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    Vassar College
  Dec 17, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ITAL 217 - Advanced Composition and Oral Expression

1 unit(s)
“Pinocchio: A Multimedia Adventure.” From best-selling children’s book to Disney animated movie, from Italian prime-time television series to Japanese anime, the story of Pinocchio continues to fascinate children and adults all over the world. A careful reading of the original Italian book, in its historical and cultural context, introduces students to the values and self-image of Italy as they were communicated to children in the late 19th century. The book provides the basis for an exploration of its many audiovisual adaptations: film and television series, cartoons and pop songs. Vocabulary expansion, review of complex linguistic structures, introduction to textual and image analysis are among the course goals. In addition to reading and viewing assignments, regular writing, class discussion and short presentations allow students to practice written and oral expression. Simona Bondavalli.

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 205 , ITAL 206  or permission of the instructor.

Not offered 2017/18.

Two 75-minute periods.

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