Italian

(College of Letters and Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://italian.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-italian


(College of Letters and Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://italian.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-italian

The Major Program

The major in Italian provides a solid language background that will enable the student to develop an appreciation for the numerous contributions Italians and Italophones have made to literature, the arts, political theory, science, and other expressions of human creativity. The major also emphasizes the influence Italian culture continues to have on our global world.

The Program. The Italian program is geared to the specific needs and interests of the students, who enjoy the advantages of a small classroom setting and the individualized mentoring of dedicated professors. While the use of Italian is stressed in language and literature courses, the program is interdisciplinary in nature. Starting at the lower-division level, students collaborate closely with academic advisors in order to design a major curriculum that includes culture, film, art history, history, food science, and other courses in related fields offered on campus or in Italy. The Italian program actively participates in the UC-wide Education Abroad Program, the Quarter Abroad Program (Florence), the International Internships Program, and the Summer Abroad Program (Rome), all of which offer opportunities for travel and study in Italy.

Career Alternatives. The Italian Program provides a solid foundation for a variety of career paths by offering training in Italian language and culture and developing skills that are vital in any professional setting: critical analysis, interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communication, and cultural sensitivity. In addition to specific career paths in foreign service and education, knowledge of the Italian language and culture enhances professional opportunities in a variety of fields, such as viticulture and enology, food science, political science, medicine, architecture, and engineering.

Honors and Honors Program. Candidates for high or highest honors in Italian must write a senior thesis under the direction of a faculty member. For this purpose, honors candidates must enroll in ITA 194H (3 units) and ITA 195H (3 units). Normally, a student will undertake the honors project during the first two quarters of the senior year; other arrangements must be authorized by the department chair. Only students who, at the end of the junior year (135 units), have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 3.500 in courses required for the major will be eligible for the honors program.

Education Abroad Program. The department strongly encourages students to study abroad in the Summer Abroad program (Rome), the Quarter Abroad Program (Florence), or the Education Abroad Program. Applicable courses are accepted for credit in the major program.

Prerequisite Credit. Credit will not normally be given for a course if it is a prerequisite of a course already successfully completed. Exceptions can be made only by the major advisor.

Quarter Abroad Program. The UC Davis Quarter Abroad Program and the Italian Program offer an exciting Italian Language and Culture Program in Florence, Italy. While studying abroad in Florence, students will earn 23-28 UC Davis quarter units and will experience the richness and vitality of Italian and European culture.

Participants fulfill three-quarters-worth of Italian language study, enroll in culture and film courses, integrate into the Florentine community through meaningful internships (with transcript notation), and explore electives in areas such as art history, fashion, business, and food studies.

There is no language requirement, and all registered UC Davis students with 2.000 GPA and above, good academic standing, and good disciplinary standing are eligible to apply.

For more information, please contact Professor Margherita Heyer-Caput at mheyercaput@ucdavis.edu or see https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/quarterabroad/italy.html.

Major Advisor. M. Subialka

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 27
ITA 001
Elementary Italian (Active)
5
ITA 002
Elementary Italian (Active)
5
ITA 003
Elementary Italian (Active)
5
ITA 004
Intermediate Italian (Active)
4
ITA 005
Intermediate Italian (Active)
4
ITA 009
Reading Italian (Active)
4
or
The equivalent.
 
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 36
Four required courses:
16
ITA 101
Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar (Active)
4
or
ITA 101S
Advanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (Active)
4
ITA 105
Introduction to Italian Literature (Active)
4
Two Italian literature courses taught in Italian from two different areas among the following:
8
(a) Medieval Italian:
 
ITA 112
Medieval and Renaissance Poetry: St. Francis to Petrarch (Active)
4
ITA 113
Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) (Active)
4
ITA 114
Boccaccio, Decameron, and the Renaissance Novella (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)*
4
(b) Renaissance Italian:
 
ITA 115A
Studies in the Cinquecento (Active)
4
ITA 115B
Italian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque: From Cellini to Marino (Active)
4
ITA 115C
Italian Drama from Machiavelli to the Enlightenment (Active)
4
ITA 115D
Early Modern Italian Lyric (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)*
4
(c) Modern Italian:
 
ITA 118
Italian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (Active)
4
ITA 119
Italian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (Active)
4
ITA 120A
Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel (Active)
4
ITA 120B
Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)*
4
Five Elective Courses in Italian literature, cinema, or culture, to be chosen in consultation with the Italian faculty advisor, from among the following:
 
