Italian (ITAL)

ITAL 1  Elementary Italian

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   

Intended for students without previous exposure to Italian. Begins to develop the ability to converse, read, and write in Italian. Includes the study of essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms, and grammatical structures along with an introduction to Italian culture.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 202130685ITAL:1MW10:30am - 12:35pmP. PetryONLINE-XXXX

ITAL 2  Continuing Elementary Italian

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: ITAL 1

Further development of conversational, reading, and writing skills in Italian with special emphasis on verbs, grammar, and extension of vocabulary. Includes study of Italian culture.

ITAL 3  Intermediate Italian

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: ITAL 2

Development of intermediate Italian language skills and their application in exploring Italian culture. Review and expansion of grammatical structures, practice in word building, and extension of both active and recognition vocabulary. Extensive exposure to Italian culture in the target language, using film, music, and authentic cultural materials.

ITAL 4  Continuing Intermediate Italian

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: ITAL 3

Further practice in speaking and writing of intermediate Italian. Collateral reading in Italian. Extensive exposure to cultural elements from Italy such as art, music, film, and history.

ITAL 53  Continuing Conversational Italian

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: ITAL 2 or ITAL 52

Development of intermediate Italian conversational skills. Emphasis on collaborative activities and practical use of the language. Extensive exposure to Italian culture. Grammar is presented in context.

ITAL 54  Advanced Conversational Italian

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: ITAL 3 or ITAL 53

Development of advanced Italian conversational skills. Emphasis on collaborative activities and practical use of the language. Extensive exposure to Italian culture. Grammar is presented in context.

ITAL 60  Italian Culture Through Cinema

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   

Italian culture through cinema from 1900 - present through analysis of the aesthetic, literary, artistic and philosophical movements in Italy as reflected in the works of the Italian film makers and writers. Lecture and class discussion to be conducted in English; film presentation with English subtitles.

ITAL 61  Italian Culture through Food

3-3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54-54   

Defining the essence of Italy through its extensive food culture and civilization of the table. Emphasis is placed on the country's marked regionalism and on the pre-eminence of its urban centers. The course addresses historical influences on Italian cuisine and national identity and relates the significance of food to family dynamics and social status. Other topics include the importance of local and sustainable food production, the relation of food to personal health, and the peculiar role of food in forging national identity.

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