Italian

http://www.miracosta.edu/ITAL

The International Languages Department offers courses in Italian that provide the foundation for language study. They also satisfy either the humanities requirement for general education or the proficiency requirement in an international language when required for transfer. A bachelor's degree in an international language such as Italian can lead to a career in advertising, broadcasting, consulting, translating, teaching, international service, public relations, social work, and sales.

Note: Students educated in a non-English speaking country through high school or equivalent will generally not earn lower-division transfer credit in their language at most universities. Students who might be affected by this rule should consult a counselor and/or the International Languages Department Chair before enrolling in the courses described below.

Contact Information

Chair: Andrea Petri

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman

www.miracosta.edu/ITAL

Department: International Languages

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6844

Full-Time Faculty

Andrea Petri

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

The degree program includes the completion of a general education (GE) pattern of courses. The knowledge, skills, and abilities gained as a result of completing general education, referred to as GE outcomes, can be viewed here.

Italian Associate in Arts Degree

PSLO: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to engage in meaningful conversations about social issues, cultural productions, and cultural aspects covered in the first two years of Italian courses, demonstrating command of the first two years' vocabularies, structure, and pronunciation in the target language and comprehending native speaker speech.

Associate Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

Italian

The Italian program offers lower-division preparation for students who plan on transferring to pursue a bachelor's degree in Italian. Students planning to transfer and/or earn this associate degree may also need to complete additional requirements or electives required by the transfer institution, as many CSUs and UCs have unique admissions and preparation-for-the-major requirements. Students should meet with a MiraCosta College counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written plan for their targeted university.

Required courses: 
ITAL 201Intermediate Italian (Third Semester)4
ITAL 202Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester)4
ITAL 210Intermediate Italian Conversation and Reading3
ITAL 121Introduction to Italian Culture3
Select at least one course from the following:3-4
Ancient to Gothic Art
History of Renaissance to Modern Art
Film History
Western Civilization to 1648
Western Civilization to 1648 (Honors)
Western Civilization Since 1648
Western Civilization Since 1648 (Honors)
Elementary Italian (First Semester)
Elementary Italian (Second Semester)
Total Units17-18

Courses

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in ITAL 102, ITAL 201, or ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1104.00)

This introductory course develops Italian language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It covers basic Italian pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. It also explores the history, geography, and customs of the Italian-speaking world. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Italian.

ITAL 102: Elementary Italian (Second Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or two years of high school Italian with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in ITAL 201 or ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1104.00)

This course continues to develop Italian language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in ITAL 101, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Italian. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Italian world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the third year of high school Italian.

ITAL 121: Introduction to Italian Culture

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (1502.00)

This course introduces students of Italian to various aspects of the Italian culture and civilization. Areas of study include history, music, literature, philosophy, political ideas, customs, and Italy's influence on and contribution to the civilization of America and the world. The course does not require prior study of the Italian language or culture.

ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian (Third Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or three years of high school Italian with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1104.00)

This course continues to develop Italian language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Italian. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Italian history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Italian.

ITAL 202: Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or four years of high school Italian with a C or better.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours. (1104.00)

This course continues to develop Italian language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in ITAL 201. It also develops the student's ability to express opinions and make recommendations in Italian-language debates and discussions. The course provides for increased awareness of the Italian-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts through extensive reading and writing assignments as well as oral presentations.

ITAL 210: Intermediate Italian Conversation and Reading

Units: 3
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or three years of high school Italian with a C or better.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (1104.00)

This course improves students' reading comprehension and conversational skills through the expanded use of first-year Italian vocabulary and grammatical structures.

ITAL 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

ITAL 296: Topics in Italian

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours. (1104.00)

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Italian that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.