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Sep 30, 2016 by Lynn Westwater (llww)
ITAL 4200 : L'Inferno di Dante
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:04:54 GMT
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:04:56 GMT
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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Romance, German and Slavic Languages and Literature (RGSL)
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L'Inferno di Dante
Short Course Title
L'Inferno di Dante
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The medieval Italian context in which the Inferno was written; cultural and political developments that directly affected the author; key issues raised, from the nature and causes of political conflict to the role of morality in society; the history of the Inferno's reception and its continuing importance in Italian political and cultural life. Conducted in Italian.
At the end of the course, students will be able to: • Understand the medieval Italian context in which the Inferno was written, including important cultural and political developments that directly affected Dante, as well as its continuing importance across the centuries in Italian cultural and political life. • Describe key episodes in the Inferno. • Synthesize the overarching themes of the Inferno. • Analyze the Inferno through a variety of interpretive lenses in both written and oral work. • Evaluate various critical approaches to the Inferno.
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Syllabus Dante's Inferno.docx
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
This course has been taught under the rubric "Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature." No course on Dante's Inferno exists in the Italian program.
We would like this course also to count toward the GPAC Humanities (Critical Thinking) requirement.
Course Reviewer Comments
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:11:39 GMT
Course submitted too late for GPAC committee review and feedback. Have approved without GPAC attributes.