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ITAST 100: Italian Americans: An Interpretation of a People

Fred Gardaphe

(Submission #127)

Course Description

Italian Americans: An Interpretation of a People is an introduction to Italian/American Studies that explores the phenomenon of Italian/American experiences from immigration to ethnicity and beyond. Comparative studies of human values and ideals as observed through the disciplines of anthropology, history, sociology, literature, film, and cultural studies that provide theoretical foundations for this exploration. Original source materials such as literature and autobiographical writings are used to examine the expression of values and choices made by Italian immigrants as they become American citizens. The experience of Italians in North and South America and their contributions to American culture will be presented in relation to those of other ethnic Americans throughout the country's history. Lectures are supplemented by film excerpts, guest lecturers and performing artists.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Culture and Values (CV)
Context of Experience: United States (US)
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
Existing Course: Existing
Existing Course Number: IAST 100 E5TBA
Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Fall
Other (if specified): 
Number of Sections: 1
Number of Seats: 50


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