Courses

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.

Spring 2017: 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.

Spring 2017: Courses in English

IT 42A Italy through Ages in English: Early Modern Italy

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of Italy’s unique contribution to Western civilization in development of humanist and Renaissance learning, political and philosophical thought, science, architecture, and arts in cities such as Venice, Padua, Florence, Rome, and Naples. Works by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Vico. 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.

IT 191 Variable Topics Research Seminars: Italian Studies: Italian Jewish Experience

Instructor: Daniel Stein Kokin

Never large in demographic terms, Italian Jewry has nonetheless enjoyed continuity and creativity virtually unparalleled in Jewish world. Overview of more than 2000 years of Jewish life on Italian peninsula and exploration of distinguishing features of Italian Jewish experience. Examination of Jewish presence in ancient Rome, Jewish contribution to medieval and Renaissance culture, establishment and impact of ghettos in early modern era, port Jews of Livorno and Trieste, and role and experience of Italian Jews in reunification of Italy and Holocaust. Central themes explored: Italy’s historical role as nerve center and melting pot for various Jewish cultures, relations between Jews and their Christian neighbors, unique cultural and religious traditions of Italian Jewry, and how Italian Jewish experience is remembered today. Readings primarily historical and literary in nature, touching upon archaeology and material culture, religion, and art history.

Spring 2017: Courses in Italian

IT 103A Introduction to Classic Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi Instructor: Varies

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

Spring 2017: Graduate Courses

IT 214A Studies in Medieval Literature: La Divina Commedia

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

IT 260B Women in Italian Culture

Instructor: Lucia Re

Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Conditions of women within Italian society, with concentration on specific works produced by women and/or representing women’s conditions in either medieval/Renaissance or contemporary time. S/U or letter grading.

IT 375 Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.