ITA 104
Italian Translation and Style (Active)
4
ITA 107
Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (Active)+
4
or
ITA 107S
Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (Active)+
4
ITA 108
Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (Active)+
4
or
ITA 108S
Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (Active)+
4
ITA 128
Topics in Italian Culture (Active)
4
ITA 131
Autobiography in Italy (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)+
4
or
ITA 145S
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)+
4
ITA 150
Studies in Italian Cinema (Active)+
4
ITA 121
New Italian Cinema (Active)+
4
or
FMS 121
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
or
ITA 121S
New Italian Cinema (Active)+
4
or
FMS 121S
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
ITA 141
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)+
4
or
COM 138
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
ITA 194H
Special Study for Honors Students (Active)
3
ITA 195H
Honors Thesis (Active)
3
Up to two of the five electives may be selected from courses in related fields offered in other departments. These must be chosen in consultation with the Italian faculty advisor. Sample courses include:
 
AHI 178B
Early Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
AHI 178C
High and Late Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (Active)
4
ANT 146N
Topics in the Anthropology of Europe (Active)
4
COM 158
The Detective Story as Literature (Active)
4
COM 164A
The European Middle Ages (Active)
4
COM 164B
The Renaissance (Active)
4
COM 167
Comparative Study of Major Authors (Active)
4
FMS 120
Italian-American Cinema (Active)
4
HIS 146A
Europe in the Twentieth Century (Active)
4
HIS 146B
Europe in the Twentieth Century (Active)
4
Please note: a maximum of eight (8) units of coursework in English is allowed for the Italian major.
 
All upper division courses are to be chosen in consultation with the Italian faculty advisor.
 
Recommended
 
Study abroad in Italy for a period of one year, one semester, or one quarter, and/or the sutdy of Latin or another Romance Language.
 
*If applicable
+Taught in English
Total: 36-63

(College of Letters and Science)

Noah Guynn, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://italian.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-italian

For more information, please contact Professor Margherita Heyer-Caput at mheyercaput@ucdavis.edu or see https://studyabroad.ucdavis.edu/programs/quarterabroad/italy.html.

Minor Advisor. M. Subialka

Italian
Units: 20
Three required courses:
12
ITA 101
Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar (Active)
4
or
ITA 101S
Advanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (Active)
4
ITA 105
Introduction to Italian Literature (Active)
4
Choose one Italian literature course taught in Italian:
4
ITA 112
Medieval and Renaissance Poetry: St. Francis to Petrarch (Active)
4
ITA 113
Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) (Active)
4
ITA 114
Boccaccio, Decameron, and the Renaissance Novella (Active)
4
ITA 115A
Studies in the Cinquecento (Active)
4
ITA 115B
Italian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque: From Cellini to Marino (Active)
4
ITA 115C
Italian Drama from Machiavelli to the Enlightenment (Active)
4
ITA 115D
Early Modern Italian Lyric (Active)
4
ITA 118
Italian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (Active)
4
ITA 119
Italian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (Active)
4
ITA 120A
Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel (Active)
4
ITA 120B
Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)
4
Choose two Elective Courses in Italian literature, cinema, or culture in consultation with the Italian faculty advisor. In addition to the literature courses listed above, students may choose:
8
ITA 104
Italian Translation and Style (Active)
4
ITA 107
Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (Active)+
4
or
ITA 107S
Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (Active)+
4
ITA 108
Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (Active)+
4
or
ITA 108S
Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (Active)+
4
ITA 121
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
or
FMS 121
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
or
ITA 121S
New Italian Cinema (Active)+
4
or
FMS 121S
New Italian Cinema (Active)
4
ITA 128
Topics in Italian Culture (Active)+
4
ITA 131
Autobiography in Italy (Active)+
4
ITA 141
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
or
COM 138
Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (Active)
4
ITA 145
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)+
4
or
ITA 145S
Special Topics in Italian Literature (Active)+
4
ITA 150
Studies in Italian Cinema (Active)
4
Please note: a maximum of four units of coursework in English is allowed for the Italian Minor.
 
