Italian Electives

Course Descriptions

ITL 101 - Elementary Italian I

This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Italian or with basic knowledge of Italian. It emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. Students will make oral presentations, read short texts, and write brief compositions in Italian. The instructor will speak predominantly the target language. In addition, students will expand their knowledge of the culture, history, and daily lives of Italian people.

Instructional materials include listening to songs, visiting websites, watching video clips online, practice exercises in your textbooks (in-class and assigned as homework), group cooperative activities and practices and short class presentations. By the end of the semester students will be able to read, write, and speak Italian at a low intermediate level and be ready to take the following level course.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

ITL 102 - Elementary Italian II

This course is designed for students with little prior knowledge of Italian or with basic knowledge of Italian. It emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. Students will make oral presentations, read short texts, and write brief compositions in Italian. The instructor will speak predominantly the target language. In addition, students will expand their knowledge of the culture, history, and daily lives of Italian people.

Instructional materials include listening to songs, visiting websites, watching video clips online, practice exercises in your textbooks (in-class and assigned as homework), group cooperative activities and practices and short class presentations. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: ITN 101, equivalent or placement by department

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

ITL 201 - Intermediate Italian I

This course promote communication through the knowledge of the Italian language and culture. It involves further study of the structural and lexical features of the target language based upon topical subjects. It enhances the understanding of the in-depth culture of Italy through presentations on its traditions, art, music, literature, landmarks and daily life. Italian 201 is designed for students with intermediate proficiency. It emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Communicative proficiency skills will be perfected through group activities, class discussion of assigned readings, short compositions and oral presentations; effective learning will be facilitated by listening to songs, visiting websites, watching video clips online, practice exercises in textbooks (in-class and assigned as homework), and a film screening after having analyzed its script. By the end of the semester students will be able to read, write, and speak Italian on an upper- intermediate level.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: ITN 102, equivalent, or placement by department

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

ITL 202 - Intermediate Italian II

This course promotes communication through the knowledge of the Italian language and culture. It involves further study of the structural and lexical features of the target language based upon topical subjects. It enhances the understanding of the in-depth culture of Italy through presentations on its traditions, art, music, literature, landmarks and daily life. Italian 202 is designed for students with intermediate proficiency. It emphasizes the four communicative skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing in a culturally authentic context. Communicative proficiency skills will be perfected through group activities, class discussion of assigned readings, short compositions and oral presentations; effective learning will be facilitated by listening to songs, visiting websites, watching video clips online, practice exercises in textbooks (in-class and assigned as homework), and a film screening after having analyzed its script. By the end of the semester students will be able to read, write, and speak Italian on an upper-intermediate level.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: ITN 201, equivalent, or placement by the department

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity