Courses

The Literature of Sicily: A History by Santi Buscemi

In this interactive course, Professor Buscemi traces the Island’s literary tradition, from the time of Greeks and Romans to those of the Muslims, Swabians, Spanish, French and finally the Italians. Although it is replete with examples from these conquering people, the literature reveals that, in the end, the conquerors were conquered by the Island itself. […]

The Italian Frogmen – The Birth of Underwater Guerilla Warfare

Mainly due to military secrecy, the story of the Italian frogmen has not been told to its fullest. Thanks to Bill Schofield and P. J. Carisella, this history is now rescued. The Italian frogmen invented the art of underwater warfare to a level of efficiency unequaled in naval history. In World War II, those frogmen […]

Conversational Italian – Lesson 7

This interactive course is 7 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 6

This interactive course is 6 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 5

This interactive course is 5 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 4

This interactive course is 4 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 3

This interactive course is 3 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 2

This interactive course is 2 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to write it.

Conversational Italian – Lesson 1

This interactive course is 1 of 7 designed to present modern Italian language and grammar for any one wishing to learn how to speak it and how to how to write it.

Jews in Italy

This interactive course presents the history of Jews living in Italy since the time of the Roman Empire to the present day. In Rome, Jews have maintained a continuous active presence from before Christ to the present day.

Observations in Poetry and Pictures

This interactive course offers a retrospective on the poetry of Adolfo Caso and a presentation of some of his more poignant photographs. Adolfo is bilingual and writes in English and in Italian. When it comes to photography, however, his eye becomes the sole and universal language.

Neapolitan Songs – An introduction to the songs of Naples

This interactive course offers an analysis of several Neapolitan songs popular with immigrants, and shows how these songs gave them an Italian identity.

Aspects of Italian and American History

Aspects of Italian and American History is an enrichment course especially designed for students in Italian language and culture classes, and in history courses on Italy, Europe and America. It can be easily integrated into classroom activities and used for independent assignments. Because of its interactivity and friendly design, the course can also be used […]

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