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French and Italian Studies Department

The Department of French and Italian Studies offers a wide range of courses in both languages as well as some courses in English, many of which are cross-listed with other departments. A student can major or minor in both French Studies and Italian Studies.

The Italian Studies webpage provides more detail about that particular program.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Elissa Marder
P0956520
Professor

Education

  • BA, Cornell University, 1981
  • PhD, Yale University, 1989

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • French cultural studies
  • feminist theory
  • literature and technology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lilia Coropceanu
P5583825
Lecturer

Education

  • MA, University of Arizona, 2003
  • PhD, Emory University, 2007

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • advanced French grammar, writing skills, literature, and culture
  • French for business
  • conceptions and techniques of self-creation in French novelistic narrative (seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century literature)
Core Faculty
Geoffrey Bennington
P6733772
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Modern French Though

Education

  • BA, University of Oxford, 1978
  • MA, University of Oxford, 1978
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 1984

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern French literature and thought
  • eighteenth-century novel
  • literary theory
Vincent Bruyere
P7964004
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Warwick, 2009

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
Lilia Coropceanu
P5583825
Lecturer

Education

  • MA, University of Arizona, 2003
  • PhD, Emory University, 2007

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • advanced French grammar, writing skills, literature, and culture
  • French for business
  • conceptions and techniques of self-creation in French novelistic narrative (seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century literature)
Catherine Dana
P4334404
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D, Yale University,
  • MA, Yale University,

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Jewish Studies, Core Faculty
Shoshana Felman
P4349344
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Comparative Literature & French

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Grenoble (France), 1970

Departments

  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty
  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and comparative literature
  • psychoanalysis
  • philosophical approaches to literature
  • trauma and testimony
  • law and finance
Dalia Judovitz
P9456438
National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French

Education

  • BA, Brandeis University, 1973
  • MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1976
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1979

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • seventeenth-century French literature, philosophy, and aesthetics
Valerie Loichot
P5258365
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Universite de Franche- Comte, 1989
  • MA, Universite de Franche- Comte, 1990
  • PhD, Louisiana State University, 1996

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Francophone and postcolonial literature, culture, and theory
Carol Herron Lustig
P5964639
Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Assessing strategies for classroom learning
  • Using technology to enhance foreign language instruction
Elissa Marder
P0956520
Professor

Education

  • BA, Cornell University, 1981
  • PhD, Yale University, 1989

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • French cultural studies
  • feminist theory
  • literature and technology
Judy Raggi Moore
P5265172
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • PhD, Universita degli Studi di Roma, 1980

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Italian language pedagogy
  • cultural studies
Simona Muratore
P2993763
Lecturer

Education

  • Other, University of Florence in Italy,
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • nineteenth-century Italian literature
  • Italian children's literature
  • Italian women writers
  • language and cultural studies
Claire Nouvet
P7433354
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Lycee de Saint-Cloud, 1975
  • MA, Princeton University, 1979
  • PhD, Princeton University, 1981

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • medieval French literature and culture
Angela Porcarelli
P7127624
Lecturer

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty
Christine Ristaino
P9315647
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, University of Washington, 1995
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

Departments

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Italian language pedagogy
  • Italian women writers
  • seventeenth-century literature
Subha Xavier
P2956754
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007

