Dante's Divine Comedy
Discuss and analyze Dante's poetry
By the end of this semester, successful students will be able to discuss any of the cantos listed in this syllabus from a linguistic, theological, historical and critical point of view.
Write a critical and analytical paper in Italian
By the end of the semester, successful students will have written a critical and analytical paper, incorporating existing peer-reviewed research on their topic and adding their own assessment and original ideas to the discourse. Their written linguistic ability will place in the "Advanced Low" (ACTFL scale) level, with the help of the Italian Writing Lab tutor.
Master MLA Conventions for Research Papers
Successful students will be fully familiar with MLA conventions (8th ed) for their writing assignments., and with the MLA bibliographical database