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Italian courses

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

ITL 121. ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I 4 sh
This course is designed for students with little or no prior experience in the language. Special emphasis is placed on active communication to develop oral and comprehension skills. Students will learn to converse and write about daily routines, likes and dislikes in the present, and commence usage of past tenses. Factual information about the nature of daily life and routines in Italian culture will also be acquired. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Novice high. No prerequisite.

ITL 122. ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II 4 sh
This course continues development of skills in basic structures within increasing cultural and literary competence. Special emphasis continues to be placed on development of oral and comprehension skills. Students will learn to discuss topics of a personal nature in present, past and future, and to express opinions on a limited range of topics. Knowledge of Italian history and culture is also extended. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate low. Prerequisite: ITL121 or placement at this level.

ITL 221. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I 4 sh
This course provides intensive development of all language skills. Increased emphasis is given to reading strategies and composition. Students will be able to describe, analyze, hypothesize and express opinions on a widening range of cultural topics. Proficiency goal on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate mid. Prerequisite: ITL 122 or placement at this level.

ITL 222. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 4 sh
This final course in the basic language sequence consolidates skills attained in ITL 121, 122 and 221 or the equivalent. Advanced reading, writing and speaking skills are developed through study of increasingly sophisticated cultural and literary topics. Proficiency on the ACTFL scale: Intermediate high. Prerequisite: ITL 221 or placement at this level.

ITL 321. ITALIAN CONVERSATION 4 sh
This course offers intensive training in oral expression and develops abilities in everyday spoken communication with a strong importance given to vocabulary and speaking proficiency. Includes grammar review. Prerequisite: ITL 222 or placement at this level.

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