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 2020: Language Courses

IT 1 Elementary Italian – Beginning

Instructor: Jan DeLozier, L. Valdarno, L. Mardoyan

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

IT 2 Elementary Italian — Continued

Instructor: Marianna Nespoli, H. Truong, H. Truong, O. Spano

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

IT 3 Elementary Italian – Continued

Instructor: Claire Lavagnino, H. Truong, M. Blaisdell, M. Tomlinson

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

IT 4 Intermediate Italian

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

IT 5 Intermediate Italian

Instructor: Joseph Tumolo

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

IT 6 Intermediate Italian

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

Spring 2020: 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.

Spring 2020: Courses in Italian

IT 103B Introduction to Modern Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

Instructor: Claire Lavagnino

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. This course, taught in Italian, uses fictional short stories to invite students to enter into the real historical world of Italy.  Stories will touch upon marriage, ritual, age, gender, sexuality, love, clerical misconduct and personal social identities. P/NP or letter grading.

IT 113 Dante’s “La Divina Commedia”

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Study of medieval philosophy, religion, and politics in “La Divina Commedia,” greatest literary achievement of the age. 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 2020: Graduate Courses

IT 214A Studies in Medieval Literature: La Divina Commedia

Instructor: Andrea Moudarres

Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter 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.