Department

  • French and Italian Studies, Core Faculty

Courses

French 100-Level Courses
FREN 101: Elementary French I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. This beginning-level French language course provides students with new perspectives on French and francophone cultures while building writing, reading, speaking and listening skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
225
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 102: Elementary French II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is open to students who have had some French (FREN 101 or two years in high school). It is designed to help students build proficiency in French reading, writing, speaking and listening in the context of cultural exploration.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
225
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 170: Cultural Crossroads
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Through images and texts, students are introduced to various aspects of the phenomenon of culture. The syllabus follows a generally historical order and highlights significant historical and political events that reflect and explain cultural divergence. Defining culture through comparison and contrast provides a general framework; artistic products of all types provide further material for discussion. Grading will be based on class participation, individual and group work, two papers, one midterm exam, and a final exam. In English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 190: Freshman Seminar:French
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This freshman seminar will focus on themes in French culture from social history, the arts, and current information media. Cross-cultural comparisons provide a rich basis for discussion.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
French 200-Level Courses
FREN 201: Intermediate French
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisites: French 102 or three years of high school French. Emphasis is on developing proficiency in oral and written communication. The course centers around the viewing of a feature film about a young French television journalist investigating her family\'s hidden past. Students learn and review French in the functional context of the movie.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
225
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 202: Advanced Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisites: French 202 is open to intermediate-level students who have studied French for at least three semesters or the equivalent. Based on authentic materials including video and Internet, this course will develop comprehension and oral skills by addressing a variety of cultural issues. Does not count towards the major or minor in French.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 203: Grammar And Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisites: Four years of high school French or French 201. Emphasis on oral and written communication skills. Assignments include a thorough review of the fine points of French grammar, cultural and literary readings, French films, and frequent compositions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
225
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 205: Practical Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer. Development of fluency in the spoken language through discussion of contemporary issues in French culture. Emphasis on increasing vocabulary and ease in the manipulation of grammatical structures.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
300 - 340
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
FREN 209: French & Business Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisites: French 201 or the equivalent. Through case studies and authentic videos, this course focuses on the language of business as it used in French speaking countries, examining issues of cross-cultural awareness. Students practice listening, speaking, reading and writing as they prepare short presentations, role plays, and discussions. French 209 does not count towards the major.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 210: Fren For Reading Comprehension
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Intensive basic grammar course, with prose selections to develop only the reading skill. This course is primarily for graduate students and has no connection with the undergraduate French language sequence. No previous knowledge of French necessary. In certain departments this course may be substituted for the GSFLT or a departmental reading exam in French. Consult appropriate departmental representatives for details. Does not count toward the major or minor in French.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
French 300-Level Courses
FREN 310: Writing Skills
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisites: French 203, or a score of 4 or 5 on the French AP exam. Third-year-level course given in French. Intensive study of written French based on syntactic and lexical analysis of a variety of texts. Work on clear expression and control of the fine points of French grammar. Bi-weekly compositions with extensive revisions and concern for the process of writing in a foreign language.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 310W: Writing Skills
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisites: French 203, or a score of 4 or 5 on the French AP exam. Third-year-level course given in French. Intensive study of written French based on syntactic and lexical analysis of a variety of texts. Work on clear expression and control of the fine points of French grammar. Bi-weekly compositions with extensive revisions and concern for the process of writing in a foreign language.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 311: French Phonetics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Instruction and practice in the correct pronunciation of standard French, including work in transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 312: History of France
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer. Offered through Emory Summer Program in Paris. The history of France as seen through its art and architecture, with teacher guided visits to historical sites and monuments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
350 - 400
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
FREN 313: French and Francophone Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Various aspects of contemporary French culture and society are studied through newspapers, film, and cultural documents. Discussions will be encouraged, and written skills perfected through short topical papers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 314: What Is Interpretation?
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisite/corequisite: French 310. An introduction to the reading and interpretation of a variety of literary and cultural media including poetry, drama, prose fiction, political writings, publicity, films, painting, and architecture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 331: Studies In The Early Period
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. A survey of literary and artistic creations of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with special attention to the cultural and historical context in which they were produce

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 341: Studies In Classical Period
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. A survey of literary and artistic creations of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with special attention to the cultural and historical context in which they were produced.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 351: Studies In The Modern Period
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. A survey of literary and artistic creations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special attention to the cultural and historical context in which they were produced.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 361: French Topics In Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A study of selected topics in French and/or Francophone literature and culture(s) through readings, lectures, and discussion in English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 361W: French Topics In Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A study of selected topics in French and/or Francophone literature and culture(s) through readings, lectures, and discussion in English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 371: Study Abroad - EDUCO (Paris)
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 385: Individual And Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. This course will examine a variety of texts reflecting social myths about the relationship of individual and society in French culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 385W: Individual And Society
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. This course will examine a variety of texts reflecting social myths about the relationship of individual and society in French culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 391R: Francophone Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite/corequisite: French 314. A survey of literary and cultural creations from the Francophone world, with a special emphasis on Africa, the Caribbean, and South East Asia.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
Select contact time
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
French 400-Level Courses
FREN 460: French and Francophone Cinema
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Films selected to analyze a range of topics reflecting the development of French and Francophone thought and culture and to familiarize students with visual, acoustic and narrative elements of French and Francophone cinema. Weekly screening required for extra credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
weekly film screening
FREN 460W: French and Francophone Cinema
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Films selected to analyze a range of topics reflecting the development of French and Francophone thought and culture and to familiarize students with visual, acoustic and narrative elements of French and Francophone cinema. Weekly screening required for extra credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
weekly film screening
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 471: Topics In French Thought: Civ.
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 471W: Topics In French Thought: Civ.
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 488: Topics in French
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

