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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.

2439   9:30a-11:00a TThF   DRSCHR 222   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2440   11:10a-12:40p MWF   MC 16   Lorenzi P

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2441   12:45p-2:15p TThF   DRSCHR 222   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4259   5:00p-7:25p TTh   MC 16   Giribaldi M

   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.

2442   2:30p-4:55p TTh   LA 214   Muñiz Gracia A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4260   7:30p-9:55p TTh   DRSCHR 218   Trombetta G N

   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

2443   11:15a-12:45p MWF   MC 12   Kemitch F A

   Arrange-1 Hour        

ITAL 8, Conversational Italian    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Italian 2.

This course provides an opportunity to acquire intermediate fluency in spoken Italian with emphasis on natural, colloquial usage. New vocabulary and idiomatic phrases will be emphasized, and the students will hold conversations in Italian during each class. This course is conducted in Italian except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

2444   10:00a-11:05a MW   MC 12   Kemitch F A

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