Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5315. Introduction to Contemporary Literary Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Contemporary methods and fields of literary analysis. Paradigms of literary studies and overview of Marxist, Freudian, Feminist, Historicist, and Culturalist criticism.

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5330. The Literature of the Origins

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Poets and poetical schools of the Duecento from the Franciscans to the Sicilians and the "Dolce stil nuovo."

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5333. Seminar on Boccaccio

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The Italian lyrics and narrative poems, the Decameron and its seminal importance for prose fiction, the scholarly Italian and Latin works.

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5335. Baroque Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The beginnings of baroque literary style and its ramifications in the seventeenth century.

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5337. Theories and Methods of Modern Criticism I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Aesthetic problems from Vico to the present day.

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5339. Seminar on Modern Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

One leading writer from the last two centuries.

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5340. Divina Commedia

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5345. Studies in Italian Literature or Philology

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 24 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5347. Italian Chivalric Poetry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5352. Modern Italian Poetry I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Post-romantic masters through the twentieth century experiments: e.g., the Crepuscolari, Futurists, Hermeticists.

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5354. Masters of Twentieth-Century Fiction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Pirandello, Svevo, Moravia, Pavese, Vittorini.

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5375. Topics in Early Modern Italian Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Italian, others with permission of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

A variable topics course focusing on early modern Italian culture.

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5376. Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Italian, others with permission of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

A variable topics course focusing on modern and contemporary Italian culture.

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5377. Topics in Transnational Italy

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in Italian, other with permission of Instructor.(RG5742)

Grading Basis: Graded

Variable topics course focusing on cultural, historical and political intersections between Italy and other nations.

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