Master List of Courses

The list is meant to be indicative, not complete. Courses will vary from year to year. Students may propose other courses to be taken by arrangement with the Italian Studies Undergraduate Advisor and the instructor.

Art History

Every other year

  • ARTH 301 The Augustan Revolution

Occasionally

  • ARTH 221 Roman Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 252 Art in the Time of Michelangelo
  • ARTH 255 Italian Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 256 Italian Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
  • ARTH 271 European Baroque Art
  • ARTH 275 Roman Baroque Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 427 Roman Sculpture
  • ARTH 428 Late Antique Roman Art: Survival and Mutation, AD 200-700
  • ARTH 521 Proseminar in Classical Art
  • ARTH 528 Proseminar in Roman Architecture
  • ARTH 529 Vitruvian Studies
  • ARTH 552 Proseminar in Renaissance/Baroque Art

Cinema Studies

Every year

  • CINE 240 Italian Cinema (ITAL 204, ITAL 222)

Occasionally

  • CINE 205 Visions of Rome in Italian and American Cinema (CLST 206)
  • CINE 340 Topics in Italian Cinema and Culture (ITAL 300, ITAL 322, ITAL 380)
  • CINE 345 Topics in French Cinema and Culture (FREN 380, 382)
  • CINE 548 Topics in Italian Cinema (ITAL 588)

Classical Studies

Every spring

  • CLST /ANCH /HIST 027 Ancient Rome
  • CLST 206 Visions of Rome in Italian and American Cinema

Every other year

  • CLST 301 The Augustan Revolution

Occasionally

  • CLST 145 The Roman Empire
  • CLST 314 Roman Law and society
  • CLST 328 /ARTH 328 Topography and Monuments of Ancient Rome
  • CLST 376 Slavery and Society in Ancient Rome
  • CLST 427 Roman Sculpture

Comparative Literature

English

Regularly (usually every year)

  • ENGL 223 Dante's Divine Comedy (ITAL 233)

Every other year

  • ENGL 021 Medieval Epic and its Classical Legacy
  • ENGL 025 The Age of Chaucer

Occasionally

  • ENGL 225 Chaucer: Poetry, Performance, and Interpretation
  • ENGL 226 Topics in Drama to 1600

French

Every two or three years

  • FREN 380 Crime Cinema (France and Italy)
  • FREN 383 Horror Cinema (France and Italy)

History

Every year

  • HIST 027 History of Ancient Rome

Regularly (usually every year)

  • HIST 181 History of Florence. Taught on Penn-in-Florence summer program
  • HIST 317 Italy: Medieval, Renaissance, Early Modern. Starting 2009
  • HIST 308 Renaissance Europe
  • HIST 318 Italian History from Napoleon to Berlusconi. Starting Spr., 2008
  • HIST 339 Making Money before Columbus

Occasionally

  • HIST 101 The First Crusade. Freshman Seminar
  • HIST 101/201 Rome: History and Myth. Seminar for freshmen or majors
  • IST 202 European Immigration. Seminar for majors
  • HIST 342 European Intellectual History 1300-16000
  • HIST 408 World of Dante
  • HIST 410 Popes, Rome, World to 1600

Italian

Every semester

  • ITAL 201 Advanced Italian 1
  • ITAL 202 Advanced Italian 2
  • ITAL 203 Intro. to Italian Literature and Culture

Every year

  • ITAL 204 Italian Civilization Through Film
  • ITAL 380 Italian Literature of the 20th Century

At least every other year

  • ITAL 208 Business Italian. Spring Term
  • ITAL 233 Dante (ENGL 223)

Occasionally

  • ITAL 211 The Medieval Reader (Freshman Seminar/BFS Program).
  • ITAL 212 World of Dante (Freshman Seminar).
  • ITAL 213 Worldviews in Collision (Freshman Seminar).
  • ITAL 214 Modern Italian Culture (Freshman Seminar).
  • ITAL 218 Topics in Italian Poetry.
  • ITAL 219 Topics in Italian Fiction/Drama
  • ITAL 222 Introduction to Italian Cinema
  • ITAL 298 Study Abroad Miscellaneous
  • ITAL 300 Topics in Italian Culture
  • ITAL 322 Italian Cinema and Literature
  • ITAL 333 Dante's Divine Comedy (class conducted in Italian)
  • ITAL 334 Dante and Petrarch in the 20th Century
  • ITAL 335 Aspects of Medieval Italian Literature
  • ITAL 337 Boccaccio and the Novella Tradition
  • ITAL 338 Petrarch and the Lyric Tradition
  • ITAL 340 Renaissance
  • ITAL 360 Semiotics and Rhetoric
  • ITAL 370 Lingua della Televisione
  • ITAL 376 19th- and 20th-Century Literature
  • ITAL 383 20th-Century Italian Novel

At least every three years

  • ITAL 501 Italian Literary Theory
  • ITAL 530 Medieval Italian Literature
  • ITAL 531-532 Dante's Commedia
  • ITAL 534 Women in Poetry: From the Trobairitz to the Petrarchans
  • ITAL 535 Petrarca
  • ITAL 537 Boccaccio
  • ITAL 540 Studies in the Italian Renaissance

Other

  • ITAL 180 Italian Play Production (Harrison House - Fall 2013)
  • ITAL 210 Advanced placement credit
  • ITAL 398 Honors Thesis
  • ITAL 399 Independent Study
  • ITAL 499 Independent Study

Landscape Architecture

Every year

  • LARP 535 Case Studies in Landscape Architecture

Music

  • MUSC 030 History of Opera

Political Science

Regularly (usually every year)

  • PSCI 218 Domestic politics of Postwar Western Europe
  • PSCI 254 Politics of the European Union
  • PSCI 414 Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

Occasionally

  • PSCI 009 Politics and Society in Italy. Freshman seminar

Religious Studies

Every year

  • RELS 002 Religions of the West

Occasionally

  • RELS 003 Religion and Literature
  • RELS 133 Introduction to Christianity
  • RELS 434 Christian Thought from 1000 to 1800