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Spring 2013-2014
* ITA 208   No Audit

Introduction to Italy Today

Pietro Frassica, Course Head
Sara Teardo

This course is designed to familiarize the student with major features of contemporary Italy and its culture. Its purpose is to develop the student's ability to communicate effectively in present-day Italy. The course emphasizes Italian social, political, and economic institutions, doing so through the analysis of cultural and social differences between Italians and Americans in such everyday concerns as money, work and leisure. NOTE: no books will have to be purchased for this course since all reading materials will be available on Blackboard.


Reading/Writing assignments:
10-15 pages of reading per week; 5 short 3-page papers (these will be corrected both in terms of content and in terms of language and style); each student gives two oral presentations per semester.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ITA 107 or Permission of Instructor..

Other information:
The course will be conducted entirely in Italian and therefore requires an intermediate to advanced proficiency in the language (completion of ITA 107 or permission of Instructor).

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41163 C01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M W F   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:9 Limit:20