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Italian

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Courses

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ITAL 102, ITAL 103, ITAL 201, or ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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, or ITAL 103.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ITAL 201 or ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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 students ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Italian. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Italian worlds history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the third year of high school Italian.

ITAL 103: Elementary Italian for Spanish Speakers (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, ITAL 201, or ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This introductory course develops Italian language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on the structural similarities between Italian and Spanish. 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 121: Introduction to Italian Culture

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

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 prior credit in ITAL 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

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.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

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 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
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

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.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

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.

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