Courses

ITALIAN 20 - Great Italians: (1 units; U)
An introduction to the life and works of a major figure in Italian cultural history. Retakable w/chg in topic to 3 cr max. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 103 - First-Semester Italian (4 units; U)
Introductory course for students who have not studied Italian previously. Oral practice, grammar, reading. Students are required to spend an additional hr each week in the language lab in oral drill & comprehension. Counts as repeat of Italian 113. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 104 - Second-Semester Italian (4 units; U)
Continuation of Italian 103. Expands oral, written, and reading skills. Counts as repeat of Italian 114. Prereq: Italian 103(P), 113(P), or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).
ITALIAN 110 - Italian for Travelers (2 units; U)
Basic conversational Italian for travelers. For students with no knowledge of Italian as well as for those with a basic foundation in the language. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 112 - Italian Language and Culture for Professional Communication (4 units; U)
Basic conversational Italian and discussions in English of contemporary culture; for those doing business in Italy. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 145 - Views of Italy: (3 units; U)
Variable content, with specific topics focusing on the interrelation of literary works and sociocultural values and traditions of Italy. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 155 - Masterpieces of Italian Literature in Translation (3 units; U)
Major works of different periods and genres. Introduction to the critical reading of literary texts. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 197 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
For further information, consult dept chair. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
ITALIAN 203 - Third-Semester Italian (3 units; U)
Development of reading, writing, and oral skills; review and further study of grammar. Prereq: Italian 104(P), 114(P), or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).
ITALIAN 204 - Fourth-Semester Italian (3 units; U)
Continuation of Italian 203. Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).
ITALIAN 213 - Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages (3 units; U)
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages. Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, German 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 215 - Italian Conversation (3 units; U)
Development of ability to speak and write Italian, with emphasis on everyday speech. Should be taken conc with Italian 203 or 204. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 104(P) or 114(P) or placement.
ITALIAN 229 - Italian Cinema (3 units; U)
Historical and stylistic study of film as an expression of the contemporary culture of Italy. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 242 - Topics in Italian American Studies: (3 units; U)
Interdisciplinary study of aspects of Italian American ethnicity, history, and culture. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 243 - Topics in Italian American Film: (3 units; U)
Study of selected topics in Italian American film. Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 245 - Italian Fictions: (3 units; U)
Literary themes, types, or figures as they appear throughout Italian literature. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 256 - Introduction to Italian Food Studies: A Cultural History (3 units; U)
Interdisciplinary study of Italian cooking and cuisine in fiction and non-fiction works from the Estruscan and Roman times to the present. Taught in English. Prereq: none.
ITALIAN 258 - Contemporary Italian Society and Culture (3 units; U)
Interdisciplinary study, using audio-visual materials, of social, economic, and cultural features shaping Italy today. In English; reading & papers in Italian required of majors (option A). Prereq: soph st.
ITALIAN 277 - Italian Discussion Section: (1-2 units; U)
Discussion in Italian, designed to broaden perspectives, improve language skills. Offered in conjunction w/courses in other disciplines (Anthro, Hist, Pol Sci, etc). Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
ITALIAN 289 - Internship in Italian, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Italian in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. Each cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq Italian 104(P) or 114(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
ITALIAN 296 - UROP Apprenticeship (1-9 units; U)
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One cr for 45 hrs of research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP Apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
ITALIAN 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
ITALIAN 310 - Italian Immersion (1 units; U)
Concentrated, structured practice of spoken Italian on varied contemporary topics; small-group setting with native speakers, simulating immersion experience. Improve communication skills, build vocabulary. May be offered in short-term sessions. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr.
ITALIAN 311 - Advanced Conversation and Composition: Contemporary Italian Usage (3 units; U)
Development of advanced speaking, writing, and reading skills. Films and readings emphasize twentieth century Italy. Focus varies each semester. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).
ITALIAN 312 - Contemporary Italian Language and Culture (3 units; U)
Contemporary culture through Italian readings, film, world wide web, and refinement of advanced conversation and composition skills. Themes vary each semester. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 cr).
ITALIAN 313 - Translation: Italian-English, English-Italian (3 units; U)
Contrastive study of literary and non-literary Italian and English prose styles and of the technical problems of translation. Prereq: Italian 203(P) or cons instr.
ITALIAN 321 - Introduction to Italian Literature (3 units; U)
Varied approaches to reading works by major Italian authors. Development of critical skills in speaking and writing. Texts vary each semester. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
ITALIAN 322 - Introduction to Italian Literature and Film (3 units; U)
Interdisciplinary approaches to major works of literature and film. Development of critical reading, speaking, and writing skills. Texts vary each semester. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: Italian 204(P) or cons instr.
