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Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Italian.

ITAL 1, Elementary Italian I   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

Using the communicative approach, this course stresses the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases, and the ability to understand, speak, read, and write simple Italian. Using fundamental sentence structures in the present and past tenses, students practice speaking and holding simple conversations in class and writing compositions. Lectures and discussions are included covering geography, customs and culture in Italy. The course is conducted in Italian except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

2458   9:30a-11:00a TThF   DRSCHR 217   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2459   12:45p-2:15p TTh   LA 231   Muñiz Gracia A

           12:45p-2:15p F   HSS 152   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2460   2:30p-4:55p MW   MC 12   Naham C

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4269   7:30p-9:55p TTh   DRSCHR 218   Trombetta G N

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

ITAL 2, Elementary Italian II   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Italian 1*.

This course is a continuation of Italian 1 and completes the elementary grammar. The course stresses the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases, and the ability to understand, speak, read, and write simple Italian. Using fundamental sentence structures in the present and past tenses, students practice speaking and holding simple conversations in class and writing compositions. The course includes the reading of simplified texts with emphasis on oral expression and further study of Italian history and culture. The course is conducted in Italian, except in the case of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Italian.

2461   11:10a-12:40p MWF   DRSCHR 213   Torresan P

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2462   2:30p-4:55p TTh   HSS 256   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

ITAL 3, Intermediate Italian I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: Italian 2*.

This course is a review of Italian grammar with special emphasis on idiomatic constructions and expressions. It includes the study and reading, in and out of class, of selected passages from Italian literature. Basic literary analysis and vocabulary building are developed using the selected readings. Emphasis is also placed on the use of learned structures in compositions. This course is conducted in Italian except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Italian

2463   2:30p-4:55p MW   MC 16   Torresan P

Above section 2463 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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