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2006-2008
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French and Italian

Faculty
Introduction
Secondary Teacher Certification
Major in French
Minor in French
Major in Italian
Minor in Italian
Fields Related to French and Italian
Departmental Honors Program
Overseas Study
French Club
Circolo Italiano
Course Descriptions

Faculty

Chairperson

Professor Andrea Ciccarelli

Distinguished Professor

Peter Bondanella

Rudy Professor

Rosemary Lloyd

Professors

Julia Bondanella, Eileen Julien, Jacques Merceron, Emanuel Mickel, Sonya Stephens, H. Wayne Storey

Associate Professors

Guillaume Ansart, Julie Auger, Laurent Dekydtspotter, Margaret Gray, Eric MacPhail, Barbara Vance

Assistant Professors

Marco Arnaudo, Patrick Bray, Jérôme Brillaud, Oana Panaïté, Kevin Rottet, Massimo Scalabrini, Rebecca Wilkin

Lecturer

Kelly Sax

Academic Advising French

Professor Emanuel Mickel, Ballantine Hall 621, (812) 855-8253

Academic Advising Italian

Assistant Professor Massimo Scalabrini, Ballantine Hall 634, (812) 855-8044

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Introduction

The Department of French and Italian (FRIT) offers majors in both French and Italian leading to the B.A. degree. Information concerning placement and proficiency tests can be found in this bulletin by referring to "Foreign language, placement" in the index.

Note: No credit in the minor will be given for those courses listed in this bulletin as carrying no credit toward the major.

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Secondary Teacher Certification

Candidates for teaching certification should consult their academic advisor and the School of Education Undergraduate Program Bulletin. Students wishing to combine their French or Italian major with another discipline should consult with the undergraduate advisors.

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Major in French

Requirements

Students must complete 29 credit hours in French courses above F100-F150 including:

  1. F313
  2. 6 credit hours from F305, F306, F361, F362, F363, F375
  3. At least 11 credit hours in fourth-year courses, including at least two 3 credit hour courses taken on the Bloomington campus, exclusive of F495

The departmental course offerings permit French majors to emphasize French language courses, F313-F314, F315-F316, F474, F475; French literature courses, F305, F306, F375, F410 through F459; Francophone civilization courses, F361-F362, F363, F460 through F464; or any combination of the above.

Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Minor in French

  1. 6 credit hours of F250/F255/F265 (3 credit hours) and F300 (3 credit hours).
  2. 9 credit hours of 300- and 400-level courses, including:
    1. one course from the following: F305, F306, F361, F362, F363, or F375; and
    2. one course from the following: F313, F315, or F316.

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Major in Italian

Requirements

Students must complete 27 credit hours in Italian courses above M100-M150, including at least:

  1. 7 credit hours in fourth-year courses.
  2. One 3 credit hour fourth-year course taken on the Bloomington campus, exclusive of M495. Students must complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Minor in Italian

Requirements

At least 15 credit hours of course work past the second semester, including:

  1. M200 and M250.
  2. Two courses from among M300, M301, M305, M307, M308 (M315 and M316 may be substituted for M300 and M301).
  3. One course at the 400 level.

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Fields Related to French and Italian

English, German, Greek, Latin, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, archaeology, comparative literature, economics, fine arts, history, international studies, library science, linguistics, mathematics, music, philosophy, psychology, sociology, speech, theatre and drama, West European studies.

Students are reminded that they may combine a major in French or Italian with a business minor; see "Business Minor" in the "Index."

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Departmental Honors Program

Superior students are encouraged to pursue independent study and research through enrollment in "Reading for Honors" courses; and the preparation of an honors thesis at the senior level. Foreign travel is encouraged, and credit may be earned for intensive study in a foreign country. Students interested in the honors program should contact the French and Italian honors advisor.

