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  • IT-101

    Introductory Italian

    Italy has been very successful at branding itself as a source of authentic traditions and style. Students will study the Italian language, history, and culture through a celebration of Italian cultural icons and ways of life. Students will develop basic language skills in listening, speaking, and reading. The course emphasizes student interaction through class activities centered on Italian food and art, fashion, and movies. No prior knowledge of Italian is required.
  • IT-102

    Introductory Italian

    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, art, history, and politics. Please note that students who enroll in the second section 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
  • IT-102B

    Intro.ItalianLang.Culture/Abr

    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 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.
  • IT-201

    Intermediate Italian

    Students will consolidate and expand their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Class activities will provide insight into Italian culture and include materials for readings, compositions and brief oral reports. Prerequisite: IT 102 or P. G..
  • IT-202

    Interm. Italian: Readings

    This course is intended as a continuation of Italian 201. Students will achieve intermediate proficiency in Italian. Emphasis will be placed on spoken language through presentations and class debates. Students will continue to implement writing skills through compositions on cultural topics. Authentic readings of magazine articles will focus on Italy's current events. Prerequisite: IT 201 or P. G..
  • IT-303

    Italian Composition & Convers.

    Development of written and oral expression. Extensive practice in compositions, conversation and oral reports to help increase the student's fluency in self-expression. Prerequisite IT 202 or P. G.
  • IT-307

    Masters in Italian Literature

    A study of passages from leading Italian authors, such as Dante, Manzoni, Tomasi di Lampedusa. Oral discussions to improve the students' ability to express themselves. Readings to develop an appreciation of three different regions: Central, Northern and Southern Italy. Prerequisite IT 202 or P.
  • IT-308

    Italy Today

    Social, political, economic aspects of today's Italy examined through articles of journalists and contemporary writers. Systematic readings of cultural and every day life events from magazines and La Stampa. Viewing and discussion of excerpts from current Italian TV news programs. Prerequisite IT 202 or P.