+Taught in English
Total: 20
Courses in ITA:
ITA 001Elementary Italian (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Students who have successfully completed ITA 002 or ITA 003 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only; although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required; all other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed.; not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001A or ITA 001S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 001AAccelerated Intensive Elementary Italian (15) Active
Lecture/Discussion—15 hour(s). Special 12-week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communicative ability. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 001, ITA 002, or ITA 003. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Summer Special Session.
ITA 001SElementary Italian (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. Course is taught abroad. Students who have successfully completed ITA 002 or ITA 003 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only; although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required; all other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed; not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001 or ITA 001A. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 002Elementary Italian (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 001 or ITA 001S. Continuation of course 1 or 1S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001A or ITA 002S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 002SElementary Italian (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 001 or ITA 001S. Continuation of course 1 or 1S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 001A or ITA 002. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 003Elementary Italian (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 002 or ITA 002S. Continuation of course 2 or 2S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001A or ITA 003S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 003SElementary Italian (5) Active
Discussion—5 hour(s); Laboratory—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 002 or ITA 002S. Continuation of course 2 or 2S. Review of grammar and vocabulary, and practice of all language skills through cultural texts. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001A or ITA 003. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ITA 004Intermediate Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 003 or ITA 003S. Review of grammar and syntax through written exercises and short prose works. Intended to develop the linguistic foundations of students who have completed the first year language classes. (Letter.) GE credit: WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 004SIntermediate Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 003 or ITA 003S; Or the equivalent. Review of grammar and syntax through written exercises and readings of short prose works. Intended to develop the linguistic foundations of students who have completed the first year language classes. This course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 004. (Letter.) GE credit: WC. Effective: 2012 Spring Quarter.
ITA 005Intermediate Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 004 or ITA 004S. Review and study of grammar and syntax, readings of short prose works, and written exercises. Intended to prepare students to read, understand, and discuss modern Italian. (Letter.) GE credit: WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 005SIntermediate Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 004 or ITA 004S. Review and study of grammar and syntax, readings of short prose works, and written exercises. Intended to prepare students to read, understand, and discuss modern Italian. Course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 005. (Letter.) GE credit: WC. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
ITA 008AItalian Conversation (3) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 003; Or the equivalent. Italian conversation with peers in classroom setting. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ITA 008ASItalian Conversation (3) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 003; Or the equivalent. Italian conversation in local context outside United States. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ITA 008BItalian Conversation (3) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 008A. Italian conversation with peers in a classroom setting. (Letter.) GE credit: WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ITA 008BSItalian Conversation (3) Active
Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 008A. Italian conversation in local context outside United States. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ITA 009Reading Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 005 or ITA 005S. Reading and discussion of modern Italian prose, including selections from creative, scientific and journalistic writings. Introduction to contemporary Italian literature and culture. Strengthening the student's command of the Italian language. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ITA 009SReading Italian (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 005 or ITA 005S. Reading and discussion of modern Italian prose, including selections from creative, scientific and journalistic writings. Introduction to contemporary Italian literature and culture as well as strengthening the student's command of the Italian language. This course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 009. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
ITA 031Beginning Italian for Spanish Speakers (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPA 003 or SPA 003V or SPA 003Y; Or two years of high school Spanish or native or heritage speaker of Spanish. Intensive introductory course on Italian language with emphasis on structural similarities between Italian and Spanish.  Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 001, ITA 001A, ITA 001S, ITA 002, ITA 002S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ITA 031YBeginning Italian for Spanish Speakers (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPA 003 or SPA 003V or SPA 003Y; Consent of Instructor. SPA 003 or two years of high school Spanish or native or heritage speaker of Spanish. Intensive Introductory course on Italian language with emphasis on structural similarities between Italian and Spanish. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 001, ITA 001A, ITA 001S, ITA 002, ITA 002S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ITA 032Beginning Italian for Spanish Speakers (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 031 or ITA 031Y; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 31. Intensive introductory course to Italian language and grammar with emphasis on oral and written communication. Highlights the structural similarities between Italian and Spanish.  Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 001A, ITA 001S, ITA 002, ITA 002S, ITA 003, ITA 003S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ITA 032YBeginning Italian for Spanish Speakers (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Web Electronic Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 031 or ITA 031Y; or Consent of Instructor. Continuation of course 31. Intensive introductory course to Italian language and grammar with emphasis on oral and written communication. Highlights the structural similarities between Italian and Spanish. Not open for credit to students who have taken ITA 001A, ITA 003, ITA 003S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ITA 050Studies in Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Lower division standing. Introduction to Italian cinema through its genres. Focus is on cinema as a reflection of and a comment on modern Italian history. Film will be studied as an artistic medium and as a form of mass communication. