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

ITAL 377 - The New Italians: Immigration and Globalization in Twenty-First Century Italy


Prerequisite, ITAL 201 , or consent of instructor. In recent decades, Italy has transformed from being an emigrant country into one of Europe’s main immigrant destination countries. This course explores causes and ramifications of this transformation, addressing topics such as racism, assimilation, citizenship, globalization, and tradition. By discussing and analyzing a selection of literary and filmic texts, some of which produced by immigrants, students develop their language skills and expand their understanding of the complexities of contemporary Italian society. The course features opportunities to directly engage with representative individuals and groups operating in Italy. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits