This is a continuation of IT 101 or an equivalent course. It is an introduction to the study of the Italian language and culture, with special attention paid to its traditions and innovations, to its creativity and technology, and to its place in a global world. Students will develop improved language skills in listening, speaking, and reading.The course emphasizes student interaction through class activities centered on Italian food and art, history and politics. Please note that students who enroll in IT 102B of this course and complete the assignments associated with the optional travel component, will earn one additional academic credit, for a total of four credits. Prerequisites: IT 101 or equivalent.