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Overseas Study

IU offers overseas study opportunities in French- and Italian-speaking areas through programs spanning a summer, semester, or entire academic year. Outstanding students with an appropriate command of French or Italian may apply for a year's study, with full credit, in the IU programs at the University of Aix-en-Provence or at the University of Bologna; participation is not limited to French or Italian majors. For one semester or one summer of study abroad, there are French programs in Aix-en-Provence, Rennes, Paris, and Quebec and Italian programs in Bologna, Florence, Milan, and Rome (some programs are open even to beginners). For further information, see "Overseas Study Programs" in this bulletin or contact the Office of Overseas Study, Franklin Hall 303, (812) 855-9304.

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French Club

The French Club is for students interested in practicing the French language and exploring French and Francophone cultures. The Club sponsors a weekly French table and a French/ Francophone film series each semester. Social and cultural events, such as an annual Mardi Gras party, are also organized by its members. For more information, please consult the departmental website at www.indiana.edu/~frithome/undergrads/frhouse.shtml

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Circolo Italiano

The Circolo is the department's Italian club, which meets regularly to allow students the opportunity to converse in Italian in congenial surroundings. The Circolo presents a film series each semester, showing four or five films on a certain theme. For further information see www.indiana.edu/~frithome/undergrads/circolo.shtml

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Course Descriptions

Courses in French Language, Literature, and Civilization

F100 Elementary French I (4 cr.) Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. Credit given for only one of F100, F115, or F491.

F115 Accelerated Elementary French (4 cr.) P: Consent of department. An accelerated treatment of material covered in both F100 and F150 designed for superior students and students with previous training in another foreign language. Credit given for only one of F115 or F100; credit given for only one of F115 or F150.

F125 Studies in French Culture (3 cr.) A & H Introduction to French culture through the study of a particular topic in the arts and humanities, such as film, literature, fine arts, and music. Taught in English. No credit in French major. May be repeated with a different topic for a total of 6 credit hours.

F126 Studies in French Civilization (3 cr.) S & H Introduction to French civilization through the study of a particular topic in the social or historical sciences, such as the French Revolution, history of colonialism, World War II, the student movements of 1968. Taught in English. No credit for French major. May be repeated with a different topic for a total of 6 credit hours.

F150 Elementary French II: Language and Culture (4 cr.) P: F100. Basic structures of the French language and selected topics of French civilization and culture. Credit given for only one of F115, F150, F169, or F491.

F169 Elementary French II: Reading and Writing (4 cr.) P: F100. Introduction to French structures necessary for reading selected texts of a general nature. Not intended for students who wish to develop aural comprehension or to speak French. Cannot be used in French major. Credit given for only one of F115, F150, F169, or F491.

F200-F250 Second-Year French I-II: Language and Culture (3-3 cr.) P: F150 or equivalent. Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Credit given for only one of the following third-semester courses: F200, F205, or F219; and for only one of the following fourth-semester courses: F250, F255, F265, or F269.

F205-F255 Second-Year French I-II: Communicative Skills (3-3 cr.) Continued study of grammatical structures with emphasis on active skills: speaking and writing. Readings and reports on contemporary cultural topics. Recommended for French majors. Credit given for only one of the following third-semester courses: F205, F200, or F219; and for only one of the following fourth-semester courses: F255, F250, F265, or F269.

F219-F269 Second-Year French I-II: Reading and Writing (3-3 cr.) P: F169 or F150. Continuation of F169, with reading of additional texts and review of grammatical structures and vocabulary; written work including translation and résumés. Cannot be used in French major. Credit given for only one of the following third-semester courses: F219, F200, or F205; and for only one of the following fourth-semester courses: F269, F250, F255, or F265.

F265 Accelerated Second-Year French (3 cr.) An accelerated treatment of material covered in both F200 and F250. Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with readings of short texts. Open only to incoming freshmen and to students who have completed F115. Students who complete F265 cannot also receive credit for F200, F205, F219, F250, F255, or F269.

F296 Foreign Study in France (1-6 cr.) P: Acceptance into an approved IU overseas study program. Credit for foreign study in French language or literature when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

F300 Reading and Expression in French (3 cr.) A & H P: F250, F255, F265, or consent of department. This course introduces students to different levels of style and expression and to written argumentation in French. Texts representing various periods and literary genres provide the basis for in-class discussion and for exercises designed to develop oral and written fluency. Conducted in French.

