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 2019: Language Courses

IT 1 Elementary Italian – Beginning

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

IT 2 Elementary Italian — Continued

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

IT 3 Elementary Italian – Continued

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

IT 4 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

IT 5 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

IT 6 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

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

Spring 2019: Courses in English

IT 121 Literature and Film

Instructor: Thomas Harrison

Lecture, three hours. Comparative study of specific literary works and their adaptation into film and of different techniques in two media and forms of expression. Texts include literary works, screenplays, and works on literary and film theory. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 98T Transgressive Voices: Women Writers in Early Modern Italy

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres, Adrianna Guarro

Seminar, three hours. Requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Freshmen/sophomores preferred. Examination of women writers who used their voices to defy cultural and social constructs intended to limit women’s role in early modern Italy. Analysis of literary and historical examples of female transgression to uncover anxieties surrounding feminine behavior not consistent with societal norms. Letter grading.

IT 42A Italy through Ages in English: Saints and Sinners in Early Modern Italy

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

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.

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 152 Italy between Europe and Africa

Instructor: Lucia Re

Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Italian or background in Italian studies not required. Analysis and critical discussion of works by Italian, northern European, and African writers (including travelers and migrants) who from 18th century to present have seen or experienced Italian peninsula and islands as bridge between Europe and Africa, or mix of both. Readings include works by northern European and African authors about Italy, and Italian authors about Africa and southern Italy. P/NP or letter grading.

Spring 2019: Courses in Italian

IT 103A Introduction to Classic Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Selected classic works of Italian literature, theater, art, and culture from medieval era to Renaissance and baroque. 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 Saint Francis of Assisi, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Saint Catherine of Siena, Machiavelli, Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Gaspara Stampa, Veronica Franco, Ariosto, Tasso, and Galileo. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 191 Variable Topics Research Seminars: Italian Studies

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

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.

Spring 2019: Graduate Courses

IT 495C Teaching Italian at College Level

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

Seminar, to be arranged. Effective uses of technology in foreign language classroom. Project-based seminar in which students develop materials for classroom instruction as well as an electronic teaching portfolio. S/U grading.

IT 260C Studies in Italian Cinema

Instructor: Thomas Harrison

Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Italian cinema compared with other European countries’ and Hollywood’s cinema, with focus on its development from its origins through Fascist times to neorealism, its legacy, different genres, and contemporary scene. S/U or letter grading.

IT 298: Variable Topics in Italian Studies

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

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.

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.