The Department of French and Italian

Program Courses

Studying with the Rome Study Program, students can earn three or six credit hours:

ITL 328 - Composition and Conversation (Elisa Valentini)
Prerequisite ITL 611C
This course is taught in Italian. The goals of this upper-division course are to improve students’ skills in writing and speaking in Italian, as well as to increase their level of comprehension, both reading and listening. Furthermore, we aim at expanding the students’ knowledge of Italian culture through a lively interaction with Italians.

ITC 349 – Evolution of the Italian Narrative and Contemporary Storytelling (Antonella D. Olson) 
Prerequisite: None
This course is taught in English. The course will concentrate on theater, documentary films, and works of imaginative prose, poetry, and art, in order to offer an overview of modern and contemporary Italian history from the 60s to the present with a focus specifically on Rome and its social and cultural significance. Writers, artists, and filmmakers examined include: for theater, Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Dacia Maraini, Marco Baliani; for prose and poetry, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dacia Maraini, for documentary films, Alina Marazzi, Luca Ragazzi, Gustav Hofer and Fred Kuwornu. A number of the classes will be enriched by the visits of some of the writers and filmmakers whose works we will be studying, and we will visit two important museums of modern/contemporary art in Rome.

Rome Class

Rome Class 2



  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531