COURSES: It 1-- Elementary Italian I(3 crs. 3 hrs.)A one-semester course for students without previous training in the language, or, as indicated by the Language Placement Examination score. Emphasis on correct pronunciation through intensive oral practice, use of the Language Laboratory and audio- visual materials, acquisition of basic vocabulary and the elements of grammar for conversation, comprehension, reading and writing. Details...NOT OPEN TO NATIVE SPEAKERS. It 2 -- Elementary Italian II(3 crs. 3 hrs.)Further development of language skills, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Details...Prerequisite: It 1 or acceptable Language Placement Examination scoreIt 3 -- Intermediate Italian I(3 crs. 3 hrs.)Progressive development of language skills, based on foundations established in elementary Italian. Grammar review supplemented by readings of modern Italian literature. Prerequisite: It 2 or acceptable Language Placement Examination scoreDetails...It 4 -- Intermediate Italian II(3 crs. 3 hrs.)Advanced grammar, composition and reading of modern Italian authors.Prerequisite: It 3 or acceptable Language Placement Examination scoreIt 22 -- Elementary Italian Conversation(3 crs. 3 hrs.)Practice in conversational patterns and basic vocabulary leading to fluency in everyday situations.Prerequisite: It 2 or three years of high school Italian or Department permissionIt 30 -- Readings in Italian Literature in Translation (3 crs. 3 hrs.)For students who do not necessarily speak Italian, a study, analysis and discussion of the most outstanding literary productions of Italy, from the Middle Ages to contemporary texts. The course is taught entirely in English.Prerequisite: ENG 12
It 70 -- Italian Cinema (3 hrs. 3 crs.)Study of the most outstanding films and film scripts in the Italian cinema, from the silent era and Fascist period to the present, with emphasis on post-war neorealism and the major directors of the sixties and seventies. Films in Italian with English subtitles. Instruction is in English with a view toward developing an appreciation of the history, art and aesthetics of Italian cinema.It 81 -- Independent Study (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)Independent study of Italian is developed individually between student and faculty member and must be approved by the Department.It 82 -- (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)This course is of a topical and pilot nature and is designed to meet the immediate needs and interests of various student populations. It is offered for a maximum of two semesters.