.
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