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COURSES OFFERED

Italian 1
Elementary Italian I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces students to speaking, listening, reading and writing linguistically appropriate Italian.  Students are also introduced to the cultural background of the language, including the relationships among cultural practices and perspectives and general aspects of everyday life.  Technological support may include videos, DVDs, audio CDs, and Internet access to publishers' websites for tutoring and other support. 
Note: This course is comparable to two years of high school Italian.


Italian 2
Elementary Italian II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Italian 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Italian culture, is a continuation of the study of elementary Italian with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students improve their pronunciation and speaking skills along with their understanding of spoken Italian. Computer programs and audio and video tapes are available to reinforce the language skills acquired in the classroom.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Italian.


Italian 21

Beginning Conversational Italian


2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Italian 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable

This course is designed to develop fluency in oral expression, increase oral comprehension, and improve pronunciation of the Italian language. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of the ethnic areas involved with the Italian language.

 
Italian 22

Intermediate Conversational Italian


2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Italian 2 and 21 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
 

This course is designed for the intermediate student to develop Italian fluency in oral expression, increase Italian oral comprehension, and improve Italian pronunciation. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of the ethnic areas involved with the Italian language.


Italian 24
Introduction to Italian Culture


3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC


This course provides an introduction to the cultural aspects of the Italian language through a study of geography, social institutions, literature, art, architecture, and music. Topics include a comparison of Italian and other Western languages and cultures. This course is taught in English.

 Last Published 8/8/13