The Italian Language Program offers the possibility of completing all MAT course requirements in Italian in three consecutive summers, or of earning credit for professional development or continuing education. The Program is designed for individuals already teaching Italian, but also is open to prospective teachers at the K-12 school level. Credits acquired through the Italian Language Program may be accepted for state certification. While not mandatory, teachers are invited to apply for the MAT after the successful completion of two Italian courses in the World Languages Institute. Details of the MAT program are available at the Department of Italian or its web site at http://italian.rutgers.edu.
Additional Course Offerings: See Core Curriculum
ONLINE; 6/25 - 7/20
LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS: NARRATING ITALY, UNIFICATION TO THE BOOM (CR. 3)
ONLINE; 5/29 - 6/22
This online course addresses the representation of Italian identity between the Unification (1861) and the ‘economic miracle’ (1960s). We will tackle crucial social and cultural issues of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as key literary movements and genres ('Verismo' and Neorealism). We will analyze a wide array of literary and cinematic texts by such renowned authors as De Amicis, Verga, Pirandello, Messina, C. Levi, Tomasi di Lampedusa, Calvino, Rodari, Ginzburg, Rossellini, Vancini, Rosi, and Monicelli. Conducted in Italian.
LITERARY RELATIONSHIPS: ITALIANCULTURE.NET
ONLINE; 7/23 - 8/15
This online seminar introduces students to all aspects of Italian life as reflected in the virtual world of the Internet. Designed to familiarize students with websites that reflect contemporary trends in politics, culture, literature, students' written and oral proficiency in Italian, and to prepare them for subsequent higher-level work in Italian language, literature, and culture. Conducted in Italian.