Upon successful completion of Italian 202, you can reasonably expect to be able to: SPEAK Italian well enough to describe, narrate, and ask and answer questions in present time and past time about familiar topics and texts discussed in class, including modern technology, social issues, fashion and clothing, games, movies and other popular media, daily life in Italy. 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 of the supporting details in informal interactions and in more extended and formalized presentations -- both prepared and spontaneous -- that relate to topics of some familiarity. 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 coherent sentences, paragraphs, short essays, and opinion pieces on familiar topics, and respond in writing to the ideas and opinions of others. RECOGNIZE basic similarities 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.
Italian 101, 102, 201 (or via placement exam)
Course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).