This course provides an introduction to Italian Literature to students who already have an advanced knowledge of Italian. The curriculum invites students to a full immersion in Italian culture through the literary text, which is a passage to the discussion of ideas, values and experiences connected to specific historical periods. The encounter with some of the most celebrated Italian writers will open up to reflections on Italian culture and to comparisons with other cultural backgrounds. In this course, students will learn how to read between the lines, to question the power of the word, and to investigate the complexity of the human experience. Prerequisites: ITAL 171 & 172, or placement test, or approval of the Program Director. Normally students enroll in 200-level courses before enrolling in a 300-level course, but the sequence is not strict or mandatory. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
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