Intermediate Italian I|
|Required Sequence: ITAL 111 & ITAL112|
This course is the first half of a two-semester intermediate sequence and an ampersand (&) course. Authentic artifacts such as literary excerpts, films, newspaper articles, songs, and commercials constitute the starting points of this course. These include topics ranging from stereotypes and perceptions of Italy to significant moments in Italian history and politics, family and student life, employment, immigration/emigration, organized crime, and environmental awareness, all of which shed light on the rich diversity and complexities within Italy and offer a variety of opportunities to improve and refine your ability to speak and understand Italian in a communicative and meaningful context. The course also challenges you to recognize, explore, and understand cultural differences and similarities between your native culture and Italian culture.
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. Specifically, you will build on previously learned grammatical structures and acquire more complex ones that will allow you to improve your ability to relate information, narrate stories, make hypotheses, express your opinions, and debate the opinions of others, both in writing and in conversation. 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.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ITST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
-- Course pack with readings and activities on Moodle (instructor will provide further information on the first day of class).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Grammar activities at home; reading, listening, writing, and speaking activities in class; three essays with re-writes; three written exams; oral presentations; weekly conversational meetings with a Teaching Assistant.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only placement test scores from the current semester are acceptable. ITAL 111 is intended for students who have completed ITAL 102 with a B- or better. Students who do not meet these criteria should consult with Prof. Camilla Zamboni before pre-registering. Provisions may be made for students going to Italy for what would be their fourth semester. Credit will be given for continuing work done overseas upon successful completion of the placement exam upon return. Students placed in ITAL 112 are strongly encouraged to enroll in ITAL 111 in the Fall Semester.
The class meets MWF with instructor and once with course assistant (either Tue. or Thur.) for conversation (incontri). The incontri will be limited in number to maximize student speaking and participation. Days and times for TA sessions will be announced during the first week of class. If the student is unable to attend the TA session, s/he will be unable to enroll in the course.
|Instructor(s): Zamboni,Camilla Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: FISK208; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 3||SO: 12||FR: 3|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|