S300 Reading and Expression in French-Honors (3 cr.) A & H P: F250, F255, F265, or consent of department. This course introduces students to different levels of style and expression and to written argumentation in French. It is a version of F300 for honors students. Credit given for only one of F300 or S300.

F303 Theater and the Essay: Form, Themes, and Ideas (3 cr.) A & H P: F250, F255, F269, F300, or equivalent. Dramatists such as Corneille, Racine, Molière, Beaumarchais, and Sartre; essayists and philosophes such as Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Divert, and Camus. Readings in French. Lectures and discussion in English. No credit for French major. Credit given for only one of F303 or F305.

F304 Novel and Poetry: Form, Themes, and Ideas (3 cr.) A & H P: F250, F255, F269, F300, or equivalent. Novelists such as Balzac, Flaubert, and Proust; readings in anthologies stressing sixteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century poetry. Readings in French. Lectures and discussion in English. No credit for French major. Credit given for only one of F304 or F306.

F305 Théâtre et essai (3 cr.) A & H P: F300 or equivalent. Drama and literature of ideas. Dramatists such as Corneille, Racine, Molière, Beaumarchais, and Sartre; essayists and philosophes such as Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Diderot, and Camus. Lectures and discussion in French. Credit given for only one of F305 or F303.

F306 Roman et poésie (3 cr.) A & H P: F300 or equivalent. Novel and poetry. Novelists such as Balzac, Flaubert, and Proust; readings in anthologies stressing sixteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century poetry. Lectures and discussion in French. Credit given for only one of F306 or F304.

F310 Topics in French Literature in Translation (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Readings in English translation of novels, plays, essays, and poetry or other works that reflect a specific topic chosen by the instructor. No credit for French major.

F311 Contemporary France: Film and Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Political, social, and cultural aspects (including film) of contemporary France. No credit for French major. Credit given for only one of F311 or F461.

F313 Advanced Grammar (3 cr.) P: F250. Intensive study of French grammar including in-depth review and exploration of advanced topics such as the passive, the causative, and indirect discourse.

F314 Advanced Composition (3 cr.) P: F250 or equivalent. Designed to improve command of written French and build vocabulary through intensive writing. Students gain familiarity with a variety of literary, expository, and communicative writing styles. Preparation for 300-level literature classes.

F315 Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 cr.) P: F250. Five meetings per week: three lectures on problems of pronunciation and phonetic transcription, and two oral practice sessions.

F316 Conversational Practice (3 cr.) P: F250 or F255. Three meetings per week plus optional listening comprehension and oral practice in the language laboratory. Development of communicative and speaking skills.

F317 French in the Business World (3 cr.) S & H P: F250 or equivalent. Study of the language of business activities in France, with an introduction to the structure and functioning of various aspects of French economic life. Useful for students preparing for the proficiency examinations of the Chambre de Commerce de Paris.

F333 Intensive Writing in French Culture (3 cr.) CSB Emphasis on one topic, genre, or period. Fulfills both foreign culture and intensive writing requirements. No credit for French major.

F350 The Writer and Public Issues in Twentieth-Century France (3 cr.) A & H, CSB The modern writer's view and treatment of issues such as anti-Semitism, feminism, colonialism, capital punishment, criminal justice, Marxism, militarism, and pacifism. No credit for French major.

F361 Introduction historique à la civilisation française I (3 cr.) A & H, CSA P: F300 or equivalent. Readings related to the political and social development of France; background to a further study of French society and literature up to the French Revolution.

F362 Introduction historique à la civilisation française II (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: F300 or equivalent. Readings related to the political and social development of France; background to a further study of French society and literature from the French Revolution.

F363 Introduction à la France moderne (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: F300 or equivalent. The development of French culture and civilization in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the events that shaped modern France, illustrative works of literature, the problem of Paris, and the structure of daily life.

