Upon successful completion of Italian 201, you can reasonably expect to be able to: SPEAK Italian well enough to describe, narrate, and ask and answer questions in the present tense -- and with a certain accuracy in the past -- about everyday topics including personal activities and interests, preferences and emotions, future plans, social problems, and media. You should also be able to extend and accept or refuse an invitation, participate effectively in an interview situation, and ask for information with the intent of understanding the answer. COMPREHEND spoken Italian with sufficient ability to grasp the main idea and most supporting details in short interactions that relate to the themes presented in the first 6 chapters of your textbook. READ AND UNDERSTAND the main idea and most of the supporting details of both edited and non-edited materials (including short narratives, fairy tales, songs, plays, advertisements, tourist brochures, and magazine interviews). WRITE sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions on familiar topics, complete forms, take messages, and write letters that relate to personal interests and practical needs. RECOGNIZE basic similarities and difference between Italian culture and your own, and show an emerging awareness of the pitfalls of stereotyping and the complexities of cultural issues. BRANCH OUT by seeking to use Italian beyond the walls of your classroom through reading fiction and non- fiction, watching movies or TV, listening to radio online or music, exchanging email messages with a key pal, etc.
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E. Available to qualified students for pass/fail option.
ITAL 101, ITAL 102
Course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).