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Department of French | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Italian Studies

Certificate

A minimum of 30 units comprising both lower and upper division courses is required. A maximum of six transfer units may be counted (up to six units of 100 division Italian language courses, or up to six assigned transfer units in humanities, history or FPA courses, or a combination thereof).

The program serves full and part-time students seeking educational enrichment in Italian Humanism from the early Renaissance to modern times. It may be completed concurrently with, and complements major/minor programs in French, humanities, history and contemporary arts. It requires basic Italian language proficiency (writing, reading and oral skills), is intended for further literature, history and arts study, and may be completed with a degree program.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences BA students may complete the certificate so that some of the FASS breadth requirements are fulfilled by the same courses.

Certificate courses may also be used toward major or minor programs.

Program Requirements

Students complete 15 units in Italian language instruction including

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I (3)

This course is designed to provide the student with the means of acquiring basic spoken fluency and reading facility.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Chohre Rassekh
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D400 Chohre Rassekh
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
ITAL 101 - Introductory Italian II (3)

This course continues the work of ITAL 100. Considerable emphasis will be placed on oral and reading facility as well as basic writing skills. Prerequisite: ITAL 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
ITAL 200 - Intermediate Italian I (3)

An intermediate Italian course continuing the work of ITAL 101. In addition to consolidation of oral practice, grammar, reading and composition skills, a cultural component is included as well as selected readings from Italian authors. Prerequisite: ITAL 101.

ITAL 201 - Intermediate Italian II (3)

ITAL 201 continues the work of ITAL 200. Oral and written competence in Italian are extended through grammar review, oral practice, cultural studies, selected readings from Italian authors and multimedia activities. Prerequisite: ITAL 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
WMC 3515, Burnaby
ITAL 300 - Advanced Italian: Language and Culture (3)

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. Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or permission of Instructor.

and a minimum of 15 more units to be selected from

ENGL 377 - Field School I (4)

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 378. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2009 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 378 - Field School II (4)

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 377. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2008 may not take this course for further credit.

CA 337 - Intermediate Selected Topics in Film and Video Studies (4) *

An intermediate course in critical studies in film addressing a variety of topics. This course can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 6 credits in film studies (CA (or FPA) 135, 136, 137, 186, 235, 236, 237, 335, 436) or 9 credits in CA (or FPA) courses including CA (or FPA) 136 or 137.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Patricia Gruben
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
GCA 3200, GOLDCORP
CA 436 - Advanced Seminar in Film and Video Studies (4) *

Features intensive study and analysis of selected topics in film theory, history, criticism and aesthetics. Examples include: work of specific directors or periods; theories of narrativity; particular aspects of national cinemas, etc. This course can be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CA (or FPA) 335 or 337.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Laura Marks
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
GCA 4390, GOLDCORP
HIST 402 - Renaissance Italy (4)

An exploration of the history and historiography of the Renaissance Italy. Emphasis will be given to politics, religion, culture and the economy, and to a balanced study of the Italian peninsula, including Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, the countryside and smaller urban centres. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 220, 223, HUM 219, 305, 311, 312W or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Vlad Vintila
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HUM 303 - The Latin Humanist Tradition (4)

Studies in the writings of various Latin authors. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 305 - Medieval Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality in the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Dutton
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
HUM 311 - Italian Renaissance Humanism (4)

A study of the major writings, cultural milieu, and influence of the humanist movement of the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Emily O'Brien
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
HUM 312W - Renaissance Studies (4)

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality from the Italian and/or Northern Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 312 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 320 - The Humanities and Philosophy (4)

An exploration of the characteristic ways in which the humanities, with its emphasis on expression, belief and tradition, presents the important philosophical concepts of western civilization. Based upon an interdisciplinary selection of texts drawn from history, philosophy, literature and the arts. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Some of the above courses have specific prerequisites and it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites are met for upper division courses listed in this program.

* providing that content of the course covers primarily Italian film and/or video