Enrollment in one lower-division Italian language course is required for all students. Additionally, students must choose one of the upper-division courses listed.
Elementary Italian I
For students with no previous knowledge of Italian. Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.
Elementary Italian II
For students with one semester of college Italian or the equivalent. Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.
For students with one year of previous study at the college level or the equivalent. A review of basic grammar and vocabulary, along with the development of oral proficiency, reading and listening comprehension.
EURO 284 / ITAL 298
Composition and Conversation
For students with two years of previous study at the college level or equivalent proficiency. Development of fluent and accurate speech and writing.
For the upper-division course, students must choose one of the following options
CLCV 451 / ENGL 351 / EURO 398
Professor Matthew Dillon
This course presents a survey of Greek and Roman mythology based on original texts. Coursework is enhanced by the unique opportunity to explore mythological themes and subjects by visiting archaeological remains in several ancient Roman sites as well as in museum collections. Additionally, students explore the later influence of Greek and Roman myth on the Renaissance and Baroque periods, viewing artworks on display in the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum, the Galleria Borghese, and other locations in Rome and Florence. The course is interdisciplinary and interactive in nature, and covers material from creation stories to the Trojan War, and from the foundation of Rome to the early Republican periods.
ECON 398/ HIST 322 /ARHS 498/ EURO 398
17th Century Europe: Economics of Baroque Art
Professor Dorothea Herreiner
This course examines the art market in Italy, and particularly Rome, during the Age of the Baroque. Analyzing changing notions of art, wealth, and consumption, it investigates what kind of art was produced and by whom, how art was commissioned and paid for, what role patrons played, and where the art works were placed. Topics also include an exploration of how and where art was traded, and how it was valued. The course traces the lasting impact and value of art, introducing and using basic concepts and theories from economics, history and art history. Visits to sites in Rome are a central part of the class. Students will do research on specific artists and/or artworks.