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Seno, Cosetta Associate Professor

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  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • HIST 4313 - History of Modern Italy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the major historical, economic and social factors that have shaped the identity of modern Italy, from the enthusiasm of young patriots during Italy's unification in the 1860s to the discontent and domestic terrorism of the 1960s-1980s. Focuses on Mussolini, the Fascist movement and on World War II, as well as the changing role of women. Taught in English. Same as ITAL 4250.
  • HIST 4323 - Mafia and Terrorism: Organized Violence in Italy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Investigates the origins and development of the Sicilian Mafia and Political Terrorism in Italy. In the first part of the course, the context of Italian politics, economy and society in which the mafia was born and flourished in the 19th and 20th century will be explored. The ramification of the Mafia in the United States in the 20th c. will also be studied. In the second part of the course, the political and social causes of Italian left and right wing Terrorism will be examined, starting from the Piazza Fontana slaughter (1969) until the murder of Professor Marco Biagi (2002). Particular attention will be devoted to the kidnapping and murder of Democratic Christian Party President Aldo Moro and to the Red Brigades terrorist movement. The role of women in both Mafia and Terrorism will be explored. Same as ITAL 4260.
  • HIST 4803 - Special Topics in European History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers specialized topics in European history, usually focusing on a specific country or theme. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1011 or HIST 1012.
  • HUMN 4730 - Italian Feminisms: Culture, Theory, and Narratives of Difference
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies Italian women writers, artists and filmmakers. Literary and visual texts are analyzed in dialogue with readings of leading Italian gender theorists. Italian history and culture is reread by following the development of a discourse about women. Taught in English; readings in Italian for Italian majors. Same as ITAL 4730.
  • ITAL 3015 - Advanced Composition 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Teaches students to write in Italian in a variety of genres, focusing on the creative aspects of writing. Exercises and themes are drawn primarily from current events and culture (i.e., blogging, journaling, essays and films), but also allows students to develop their critical skills in other areas.
  • ITAL 3140 - Literary and Artistic Cultures in Italy 3: 1900-present
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Uses literary masterpieces as a springboard to explore the literature, visual arts, film, theater, and music produced in Italy from 1900 to today in its cultural and historical context. Emphasizes interpretation and critical analysis of major cultural figures, artistic forms, and ideas of the period. Taught in Italian.
  • ITAL 3150 - Literary and Artistic Cultures in Italy 2: 1800-1900
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Uses literary masterpieces as springboard to explore the literature, visual arts, film, theater, and music produced in Italy from 1800 to 1900 in its cultural and historical context. Emphasizes interpretation and critical analysis of major cultural figures, artistic forms, and ideas of the period. Taught in Italian..
  • ITAL 4040 - Business Italian Style
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides an introduction to the Italian way of conducting business, with a close view on the company and its world through learning marketing and producing a real company project for the market. Analyzes topics of international marketing and trade using Italian and American economics websites. Focuses on building cross-cultural bridges between the U.S. and Italy to have smoother business relationships and enable students to participate more easily in joint international working teams.
  • ITAL 4160 - Italian Literature Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Topics vary each semester. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topics. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours for different topics.
  • ITAL 4250 - History of Modern Italy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines the major historical, economic and social factors that have shaped the identity of modern Italy, from the enthusiasm of young patriots during Italy's unification in the 1860s to the discontent and domestic terrorism of the 1960s-1980s. Focuses on Mussolini, the Fascist movement and on World War II, as well as the changing role of women. Taught in English. Same as HIST 4313.
  • ITAL 4260 - Mafia and Terrorism: Organized Violence in Italy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Investigates the origins and development of the Sicilian Mafia and Political Terrorism in Italy. In the first part of the course, the context of Italian politics, economy and society in which the mafia was born and flourished in the 19th and 20th century will be explored. The ramification of the Mafia in the United States in the 20th c. will also be studied. In the second part of the course, the political and social causes of Italian left and right wing Terrorism will be examined, starting from the Piazza Fontana slaughter (1969) until the murder of Professor Marco Biagi (2002). Particular attention will be devoted to the kidnapping and murder of Democratic Christian Party President Aldo Moro and to the Red Brigades terrorist movement. The role of women in both Mafia and Terrorism will be explored. Same as HIST 4323.
  • ITAL 4730 - Italian Feminisms: Culture, Theory, and Narratives of Difference
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies Italian women writers, artists and filmmakers. Literary and visual texts are analyzed in dialogue with readings of leading Italian gender theorists. Italian history and culture is reread by following the development of a discourse about women. Taught in English; readings in Italian for Italian majors. Same as HUMN 4730.

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