Italian

Elementary Italian I

ITAL110

In this course students learn the basics of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. It stresses oral proficiency, correct pronunciation, listening comprehension, and grammatical accuracy, as well as the cultural and historical backgrounds of the Italian-speaking countries.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Elementary Italian II

ITAL111

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.

3 credits
Prerequisite: ITAL110 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Intermediate Italian I

ITAL201

In 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.

3 credits
Prerequisite: ITAL111 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Intermediate Italian II

ITAL202

This 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.

3 credits
Prerequisite: ITAL201 (C or better) or equivalent
Corequisite: None

Advanced Italian I

ITAL250

This course emphasizes developing greater proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian through study of more complex language structure, discussion of current Italian media, reading more difficult literary texts, and deeper study of the culture and history of Italy.

3 credits
Prerequisite: ITAL202 (C or better) or by permission of the Department of Language and Literature
Corequisite: None

Advanced Italian II

ITAL251

This course builds on the instruction from ITAL250. Students continue to develop greater proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Italian through study of more complex language structure, discussion of current Italian media, reading more difficult literary texts, and deeper study of the culture and history of Italy.

3 credits
Prerequisite: ITAL250 (C or better) or by permission of the Department of Language and Literature
Corequisite: None