The Italian Language Program offers the possibility of completing all MAT course requirements in Italian in three consecutive summers, or of earning credit for professional development or continuing education. The Program is designed for individuals already teaching Italian but also is open to prospective teachers at the K-12 school level. Credits acquired through the Italian Language Program may be accepted for state certification. While not mandatory, teachers are invited to apply for the MAT after the successful completion of two Italian courses in the World Languages Institute. Details of the MAT program are available at the Department of Italian or its web site at http://italian.rutgers.edu.
Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum
ONLINE; 6/24 - 7/19
An introduction to Italian literature and cinema, with particular attention paid to the process offilmicadaptation. Thecourse,taught in Italian, addresses notions and problems of both literary and cinematic language, style, structure, and themes while analyzing the techniques created to transpose the written text onto the movie screen, and tackles historical, cultural, and gender issues.Conducted in Italian.
LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS: MAJOR TRENDS AND MOVEMENTS IN ITALIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (CR. 3)
ONLINE; 7/22 - 8/14
This course provides an overview of some of the major trends and movements in Italian history and culture and focuses on the influence that these trends, movements and other historical facts have had on the music of the “Bel Paese”. Conducted in Italian.
TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE - NARRATING ITALY, FROM UNIFICATION TO THE BOOM (CR. 3)
ONLINE; 5/28 - 6/21
The course explores the shaping of Italian identity between 1860 and 1970. We will address key social and cultural issues (such as the Italian Unification, the Resistance, and the 'economic miracle') as well as literary and cinematic movements ('Verismo' and neorealism). Conducted in Italian.