SRJC Course Outlines

2/21/2020 5:54:50 PMITAL 39.2 Course Outline as of Summer 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 39.2Title:  INTRO ITAL LIT: MODERN  
Full Title:  Intro to Italian Lit in Translation, 19th c. to Present
Last Reviewed:4/10/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled014 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ITAL 80.2

Catalog Description:
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This chronological survey of Italian literature, in English translation, introduces the principal movements, authors, and major representative works of Italian literature, from the early 19th century to the present. It focuses on major themes of Italy's modern history, regional characteristics, and social patterns as reflected in various works of prose, poetry, and theatre, each a representative work or recognized classic of modern European literature.  The class is conducted in English so that students having little or no knowledge of Italian may appreciate Italian literary masterpieces.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This chronological survey of Italian literature, in English translation introduces the principal movements, authors, and major representative works of Italian literature, from the early 19th century to the present. The class is conducted in English so that students having little or no knowledge of Italian may appreciate Italian literary masterpieces.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100A or ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 2007Summer 2011
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesSpring 2007Summer 2011
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981Summer 2004
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify and explain the chronological and cultural contexts of
   various masterpieces and/or representative works of Italian
   literature, including both western and non-western cultural elements.
2.  Assess and utilize the vocabulary and concepts of literary study,
   including terms and ideas specific to Italian literature and culture.
3.  Analyze and evaluate selected Italian literature, offering personal
   analyses and responses to literature, including summarizing those of
   others.
4.  Differentiate and analyze key characteristics of major Italian
   authors, styles, periods, and movements.
5.  Evaluate and explain works and authors with respect to relevance to
   21st-century culture and readers.
6.  Compare and contrast "universal" and "national" (i.e., uniquely
   Italian) aspects of literature and culture, including ideas, values,
   and arts/aesthetics.
7.  Identify and evaluate the role of translation and the translator in
   selected Italian literary works.
8.  Compare and contrast various renderings of the same literary work,
   and the meaning and impact of identified differences, including an
   appreciation of perspectives of women and of ethnic/other minorities.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Modern Italian history
   A.  pre-unification
   B.  the Risorgimento
   C.  post unification and the World Wars
   D.  economic "miracle" in the 1950s and early 1960s
   E.  regionalism
   F.  Italy's cultural, social, and political diversity, including
       western and non-western elements
   G.  relevance to 21st century culture and readers
   H.  contributions and perspectives from various social class,
II. Modern Italian culture and literature
   A.  distinct literary eras, their components and relative chronology
   B.  literary genres and their influence
   C.  historical and cultural context of major authors and their works,
       and main social, political and artistic trends of each period; the
       relation of authorial motivation, as well as of the content and
       style of his or her works, to such questions
   D.  significant biographical details of each author
   E.  key characteristics of major Italian authors, styles, periods,
       and movements
   F.  "universal" and "national" (i.e., uniquely Italian) apsects of
       literature and culture, including ideas, values, and
       arts/aesthetics
   G.  relevance to 21st-century culture and readers
   H.  comparison of different artistic expressions or styles that
       reflect similar sociological, religious, ethnic, gender-based,
       or cultural events and themes
   I.  the Italian intellectual's response to Italy's industrial and
       economic development
   J.  roles of social class, religion, gender and ethnicities
III.Understanding and appreciating literature
   A.  basic terminology of literary analysis
   B.  how to read actively and critically, including:
       1.  following and summarizing a plot line
       2.  identifying and summarizing the major features of the works
       3.  recognizing the choices an author has made in shaping a work
           in a particular way
       4.  recognizing the effects of those choices on the reader
   C.  the role of translation (the Italian adage "traduttore,
       traditore") and comparing translations
   D.  Novels may include but not limited to The Betrothed (Manzoni),
       A Tale of Poor Lovers (Pratolini), History. A Novel (Morante),
       Christ Stopped at Eboli (Levi), The Leopard (Lampedusa).  Other
       genres, such as plays by Pirandello, poetry by Pavese and others,
       etc., may also be introduced
IV. Writing about literature
   A.  formulating ideas about the reading
   B.  gathering evidence from the work to support the idea
   C.  gathering evidence from critical sources to support the idea
   D.  testing the evidence against other available evidence
   E.  presenting and supporting the idea persuasively
   F.  avoiding plagiarism

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly readings of literary works and textbooks, approximately 90 to
   120 pages a week.
2.  In-class discussions and student evaluations of assigned readings.
3.  Regular written assignments, of varying lengths, which may include
   passage analysis, research papers, essays, reading journals.
4.  Periodic progress-analysis tests. These tests will cover all major
   components of the course, and there will be at least one per literary
   work.  Each test will measure the student's mastery of factual
   content, both of assigned materials and of subjects presented in
   in instructor's lectures, and will provide an opportunity to display
   student's analytical skills and personal evaluation of the works
   under study.
5.  Mid-term and final examinations.
6.  Oral participation in in-class discussions.
7.  Optional:  Special projects and student presentations may be assigned.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Term papers, Passage analysis; reading journals; essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Oral participation in in-class discussions; optional projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Complete English-language or dual-language texts, or anthologies, of
major representative works of Italian literature from 1800 to the present
day.  Texts may include but need not be limited to:
THE BETROTHED (I PROMESSI SPOSI), Alessandro Manzoni. trans Bruce
  Penman.  Penguin Books. 1972/1983.
A TALE OF POOR LOVERS (CRONACA DI POVERI AMANTI), Vasco Pratolini.
  Monthly Review Press. 1988.
HISTORY. A NOVEL (LA STORIA. UN ROMANZO), Elsa Morante. trans. William
  Weaver.  Avventura/Vintage Books. 1977/1984.
CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI (CRISTO SI E FERMATO A EBOLI), Carlo Levi.
  trans.  Frances Frenaye.  Farrar, Straus. 1947/1963.
THE LEOPARD (II GATTOPARDO), Giuseppe di Lampedusa.  trans.  Archibald
  Colquhoun.  Pantheon Books. 1960.
SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (SEI PERSONNAGGI IN CERCA DI UN
  AUTORE), Luigi Pirandello. In Pirandello's Major Plays.  Northwestern
  University Press, 1991.
THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS. (II GIARDINO DEI FINZI-CONTINI),
  Giorgio Bassani.  trans. William Weaver.  Harcourt Brace. 1977.
POEMS FROM ITALY.  William Jay Smith, Dana Gioia, eds. New Rivers Press.
  1985.
NEW PENGUIN PARALLEL TEXT.  SHORT STORIES IN ITALIAN. Nick Roberts, ed.
  Penguin Books.  1999.
CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE.  Peter Brand, Lino Pertile. eds.
  1996.
Instructor-prepared materials.

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