Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ITAL 342 - Advanced Italian Grammar and Stylistics


Prerequisite, ITAL 201 , or consent of instructor. Through inductive analysis, language play, textual interpretation, and writing activities, students will undertake an in-depth study of the subtle aspects of the Italian language. Students will read and study different types of texts including: the descriptive, the narrative, the lyrical, the essay, and the epistolary. Among the linguistic elements addressed by the class are: advanced grammar structures, lexical interferences between English and Italian, common rhetorical tropes, Italian idiomatic expressions, and patterns of linguistic variations across time and space. In addition to improving linguistic awareness and refining communication skills in Italian, the course aims to develop aesthetic appreciation and affective use of the language. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits