• 1. Elementary Italian -- Beginning

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1G. Special Reading Course

    Units: 4

    Readings, three hours. Open to graduate students in other fields. Preparation for Graduate Division foreign language reading requirement. S/U grading.

  • 2. Elementary Italian -- Continued

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 2G. Special Reading Course

    Units: 4

    Readings, three hours. Open to graduate students in other fields. Preparation for Graduate Division foreign language reading requirement.

  • 3. Elementary Italian -- Continued

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 4. Intermediate Italian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 5. Intermediate Italian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 6. Intermediate Italian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Advanced grammar and composition course with readings from select literary works. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8A. Italian Conversation

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8B. Italian Conversation

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8C. Italian Conversation

    Units: 2

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 4. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 9. Intensive Italian

    Units: 12

    Lecture, 20 hours. Intensive language program equivalent to first year of college Italian (courses 1, 2, 3) and designed to develop basic language skills. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 42A. Italy through Ages in English: Saints and Sinners in Early Modern Italy

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of issues of cultural hegemony, political and religious freedom, and doctrinal conflict through Italy's early modern literary and artistic production. Texts may include Dante's Divine Comedy, Boccaccio's Decameron, Saint Catherine's letters, Machiavelli's The Prince, and Galileo's scientific writings. Artworks may include those of Raphael and Michelangelo, as well as Bernini's sculptures. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 42B. Italy through Ages in English: Modern and Contemporary Italy

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Cultural and political developments from 18th century to present. Topics include Beccaria and opposition to death penalty and absolutism; Garibaldi, Italian Risorgimento, national liberation, and unification; Lombroso and criminology in new Italy; Mussolini and Fascism; Gramsci and Communism; Italian Catholicism; Berlusconi and media; migration and today's multiethnic Italy. Assigned works include relevant literature and memoirs, music, and film, futurist and fascist art, and organized crime fiction and film. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 42C. Italy Through the Ages in English: Food and Literature in Italy

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Profile of Italian history and culture through analysis of gastronomic and literary texts. Special emphasis on late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Risorgimento. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 46. Italian Cinema and Culture in English

    Units: 5

    Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. Special topics in Italian culture as reflected and reinforced by the nation's prime artform, stressing aesthetics and ideology of films, contemporary Italian history, and politics. Rotating topics include sex and politics, comedy, integration, family networks, and neorealism. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 50A. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English: Middle Ages to Baroque

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Leading philosophical, religious, and sociopolitical issues in Europe, examined in authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Lorenzo de' Medici, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, and Tasso. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 50B. Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English: Enlightenment to Postmodernity

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Comparative study of major literary texts and their adaptations into different forms of public spectacle, including theater, opera, and film. Works by Goldoni, Gozzi, Mascagni, Verga, Puccini, Pirandello, Calvino, Ortese, Zavattini, de Sica, and Taviani Brothers. Emphasis on development of ideas of spectacle. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 77. Encounters between Christianity, Islam, and New Worlds in Age of Discovery

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of cultural, religious, and racial differences in early modern world of Italy, America, Africa, and Ottoman Empire. Materials include films, artworks, Dante's "Divine Comedy," Qur'an, Arab chronicles of Crusades, travel logs and letters of Christopher Columbus, Italian Renaissance epic poems, and anticolonial polemics. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 100. Composition and Style