F375 Thèmes et perspectives littéraires (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: F300 or equivalent. Study of a specific subject or theme, such as society and the individual, the tragic hero from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, comedy, and satire. All work in French. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

F396 Foreign Study in French (1-6 cr.) P: Acceptance into an approved IU overseas study program. Credit for foreign study in French language or literature when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

F399 Reading for Honors (12 cr. max.) P: Approval of departmental honors advisor.

400-Level French Courses

Prerequisites for 400-level courses in literature or civilization: two courses chosen from F305, F306, F361, F362, F363, and F375. For work in literature, however, at least one of these must be F305, F306, or F375. For other 400-level courses, see individual listings.

F401 Structure and Development of French (3 cr.) Introductory description of the structure of present-day French, including problems of social and geographical variation. Discussion of the highlights of the development of the French language from its formative period to the present.

F402 Introduction to French Linguistics (3 cr.) P: F313 or F314 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax.

F410 French Literature of the Middle Ages (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Introduction to Old French language and major literary works. Readings may be broadly representative of the period or reflect a particular thematic concern.

F413 French Renaissance (3 cr.) A & H Rabelais, Montaigne, the Pleiade, and others.

F423 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Esthetic and intellectual traditions such as the Baroque, libertinage érudit, preciosity, the moralists, and classicism. Genres include poetry, fiction, theater, the epistle, memoirs, and the essay.

F424 Ideas and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France (3 cr.) Study of political ideology and theory, images and text, scientific and philosophic innovation, social mores, or social and religious institutions. Focus on absolutism, religious controversies, social and intellectual status of women, or other issues.

F435 Enlightenment Narrative (3 cr.) A & H Narratives in the form of letters, memoirs, dialogues, and tales. Writers such as Marivaux, Prevost, Voltaire, Diderot, Mme de Charrière, Constant, Chateaubriand. Social, political, and cultural interchange between the writer and his/her world, from classicism to romanticism.

F436 Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau (3 cr.) A & H Three great writers of the eighteenth century; their versatility, sensitivity, and appeal; their relations with each other and their society; their pan-European impact. Voltaire: action, tale, and satire. Diderot: knowledge, dialogue, and vitality. Rousseau: idealization, testimony, and vision.

F443 Great Novels of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.) A & H Novelists such as Stendhal, Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola.

F445 Nineteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.) Survey of the important movements in nineteenth-century theatre: romanticism, realism and naturalism, symbolism.

F446 Great Poetry of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.) A & H Poets such as Hugo, Desbordes-Valmore, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Mallarmé.

F450 Colloquium in French Studies-Tradition and Ideas (3 cr.) A & H, CSA P: Two of the following: F305, F306, or F375; or consent of the instructor. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours for any combination of F450 and F451.

F451 Colloquium in French Studies-Literature and Arts (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: Two of the following: F305, F306, or F375; or consent of the instructor. Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours for any combination of F451 and F450.

F452 Capstone Course for French Majors (3 cr.) Through the study of contemporary France, this course solidifies the writing and speaking skills of French majors as they conduct research, write a substantial paper, and give a presentation on a topic of their choice. Sample topics include politics, fine arts, literature, and history. Conducted entirely in French.

F453 Le Roman au 20e siècle I (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Ecrivains tels que Gide, Alain-Fournier, Proust, Colette, Bernanos, Céline, Sartre, Malraux.

F454 Le Roman au 20e siècle II (3 cr.) Ecrivains tels que Camus, Queneau, Butor, Robbe-Grillet, Vian, Duras.

F456 La Poésie au 20e siècle (3 cr.) A & H Richness and diversity of twentieth century French poetry: poets such as Chédid, Apollinaire, Valéry, les surréalistes, Ponge, Saint-John Perse.

F459 Le Théâtre au 20e siècle (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Precursors of the non-realistic theater; playwrights to be included are Jarry, Apollinaire, and Cocteau. Surrealism; plays by Vitrac. Theater of ideas; playwrights are Anouilh, Giraudoux, Sartre. Theater of the absurd; playwrights are Beckett, Adamov, Arrabal, Ionesco, and Genet. Lectures and discussions in French.

