Courses Offered Next Quarter

The UCLA Department of Italian offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in English and Italian. For information about specific section times and locations please view the UCLA Schedule of Classes.

For a complete listing and description of department courses visit the UCLA General Catalog.

Winter 2018: Language Courses

IT 1 Elementary Italian – Beginning

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 2 Elementary Italian — Continued

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 3 Elementary Italian – Continued

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 4 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 5 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 6 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Advanced grammar and composition course with readings from select literary works. P/NP or letter grading.

Winter 2018: Courses in English

IT 50B Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English: Enlightenment to Postmodernity

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Comparative study of major literary texts and their adaptations into different forms of public spectacle, including theater, opera, and film. Works by Goldoni, Gozzi, Mascagni, Verga, Puccini, Pirandello, Calvino, Ortese, Zavattini, de Sica, and Taviani Brothers. Emphasis on development of ideas of spectacle. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 103B Introduction to Modern Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Selected modern works of Italian literature, theater, art, and culture from Enlightenment to present. Emphasis on critical methods and skills for analyzing and interpreting wide range of Italian texts and cultural formations in their historical context and in comparison to contemporary and transnational views. Representative authors may include Vico, Goldoni, Alfieri, Beccaria, Rosalba Carriera, Piranesi, Tiepolo, Leopardi, Manzoni, Pirandello, Aleramo, Marinetti, Boccioni, Modigliani, De Chirico, Calvino, Ortese, Pasolini, Franca Rame, and Dario Fo. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 102B Italian Cultural Experience in English

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

Lecture, three hours. Study of cultural development of Italy. Renaissance discovery of human genius; crucial period between Machiavelli and Galileo, leading Italy and Europe to scientific revolution. P/NP or letter grading.

Winter 2018: Courses in Italian

There are no courses in Italian this quarter.

Winter 2018: Graduate Courses

IT 260A Alternative Perspectives in Italian Culture: Studies of Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, three hours. Open to undergraduate students with consent of instructor. Conspicuous diversity animating Italian society articulated through class, gender, and ethnolinguistic groups to be studied across range of texts, some selected from literary canon, but others purely oral (tales, songs, proverbs, cures and curses, secular and ritual drama). S/U or letter grading.

IT 216E Studies in the Renaissance: Variable Topics

Instructor: Varies

Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of Renaissance literature, with coverage of authors such as Vasari, Leonardo, or Benvenuto. S/U or letter grading.