IT 110. ELEMENTS OF ITALIAN I (4)
This course introduces the basic structure of the Italian language in a communicative and crosscultural context. Students will develop the four basic language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing as well as acquiring cultural competency while building a solid background in grammar and vocabulary. In each section a variety of activities will be used to develop the student's skill in using the language in everyday situations. Four contact hours.
IT 120. ELEMENTS OF ITALIAN II (4)
In this course, we will continue our study of the Italian language, concentrating on the further development of the four language skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing as well as acquiring cultural competency while building a solid background in grammar and vocabulary. This course will allow you to begin building communicative competency by offering many opportunities to speak, write, read and obtain a basic feel for the culture itself. In each section a variety of activities will be used to develop the student's skill in using the language in everyday situations. Four contact hours. Prerequisite: IT 110 with a minimum grade of C- or placement.
IT 130. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN (4) (GEN. ED. #2)
Continued development of both spoken and written Italian, vocabulary acquisition, and grammar concepts. Readings focus on both literature and cultural aspects of the Italian world. Satisfactory completion of the course fulfills the foreign language requirement. Four contact hours. Prerequisite: IT 120 with a minimum grade of C- or placement.
IT 130G, 120G, INTENSIVE COURSE ABROAD (4) (GEN. ED. #2 FOR IT 130G) 110G LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
This course offers the possibility to learn the Italian language through the culture of Italy. Students attending this course in Salerno will experience Italian art, music, ceramics, and theatre in a traditional setting. Participants will attend Italian classes four hours a day, five days a week, together with a series of high-impact learning activities and seminars on Italian culture featuring lectures, cooking, music and cinema. Students will live with host families.
IT 230. INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CULTURE (3)
This course is organized around original readings by Italy's most important contemporary writers. Together with an intensive review of the fundamentals of grammar, it will include a range of different activities that will facilitate comprehension, promote vocabulary acquisition, and lead students toward content analysis and self expression.
IT 272Y. INTENSIVE COURSE ABROAD (8) (MUS 272Y) (GEN. ED. #3)
EXPLORING ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND HISTORY
This interdisciplinary course builds Italian language skills and knowledge of music through a seven-week pre-program course in the fall, a three-week immersion experience, living with families in Southern Italy in January, and a seven-week post-program course in the spring. This course is an opportunity to experience firsthand the importance of the relationship between Italian language and music. Musical texts, including opera and song, and attendance at a musical performance will be integrated with language immersion activities and assignments. Prerequisite: IT 120 (or permission of the instructor) IT 130 recommended. MUS 100, 101, 105, 108, 159, 160, and/or 205.