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Elementary Italian I
Required Sequence: ITAL 101 & ITAL102
ITAL 101
Fall 2010
Section: 01   02   03  

This gateway course is the first half of a two-semester elementary sequence and an ampersand (&) course. Our emphasis is on the development of basic oral and written competence, and reading and aural comprehension skills. In this course you will master the linguistic skills necessary to function in day-to-day circumstances in Italian, as you begin to explore similarities and differences between your native culture and Italian culture and society. Specifically, you will learn to describe people and things in your own immediate environment, such as family, friends, daily routine, likes, and dislikes, and you will learn how to handle basic social interactions such as meeting people, planning events, eating out, inquiring about other people's lives, and expressing your point of view. Grammar undergirds everything we do and say in this course: Whether or not we are engaged in an explicit grammar exercise, you are always learning grammar that enables you to communicate effectively. We will explore roughly five units of the textbook; additionally, your linguistic experience will be broadened by reading authentic texts and by viewing, listening to, and discussing cultural artifacts such as films, songs, and commercials. Class is conducted entirely in Italian. Because you will work collaboratively with your classmates and your instructor, your attendance, participation, and preparation are of the utmost importance.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Speaking
This course offers students a variety of opportunities to develop their
ability to speak and understand Italian, while exploring similarities and
differences between their native cultures and Italian culture and society.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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