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 6. Taught in Italian. Development of writing techniques and proficiency in composition and style, with emphasis on editing for grammar and style. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102A. Italian Cultural Experience in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of cultural development of Italy. Roots of Western civilization; social and artistic achievements of communal society; Marco Polo, Dante, Boccaccio, Giotto, rise of Italian merchant class. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102B. Italian Cultural Experience in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of cultural development of Italy. Renaissance discovery of human genius; crucial period between Machiavelli and Galileo, leading Italy and Europe to scientific revolution. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102C. Italian Cultural Experience in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of cultural development of Italy. Birth of Italian nation from wars of independence to foundation of modern republic, delineated through narrative and cinema in historical context. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103A. Introduction to Classic Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Selected classic works of Italian literature, theater, art, and culture from medieval era to Renaissance and baroque. Emphasis on critical methods and skills for analyzing and interpreting wide range of Italian texts and cultural formations in their historical context and in comparison to contemporary and transnational views. Representative authors may include Saint Francis of Assisi, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Saint Catherine of Siena, Machiavelli, Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Gaspara Stampa, Veronica Franco, Ariosto, Tasso, and Galileo. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103B. Introduction to Modern Italian Literary and Cultural Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Selected modern works of Italian literature, theater, art, and culture from Enlightenment to present. Emphasis on critical methods and skills for analyzing and interpreting wide range of Italian texts and cultural formations in their historical context and in comparison to contemporary and transnational views. Representative authors may include Vico, Goldoni, Alfieri, Beccaria, Rosalba Carriera, Piranesi, Tiepolo, Leopardi, Manzoni, Pirandello, Aleramo, Marinetti, Boccioni, Modigliani, De Chirico, Calvino, Ortese, Pasolini, Franca Rame, and Dario Fo. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 110. Dante in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Close study of one of world's greatest literary geniuses, particularly of his masterpiece, "Divine Comedy," the archetypal medieval journey through the afterworld. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 113. Dante's "La Divina Commedia"

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Study of medieval philosophy, religion, and politics in "La Divina Commedia," greatest literary achievement of the age. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 114A. Middle Ages: Tradition of Love from Sacred to Profane

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of major love poets of all time (Dante, Dolce Stil Novo poets, and Petrarca) caught between courtly and religious codes. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 114B. Middle Ages: Medieval Humor, Moralism, and Society

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Novelty of Boccaccio's witty and comic masterpiece, Decameron, analyzed within context of moral and social codes of culture of time. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 116A. Italian Renaissance: Renewal of Art and Thought

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of Quattrocento and its representatives in arts and humanistic thought (i.e., Mantegna, Botticelli, Pico, Valla, and Ficino). P/NP or letter grading.

  • 116B. Italian Renaissance: Power and Imagination in Renaissance

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of artistic world of Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Titian, and literary masterpieces of Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, Tasso, in world molded by powerful political forces, such as Roman Papacy and Medici, Gonzaga, and D'Este courts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118. Italian Enlightenment

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of philosophical and political prose, satiric poetry, and drama in 18th-century Italy. Writings by Vico, Metastasio, Parini, and Alfieri. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 119. Italian Realism and Romanticism

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of literary trends and masterpieces in 19th-century Italy. Readings include realist novels and short stories by Manzoni, Verga, and Deledda addressing themes of social and political unrest, patriotism, North-South conflicts, family, and gender relations. Romantic lyric poetry by Foscolo and Leopardi expressing emotions and reflecting on erotic desire, nature versus culture, temporality, death, and yearning for aesthetic perfection. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. Modern and Contemporary Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Analysis of novels, short fiction, poetry, and drama in connection with modern and contemporary thought, politics, and culture. Authors may include D'Annunzio, Aleramo, Pirandello, Ungaretti, Montale, Pasolini, Ortese, Morante, Ginzburg, Calvino, Fo, Eco, Celati, and Tabucchi. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 121. Literature and Film

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Comparative study of specific literary works and their adaptation into film and of different techniques in two media and forms of expression. Texts include literary works, screenplays, and works on literary and film theory. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 122. Italian Theater

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of works for stage from Renaissance to present, including examples of opera and questions pertaining to acting, staging, and performance. May include texts by Machiavelli, Aretino, Alfieri, Gozzi, Goldoni, Verdi, Puccini, D'Annunzio, Amelia Rosselli, Dacia Maraini, Dario Fo, and Franca Rame. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 123. Modern Italian Cultural Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Reading, research, and writing on various cultural aspects of modern and contemporary Italy. Examination of contemporary Italian food culture, fashion and design, photography and visual arts, mass media, politics, music, and sports. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 124. Food and Literature in Italy

