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ITAL V1101x-V1102y: Elementary Italian I & II 4 pts. Lecture and lab. Enrollment limited. Prerequisite for V1102: ITAL V1101 or the equivalent. Introduction to Italian grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Lab: hours to be arranged.

ITAL W1101x-W1102y Elementary Italian I & II 4 pts. Limited enrollment. Same course as ITAL V1101-V1102. Prerequisite for W1102: ITAL W1101 or the equivalent.

ITAL W1111x-W1112y Elementary Conversation 2 pts. Prerequisites: For W1112: ITAL W1111 or the equivalent, or sufficient fluency to satisfy the instructor. Limited enrollment. Recommended parallel: ITAL V/W1101-V/W1102. Intensive practice in pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension of the spoken language, and conversation. Conversation courses may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or fulfill major or concentration requirements.

ITAL V1121x Intensive Elementary Italian 6 pts. Limited enrollment. No previous knowledge of Italian required. An intensive course that covers two semesters of elementary Italian in one, and prepares students to move into Intermediate Italian. Grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. May be used to fulfill the language requirement only if followed by an additional two (2) semesters of Italian language. ITAL V1201x-V1202y, or ITALV1203y and ITAL V3333, V3334, V3335, or V3336, for a total of three(3) semesters of Italian Language.

Intermediate Italian I & II 4 pts. Prerequisites: For V1201: ITAL V1102 W1102 or the equivalent; for V1202: ITAL V1201 or W1201 or the equivalent. Limited enrollment. A review of grammar, intensive reading, composition, and practice in conversation. Exploration of literary and cultural material. Lab: hours to be arranged. ITAL V1202 fulfills the basic foreign language requirement and prepares students for advanced study in Italian language and literature.

ITAL W1201x-W1202y Intermediate Italian I and II 4 pts. Same course as ITAL V1201-V1202. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite for W1202: ITAL W1201 or the equivalent.

ITAL V1203y Intensive Intermediate Italian 6 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V1102 or equivalent, with a grade of B+ or higher. Limited enrollment. An intensive course that covers two semesters of intermediate Italian in one, and prepares students for advanced language and literature study. Grammar, reading, writing, and conversation. Exploration of literary and cultural materials. This course may be used to fulfill the language requirement if preceded by both V1101 and V1102. Students who wish to use this course for the language requirement, and previously took Intensive Elementary, are also required to take at least one of the following: ITAL V3333, V3334, V3335, or V3336, for a total of three (3) semesters of Italian Language.

ITAL W1204y Rapid Reading and Translation 3 pts. I Primarily for graduate students and others who need to develop their reading knowledge of Italian. Grammar and vocabulary review; practice in reading and translating Italian from a variety of fields, including literature, art history, and political science, depending on the needs of the students. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Note: this course may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or to fulfill major or concentration requirements.

ITAL W1221x-W1222y Intermediate Conversation 2 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL W1112 or sufficient fluency to satisfy the instructor. Recommended parallel: ITAL V1201-V/W1202 or W1201-W1202. Conversation courses may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or fulfill major or concentration requirements. Intensive practice in the spoken language, assigned topics for class discussions, and oral reports.


ITAL V1231x-V1232y Intermediate Italian I and II With Opera: Italian for Opera Lovers 4 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V1102 or the equivalent. A review of grammar, extensive reading, composition, and practice, with masterpieces of Italian opera providing a context for language study and practice on the intermediate level. No specialized musical knowledge is required. This course is the equivalent of the sequence ITAL V1201-V1202 and covers the same grammatical material.

ITAL W1311x-W1312y Advanced Conversation 2 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL W1222 or sufficient fluency to satisfy the instructor. Recommended parallel: ITAL V3335x-V3336y Conversation courses may not be used to satisfy the language requirement or fulfill major or concentration requirements. Practice in the spoken language through assigned topics on contemporary Italian culture.

ITAL V3335 Advanced Italian I 3 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V1202 or W1202 or the equivalent. Written and oral self-expression in compositions and oral reports on a variety of topics; grammar review. Required for majors and concentrators.

ITAL V3336 Advanced Italian II 3 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V1202 or W1202 or the equivalent, V3335x. Written and oral self-expression in compositions and oral reports on a variety of topics; grammar review. Required for majors and concentrators.

ITAL V3337 Italian in film 3 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V3335 or the equivalent. Students will develop advanced language competence while analyzing and discussing Italian films and their reflection of changing Italian culture and society. 

ITAL W4000x Stylistics 3 pts. Prerequisites: ITAL V3336 or the equivalent and instructor's permission. The course reinforces the student's knowledge and usage of Italian grammar and develops the skills and competence of a professional of the Italian language (technical writer, translator, teacher). Students are asked: 1) to read closely and analyze short contemporary texts in Italian, paying particular attention to the relationship between the sentence structure and the rhetorical framework of the whole text; 2) to produce short essays derived on the models that are studied and to integrate the linguistic structures considered into their own writing. In Italian.

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