Academic Catalog

Italian (ITA)

ITA 101  Elementary Italian I  

Introduces the basic principles of pronunciation and grammar essentials of the Italian language. Continuing emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Recognize the essential differences between the Italian and English pronunciation systems.
Understand in oral and written form first-level content words and grammatical principles.
Read aloud in Italian with due attention to principles of good pronunciation including word-stress intonation patterns.
Produce appropriate pattern and sentence transformations.
Write in dictation form with a reasonable degree of accuracy from materials that have been studied.
Recall familiar facts of Italian and European civilizations from reading assignments.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours

ITA 102  Elementary Italian II  

A continuation of Elementary Italian I with introduction to reading short cultural and practical essays. Weekly laboratory practice extends the basis for understanding the spoken language. NOTE: Alternate Pre-Req - 2 years of HS Italian

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Respond in Italian to a representative number of daily situations according to dialogues illustrated.
Produce with more accuracy the phonetic sounds of the language and include the correct rhythm, stress and linking components.
Read familiar prose aloud in a manner acceptable to the fluent speaker.
Carry out familiar requests made in Italian.
Demonstrate increased command of vocabulary and elements of grammar.
Express briefly ideas on a given topic when guidance is offered.
Recall familiar facts of Italian and European civilizations from reading assignments.

Prerequisites: ITA 101.

3 Credits3 Weekly Lecture Hours