Italian Studies

Courses

Courses
Our courses develop students’ skills in language and introduce them to Italian culture. Students can focus on language and translation, literature, art, film, music, or the field of Italian Studies.

Contact Us

Franco Baldasso
Tel:
845-758-7377
Email: baldasso@bard.edu
Office Hours: Tues. 2:30 - 4:30 and by appt.
  • CORE COURSES
  • ITAL 106 Intensive Elementary Italian

  • ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian

  • ITAL 280 Advanced Conversation and Composition

  • SAMPLE COURSES
  • ITAL 215 Italian Renaissance Thought and Literature

  • ITAL 220 Forbidden Books, Prohibited Knowledge

  • ITAL 222 Food, Art & Identity

  • ITAL 222 Italian Crimes, Italian Fictions

  • ITAL 225 Dante's Divine Comedy

  • ITAL 226 Women in Modern Italian Literature

  • ITAL 227 Sicily and Writing
  • ITAL 229 The Italian Avant Garde

  • ITAL 230 History of Italian Theater

  • ITAL 231 The Middle Sea: Mediterranean Encounters in Italy
  • ITAL 234 Italian Cinema in the New Millennium

  • ITAL 235 Topics in Italian Culture: Imagining Italian Cites from Dante to Calvino
  • ITAL 250 The Inferno

  • ITAL 251 The Novel and the Opera: Manzoni’s Betrothed and Verdi’s Operas

  • ITAL 255 Intermediate Italian: Florence

  • ITAL 275 “To Remake Italy”: Italian Film from Rossellini and Fellini to the Present

  • ITAL 317 The Fantastic Tale

  • ITAL 318 The Birth of the Avant-Garde: Futurism, Metaphysics, Magical Realism
  • ITAL 330 La questione della lingua

  • ITAL 331 Democracy and Defeat: Italy After Fascism
  • ITAL 335 Italy Today: Culture, Literature, and Media in the New Millennium 

  • ITAL 340 The Making of Italy

  • RELATED COURSES
  • ARTH 216 Leonardo's Last Supper

  • ARTH 227 Roman Urbanism from Romulus (753 B.C.E.) to Rutelli (2000 C.E.)

  • ARTH 230 The Early Renaissance

  • ARTH 231 The High Renaissance

  • ARTH 232 Italian Renaissance Architecture and Urbanism

  • ARTH 312 Roma in Situ

  • ARTH 330 Italian Renaissance Sculpture

  • ARTH 331 Venetian Painting of the Renaissance

  • ARTH 332 Villa Culture: Origins and Adaptations 

  • ARTH 345 Michelangelo: The Man, The Masterpieces, The Myth

  • CLAS 226 Virgil, Augustine, Dante

  • HIST 2341 Inventing Modernity: Peasant Commune, Renaissance & Reformation in the German & Italian Worlds, 1291-1806

  • HUM 206 Global Europe

  • ITAL / LIT 3365 Modern and Contemporary Italian Women Writers: Literature in Translation

  • ITAL/LIT 339 Advanced Renaissance Literature and Thought

  • LIT / ITAL 3216 Birth of Italian Poetry
  • LIT 2883 Cinematic Adaptation of Italian Literature
  • LIT 3205 Dante

  • LIT 323 Economies of Modern European Literature

  • MUS 222 Music and Spectacle in Baroque Rome

  • MUS 231 From “Honest Courtesans” to Singing Nuns: Women & Music in Early Modern Italy