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 090XLower Division Seminar (1-2) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Examination of a special topic in Italian language or culture (such as Italian culture seen through film, Italian feminism, literature, or politics) through shared readings, discussions, written assignments, or special activities such as film screening or laboratory work. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): and Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Primarily intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 101Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 101SAdvanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Or the equivalent. Instruction and practice in expository writing in Italian, with emphasis on advanced grammar, organization, and vocabulary building. Course will be taught in Italy. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 101. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 104Italian Translation and Style (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Consent of Instructor. Practice in translation from Italian to English and English to Italian, using literary and nonliterary texts of different styles. Analysis of linguistic problems and elements of style contained in the translation material. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 104S. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 104STranslation and Style (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S. Practice in translation from Italian to English and English to Italian, using literary and non-literary texts of different styles. Analysis of linguistic problems and elements of style contained in the translation material. Course will be taught abroad. No credit allowed to those who have completed ITA 104. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 105Introduction to Italian Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Consent of Instructor. Introduction to the study of the principal authors, works, and movements of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern periods in Italy. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 107Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Assessment of the impact of regional autonomy on Italian cultural life from the Middle Ages to the present. Special emphasis will be placed upon achievements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and socio-political institutions. To be taught in English. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 107SSurvey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. An assessment of the impact of regional autonomy on Italian cultural life from the Middle Ages to the present. Special emphasis will be placed upon achievements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and socio-political institutions. To be taught in English. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 107. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ITA 108Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Analysis of cultural issues in contemporary Italy: Myth and reality of imagined Italies, Italian identities; immigration and race relations; the media and popular culture. Taught in Englsih. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1998 Fall Quarter.
ITA 108SContemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Analysis of cultural issues in contemporary Italy; myth and reality of imagined Italies; Italian identities; immigration and race relations; the media and popular culture. Taught in English. This course will be taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 108. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, SS, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ITA 112Medieval and Renaissance Poetry: St. Francis to Petrarch (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent. Study of the origins of Italian religious and secular poetry of the13th and 14th centuries. A diversified poetry is illustrated in works of St. Francis, Dante, Cavalcanti, Petrarch, the Sicilian School, the Sweet New Style Poets, and other authors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 113Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent. Study of Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia, and its role in the development of Italian language and literature. Emphasis will be placed on reading the whole poem within the historical context of the Middle Ages. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 114Boccaccio, Decameron, and the Renaissance Novella (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent course. Study of the development of the short story in Italy, as exemplified in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, in his predecessors and Renaissance followers. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 115AStudies in the Cinquecento (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent. Analysis of key texts from the high moment of the Italian Renaissance. The political and aesthetic legacy of humanism will be foregrounded in relation to authors such as Ficino, Ariosto, Machiavelli, Aretino, Castiglione, and Tasso. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 115BItalian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque: From Cellini to Marino (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 115A. Continued examination into the loss of an ideal. Emphasis on the conflicts in Michelangelo and Tasso leading to Marino, with an excursus on Galileos role in the formation of a modern literary standard. (Letter.) GE credit: OL. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 115CItalian Drama from Machiavelli to the Enlightenment (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009; or Consent of Instructor. Development of comic and tragic forms as critical representations of their societal and historical contexts, i.e. Machiavelli and the logic of power, Baroque dramatists in the service of counter-reformation Italy, Goldoni's comedies and bourgeois social consciousness. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ITA 115DEarly Modern Italian Lyric (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Examination of the poetic tradition influenced by Petrarch. Consideration of the relation between gender and genre in such poets as Petrarch, Bembo, della Casa, Tasso, Marino, Gaspara Stampa, Veronica Franco, Isabella di Morra. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ITA 118Italian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Development of modern Italian literature. Emphasis on the work of Goldoni, Bettinelli, Baretti, Parini, Alfieri, and Vico. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ITA 119Italian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Romanticism in Italy, including Manzoni, Verga, and Verismo. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 120AItalian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009; Consent of Instructor. Development of the novel from Svevo to the present. Emphasis on the work of Svevo, Levi, Moravia, Pavese, and Vittorini. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
