ETN 335 Italian American Heritage and Culture: A Local Perspective

Italian Americans have played a central and continuous role in the American consciousness, shaping our political, economic, cultural, and social lives. This course will explore the multi-layered history of Italian Americans, from Columbus to DiMaggio, from food and family to the entrapping stereotypes of The Godfather and The Sopranos. Special emphasis will be given to the local and regional impact of the Italian American community.