ITALIAN 333 - Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation (3 units; U/G)
Close reading of the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, including their connections to the visual arts. CompLit & Italian 333 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
ITALIAN 335 - Political Theory, Historiography, and Scientific Thought in Italy (3 units; U)
Nature of the universe and human history in works of Dante, Machiavelli, Galileo, Bruno, Campanella, Vico, Croce, and Gramsci. Reading and papers in Italian required of majors (option A). Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
ITALIAN 357 - Topics in Italian Culture in Translation: (3 units; U)
Examination of a specific topic or genre in works from one or more periods. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ITALIAN 383 - Honors Seminar: (3 units; U)
A period, figure, theme, or genre. Specific aims and method of course vary according to the topic. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
ITALIAN 391 - Phonetics (2 units; U/G)
Theory of Italian sounds; phonetic transcription; practice in pronunciation. Language lab may be required. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) or 312(P); or grad st.
ITALIAN 397 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 413 - Introduction to Italian to English Translation (3 units; U/G)
Comprehensive overview of Italian to English translation; interactive learning of vocabulary and language usage through application of different translation topics; literary, technical, personal documents translation. Prereq: two of Italian 311(P), 312(P), 321(P), or 322(P) or equiv; or admis to grad prog in Translation; or cons instr.
ITALIAN 456 - Topics in Italian Food Studies: (3 units; U/G)
Interdisciplinary study of a topic or period related to Italian food culture, with attention to historical and social contexts. Taught in English. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
ITALIAN 457 - Topics in Italian Literature and Culture in Translation: (3 units; U/G)
Critical reading, lectures, and discussion of major works on a topic, genre, or period; attention to cultural and historical context. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
ITALIAN 460 - The Italian Novel from Manzoni to the Present (3 units; U/G)
Major trends and critical problems. Prereq: jr st, Italian 321(P) & 322(P), & cons instr; or grad st.
ITALIAN 463 - Italian Poetry from Romanticism to Hermeticism (3 units; U/G)
Foscolo, Leopardi, Carducci, Pascoli, D'Annunzio, Marinetti, Campana, Ungaretti, Montale, Quasimodo. Prereq: jr st & Italian 321(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
ITALIAN 466 - Italian Theatre from the Commedia Dell'Arte to Pirandello (3 units; U)
Textual approach and historical development of the genre from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 489 - Internship in Italian, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of Italian in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. Each cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
ITALIAN 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
ITALIAN 551 - Literature of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (3 units; U)
The first masterpieces of modern European literature from the Sicilian School of poetry to Petrarch, and from the early novellas to Boccaccio's Decameron. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 552 - The Renaissance: (3 units; U/G)
One or more aspects of intellectual, literary, and artistic production in Italy from Petrarch and Humanism to the Counter-Reformation. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
ITALIAN 556 - A Literary Period: (3 units; U)
Cross-disciplinary study of the main literary, intellectual, and cultural aspects of a specific period. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 570 - Outline of Italian Literary History (3 units; U)
Historical overview of Italian literature covering the major periods and movements and stressing the relations between literature, philosophy, and aesthetics. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 597 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 629 - Major Film Directors: (3 units; U)
Thematic, stylistic, and aesthetic study of outstanding figures of the Italian cinema. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. In English. Prereq: jr st.
ITALIAN 659 - The Divine Comedy (3 units; U/G)
Lectures on the life and times of Dante and reading of selected passages from his minor works. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
ITALIAN 660 - The Divine Comedy (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of Italian 659. Prereq: jr st & Italian 659(P) or cons instr; or grad st.
ITALIAN 670 - Studies in Italian Literature: (3 units; U/G)
Major movements or periods, criticism, studies in genres, relations between literature and other disciplines/arts. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Italian 311(P) & 312(P); or grad st.
ITALIAN 671 - Major Italian Authors: (3 units; U)
Specific subjects may be the works of one or several authors studied in the aesthetic and intellectual contexts of the period covered. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 675 - Literary Theory and Critical Perspectives (3 units; U)
Major trends in Italian critical thought, with emphasis on contemporary literary theory and methods; stylistic, psychoanalytic, Marxist, and semiotic criticism. Prereq: jr st; Italian 311(P) & 312(P).
ITALIAN 697 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enable students studying language abroad to receive course credit at appropriate level. Retakable w/ change in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance in Study Abroad Prog.
ITALIAN 699 - Advanced Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under the supervision of an Italian faculty or instructional academic staff member. For additional information, consult Italian prog coord. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa, & writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.