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Italian Studies Program

The Italian Studies program is an interdisciplinary program based in the Department of French and Italian, with academic links to several other Emory College of Arts and Sciences departments. The program takes pride in the close faculty/student teaching and mentoring relationships fostered. We offer a wide range of excellent study abroad programs in Italy, both during the summer as well as during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Faculty

Chair/Director
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
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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
Core Faculty
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
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

Courses

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

Summer Program

Summer: The yearly summer program, taught by different Italian Studies faculty every year, thus having a different curriculum every year, is a unique and intense immersion into Italian history and culture. Italian history, art and literature are appreciated on site while traveling throughout the whole country. This program now hosts the Emory School of Medicine, whose faculty offers students a medical humanities course aimed at teaching the essence of the meaning of practicing medicine and the meaning of compassion. This is an excellent inter-disciplinary writing intensive course for all students, both interested in the Healthcare profession or not. This summer program and all the courses are open to all Emory students and students from other colleges. There are no pre-requisites and no language requirements.

Semester Programs: Semester Study in Roma (three programs) and Milano

1. The I.E.S. Roma full immersion program offers a challenging work and study opportunity in Italian work places and at Italian university along with the chance to complete the immersion by living with an Italian family. This option is reserved for Italian Studies majors or minors.

2. For culturally motivated students who have little Italian language knowledge, Emory offers the I.E.S. in Roma program. This is an appropriate for students interested in studying the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and religion but prefer to do so in English. A newly reorganized program, located on the Tiber River in the heart of downtown Rome, Italian home stay opportunities, as well as internship opportunities, make the I.ES. Roma program a highly recommended authentic study opportunity in Italy.

3. The I.E.S. Milan program is the only semester program not having a one semester language pre-requirement. I.E.S. programs in both Roma and Milano are highly recommended for their pedagogically serious language courses as well as authentic immersion into Italian academic realities. Students may integrate a course or two from the famous Milanese universities of La Cattolica and Bocconi. The Milano program in particular is our second most effective full-immersion program and is highly recommended for students serious about learning the language but still needing to transfer college courses in English. Students make take courses in the social sciences, business, humanities, performance music and music, and fine arts.

Both I.E.S. programs are highly recommended for Italian Studies majors and minors.

4. The semester program at John Cabot University in Rome is a wonderful opportunity for students with little knowledge of Italian language and culture to experience a semester in Rome while pursuing their undergraduate education in a fully recognized, four year American-style university.  Pre-requirement: one semester of college level Italian.

All work conducted abroad is monitored by the Italian Studies Program of Emory.


For more information, see Study Abroad.

Advising

Any student having prior knowledge of Italian must meet with the program director prior to registration in any Italian class.

Language Study

Language acquisition is successfully achieved through the innovative I.V.C. Chiavi di Lettura method. Study in Italy on an Emory-approved program is highly recommended for all majors.  Students are also encouraged to practice their language skills by regularly participating in the activities sponsored by the student Italian Club, including Tavola italiana, film festivals, cultural presentations and excursions, cooking classes, etc.

Internship

Available in Italy through our IES semester study programs in Italy. Credit is assigned only with prior approval from the Program director.