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Profile of Italian history and culture through analysis of gastronomic documents, food traditions, and literary and visual works. Emphasis on late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Risorgimento, or modern and contemporary movements such as Cucina futurista and slow food. Examination of relation of Italian traditions of food and eating with health, body, gender, community, politics, biodiversity, and environment. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 125. Italian through Opera

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6. Taught in Italian. Introduction to traditional Italian opera as means of appreciating culture of Italy, art form of opera, and study of Italian language at advanced level through reading of libretti. Six masterworks of Italian opera tradition -- "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," "La Bohéme," "Pagliacci," "Otello," "Tosca," and "La Traviata" -- offer culturally authentic contexts to learn about operas, their characters, plots, settings, and themes. Exploration of various historical, political, and cultural issues raised in each opera. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 131. Reading and Reciting

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100. Taught in Italian. Emphasis on diction, interpretation, and performance of one-act plays as vehicles for perfection of pronunciation, comprehension, and fluency. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140. Italian Novella from Boccaccio to Basile in Translation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Analysis of development of Italian novella in its structure, historical context, and folk material. Special emphasis on how Italian novella influenced other European literatures. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 150. Modern Fiction in Translation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Select issues in 20th-century thought traced in writers of international fame, with focus on concerns and styles of several prose works such as Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose," Pasolini's "The Ragazzi," Pirandello's "The Late Mattia Pascal," and Calvino's "The Cosmicomics." P/NP or letter grading.

  • 151. Italy and Asia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Examination of portrayals of Asian culture in Italy and Italian culture in Asia, and ways in which Asia and Italy view each other through eyes of writers, travelers, and modern media. Discussion of how Italy has evolved from relatively homogeneous society into multiethnic country that includes growing Asian and Asian-Italian population. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 152. Italy between Europe and Africa

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Italian or background in Italian studies not required. Analysis and critical discussion of works by Italian, northern European, and African writers (including travelers and migrants) who from 18th century to present have seen or experienced Italian peninsula and islands as bridge between Europe and Africa, or mix of both. Readings include works by northern European and African authors about Italy, and Italian authors about Africa and southern Italy. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M158. Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Italian Culture

    Units: 4

    (Same as Gender Studies M158.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Analysis of gender roles, images of femininity and masculinity, patriarchy, myths of Madonna and Latin lover, condition of women in Italian society through history, politics, literature, film, and other media. Italian majors required to read texts in Italian. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 180. History of Italian Language

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Main forces that have shaped literary or standard Italian and specific ways in which language has evolved. Tracing of its changing relations with other European languages and survey of effects wrought by historical events, changes in taste, and altered social functions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 191. Variable Topics Research Seminars: Italian Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Research seminar with focus on themes and issues outside uniquely Italian literature topics covered in regular departmental undergraduate courses. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 195. Community or Corporate Internships in Italian

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or business. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 198. Honors Research in Italian

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Development and completion of significant research project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 199A. Directed Research in Italian

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 199B. Directed Capstone Research in Italian and Italian and Special Fields

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Requisites: courses 100 and at least four required courses for the major. Limited to senior Italian and Italian and Special Fields majors. Supervised individual research under guidance of faculty mentor. Capstone tutorial in which interdisciplinary paper (20 to 25 pages) is to be written in either Italian or English that requires students to synthesize their knowledge of Italian or Italian and one special field of study. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 201. Bibliography and Methods of Research

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 205. Studies in Criticism and Theory

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. History, theory, and practice of criticism. Presentation, discussion, and application of fundamental currents in aesthetics and criticism from Plato and Aristotle to present, including thematic and genre criticism, poststructuralist approaches, and feminist criticism. Letter grading.

  • 210. Studies in Early Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Topics include origins of Italian language and study of early texts, "Scuola Siciliana" and early poetry of Central and Northern Italy, and "Dolce Stil Novo." S/U or letter grading.

