Italian Courses - Summer

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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.

SUMMER 2022

Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum

 

LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS
Representing Contemporary Italy in the Classroom
16:560:673:J1:04593
Cross-listed: 01:560:491:J1:02100
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS; 7/25 - 8/17
DR. CARMELA SCALA

This online course will investigate texts from contemporary Italian authors of different ethnicities and will explore ways in which we can use these texts in our language classroom (from elementary to advanced level) to promote diversity and inclusion. Taught in Italian.

LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS
Italian Short Stories II
16:560:674:A1:04895
Cross-listed: 01:560:492:A1:04895
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS; 5/31 - 6/24
DR. ANDREW BALDI
 
This online course focuses on the close-reading of short stories by prominent authors, such as De Amicis, Verga, Messina, Deledda, Negri, Pirandello, Buzzati, Ortese, Rodari, and Scego. We will address key social and cultural issues of the 19th-21st centuries (such as regional cultures, the ‘economic miracle,’ gender conflicts, and migration) as well as literary movements and genres ('Verismo' and the fantastic). Our analysis will be supported by critical readings and a wide array of visual materials (clips from the Web and excerpts from movies by Monicelli and the Taviani brothers). Completion of questionnaires, short papers, participation in a Forum, and a few online one-to-one meetings required. Assignments and most readings will be in Italian; excerpts from a few critical essays will be in English.

TOPICS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Italian Literature and Cinema
16:560:691:D1:03644
Cross-listed: 01:560:348:D1:04896
ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS; 6/27 - 7/22
INSTRUCTOR TBA
 
An introduction to Italian literature and cinema, with particular attention paid to the process of filmic adaptation. The course, 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.                            

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