ITAL202 Intermediate Italian II
Department of Language & Literature: Italian
Course Number and TitleITAL202 Intermediate Italian II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesITAL201 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class learning vocabulary, reading, completing writing exercises and compositions, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course combines review with new and more complex language usage than were studied in ITAL201. It continues to emphasize intermediate-level speaking, listening comprehension, idiomatic usage, and practice in writing. An Italian cultural reader focuses on Italian history and culture.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate ability to write increasingly complex sentences in Italian; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the Italian-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
Review of subjunctive tense
Hypothetical and se expressions
The passive voice and the preposition da
Remote past for reading knowledge
Vocabulary and social contexts
Media, newspapers, and television
The European Union and Italian political scene
Italian-Americans and the experience of immigration
Italian films contrasted with Hollywood,
Popular and classical music and the tradition of the cantautori
Analyze Italian drama and short fiction
Examine Italian regional conflicts and their historical background
Contrasts between Italy and the perception of Italy in the U.S.
The European Union and the future of Italy
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some Italian-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students utilize text, workbook, and multimedia resources for second-year proficiency-based Italian program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011