Arrive in Rome: January 28, 2013
Mid-semester break: March 11-15
Program ends/Departure date: April 26
N.B.: If you plan to arrive prior to the scheduled move-in date or to depart after the scheduled departure date, you must make special arrangements at additional costs.
All courses are 4-credits unless otherwise noted. Students are allowed to take 3-5 courses, two of which must be Italian language (one course if the student has already completed an advanced level).
Students with specific course needs should contact Prof. Piero Garofalo.
ITAL 686: UNH-in-Italy Study Abroad
This is an administrative course # that enrolls the student in the UNH-in-Italy program and carries no credit or grade. It satisfies the UNH Group 5 Foreign Culture Gen. Ed. requirement.
ITAL 401/ITAL 402: Elementary Italian (counts as 2 courses, 8 credits)
ITAL 401/402 is for students without previous training in Italian. This course is designed to help students achieve proficiency in basic grammar and conversational Italian and emphasizes aural comprehension, speaking, writing, reading.. The course is conducted in Italian. ITAL 401/402 satisfy UNH foreign language requirement. No prerequisites.
ITAL 503/ITAL 504: Intermediate Italian (counts as 2 courses, 8 credits)
ITAL 503/504 provides a complete review of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. The course includes selected readings as a general introduction to Italian civilization and culture. The course is conducted in Italian and is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ITAL 402 or equivalent.
ITAL 631/ITAL 632: Advanced Italian Conversation & Composition (counts as 2 courses, 4 credits each)
ITAL 631/632 provides a rapid review of basic grammatical structures and in-depth study of more complex linguistic patterns. The course requires frequent written compositions and oral presentations using materials on contemporary culture taken from the various media to promote advanced reading and writing skills. The course emphasizes vocabulary building, phonetics, and oral/aural skills development to attain aural-oral fluency. The course is conducted in Italian and is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ITAL 504 or equivalent.
ITAL 651: Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature (in Italian)
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the principal authors, literary schools and trends. ITAL 651 examines major works of fiction and nonfiction, reflecting ideas and taste during the first three centuries of Italian history. It is a survey of major representative writers and artists (including Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Tasso, Marino), studied against the backdrop of social and cultural history. The course includes a monographic component, which focuses on a single work (e.g., Dante’s Inferno). ITAL 651 is designated as writing intensive.
ITAL 652: Early Modern to Contemporary Italian Literature (in Italian)
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the principal authors, literary schools and trends. ITAL 652 examines major works of fiction and nonfiction, reflecting ideas and tastes in post-Renaissance thought and culture in Italy. It is a survey of major representative writers and artists (including Parini, Goldoni, Leopardi, Manzoni, Pirandello, Pavese, Ginzburg, Morante, Calvino), studied against a backdrop of social and cultural history. The course includes a monographic component, which focuses on a particular work or author. ITAL 652 is designated as writing intensive.
ITAL 635 Food Aesthetics
The aim of the course is to acquaint the student with the principal aspects of aesthetics as it pertains to our understanding of and relationship to food. An integral aspect of the course is sensory evaluation techniques, which will be introduced through labs. Each lab will focus on measures of gustation and olfaction through a variety of food products. Each class period will be devoted to a a particular question such as: What kind of knowledge is realized through the senses? Why has taste generally been considered a "lower" bodily sense? Can a meal be "beautiful?" Is a food experience comparable to reading a poem or viewing a work of art? Is pleasure in eating morally acceptable? How is food related to personal and collective identity? What ethics are implied in food production and consumption?
ITAL 675: Demography and Cultural Geography of Italy
This course will explore the demographic characteristics of Italy and its regions. Specific emphasis will be made of the reciprocal nature and impact such characteristics have on the cultural geography of the country.The course will begin with a standard introduction to the demographic measures and methods. These methods will then be applied to Italy and its regions.
ITAL 681: Interdisciplinary Field Seminar: Ancient & Medieval Italian History and Culture. Unearthing the Past: Archaeology in Ascoli Piceno
This course explores the city of Ascoli Piceno as a living history artifact. While concentrating on the city’s pre-Roman, Roman, and medieval structures, the course introduces students to the history, art history and archaeology of Ascoli Piceno. In addition, ITAL 681 emphasizes the challenges that modern society confronts when attempting to preserve the past. Field trips, papers, exams. UNH students must specify if they want this course to satisfy the Discovery HP or HUMA requirement. No prerequisites.
ITAL 682: Interdisciplinary Field Seminar: European Images of the Americas from the 1500s to the Present
This course explores representations of the Americas in European exploration narratives, art, film, and travel literature. It is a course in cultural history that incorporates texts, methods of analysis, and insights from literary studies, film studies, art history, and postcolonial theory to make sense of and appreciate the multifaceted relationships between Europeans and Americans throughout the past five centuries. The material is organized into five large topics: Encounters, Scientific Exchange, Revolutions, Immigrations, and 20th-century Culture. Particular attention is paid to the role of immigration and Italy's relations to the Americas. UNH students must specify if they want this course to satisfy the Discovery HP or HUMA requirement. No prerequisites.
HIST 600: History of Childhood
This course examines the construction of childhood from cultural and historical perspectives. Childhood in the Americas and Europe is compared and contrasted, with particular attention devoted to childhood in Italy. Exploring a wide variety of historical analyses and first-hand accounts, we will consider questions such as: Did childhood exist in the past, or is it a modern invention? Is childhood a biological or "natural" and universal stage of human development, or is it the product of society, culture, and history? What is the role of the child "expert"--the pediatrician, psychologist, and educator in shaping our views toward children and in defining "normality" for them? How different from today was growing up in the past? How different from today was growing up in the past? How do these experiences vary depending on class, race, gender, and other social factors? Can we identify change in some areas and continuities in others, and why? In which ways has the legal status of children changed over time? What are the origins of the children's rights movement? In addition, themes that will be addressed include inequality, victimization, discrimination, education, reform, activism, resilience, and difference. No prerequisites.
ITAL 595: Italian Practicum
The Practicum involves teaching English in an Italian school. Students participate as teacher’s aides in a primary or secondary school teaching English for four hours per week. Students prepare the lesson plan with the primary instructor and participate in a teaching workshop. Spaces are limited and registration is limited to students who are enrolled in four other courses. No prerequisites.
ITAL 796: Independent Study
The Independent Study is designed for students with an advanced preparation who are capable of working independently. Students design the curriculum in conjunction with the instructor. Students should make appropriate arrangements prior to registration. Consent of instructor.