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Rome, Italy

Italian Culture and Civilization

Global Temple Conference

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Fall 2023
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Depending on the expertise(s) of the teacher and the interests of the students, this multi-disciplinary course will cover major historical and cultural periods and phenomena. Examples: the emergence of Italian language and dialects; medieval, Renaissance, and baroque art and architecture; folk literature and music; opera; the history of the Risorgimento and the Unification; women and feminism; modern Italian culture and politics; and cinema.

This course is taught in Italian.


Fourth semester college-level Italian language course (at Temple Italian 2002) with minimum grade of C-, or equivalent.


  • Temple students who took the sequence Italian 1003-2001 in the old track: the prerequisite for this course is Italian 2001.
  • Temple students in the new track: the prerequisite for this course is Italian 2002.