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COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE TITLE Tpc: Ita Amer Identity-Lit/Flm
CREDIT RANGE 3.000
SCHOOL Dyson College Arts & Sciences
DEPARTMENT Modern Languages & Cultures 
LEVEL Undergraduate
COREQUISITE none
PREREQUISITE none
DESCRIPTION:

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.
The aim of the course is to provide an introductory exposure to Italian American writers and filmmakers and how they have expressed their heritage and identity through an array of fiction, poetry, and films that reflects their change of status and assimilation in mainstream American life. The course explores stereotypes, family relationships, and social concerns related to immigration and adaptation, with an emphasis on both the original ethnic identity and the broader American cultural landscape. The class will retrace the immigrant experience with the depiction of the ethics of labor and the definitions of family in the novel "Christ in Concrete" (P. Di Donato); the evolution of cultural stereotypes in films (Godfather I-II, Moonstruck, etc.), the portrait of women in D. Di Prima's poetry and through other essays collected in the Italian American Reader (B. Tonelli, 2003), and the cross cultural redefinition of ethnic identity through selected articles and publications, (such as The Saturated Self - Dilemmas of Identity in contemporary life) made available by the instructor.



SECTION INFORMATION

CRN: 10115
SUBJECT: ITA
COURSE NUMBER: 154J
SECTION TITLE:
CAMPUS: Online
SCHEDULE TYPE: Lecture
REQUIRED MATERIAL:
SECTION COMMENTS: None
COREQUISITE None
ATTRIBUTES: Area of Knowledge II,Western Heritage
FEES: 0
CAPACITY 25
SEATS AVAILABLE 23
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
RESTRICTION(S):

Online

Online Type Date
BlackBoard 01/02/2020 - 01/31/2020 

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