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Fall 2013-2014
* ITA 220 (LA)  

Italian Civilization Through the Centuries

Simone Marchesi
Gaetana Marrone-Puglia

This course is designed to give an overview of pivotal moments in Italian culture, such as the relationship between Church and Empire in the Middle Ages, Machiavelli's political theory during the Renaissance, and the rise and fall of Fascism in the 20th century. Through the examination of the most relevant intellectual, historic, and artistic movements and their main geographical venues, students will be able to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the development of Italian history and civilization.

Sample reading list:
Dante, Comedia (selections)
Machiavelli, Il Principe
Leopardi, Canti
Verdi, La Traviata
Morante, La storia
Levi, La tregua
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approx. 40 pages of reading per week; 4 short papers; mid-term and final.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Italian 107 or Instructor's permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20770 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   111   Enrolled:8 Limit:14