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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.

1380   12:30p-3:20p MTWThF   LA 214   Trombetta G N

   Arrange-2 Hours    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

1381   3:30p-6:20p MTWThF   DRSCHR 217   Giribaldi M

Above section 1381 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the "Labs" link.

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