Languages, Literatures and Cultures
101 & 102. Elementary Italian I & II - 1 course unit each
An introduction to basic grammar and vocabulary of, as well as communication skills in Italian within its cultural contexts. Students will use a variety of authentic text and media resources to acquire and enhance linguistic skills. The first semester is designed for students with no knowledge of, or with a weak background in Italian, the second—for students with limited, but residual previous exposure to Italian. Assignment by placement test. Four class hours per week plus Language Learning Center assignments.
203 & 204. Intermediate Italian I & II - 1 course unit each
An accelerated review of basic Italian grammar through speaking, reading, writing and other linguistically appropriate activities. The introduction of more advance grammatical structures and a variety of authentic text and multimedia resources will enhance the students’ linguistic skills and sociocultural awareness of the Italian speaking world. The development of functional skills is emphasized. Students also acquire the linguistic tools needed to continue learning Italian as it pertains to their fields of interest. Assignment by placement test. Three class hours per week plus Language Learning Center assignments.