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 2020: Language Courses
IT 1 Elementary Italian – Beginning
Claire Lavagnino, Ornella Spano, Hoang Truong
Lecture, five hours. P/NP or letter grading.
IT 2 Elementary Italian — Continued
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.
IT 3 Elementary Italian – Continued
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.
IT 4 Intermediate Italian
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.
IT 6 Intermediate Italian
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Advanced grammar and composition course with readings from select literary works. P/NP or letter grading.
Winter 2020: Courses in English
IT 42A Italy through Ages in English: Saints and Sinners in Early Modern Italy
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of issues of cultural hegemony, political and religious freedom, and doctrinal conflict through Italy’s early modern literary and artistic production. Texts may include Dante’s Divine Comedy, Boccaccio’s Decameron, Saint Catherine’s letters, Machiavelli’s The Prince, and Galileo’s scientific writings. Artworks may include those of Raphael and Michelangelo, as well as Bernini’s sculptures. P/NP or letter grading.
122. Italian Theater
Lecture, three hours. Study of works for stage from Renaissance to present, including examples of opera and questions pertaining to acting, staging, and performance. May include texts by Machiavelli, Aretino, Alfieri, Gozzi, Goldoni, Verdi, Puccini, D’Annunzio, Amelia Rosselli, Dacia Maraini, Dario Fo, and Franca Rame. P/NP or letter grading.
140. Italian Novella from Boccaccio to Basile in Translation
Lecture, three hours. Analysis of development of Italian novella in its structure, historical context, and folk material. Special emphasis on how Italian novella influenced other European literatures. P/NP or letter grading.
Winter 2020: Courses in Italian
IT125: Italian Through Opera
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6. Taught in Italian. Introduction to traditional Italian opera as means of appreciating culture of Italy, art form of opera, and study of Italian language at advanced level through reading of libretti. Six masterworks of Italian opera tradition — “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “La Bohéme,” “Pagliacci,” “Otello,” “Tosca,” and “La Traviata” — offer culturally authentic contexts to learn about operas, their characters, plots, settings, and themes. Exploration of various historical, political, and cultural issues raised in each opera. P/NP or letter grading.
Winter 2020: Graduate Courses
IT 216D: Studies in the Renaissance: Renaissance Theater
Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.