  • 214A. Studies in Medieval Literature: La Divina Commedia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214B. Studies in Medieval Literature: Dante's Other Works

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214C. Studies in Medieval Literature: Petrarca's Canzoniere

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214D. Studies in Medieval Literature: Boccaccio's Decameron

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214E. Studies in Medieval Literature: Boccaccio's Other Works

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 214F. Studies in Medieval Literature: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of medieval literature, with coverage of authors such as St. Francis of Assissi or Jacopone de Todi. S/U or letter grading.

  • 215A. Studies in 15th-Century Literature: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of 15th-century literature, with coverage of authors such as Pulci or Poliziano. S/U or letter grading.

  • 215B. Studies in 15th-Century Literature: Age of Lorezno de' Medici and Poliziano

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216A. Studies in the Renaissance: Machiavelli and Renaissance Political Thought

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216B. Studies in the Renaissance: Ariosto and Renaissance Epic

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216C. Studies in the Renaissance: Tasso

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216D. Studies in the Renaissance: Renaissance Theater

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 216E. Studies in the Renaissance: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of Renaissance literature, with coverage of authors such as Vasari, Leonardo, or Benvenuto. S/U or letter grading.

  • 217. Studies in 17th-Century Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Topics include Galileo and birth of scientific prose, Giordano Bruno, Gian Battista Marino, and baroque poetry. S/U or letter grading.

  • 218A. Studies in 18th-Century Literature: Vico

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 218B. Studies in 18th-Century Literature: Alfieri

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 218C. Studies in 18th-Century Literature: Goldoni

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 218D. Studies in 18th-Century Literature: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of 18th-century literature, with coverage of authors such as Vico or Ludovico. S/U or letter grading.

  • 219A. Studies in 19th-Century Literature: Foscolo

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 219B. Studies in 19th-Century Literature: Leopardi

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 219C. Studies in 19th-Century Literature: Manzoni

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 219D. Studies in 19th-Century Literature: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of 19th-century literature, with coverage of authors such as Carducci, Tommaseo, or Nievo. S/U or letter grading.

  • 220. Studies in Turn-of-the-Century Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Topics include Verga and Verismo, poetry, prose, and theater of D'Annunzio, and poetry of Carducci and Pascoli. S/U or letter grading.

  • 221A. Studies in 20th-Century Literature: Variable Topics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of 20th-century literature, with coverage of authors such as D'Annunzio, Verga, Marinetti, and Pirandello. S/U or letter grading.

  • 221B. Studies in 20th-Century Literature: Contemporary Poetry

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Analysis of legacy of two major figures in Italian poetry from World War II -- Ungaretti and Montale. Thorough examination of movements and individual poets active in the 1960s and 1970s. S/U or letter grading.

  • 221C. Studies in 20th-Century Literature: 20th-Century Narrative to World War II

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Assessment of turn-of-the-century narrative pattern (Gabriele D'Annunzio) and analysis of radical innovations brought about by such towering figures as Pirandello, Svevo, Bernari, Marinetti, etc. S/U or letter grading.

  • 221D. Studies in 20th-Century Literature: 20th-Century Narrative since World War II

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. In-depth exploration of some major works that have made contemporary Italian literature famous throughout the world, with special emphasis on study of formalistic modes adopted by the neo-avant-garde. S/U or letter grading.

  • 221E. Studies in 20th-Century Literature: Pirandello and Contemporary Theater

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Thorough reading of theatrical texts, accompanied by analysis of how the plays have been realized on stage by important directors such as Strehler, Roncconi, and the playwrights/actors themselves. Emphasis on ritualistic implications of the theatrical performance. S/U or letter grading.

  • 222A. Comparative Romance Historical Grammar: Phonology

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Principal sound changes from late Latin to main Romance dialects. May be taken independently for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 222B. Comparative Romance Historical Grammar: Morphology and Syntax

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Prime morpho-syntactic changes occurring between late Latin and main Romance dialects. May be taken independently for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 223. Structures of Modern Italian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Descriptive analysis of basic features of standard Italian from synchronic, typologic vantage. Topical emphasis may vary annually, but core progression departs from phonology (e.g., syllable types, prosodic patterns, phrasal phonetics), moves through morphologic constituents, passing to sentence sequences (coordination, ellipses, etc.). S/U or letter grading.

