Ita 505A History of Italian Language (3)
Outline of Vulgar Latin, reading and analysis of medieval and Renaissance texts, history of the establishment of a linguistic norm for Italian literature. Prerequisite: Ita 311L.
Ita 541 The Italian Renaissance (3)
The Italian Renaissance, with emphasis on the individual authors as well as on their influence on other Western cultures and the thinking of subsequent centuries. From the new critical spirit and search to the circle of Lorenzo de' Medici, Machiavelli, Ariosto, and Tasso. Conducted in English. Italian majors must read materials in the original and meet in special sessions with the instructor. A term paper is required.
Ita 694 Directed Reading in Italian (1-6)
Course of reading designed to cover major developments within an historical period; supplemented by discussions with sponsoring professor.