Course Descriptions

Italian Course Descriptions

ITA-designated courses qualify as Humanities or Liberal Arts electives.

ITA101, ITA102

Elementary Italian I, II - 3 Credits each

This course sequence in Italian develops students' basic abilities to understand, speak, read, and write the language. The first semester stresses accurate pronunciation, introduces students to elementary grammar, and encourages easy conversational patterns pertaining to everyday living. The learning process is enhanced by integration of the language lab and the Internet. Students are strongly encouraged to take the second semester, which includes reading of short passages dealing both with everyday situations and cultural materials with emphasis on intonation and pronunciation.

Prerequisite: ITA101 is a prerequisite for ITA102.



ITA201, ITA202

Intermediate Italian I, II - 3 Credits each

This course sequence offers a complete review of the basic principles of grammar in addition to extensive oral practice. The learning process is enhanced by integration of the language lab and the Internet. It focuses on an intensive study of structure, vocabulary building, and reading of texts in Italian literature and culture.

Prerequisite: ITA102. ITA201 is a prerequisite for ITA202.



ITA399

Italian Language Seminar - 3 Credits

The content of this course is determined according to the needs and desires of students and in conjunction with the individual faculty member.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence in the Italian language.