  • 224. Italo-Romance Dialectology

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Differentiation of late spoken Latin into myriad varieties spoken in Italy. Attention to discrete language types (e.g., Sardinian, Ladino, Friulan, and Franco-Provencal). Consideration of present-day sociolinguistic pressures. S/U or letter grading.

  • 225. Cultural History of Italian Language

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Historical survey of development of Italian language from medieval times to unification of country in 1861. "Questione della lingua," general acceptance of Florentine speech, and its evolution into national language. S/U or letter grading.

  • 230A. Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 230B. Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • M241. Seminar: Political Geography of Italy

    Units: 4

    (Same as Geography M292.) Seminar, three hours; reading period, two hours. Themes in political geography with particular emphasis on Italy. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250A. Seminar: Dante

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250B. Seminar: Dante

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250C. Seminar: Dante

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250D. Seminar: Dante

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 251. Seminar: Petrarch

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 252. Seminar: Boccaccio

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 253A. Seminar: Chivalric Poetry in Italy

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Relationship between genre and its French medieval sources, with study of its evolution in Italy through Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso. S/U or letter grading.

  • 253B. Seminar: Chivalric Poetry in Italy

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Relationship between genre and its French medieval sources, with study of its evolution in Italy through Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso. S/U or letter grading.

  • 253C. Seminar: Chivalric Poetry in Italy

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Relationship between genre and its French medieval sources, with study of its evolution in Italy through Pulci, Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso. S/U or letter grading.

  • 254. Seminar: Machiavelli

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 255A. Seminar: Baroque

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 255B. Seminar: Baroque

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 256A. Seminar: 18th Century

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 256B. Seminar: 18th Century

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 257A. Seminar: Romanticism

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 257B. Seminar: Romanticism

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 258A. Seminar: Contemporary Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 258B. Seminar: Contemporary Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 260A. Alternative Perspectives in Italian Culture: Studies of Folk Tradition in Italian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Open to undergraduate students with consent of instructor. Conspicuous diversity animating Italian society articulated through class, gender, and ethnolinguistic groups to be studied across range of texts, some selected from literary canon, but others purely oral (tales, songs, proverbs, cures and curses, secular and ritual drama). S/U or letter grading.

  • 260B. Women in Italian Culture

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Conditions of women within Italian society, with concentration on specific works produced by women and/or representing women's conditions in either medieval/Renaissance or contemporary time. S/U or letter grading.

  • 260C. Studies in Italian Cinema

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Italian cinema compared with other European countries' and Hollywood's cinema, with focus on its development from its origins through Fascist times to neorealism, its legacy, different genres, and contemporary scene. S/U or letter grading.

  • 298. Variable Topics in Italian Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Seminar focusing on themes and issues outside the uniquely Italian literature topics covered in regular departmental graduate courses.

  • 370. Problems and Methods in Teaching Italian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours. S/U or letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 495A. Teaching Italian at College Level

    Units: 2 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Study methods in preparation for teaching Italian at college level, with emphasis on teaching proficiency-oriented instruction. May not be applied toward M.A. course requirements. S/U grading.

  • 495B. Teaching Italian at College Level

    Units: 2 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Continuation of course 495A; study of contemporary issues in Italian language pedagogy. S/U grading.

  • 495C. Teaching Italian at College Level

    Units: 2 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Effective uses of technology in foreign language classroom. Project-based seminar in which students develop materials for classroom instruction as well as an electronic teaching portfolio. S/U grading.

  • 501. Cooperative Program

    Units: 2 to 8

    Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Studies

    Units: 2 to 12

    May be repeated twice for credit. S/U grading.

  • 597. Preparation for M.A. Comprehensive Examination or Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations

    Units: 2 to 12

    S/U grading.

  • 599. Ph.D. Research and Writing

    Units: 2 to 12

    May be repeated. S/U grading.