ITAL 300 Italian Tutorial
ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE 300 FALL 2013
Loyola University-Chicago-John Felice. Rome Center.
Class meeting: Tuesday: 6:00-6:55
Class location:Room 118.
Instructor: Dr. Maria Palladino
Office: Room 115.
Office hours: by appointment.
Required text: LEONARDO SCIASCIA “Il giorno della civetta” Adelphi Edizioni.
Course description: Italian 300 is a highly demanding course and is intended for all proficient users of Italian with a good educational background.
This course will mainly deal with linguistic analysis through the reading of Leonardo Sciascia’s well known novel “Il giorno della civetta”.This choice has been made for the following reasons:first, the story is not long and that will not discourage students; second, the plot is extremely captivating and unpredictable until the end; last but not least,Sciascia’s language is an extraordinary example for students to imitate.
This reading will certainly help them better understand and appreciate Italian phonology,lexis, syntax and register.
The objective of this course is to foster the students’ exploration of Italian contemporary culture through contextualized language practice;in addition, the story will allow students to deepen their knowledge of some still unsolved social problems in Sicily.”Il giorno della civetta”should heighten interest,enrich vocabulary and serve as the starting point for discussion and conversation in class.
The objective of this procedure is to help students reach an active command of written and oral language.
THE READING OF SCIASCIA’S NOVEL IS ONLY A PART OF THE SYLLABUS. WHAT IS REALLY INNOVATIVE AND ACCEPTED BY THE STUDENTS IS THEIR DISCOVERY OF ROME FOLLOWING ITINERARIES PREVIOUSLY DECIDED IN CLASS. THE FINAL GRADE WILL BE MAINLY BASED ON THE QUALITY OF THIS WORK “ 0N SITE” , ( EX. THE WRITTEN PAPER , THE PHOTOS TAKEN AND THE ORAL PRESENTATION
Final grading will be calculated as follows:
25% weekly assignments during the semester.
25% class participation.
50% quality of the itinerary “ in search of Rome”. _______________________________________________________