03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW
Aquia Building 347
Section Information for Spring 2019
Course Description and Objectives:
This course develops linguistic proficiency and historical and cultural awareness through the study of selected films from 1945 to 1972. The course is divided into a series of pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities for each film that consist of a discussion of cultural and historical backgrounds, vocabulary in context, and a grammar review. Students will be responsible for viewing the films in their entirety outside of class while guided by these assignments. Class discussion, together with regular writing assignments and presentations, are designed to foster advanced reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, incorporating advanced-level language study in a content-based approach. At the end of this course, students are expected to communicate at the ACTFL proficiency levels for reading, speaking, listening and writing between Advanced Low and Advanced Mid-levels.
Borra, Antonello and Cristina Pausini. Italian through Film: The Classics.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007. ISBN: 0300109520
Taught in Italian