Italian (ITL)

ITL-111:  Elementary Italian I  (3 Credits)  

For students with little or no high school experience with Italian. This course stresses the development of the four basic skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The grammar necessary for spoken and written expression is also studied along with cultural components. Conducted primarily in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: Building Global Awareness.  
ITL-112:  Elementary Italian II  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-111, placement exam result or permission of department chair is required.  

A continuation of Elementary Italian I. This course stresses the further development of the four basic skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Continued study of the grammar necessary for spoken and written expression along with cultural components. Conducted primarily in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: Building Global Awareness.  
ITL-205:  Intermediate Italian I  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-112, placement exam result or permission of department chair is required.  

Course for students who have pursued Italian in high school for three or four years or who have completed ITL-112. The aim of this course is to consolidate previous language study into a functional body of knowledge, supplementing the review of Italian grammar with cultural reading, increased oral proficiency and writing skills. Conducted in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: Building Global Awareness.  
ITL-206:  Intermediate Italian II  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-205, placement exam result or permission of department chair is required.  

Course for students who have pursued Italian in high school for three or four years or who have completed ITL-205 or equivalent. The aim of this course is to consolidate previous language study into a functional body of knowledge, supplementing the review of Italian grammar with cultural reading, increased oral proficiency and writing skills. Conducted in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: Building Global Awareness.  
ITL-241:  Italian Culture & Civilization  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-206, placement exam result or permission of department chair is required.  

An overview of contemporary Italian civilization as it developed from Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages to the political, economic, cultural, and social issues of the present day. Conducted in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: What is Western Heritage?-Ancient and Modern.  
ITL-242:  Introduction to Italian Literature  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-206, placement exam result or permission of department chair is required.  

This course focuses on learning and applying techniques of literary analysis to Italian literature chosen by the instructor. Instructor choices can range from such works as Dante's Divine Comedy to Boccaccio's Decameron to modern novels/short stories/theatre. Conducted in Italian.

Fulfills Core Requirement in Foreign Languages.  
Theme: Engaging Creative, Aesthetic and Spiritual Experience.  
ITL-299:  Topics in Italian Studies  (3 Credits)  

This course, taught in English, offers the opportunity for in-depth study of additional areas in Italian Studies, including but not limited to Italian film, Italian literature, and the Italian-American experience.

Theme: Defining the American Experience.  
ITL-399:  Special Topics  (3 Credits)  
Pre-requisite(s): ITL-206 or permission of department chair is required.  

These courses offer the opportunity for in-depth study of additional areas in Italian Studies, including but not limited to Italian film, Italian literature, and the Italian-American experience. Conducted in Italian.