Course Abstract Details

ITAL-101, Elementary Italian

Credits: 3

Course Description

ITAL-101, Elementary Italian, is basic Italian for students with little or no knowledge of the language. The course provides a solid foundation in the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as grammar. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. Offered Spring term.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

On completion of ITAL-101, Elementary Italian, students should be able to: 

1. increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding of the culture of the Italian-speaking people. 

2. be able to communicate in Italian in exchanging meaningful dialogue, using grammatical structures and vocabulary to attain better oral proficiency. 

3. refine accuracy of pronunciation skills using the Italian language. 

4. be able to read and comprehend cultural reading selections appropriate to the beginning level. 

5. be able to write comprehensive paragraphs and descriptions on given topics demonstrating increased improvement in writing ability.

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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