Fall 2019 - ITAL 300 D100

Advanced Italian: Language and Culture (3)

Class Number: 1815

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Tue, Thu, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2019
    Wed, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    ITAL 201 or permission of Instructor.



Will continue the work of the 200-level courses with emphasis on the cultural aspects of Italian life. How does one live in Italy today? What are the cultural differences between the various regions? Fluency in language use, both oral and written, will be enhanced.


ITAL 300 will be focusing on applying the language and the grammatical/oral competency learnt at the intermediary level to literary pieces selected for this Course. Class discussions, group work, presentations, essay writing will enhance and amplify the use of the vocabulary and increase both the oral and written communicative skills of the student. The Course will be conducted in Italian and the material used, supported by corresponding Italian movies when possible and other audio-visual material, will also allow the student to be immersed in the Italian culture. The Course will address aspects of modern and contemporary Italian literature, history and culture and it will teach students to understand spoken Italian, to converse, and to communicate in written Italian at an advanced level.


  • Scritture (X3) 15%
  • Assignments (X8) 16%
  • Group Work (X2) 12%
  • Mid-Term 15%
  • Final oral exam 10%
  • Final written exam 20%
  • Attendance, preparation and class participation 12%



“Giocare con la Letteratura”, Carlo Guastalla, Alma Edizione- Firenze.

(The Department will make the text book available on the first day of class).

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