ITAL 154 - (LT) Masterpieces of Italian Literature
The primary object is to develop each student’s ability in the critical reading of outstanding authors from the beginning to the present. Readings are chosen according to each student’s prior experience and interests. Rather than a chronological approach, with division into literary movements, the student chooses, upon advisement, one or more themes (e.g., the artist and society, literature of social protest, the role of women, the search for identity) which is pursued by reports to the whole class. A detailed personal record of reading progress is maintained to assure the systematic development of each student’s facility in literary criticism.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: ITAL 130 or permission of instructor.