F460 La francophonie nord-americaine (3 cr.) A & H History of the different French-speaking communities of Canada and the United States. Study of the different manifestations of their cultures: their language, music, traditions, cuisine, literature, and cinema. Also examines the impact these cultures have had on the surrounding English-speaking communities.

F461 La France contemporaine: cinema et culture (3 cr.) CSB France since 1945: political, social, economic, and cultural aspects (including film). Course conducted in French. Credit given for only one of F311 or F461.

F463 Civilisation française I (3 cr.) CSA French civilization from medieval period through seventeenth century: art, architecture, music, thought.

F464 Civilisation française II (3 cr.) CSB French civilization from eighteenth century to contemporary period: art, architecture, music, thought.

F467 French Beyond the Hexagon (3 cr.) Introduction to the literature, film, and popular culture of one or more French-speaking zones ­ Quebec, the Antilles, the Indian Ocean Islands, Southeast Asia, North Africa, or sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

F472 Contrastive Study of French and English (2 cr.) P: F313-F314. A systematic study of the differing ways in which French and English express a given thought or relationship.

F474 Thème et version (3 cr.) P: F313-F314. Translation of selected passages, alternating between English and French, to teach students to write with precision and clarity in both languages. May be taken by graduate students in preparation for F574.

F475 Le Français oral: cours avancé (2 cr.) P: F316 or equivalent.

F495 Individual Readings in French (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of department. Does not count as F400-level course in residence for major. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 9 credit hours.

F496 Foreign Study in French (3-8 cr.) P: Consent of chairperson. Course involves planning of research project during year preceding summer abroad. Time spent in research abroad must amount to at least one week for each credit hour granted. Research paper must be presented by end of semester following foreign study. May be taken once only. Does not count as F400-level course in residence for major.

F499 Reading for Honors (12 cr. max) P: Approval of departmental honors committee. Does not count as F400-level course in residence for major.

Courses in Italian Language, Literature, and Civilization

M100 Elementary Italian I (4 cr.) Introduction to contemporary Italian conversation, grammar, reading, and elementary writing. Credit given for only one of the following: M100, M110, M115, or M491.

M110 Italian Language for Opera Lovers (4 cr.) P: Consent of department. An analysis of the Italian language through a close reading of the librettos of the major Italian operas. Combines language lessons of M100 and M150 into one semester. Recommended for music students with previous foreign language experience. Students who complete M110 cannot also receive credit for M100, M115, or M150.

M115 Accelerated Elementary Italian (4 cr.) P: Consent of department. An accelerated treatment of material covered in both M100 and M150 designed for superior students and students with previous language training. Credit given for only one of M115 and M100; credit given for only one of M115 or M150.

M150 Elementary Italian II (4 cr.) P: M100. Introduction to contemporary Italian conversation, grammar, reading, and elementary writing. Credit given for only one of the following: M110, M115, M150, or M491.

M200 Intermediate Italian I (3 cr.) P: M110, M115, M150, or equivalent. Intermediate study of contemporary Italian conversation, grammar, reading, and writing. Introduction to brief literary texts.

M222 Topics in Italian Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Selected readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or theme in Italian culture. Interdisciplinary approach combining political, historical, social, and artistic methods. Subjects vary from semester to semester and are listed in the online Schedule of Classes. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. No credit for Italian major.

M234 Florence in Florence (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Analysis of some specific problem, theme, or author connected with Florentine history, art, literature, or culture between the age of Dante and Giotto in the thirteenth century to the era of Machiavelli and Michelangelo in the sixteenth century. Offered only through the Overseas Study summer program in Florence. Variable topic. No credit for Italian major.

M235 Rome, the City and the Myth (3 cr.) A & H, CSB An interdisciplinary survey of the role of Rome and Roman mythology in the postclassical culture of Italy from the humanist movement to the present. Major Italian artists, writers, musicians, and social thinkers to be treated include Petrarch, Machiavelli, Vivaldi, Tiepolo, Canova, Piranesi, Mussolini, and Fellini. No credit for Italian major.

