Contemporary Youth in Italy (ITA4121.01)

Edward Bowen

This second-semester language course centers on the theme of growing up in Italy today, specifically the challenges that young Italians face in school, the workforce, and in their relationships. Students will further their knowledge of Italian by engaging in speaking, reading, and writing exercises linked to the theme of the course. The assigned readings and films focus on family and romantic relationships, the difficulty of passing exams and finding work, and the challenges faced by second-generation immigrants in Italy. We will also study the importance of sports, travel, and music in the lives of young Italians. This course will allow students to reflect on cultural differences in short writing assignments and conversations. Emphasis will be placed on important vocabulary for everyday speech and the ability to write short papers on various topics. The course is conducted entirely in Italian.

Prerequisites: One term of Italian; or, permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
M 8:10am - 10:00am, T 8:10am - 10:00am, Th 8:10am - 10:00am
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
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