Italian (ITLN)

ITLN 1101. Elementary Italian 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of Italian. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. The audiolingual approach, using practical vocabulary drawn from realistic situations, aims at good pronunciation and ease in response. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in Italy and the varied cultures within the world of Italian speakers. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources.

ITLN 1102. Elementary Italian 2. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 1101. Reviews and continues the study of grammar and basic language skills. Offers progressively more intensive practice in oral and written communication. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Prereq. ITLN 1101 or ITLN 1301.

ITLN 1201. Elementary Italian 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Italian. Presents essentials of correct Italian usage through acquisition of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Prereq. International business majors only.

ITLN 1202. Elementary Italian 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 1201. Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Includes completion of basic grammatical usage, reading of contemporary Italian material, and increased stress on oral and aural skills. Prereq. ITLN 1201 or ITLN 1301; international business majors only.

ITLN 1301. Elementary Italian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ITLN 1302. Elementary Italian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ITLN 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ITLN 2101. Intermediate Italian 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current Italian periodicals. Prereq. ITLN 1102 or ITLN 1302.

ITLN 2102. Intermediate Italian 2. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 2101. Emphasizes further vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from current Italian periodicals. Prereq. ITLN 2101 or ITLN 2301.

ITLN 2151. Intermediate Italian for Business Purposes. 4 Hours.

Introduces the study of the language, registers, and conventions used in the world of Italian business, focusing on the lexis of Italian commerce, industry, and commercial law. Explores Italian business culture, its entrepreneurship, and the “made in Italy” brands. Emphasizes how business is conducted in Italy, taking into account language, customs, regional differences, and politics. Offers students an opportunity to develop the basic communication skills necessary for interviews, meetings, negotiations, and presentations and to function adequately in an Italian business environment. Prereq. ITLN 2101, ITNL 2201, ITNL 2301, or permission of instructor.

ITLN 2201. Intermediate Italian 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed for the special needs of international business students. Offers advanced grammar topics and continued stress on aural/oral acquisition. Provides some reading of literary, business, and popular texts. Prereq. ITLN 1202 or ITLN 1302; international business majors only.

ITLN 2202. Intermediate Italian 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 2201. Designed to meet the needs of international business students. Continues acquisition of all major skills in Italian. Provides increased readings of literary and popular texts. Also includes student projects. Prereq. ITLN 2201 or ITLN 2301; international business majors only.

ITLN 2301. Intermediate Italian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ITLN 2302. Intermediate Italian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

ITLN 2900. Specialized Instruction in Italian. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

ITLN 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ITLN 3101. Advanced Italian 1. 4 Hours.

Stresses the fundamentals of Italian to promote effective self-expression through speaking and writing and to explore the idiomatic aspects of the language. Through progressive class discussions and oral and written commentaries, students analyze a contemporary Italian novel or a Italian cultural reader, screenplay, or collection of short stories. The course strives, first, to help students read and comprehend modern Italian writing with confidence and to be able to talk and write about it in good Italian; and second, to provide preparation for advanced courses. Prereq. ITLN 2102 or ITLN 2302.

ITLN 3102. Advanced Italian 2. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 3101. Enhances and reinforces those practical language and communication skills that students encounter when they are abroad. Prereq. ITLN 3101 or ITLN 3301.

ITLN 3201. Advanced Italian 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Offers advanced grammar review and expanded student participation to meet the special needs of international business students. Stresses active use of the language. Includes weekly composition and speaking assignments as well as grammar review when needed. Prereq. ITLN 2202 or ITLN 2302; international business majors only.

ITLN 3202. Advanced Italian 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues ITLN 3201. Offers advanced conversation and composition work for international business students and is the final course before students go abroad. Enhances and reinforces those practical language and communication skills students encounter abroad. Prereq. ITLN 3201 or ITLN 3301; international business majors only.

ITLN 3301. Advanced Italian Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

ITLN 3302. Advanced Italian Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in an Italian-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Italian as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

ITLN 3800. Special Topics in Italian. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Italian language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

ITLN 3900. Specialized Instruction in Italian. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

ITLN 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ITLN 4201. Advanced Proficiency Italian 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on ITLN 3202. Offers students an opportunity to continue to build vocabulary and master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. ITLN 3202 or ITLN 3302; international business majors only.

ITLN 4202. Advanced Proficiency Italian 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Builds on ITLN 4201. Offers students an opportunity to continue to build vocabulary and master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion based on assigned material. Prereq. ITLN 4201; international business majors only.

ITLN 4800. Special Topics in Italian. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Italian language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

ITLN 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

ITLN 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

ITLN 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

ITLN 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

ITLN 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

ITLN 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

ITLN 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.