Florence at sunset, Italy (Creative Commons, J. Rawls)

101. BEGINNING ITALIAN I 3 cr.
Introduction to Italian language and culture; focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Film; lecture; individual, pair, and group work; computer-assisted instruction. Students learn to ask and answer questions and share information. For students with little or no previous study of Italian or by placement test.

102. BEGINNING ITALIAN II 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 101 or equivalent or by placement test. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. Added emphasis on reading and writing.

198. BEGINNING INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
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. ITALIAN IN REVIEW I, II 3 cr. each.
Prerequisite: IT 102 or equivalent, or by placement test; IT 201 or equivalent prerequisite for IT 202. Review of beginning Italian; study of authentic materials dealing with Italian culture. Builds on all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), including vocabulary expansion, improved pronunciation, reading strategies, short compositions, and other writing assignments. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction.

298. INTERMEDIATE INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr.
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. ITALIAN CONVERSATION 3 cr.
Review of Italian with a focus on building oral skills through exposure to various media, including music, television, film, Internet, and print. Development of communicative competence through oral practice and use of conversational strategies and techniques.

302. WRITING AND CREATIVITY 3 cr.
Development of writing ability in Italian through exercises that expand the imagination, using creative writing games and exercises. Students and instructor will rely on reading as well as writing, talking, thinking and offering feedback on the written word. Computer technology is frequently utilized in the development of different styles of writing.

304. ITALIAN CULTURE THROUGH THE ARTS AND MUSIC 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 202 or equivalent. Study of Italian literature and visual and other arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, music, and opera); representative sampling of works from various literary periods.

306. ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 202 or 301, or 302, or equivalent. No previous study of business expected. Multimedia introduction to the Italian business world and ethics. Role-plays, simulation of business interactions, and analysis of authentic business documents help students prepare for employment in an Italian-speaking country. Students have the option to take an exam to receive the Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera according to the level of their linguistic ability.

307. THE MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE IN ITALY 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 202 or 301, or 302, or equivalent. Representative sampling and comparative analysis of television, radio, music, cinema, and the press, as reflected in popular culture.

310. ITALIAN ADVANCED CONVERSATION THROUGH CINEMA 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 202, or 301, or 302, or equivalent. Emphasis on selected films either as genre or as an expression of culture, civilization, language, or a combination of these, depending on the instructor’s field of specialization and student interest. Films, instruction, and discussion in Italian; films in Italian with English subtitles.

315. ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE: THE ART OF INTERPRETATION 3 cr.
Prerequisite: IT 202, or 301, or 302, or equivalent. Introduction to Italian literature and culture through close critical readings of the principal literary forms, as well as oral interpretations: poetry, drama, and prose.

398. INDEPENDENT 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.

402. ADVANCED ITALIAN GRAMMAR, SYNTAX, AND COMPOSITION 3 cr.
Subtleties of Italian phonology, morphology, and syntax, along with the development of advanced vocabulary and conversational techniques. Activities include in-depth discussion and debate of current events and real-life problems as well as oral analysis of readings.

410. SENIOR CAPSTONE IN ITALIAN (SENIOR THESIS) 3 cr.
Independent research project chosen in consultation with a capstone advisor. The project should reflect both the student’s interest in Italian and the courses s/he has taken to fulfill the major. Options include an independent study, a capstone course, or an academic experience in Italy.

498. ADVANCED INDEPENDENT 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.