Associate Professor: S. Casciani; Assistant Professor: L. Ferri

Knowledge of Italian is fundamental for those who are considering a career in the humanities or social sciences, especially art history, literature, history, music, linguistics, education, and international relations. It is also useful for those looking at technological areas, business administration, and many other professional fields. Consider that Italian is the language of world-class artists from Dante to Fellini. Italian product design is synonymous with artistry, elegance, and functionality, and continues to dominate the fashion, furniture, and luxury car industries. Moreover, the Italian economy is one of the fastest growing in Europe, so learning Italian is beneficial not only for culture and travel, but also for commerce.

101. BEGINNING ITALIAN I 3 cr. Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)

102. BEGINNING ITALIAN II 3 cr. Prerequisite: IT 101 or equivalent. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. (Spring)

198A-198B. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly IT 191-192) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Italian at the beginning level.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I, II 3 cr. each. Prerequisite: IT 102 or equivalent. Further development of the four language skills; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. IT 201 or equivalent prerequisite for IT 202. (Fall-201, Spring-202)

298. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly IT 291-292)Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Italian at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

301-302. ADVANCED ITALIAN I, II 3 cr. each. Prerequisite: IT 202 or equivalent. Advanced study of the four language skills; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar. IT 301 or equivalent prerequisite for IT 302. (Fall-301, Spring-302)

398. SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study. May be repeated with a different topic.

399. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

498. ADVANCED SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study for advanced students on special topics in Italian language, literature, or culture. Taught in Italian. May be repeated with a different topic.

499. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. Focus on a specific theme, genre, or time period in Italian language, literature, or culture. Taught in Italian. May be repeated with a different topic.