Occhio all’Italia I: Italian Culture in Depth (ITA4217.01)

Barbara Alfano

This course takes its name from an online magazine that students of Italian at Bennington produced each Spring between 2016 and 2019. Our class will look closely at several aspects of Italian culture and history, with particular attention to art. Students will cap the course with a research project and create a multimedia journalistic piece for Occhio all’Italia’s last issue, which will be published at the end of the fall term. As for language acquisition, students will begin to learn how to express abstract thought in Italian and build complex sentences both in writing and orally. This is a blended (synchronous and asynchronous) course. The class will meet synchronously only for part of the time slot allotted.  Low-intermediate level, taught entirely in Italian.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Entirely remote (synchronous)
Prerequisites:Two terms of Italian at Bennington; or, permission of instructor. For registration, please e-mail Barbara Alfano at balfano@bennington.edu.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Synchronously TBA (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: One time only

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