See Course Atlas for prerequisites. Courses will include the study of a variety of subjects in French and/or francophone literature and culture. May be repeated for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 488W: Topics in French
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

See Course Atlas for prerequisites. Courses will include the study of a variety of subjects in French and/or francophone literature and culture. May be repeated for credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 490: Honors Seminar In French
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. An advanced seminar on a topic in French literature or cultural studies, supplemented by relevant critical texts. Selective admission.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 490W: Honors Seminar In French
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. An advanced seminar on a topic in French literature or cultural studies, supplemented by relevant critical texts. Selective admission.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 495A: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Two courses, eight credit hours (of which only four count toward the major); both courses are required for college honors. Critical methods in analysis and interpretation of French literature, familiarization with bibliographic materials and methods of independent research; honors thesis. Selective admission.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
FREN 495BW: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Two courses, eight credit hours (of which only four count toward the major); both courses are required for college honors. Critical methods in analysis and interpretation of French literature, familiarization with bibliographic materials and methods of independent research; honors thesis. Selective admission.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
FREN 497R: Individual Directed Research
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Credit, two to four hours. Permission of director of undergraduate studies required. For students concentrating in French. Registration for this course is permitted only in the semester in which the student expects to complete requirements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Undergraduate research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Italian 100-Level Courses
ITAL 101: Language & Culture, Elem I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic full-immersion study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook, focus is on thematically sequential and in-depth studies of Italian, history, literature, art, and folk traditions presented through authentic original on-line live interviews and cultural scenarios, videos, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills as well as cross-cultural awareness are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 101-102 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
ITAL 102: Language & Culture, Elem. II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic full-immersion study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook, focus is on thematically sequential and in-depth studies of Italian, history, literature, art, and folk traditions presented through authentic original on-line live interviews and cultural scenarios, videos, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills as well as cross-cultural awareness are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 101-102 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
ITAL 110: Intensive Elementary Italian
General Information
Credit Hours
8
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or Spring semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic full-immersion study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook, focus is on thematically sequential and in-depth studies of Italian, history, literature, art, and folk traditions presented through authentic original on-line live interviews and cultural scenarios, videos, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills as well as cross-cultural awareness are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 101-102 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
400
ITAL 170: Intro To Italian Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An interdisciplinary survey course taught in English for all students interested in learning more about Italy, the cradle of Western Civilization. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Based on lectures, reading of selected texts, class discussions, films, and visuals, the class attempts to bring to life Italian cultural, social, and historical development from the Etruscans to Humanism. The course enhances cross-cultural awareness while developing critical analysis and reasoning skills. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 170W: Intro To Italian Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An interdisciplinary survey course taught in English for all students interested in learning more about Italy, the cradle of Western Civilization. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Based on lectures, reading of selected texts, class discussions, films, and visuals, the class attempts to bring to life Italian cultural, social, and historical development from the Etruscans to Humanism. The course enhances cross-cultural awareness while developing critical analysis and reasoning skills. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 171: Intro To Italian Studies II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Humanism to 21st century. An interdisciplinary survey course taught in English for all students interested in learning more about Italy, the cradle of Western Civilization. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Based on lectures, reading of selected texts, class discussions, films, and visuals, the class attempts to bring to life Italian cultural, social, and historical development from the Humanism to the present. The course enhances cross-cultural awareness while developing critical analysis and reasoning skills. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 171W: Intro To Italian Studies II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Humanism to 21st century. An interdisciplinary survey course taught in English for all students interested in learning more about Italy, the cradle of Western Civilization. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Based on lectures, reading of selected texts, class discussions, films, and visuals, the class attempts to bring to life Italian cultural, social, and historical development from the Humanism to the present. The course enhances cross-cultural awareness while developing critical analysis and reasoning skills. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 190: Freshmen Seminar: Italian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Yearly. Seminar designed to engage freshmen in aspects of inquiry and research into areas of Italian culture through mutual exploration of subject matter. Primary mode of classroom discourse is dialogue and group projects.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Italian 200-Level Courses
