ITAL 153 - (LT) Italian Poetry: Civilization and Aesthetics
The primary objectives of this course are to acquaint students with Italian poetry as an art form and as an expression of a civilization and to develop students’ abilities in critical reading and in essay writing. Poets are chosen from different periods of Italian literary history, and a thematic approach to the subject is privileged. Prepared discussions on assigned readings with vocabulary preparation and interpretation, oral reports on poems selected for in-class presentation.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: ITAL 130 or permission of instructor.