ITA 120BItalian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009; or Consent of Instructor. Italian poetry with emphasis on Hermeticism; the theater of Luigi Pirandello and its role in the development of contemporary Italian drama. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 121New Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; or Consent of Instructor. And upper division standing. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as FMS 121.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
ITA 121SNew Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FMS 001; and Consent of Instructor. And upper division standing. Italian cinema of the 21st century in the context of profound cultural and social changes in Italy since World War II. Productions by representative directors such as Amelio, Giordana, Moretti, Muccino are included. Knowledge of Italian not required. (Same course as FMS 121S.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ITA 128Topics in Italian Culture (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. In-depth study of a particular topic in Italian Culture. Topics include: Italian Cities; Church and State; the "Southern Question"; Fascism and Resistance; 1968: Counter Culture, Feminism and Terrorism; Multicultural Italy. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 131Autobiography in Italy (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Development of representations of selfhood with particular attention to generic conditions, the confessional tradition and the problem of women's self-representation. Authors studied may included Petrarch, Tasso, Casanova, Alfieri, Zvevok, Sibilla Aleramo and Primo Levi. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 139BItalian Literature in English: Boccaccio, Petrarch and the Renaissance (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Petrarch and Boccaccio and their relations to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the Renaissance, with particular attention to the works of Lorenzo de' Medici, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Michelangelo, and Tasso. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 140Italian Literature in English Translation: Dante, Divine Comedy (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Any course from the GE Literature Preparation List. Reading of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, through the otherworld realms of Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 141Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Completion of Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR). Critical analysis of Renaissance texts with primary focus on issues such as human dignity, education and gender politics; "high" and "low" culture and its relation to literary practices. (Same course as COM 138.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ITA 142Masterpieces of Modern Italian Narrative (4) Active
Lecture—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): ENG 003 or COM 002 or HIS 004C. Analysis of major works of Italian narrative fiction from unification of Italy to present. Students will learn to use representative methods and concepts which guide literary scholarship. Consideration of works within European social and cultural context. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 145Special Topics in Italian Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Study of special topics and themes in Italian literature, such as comic literature, epic poetry, pre-twentieth century theater, fascism, futurism, women and literature, and the image of America, etc. May be repeated for credit May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 145SSpecial Topics in Italian Literature (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 009 or ITA 009S; or Consent of Instructor. Study of special topics and themes in Italian literature, such as comic literature, epic poetry, pre-twentieth-century theater, fascism, futurism, women and literature, the image of America, etc. Course is taught abroad. May be repeated for credit. Not open for credit to students who have completed ITA 145. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ITA 150Studies in Italian Cinema (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Introduction to Italian cinema through its genres. Focus on cinema as a reflection or a comment on modern Italian history. Film as an artistic medium and as a form of mass communication. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ITA 190XUpper Division Seminar (1-2) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Limited enrollment. Examination of a special topic in Italian language or culture through shared readings, discussions, written assignments or special activities such as film screening or laboratory work. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 192Italian Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing and consent of chairperson of Italian Department. Participation in government and business activities to gain work experience and to develop a better knowledge of Italian language and culture. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 192SItalian Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing, consent of instructor and UC Davis program director or chairperson of Italian Department. Participation in community service, teaching, government, and business activities to gain work experience and to develop a better knowledge of Italian language and culture. This course is offered abroad. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ITA 194HSpecial Study for Honors Students (3) Active
Independent Study—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for Honors Program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Italian literature, civilization, or language studies. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 195HHonors Thesis (3) Active
Independent Study—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ITA 194H. Writing of an honors thesis on a topic in Italian literature, civilization, or language studies under the direction of a faculty member. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 197TTutoring in Italian (1-4) Active
Seminar—1-2 hour(s); Laboratory—1-2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Tutoring in undergraduate courses, including leadership in small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with departmental courses. May be repeated up to 6 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 197TCCommunity Tutoring in Italian (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-2 hour(s); Laboratory—2-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Field experience as Italian tutors or teacher's aides. May be repeated up to 10 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 198Directed Group Study (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 198SDirected Group Study (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group study on focused topics in Italian literature and culture. Varies according to instructor. This course is offered abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ITA 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 199SSpecial Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Opportunity for a faculty member to work with an advanced undergraduate student in a focused manner on a topic or topics of mutual research/creative interest. This course is offered abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ITA 297Individual Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 299DDissertation Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ITA 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable—3-12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.