ITAL 201: Language & Culture, Inter. I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 201 - 202 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ITAL 202: Language & Culture, Inter. II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 201 - 202 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ITAL 205: Practical Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
3 - 8
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Development of cultural-linguistic fluency in the spoken language through discussions of contemporary issues in Italian culture. Emphasis on increasing vocabulary and ease in the manipulation of grammatical structure. Also used to designate language classes taken on semester programs in Italy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
ITAL 210: Italian For Read Comprehension
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Designed for students with knowledge of other Romance (or foreign) languages who wish to develop necessary skills for reading Italian for research. No knowledge of Italian required. Recommended for graduate students. In certain departments (please consult advisers) this course may be substituted for the GSLFT or departmental reading exam in Italian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 270R: Italy: Cultr And Civilization
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer. Taught in English, this course is recommended for students interested in an in-depth immersion into Italian history and culture. Beginning in Rome with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, we then travel to different regions every year examining over 3000 years of human achievement. Italy is explored from a cultural, historical, artistic, and archaeological perspective with Emory faculty from across the disciplines and benefiting by local experts. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics and themes in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Together with cross-cultural awareness students sharpen critical analysis and reasoning skills. No knowledge of Italian required, with new content course may be repeated.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ITAL 270RW: Italy: Cultr And Civilization
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer. Taught in English, this course is recommended for students interested in an in-depth immersion into Italian history and culture. Beginning in Rome with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, we then travel to different regions every year examining over 3000 years of human achievement. Italy is explored from a cultural, historical, artistic, and archaeological perspective with Emory faculty from across the disciplines and benefiting by local experts. Through investigation of a wide variety of topics and themes in Italian culture, the goal of the course is to teach students to examine how an intersection of Liberal Arts perspectives enhances a more global understanding of others and of self. Together with cross-cultural awareness students sharpen critical analysis and reasoning skills. No knowledge of Italian required, with new content course may be repeated.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 290: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Study abroad course
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Italian 300-Level Courses
ITAL 300: Survey Of Italian Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A chronological survey of Italian literature from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century. While introducing students to the most representative authors and texts in Italian literature of all genres, special emphasis will also be given to contextualizing the authors within their literary and historical/cultural backgrounds. In Italian. Prerequisite: Italian 302, or approval of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 301: Language & Culture, Adv. I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook and with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 301 - 302 sequence. The full survey of Italian culture in Italian and begun in Ital 101, from Antiquity to present times, is completed in 302 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 301W: Language & Culture, Adv. I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook and with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 301 - 302 sequence. The full survey of Italian culture in Italian and begun in Ital 101, from Antiquity to present times, is completed in 302 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 302: Language & Culture; Adv. II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook and with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 301 - 302 sequence. The full survey of Italian culture in Italian and begun in Ital 101, from Antiquity to present times, is completed in 302 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 302W: Language & Culture; Adv. II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring semester. Based on the innovative Emory program, IVC: Italian Virtual Class project, this course offers an engaging and interactive approach to language learning whereby language is mastered through the systematic study of Italian culture. Through the latest technology-facilitated portal of a unique multimedia ebook and with the use of Italian textbooks, focus is on a historically sequenced in-depth studies of Italian art, history, literature, music, and folk traditions presented through authentic online live interviews, cultural situations, video, images, and texts. Development of analytical, critical and reasoning skills within cross-cultural awareness training are emphasized. Higher than norm linguistic and cultural fluency is achieved by the end of the 301 - 302 sequence. The full survey of Italian culture in Italian and begun in Ital 101, from Antiquity to present times, is completed in 302 sequence.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 315: Romance Languages (In English)
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course compares and contrasts the Romance languages by investigating the sociocultural and linguistic aspects of their evolution from Latin. No previous study of linguistics required. Two semesters of Romance languages recommended.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 317: Vergil and Dante
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CL 317: Vergil and Dante
CPLT 317: Vergil and Dante
Course Description

