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Viewing: ITAL 4100 : The Italian American Experience

Last approved: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:03:22 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 02:16:37 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literature (RGSL)
The Italian American Experience
The Italian American Experienc
Fall 2016
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Prof. Lynn Westwater
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The dynamics of the Italian American experience from its origins to the present day; what it is to be American, how ethnic identity should be expressed, and who has the power to control a group’s representation. Taught in English.
This course aims to develop students’ critical thinking and such skills as analysis and argumentation by reading, discussing, researching, presenting and writing about literary, filmic and critical texts. At the end of this course, students will be able to: · Synthesize developments in the Italian American experience from the late nineteenth century through the beginning of the twenty-first. · Analyze, in both spoken and written contexts, key issues of this experience. · Evaluate narrative, filmic and critical texts according to the various cultural contexts.
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This would be a GPAC-Humanities
Could this cross-list as an AmSt Focus Course (Cultural Politics)?
echacko (Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:18:55 GMT): Rollback: Missing required section on pre-requisites
echacko (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:46:12 GMT): Rollback: Department requested rollback.
echacko (Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:39:58 GMT): Rollback: The description of this course is too long. For Courseleaf a pithy description of 2-3 sentences is needed - no more! Also, in the section on Learning Outcomes, please only retain the first sentence and the last few that begin with "at the end of this course..." Everything else is what the professor would like the students to know about the course, but aren't learning outcomes.
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