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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions I Italian ITAL
Italian ITAL

Instruction offered by members of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

Italian-speaking students, native speakers or students with previous knowledge of Italian must consult the School to be placed in a course corresponding to their level of linguistic competence. Native speakers are not eligible to take language courses by special assessment or to receive advanced credit for them.

Junior Courses
Italian 201       Beginners' Italian I
This course, designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language, provides training in the comprehension, speaking, reading and writing of Italian.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Italian 201 and 30 will not be allowed.
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Italian 203       Beginners' Italian II
A continuation of Italian 201.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 30, Italian 201 or equivalent.
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Senior Courses
Italian 301       Second-Year Italian I
An intensive course in reading, writing and oral practice.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 203.
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Italian 303       Second-Year Italian II
Further development of communication skills in Italian (listening, speaking, writing, reading), as well as the study of cultural issues in the Italian world with emphasis on reading.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 301.
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Italian 305       Introduction to Textual Analysis
Development of critical thinking and communicative skills through the analysis of selected literary and non literary texts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 301.
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Italian 307       Communication
Study of different types of communication (print and electronic media, correspondence, business). Analysis of relevant aspects of Italian contemporary life.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 301.
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Italian 309       Civilization: Culture and the Arts
Aspects of Italian civilization and contemporary cultural issues in Italian Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 203.
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Italian 317       Italian Culture and Literature
A survey of Italian culture, inclusive of literary and non-literary texts, film, and popular culture. Topics such as Italian history and immigration, Italian cities, Italian food and fashion, and Italian Canadian literature and traditions, in Calgary and elsewhere are covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Italian 401       Third-Year Italian I
A course in composition and conversation for advanced students in Italian. Selected readings from literary texts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units of Italian at the senior level.
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Italian 403       Third-Year Italian II
Intensive study of Italian grammar with the goal of attaining greater proficiency in written and oral communication. Grammatical analysis, vocabulary enrichment and development of conversation skills dealing with cultural issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units of Italian at the senior level.
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Italian 405       Selected Works in Italian Literature
Introduction to Italian literature with particular emphasis on the novel and poetry.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units of Italian at the senior level.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Italian 407       Performance as Cultural Expression
Study of Italian theatre, opera and drama as well as popular forms of cultural expression such as festival, music and figurative art.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units of Italian at the senior level.
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Italian 409       Italian Culture through Cinema
Significant social, cultural and historical issues in Italian society through the medium of film.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units at the senior level.
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Italian 499       Topics in Italian Studies I
Selected topics in Italian language, literature or civilization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units at the senior level.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Italian 501       Interdisciplinary Study of Italian Culture
Capstone project in Italian studies. Analytical discussion of selected topics each related to students' field of concentration.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units at the senior level and consent of the instructor.
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Italian 502       Advanced Textual Analysis
Discussion of selected topics in Italian language, literature or culture. Course designed to develop writing skills. Review of writing strategies, spelling, punctuation, expository and argumentative techniques, using various original sources taken from journalistic, scientific, and literary texts as well as from other media.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units at the senior level.
Also known as:
(formerly Italian 503)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Italian 597       Directed Reading
Directed reading for students in their third or fourth year. Qualified students will undertake research projects in their specified field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Italian 599       Topics in Italian Studies II
A seminar course for advanced students.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Italian 303 and 3 units at the senior level.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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