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Italian

Italian Course Descriptions

ITAL 04.100 – 3 s.h.
Masterpieces of Italian Literature in English Translation
This course introduces students to Italian literature in English translation. Using readings from a range of literary genres and authors, (from Dante to Machiavelli, from Calvino to current bestsellers), students acquire knowledge of the basic critical terms necessary for the discussion and analysis of narrative works, poetry and theatrical texts. Through close reading of such works, students develop an appreciation of the cultural and sociopolitical forces that inform Italian civilization. The course is taught in English and has no prerequisite.
 
ITAL 04.101 – 3 s.h.
Elementary Italian I
This introductory course is open to students who have not previously studied Italian. This course studies Italian language structures and patterns and offers practice in articulating these patterns. It also gives some attention to other language skills, such as listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.
 
ITAL 04.102 – 3 s.h.
Elementary Italian II
(Prerequisite: ITAL 04.101, minimum grade of C-; or waiver)
(Continuation of Elementary Italian I) This course focuses on the students' continued development of communicative competence in Italian with emphasis on the four skill areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension.
 
ITAL 04.201 – 3 s.h.
Intermediate Italian I
(Prerequisite: ITAL 04.102, minimum grade of C-; or waiver)
This course is open to students who have had some limited contact with the Italian language. It surveys grammar and language patterns and offers expanded practice particularly in speaking and reading in the language.
 
ITAL 04.211 – 3 s.h.
Intermediate Italian II
(Prerequisite: ITAL 04.201, minimum grade of C-; or waiver)
This course is open to students who have had some limited contact with the Italian language. It surveys grammar and language patterns and offers expanded practice particularly in speaking and reading in the language.
 
ITAL 04.212 – 3 s.h.
Italian Reading and Composition
(Prerequisite: ITAL 04.211, minimum grade of C-; or waiver)
In this course, students will enhance their competencies in Italian language, with particular emphases on reading and writing skills. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of texts from different genres, (informative, journalistic, literary, and academic), and will engage in both formal and informal, creative and academic writing.
 
ITAL 04.320 – 3 s.h.
Italian Civilization and Culture
(Prerequisite: ITAL 04.212, minimum grade of C-)
This course aims to provide students with a more profound insight into the varied aspects of contemporary Italy, its civilization and culture. Students will also gain a better understanding of the current dynamics in Italian society and will be able to identify the main contributions of Italian culture to Western civilization. Moreover, students will further refine their linguistic competencies, as they study and discuss cultural topics in Italian.