Italian Language

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ITAL101 Beginning Italian: Level I

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

 

 

 

Students in this course are introduced to Italian language. Since students are studying the language for the first time, the pace of the class moves gradually to make certain that the foundations of the language are well understood. The language is related to the realities of living and working in Italy.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 - Section A (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 - Section B (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 - Section C (Patrizia Bonucci)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 - Section A (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 - Section B (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 - Section C (Patrizia Bonucci)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2017 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Summer 2017 (Marta Martini)

ITAL102 Beginning Italian: Level II

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Beginning Italian: Level I or equivalent

This course emphasizes basic Italian language skills, such as how to refer to events in the past, give advice, express disapproval, and communicate one’s intentions. Students learn to express themselves in a variety of ways, ranging from informal conversation to more formal journal writing. In the first week, students review Italian language work they have done previously. Throughout the course, grammatical structures are related to everyday usage.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Patrizia Bonucci)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Patrizia Bonucci)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2015 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Summer 2012 (Patrizia Bonucci)

ITAL201 Intermediate Italian

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Beginning Italian: Level II or equivalent

This course adds new grammatical concepts to those already learned. It aims at increasing oral, aural, and written language abilities by utilizing films and selected Italian texts. A basic grammar text and supplementary materials prepared by the instructor are used to broaden vocabulary and encourage students to think and speak in Italian. In addition to regular class sessions, language workshops with native speakers of Italian are organized to maximize students’ progress.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2015 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Summer 2012 (Marta Martini)

ITAL(IT)470 Advanced Italian

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Intermediate Italian or equivalent

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This course offers an intensive and stimulating opportunity for students to improve their knowledge of spoken and written Italian by discussing and analyzing the subtleties of Italian grammar in interesting texts, plays, and films. Students are able to take full advantage of the lively cultural environment of Florence to become proficient in Italian. All student papers, including poetry, are written and discussed in Italian. The classical and contemporary authors studied are chosen to match the level of comprehension of the students. Texts and review materials help students to gain fluency in Italian language and insight into both past and present Italian culture.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2013 (Marta Martini)

Course Syllabus Summer 2012 (Marta Martini)

ITAL200 Italian for Graduate Research

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring
Prerequisite: Beginning Italian: Level I or equivalent

This is an undergraduate-level course for graduate students who have completed Beginning Italian I or its equivalent and need to develop their reading knowledge of Italian.  Students are introduced to technical vocabulary, language structures, and specific readings in art history and other areas relevant to their research.  Readings of texts in and out of class are required.  

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Patrizia Bonucci)