ITAL201 Intermediate Italian I
Department of Language & Literature: Italian
Course Number and TitleITAL201 Intermediate Italian I
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesITAL111 (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 DescriptionIn this course students study vocabulary, grammar, and idiomatic constructions; and continue to hone speaking, listening and writing skills. Students write compositions using new and more complex language structures and read culture-related materials.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- review, refine, and demonstrate an expanded control of the four essential language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- 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
Future (review) and conditional tenses
Reflexive and reciprocal verbs
Comparatives and superlatives, with irregulars
Commands (tu, noi, and voi) and formal
Present subjunctive and its uses
Vocabulary and social contexts
The body and health
Clothing and fashion
The world of work and business
Modes of transportation
Analyze fashion and design
Critique the differing roles of women in Italian society
Demonstrate critical awareness of Italian economy and politics
Italian music, popular and classical, compared and contrasted
Geography and regional differences, dialects and linguistic variations
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