Italian courses

ITAL 101: Beginning Italian I

Introduces the Italian language emphasizing the mastery of oral communication and use of the written language. Includes the fundamentals of grammar, speaking, reading, and pronunciation. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component.

Units: 4 — 4

ITAL 102: Beginning Italian II

Continues the study of the Italian language emphasizing the mastery of oral communication and use of the written language. Includes the fundamentals of grammar, speaking, reading, and pronunciation. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ITAL 101: Beginning Italian I (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ITAL 197: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 4

ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian I

Offers a review of the fundamentals of Italian grammar and continues the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through the study and discussion of short reading selections. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ITAL 102: Beginning Italian II (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ITAL 202: Intermed Italian II

Continues to instruct on the fundamentals of Italian grammar, and continues the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through the study and discussion of short reading selections. Requires active participation in instructor-coordinated multimedia and online activities as a mandatory component. (Prereq: ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian I (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

ITAL 297: Independent Study

Allows lower-division students to independently study a particular aspect of Italian culture and language. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

ITAL 305: Intro Italian Culture & Civili

Introduction to Italian culture, history, and geography, including art forms, literature, customs, traditions, economy, politics, music, fashion, food, and lifestyles. Challenges stereotypes, fosters cultural understanding, and strengthens ability to analyze, criticize, and discuss specific cultural topics. Encourages a comparative perspective reflecting the Italian social context, while contrasting Italian cultural issues with comparable US issues.

Units: 1 — 4

ITAL 397: Independent Study

Individual study of a particular aspect of Italian culture, language, or civilization. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 4