M250 Intermediate Italian II (3 cr.) P: M200 or equivalent. Intermediate study of contemporary Italian conversation, grammar, reading, and writing continued. Increased attention to the reading of literary texts.

M300 Italian Conversation and Diction (3 cr.) P: M250 or consent of instructor. For those who wish to acquire fluency in spoken Italian. Students who have taken M315 or M316 cannot also receive credit for M300.

M301 Italian Reading and Expression (4 cr.) P: M250 or consent of instructor. Introduces students to reading and discussing literary texts in Italian. Designed to improve students' written and oral proficiency in Italian, and to prepare them for subsequent 300-level work in Italian language, literature, and culture. Conducted entirely in Italian.

M305 Civiltà italiana moderna (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Interdisciplinary survey of modern Italian culture (history, art, music, film, and literature) from national unification to the present. Conducted in Italian.

M306 Italian Short Stories from the Political Unification to the Present (3 cr.) A & H, CSB Explores the Italian short narrative from the political unification of Italy (1861) to modernity. Analysis of short stories and tales by authors such as Banti, Primo Levi, Verga, Pirandello, Arrigo Boito, Elsa Morante, Calvino, and others. Class will be conducted in Italian.

M307 Masterpieces of Italian Literature I (3 cr.) A & H, CSA P: M301 or consent of instructor. To 1800.

M308 Masterpieces of Italian Literature II (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: M307 or consent of instructor. From 1800 to present.

M333 Dante and His Times (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Study of the cultural history, philosophy, theology, and poetics of the thirteenth century relating to Dante's works. Lectures, readings, and discussions dealing with Provençal poetry, courtly love, the origin of the sonnet, the poets before Dante. Dante's major works, The New Life and The Divine Comedy, will be analyzed and discussed. All readings in English. No credit for Italian major.

M334 Power and Imagination in Renaissance Italy (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Interdisciplinary approach to the interrelationship of Florentine Renaissance literature, social thought, and culture. Figures studied will include Alberti, Boccaccio, Cellini, Guicciardini, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Italian humanists. No credit in Italian.

M340 Sex and Society in Boccaccio (3 cr.) A & H, CSA Close reading and intertextual study of Boccaccio's Decameron in its historical, economic, cultural, and literary contexts, with special attention to the formation of ideals and values in human society. Taught in English. No credit for Italian major.

M345 Literature of Italian Renaissance Art (3 cr.) A & H, CSA A survey of the literature dealing with art in the Italian Renaissance in a variety of literary genres, including works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Vasari, Alberti, Cennini, and Cellini. No credit for Italian major.

M390 Studies in the Italian Film (3 cr.) A & H, CSB In-depth analysis of a major Italian art form as Italian culture. Emphasis on specific directors (Fellini, Pasolini, Visconti, Wertmüller, Bertolucci) or problems (literature and film, neorealism, politics and ideology, film comedy). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours with different topics.

M391 Hollywood Italians (3 cr.) A & H The representation of Italian Americans in literature, Hollywood films, and mass media television from the silent era of Rudolph Valentino to the present of The Godfather and The Sopranos. Themes treated include immigration; Little Italys; ethnic stereotyping; and Hollywood Italian gangsters, Romeos, and Palookas. No credit for Italian major.

M396 Foreign Study in Italy (1-6 cr.) P: Acceptance into an approved IU overseas study program. Credit for foreign study in Italian language or literature when no specific equivalent is available among departmental offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

400-Level Italian Courses

M307, M308, or consent of instructor is prerequisite for all 400-level courses unless otherwise indicated. 400-level courses are conducted in Italian.

M403 Italian Renaissance Literature (3 cr.) A & H This course will focus on various authors, subjects, and literary genres of the Italian Renaissance. It may be taught as a monographic seminar on an author or topic.

