Spring 2016 Courses

CLIA V3660 - Mafia Movies
W - 6:10-10:00pm - Ariella Lang
Examines representations of the mafia in American and Italian film and literature.  Special attention to questions of ethnic identity and immigration.  Comparison of the different histories and myths of the mafia in the U.S. and Italy.  Readings include novels, historical studies, and film criticism.
ITAL W4503 - Italian Cultural Studies II
T/R - 8:40-9:55am - Ariella Lang
An interdisciplinary investigation into Italian culture and society in the years between World War I and the present. Drawing on historical analyses, literary texts, letters, film, cartoons, popular music, etc., 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.   
Please visit Italian in the Barnard course catalogue
For information on Columbia's course offerings, including additonal sections and other levels, please visit the The Columbia Directory of Classes for the Department of Italian.