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ITAL 041: Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation

Hermann W. Haller

(Submission #107)

Course Description

The course will focus on the study of outstanding works of Italian literature in Translation selected from the origins in the XIIIth through the XXIst century. Each time the course is offered it will focus on a specific topic, literary period, or genre. Students will study literary masterpieces against their historical, political, and cultural backdrops and thus develop an understanding of Italy’s rich web of cultural identities, as well as a greater awareness of how intellectual and artistic traditions of Western civilization permeate thought in our contemporary society and culture. Students will learn how to approach a text, how to read it from different perspectives, and how to view it within different critical frameworks. They will learn how to interrogate texts, and how to interact with them. The close study of literary texts will also lead to a greater ability to understanding and appreciating written language. The course may be taught as a Writing Intensive (W) course. It is repeatable for credit as the topic will change each semester.


Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Reading Literature (RL)
Context of Experience: European Traditions (ET)
Extended Requirement: Not Applicable

Additional Course information

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: English 110
Existing Course: Existing
Existing Course Number: Italian 41W
Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Semester
Other (if specified): 
Number of Sections: One or two sections
Number of Seats: 25 seats


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