M435 Theatre Workshop (3 cr.) P: Junior or senior standing. A general survey on the development of Italian theatre from the Renaissance to our time. Several works will be read and discussed either entirely or in part. As a special project, students will stage and act in an assigned play or drama.

M445 Risorgimento (3 cr.) A & H, CSA P: Junior or senior standing. A survey of nineteenth-century Italian history and culture, seen in all its varied manifestations. Particular emphasis will be given to the Risorgimento period, as portrayed in music, art, literature, and film.

M446 Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature (3 cr.) A & H P: Junior or senior standing. A survey of the major Italian authors of the century, focusing particularly on poetry but also discussing the most important narrative works. Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of the texts, as well as to the comprehension of the development in Italy of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Decadence.

M450 Seminar in Italian Literature (up to 6 cr.) A & H P: M308 or consent of instructor. Selected topics in Italian literature. Course content varies and is identified in the online Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for up to 12 credit hours with different topics.

M453 Twentieth-Century Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) A & H Course may be taught as a survey course on twentieth-century Italian literature, or it may focus on a specific literary genre or period. Credit given for only one of M453 or M454.

M455 Readings in the Italian Cinema (3 cr.) A & H P: Any film course, or consent of instructor, and reading knowledge of Italian. Analysis of specific movements, topics, or directors in Italian cinema. Attendance of film series for M390 required. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the online Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once for credit.

M456 Il Decadentismo Italiano (3 cr.) A & H An analysis of the development of Italian Decadence, focusing particularly on Pascoli and D'Annunzio but also discussing the other writers such as Pirandello and Svevo. Special emphasis will be given to the analysis of the texts, as well as to the understanding of the entire cultural movement studied in its European context.

M463 Contemporary and Popular Italian Culture (3 cr.) A & H, CSB P: M307/M308 or permission of instructor. A study of contemporary Italian culture and literature that includes an overview of various topics such as cinema, gender issues, theater, and music. Class conducted in Italian.

M474 Temi e versioni (2-4 cr.) This course aims at improving the students' written and oral knowledge, as well as the students' ability to write original short essays on a variety of cultural topics. May be repeated once for credit with consent of the undergraduate advisor. Credit given for only one of M474 or M465.

M495 Individual Readings in Italian Literature (2-3 cr.) P: M200-M250 or consent of instructor. May be repeated.

M496 Foreign Study In Italian (3-8 cr.) P: Consent of chairperson or undergraduate advisor for Italian. Course involves planning of research project during the year preceding period of study abroad. Time spent in research abroad must amount to at least one week for each credit hour granted. Research paper must be presented by end of semester following foreign study. May be repeated with different topics up to a maximum of 8 credit hours. Does not count as M400-level course in residence for major.

M499 Reading for Honors (3 cr.) P: Consent of department. Independent reading and research in conjunction with an advanced honors paper or project.

Courses for Graduate Reading Knowledge

F491 Elementary French for Graduate Students (4 cr., undergrad.; 3 cr., grad.) Introduction to structures of the language necessary for reading, followed by reading in graded texts of a general nature. Open with consent of the instructor to undergraduates who have already completed the language requirement for the B.A. in another language. Credit given for only one of F491 or any French course at the 100 level.

F492 Readings in French for Graduate Students (4 cr., undergrad.; 3 cr., grad.) P: F491 or consent of department. Continuation of language and reading development from F491. Open with consent of the instructor to undergraduates who have already completed the B.A. language requirement in another language. Credit given for only one of F492 or any of the following: F150, F169, F200, F205, or F219.

M491 Elementary Italian for Graduate Students (4 cr.) Introduction to the structures of the language necessary for reading, followed by reading in graded texts of a general nature. Open with consent of the instructor to undergraduates who have already completed the language requirement for the B.A. in another language. Credit given for only one of M491 and any Italian course at the 100 level.

M492 Readings in Italian for Graduate Students (4 cr.) P: M491 or consent of department. Continuation of language and reading development from M491. Open with consent of the instructor to undergraduates who have already completed the B.A. language requirement in another language. Credit not given for both M492 and either of the following: M150 or M200.

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