Fall 2017 Courses

ITAL UN3642 - Road Trips: Travel in Italian Cinema
W - 6:10-8:00pm - Moe
Recommended for First-Year Students
Explores the representation of national identity in Italian cinema from the Facist era to the present. Examines how both geography and history are used to construct an image of Italy and the Italians. Special focus on the cinematic representation of travel and journeys between North and South. Films by major neo-realist directors (Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti) as well as by leading contemporaries (Moretti, Amelio).
ITAL GU4502 - Italian Cultural Studies I
T/R - 10:10-11:25am - Moe
Recommended for First-Year Students
An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between Unification in 1860 and the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on novels, historical analyses, and other sources including film and political cartoons, the course examines some of the key problems and trends in the cultural and political history of the period. Lectures, discussion and required readings will be in English. Students with a knowledge of Italian are encouraged to read the primary literature in Italian.

For information on Columbia's course offerings, including additional sections and other levels, please visit The Columbia Directory of Classes for the Department of Italian.