ITAL111 Elementary Italian II

Department of Language & Literature: Italian

I. Course Number and Title
ITAL111 Elementary Italian II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
ITAL110 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with multimedia files that accompany the text.
VI. Catalog Course Description
In this interactive course students continue the work of ITAL111; students acquire a further working knowledge of Italian necessary to accomplish basic tasks. It continues to emphasize comprehension and more practice in pronunciation and conversation and addresses listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills within an authentic Italian cultural context.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. acquire and demonstrate an elementary degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
      2. recognize and respond appropriately to most common spoken situations;
      3. demonstrate basic mastery of written Italian; and
      4. explain some common aspects of life in the Italian-speaking countries.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. Category I
      Cultural Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.

      Category III
      International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives
      Students will:
      1. articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Grammatical topics

    Modal verbs: dovere, potere, and volere
    Possessive and adjectives reviewed
    Direct and indirect object pronouns
    The imperfect and differences with the passato prossimo reviewed
    Adverbs
    Progressive tenses in present and past
    Disjunctive pronouns
    Reflexive verbs and pronouns
    The future and conditional tenses
    Imperatives tu, noi, and vo
    Introduction to subjunctive

    Vocabulary and social contexts

    Eating, restaurants, and cooking in Italy
    Entertainment and leisure time activities
    Dressing in Italy, fashion, and health
    Asking for information and making purchases in stores
    The world of work

    Cultural contexts

    Demonstrate knowledge of Italian cuisine and dining rituals
    Compare and contrast Italian cities and historic centers
    Leisure-time activities, music and sports
    Compare and contrast Italian design, style, and fashion
    Examine historical background and artistic productions, including music
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students
      1. take quizzes and tests;
      2. complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
      3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
      4. participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.

    3. Core (if applicable)
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students utilize text, workbook, and multimedia resources for first-year proficiency-based Italian program. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011