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.

Fall 2019: Language Courses

IT 1 Elementary Italian – Beginning

Instructor: Claire Lavagnino, Ornella Spano, Hoang Truong

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

IT 2 Elementary Italian — Continued

Instructor: Claire Lavagnino

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

IT 3 Elementary Italian – Continued

Instructor: Hoang Truong

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

IT 4 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Hoang Truong

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

IT 5 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Ornella Spano

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

IT 6 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Ornella Spano

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

Fall 2019: Courses in English

IT 46 Italian Cinema and Culture in English

Instructor: Thomas Harrison

With an eye to the interrelation of sexual and political desire in culture, this course engages in a detailed analysis of nine celebrated Italian films, subtitled in English and contextualized by readings in sociology, philosophy, psychology, and political history. Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 114B- Middle Ages: Medieval Humor, Moralism, and Society

Instructor: Roberta Morosini

Lecture, three hours. Novelty of Boccaccio’s witty and comic masterpiece, Decameron, analyzed within context of moral and social codes of culture of time. P/NP or letter grading.

IT120: Modern and Contemporary Literature

Instructor: Lucia Re

Lecture, three hours. Analysis of novels, short fiction, poetry, and drama in connection with modern and contemporary thought, politics, and culture. Authors may include D’Annunzio, Aleramo, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Montale, Pasolini, Ortese, Morante, Ginzburg, Calvino, Fo, Eco, Celati, and Tabucchi. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2019: Courses in Italian

IT 100 Composition and Style

Instructor: Claire Lavagnino

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 6. Taught in Italian. Development of writing techniques and proficiency in composition and style, with emphasis on editing for grammar and style. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 191 Variable Topics Research Seminars: Italian Studies

Instructor: Roberta Morosini

Seminar, three hours. Research seminar with focus on themes and issues outside uniquely Italian literature topics covered in regular departmental undergraduate courses. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2019: Graduate Courses

IT 221A Studies in 20th-Century Literature: Variable Topics

Instructor: Lucia Re

Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of 20th-century literature, with coverage of authors such as D’Annunzio, Verga, Marinetti, and Pirandello. S/U or letter grading

IT 298: Variable Topics in Italian Studies

Instructor: Roberta Morosini

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Seminar focusing on themes and issues outside the uniquely Italian literature topics covered in regular departmental graduate courses.