ITAL202 Intermediate Italian II
Department of Language & Literature: Italian
- I. Course Number and Title
- ITAL202 Intermediate Italian II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- ITAL201 (C or better) or equivalent or permission of the Department of Language & Literature
- V. Other Pertinent Information
Students 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.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course combines review with new and more complex language usage than were studied in ITAL201. Instruction continues to emphasize intermediate-level speaking, listening comprehension, idiomatic usage, and practice in writing. An Italian cultural reader focuses on Italian history and culture.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
- 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 [Diversity].
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Review of subjunctive tense
- Hypothetical and se expressions
- Relative clauses
- 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 Course Learning Goals
- 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.
Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students 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 Student:Students utilize text, workbook, and multimedia resources for second-year proficiency-based Italian program. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 3/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011; New Core 8/2015