Reading of Vergil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ITAL 317W: Vergil and Dante
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CL 317W: Vergil and Dante
CPLT 317W: Vergil and Dante
Course Description

Reading of Vergil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 340R: Italian Cinema:Liter Adaptatn
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

A survey of Italian cinema, with emphasis on its relationship to literature. Examines how a text is put into film and how cultural references operate with respect to issues of style, technique, and perspective. Course may be repeated with a new syllabus.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
ITAL 350: The Rise Of Humanism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to the historical period, major works, innovations, and lasting influence of the three most significant authors of Italian literature during the Middle Ages: Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 350W: The Rise Of Humanism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduction to the historical period, major works, innovations, and lasting influence of the three most significant authors of Italian literature during the Middle Ages: Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 360: Iss In The Italian Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

General introduction to some of the major issues and trends of this cultural era as well as the contributions and principal works of the writers involved in the development and crisis of Renaissance culture in Italy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 360W: Iss In The Italian Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

General introduction to some of the major issues and trends of this cultural era as well as the contributions and principal works of the writers involved in the development and crisis of Renaissance culture in Italy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 375: Tops In Ital Lit In Trans
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics to be announced each semester. Course taught in English. May be repeated for credit when syllabus changes. Focus on developing critical analysis and reasoning skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
ITAL 375W: Tops In Ital Lit In Trans
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics to be announced each semester. Course taught in English. May be repeated for credit when syllabus changes. Focus on developing critical analysis and reasoning skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 376: Top In Italian Cultr In Trans
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics to be announced each semester. Course is offered in English. Course content will vary, including topics of literature, history, culture, art history, political thought, current trends, and more. May be repeated for credit when syllabus changes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
ITAL 376W: Top In Italian Cultr In Trans
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics to be announced each semester. Course is offered in English. Course content will vary, including topics of literature, history, culture, art history, political thought, current trends, and more. May be repeated for credit when syllabus changes.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 397R: Supervised Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Credit is variable. Advanced supervised study in the reading of literary texts or other aspects of Italian culture. Course may be repeated with a new research focus.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Italian 400-Level Courses
ITAL 470: Topics in Italian Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. In Italian. Intensive study of a single author, genre, literary movement, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Italian 302 or permission of program director.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 470W: Topics in Italian Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. In Italian. Intensive study of a single author, genre, literary movement, or period. Topic to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Italian 302 or permission of program director.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 495A: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Course engages in critical methods in analysis and interpretation of literature and cultural studies, bibliographic materials and methods of independent research. Course culminates in an honors thesis, written in Italian, demonstrating the application of principles learned. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ITAL 495BW: Honors
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Critical methods in analysis and interpretation of literature and cultural studies, bibliographic materials and methods of independent research; honors thesis demonstrating the application of principles learned. Course carefully follows the College guidelines for writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
ITAL 497R: Individual Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 16
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Independent research for students majoring in Italian Studies. Advanced directed studies in Italian literature and culture. Course may be repeated for a different project.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable

Study Abroad

Majors in French are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester, usually during their junior year, abroad in one of the department's approved programs. The department conducts its own summer program in Paris and sponsors a semester/year program in Paris with Duke and Cornell, EDUCO. Students enrolled in the latter program may choose from a wide variety of classes offered both at the EDUCO center and at several French institutions, including three branches of the University of Paris, I, IV, and VII. Selected students also may study at the prestigious Institut des Sciences Politiques (year program only). The department gives credit toward the French studies major or minor only for classes taken through an Emory program. However, in specific cases, and upon preapproval by the French director of undergraduate studies and the CIPA office, some credit may be earned overseas in programs sponsored by other institutions that offer courses or career opportunities not available through Emory.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Awards and Honors

The Mrs. B.R. Bray Prize is offered annually for the year's best work in French. Sigma chapter of Phi Sigma Iota, the national Foreign language honor society, was installed at Emory in 1930.