101 BEGINNING ITALIAN I
Italian 101 teaches the fundamentals of Italian grammar. Students are trained to pronounce Italian correctly, to acquire a small working vocabulary, which they use in conversation and writing, and to read simple Italian. Lecture 5 hours.
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.
Note: This course is not intended for students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Italian was the language of instruction.
Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN ITAL 2) (ITAL 101 & 102 CAN ITAL SEQ A)
102 BEGINNING ITALIAN II
Italian 102 continues to present the fundamentals of Italian grammar. It trains further in correct pronunciation, and presents more diffi cult elementary prose. The discussions in Italian will stress correct use of verbs and idioms and effi cient methods of vocabulary building. Lecture 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Italian 101 or equivalent.
Transfer credit: CSU, UC, AND USC (CAN ITAL 4) (ITAL 101 & 102 CAN ITAL SEQ A)
103 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I
Italian 103 includes further study of Italian grammar. The aim of the course is to train students in reading comprehension of intermediate prose with stress on documentary aspects of Italian life, character analysis, and the study of ideas. Oral and written discussions will be stressed. Lecture 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Italian 102 or equivalent.
Note: This course is offered during the Fall semester only.
Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC
104 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II
Italian 104 completes the review of the fundamentals of grammar. The aim of the course is to train students in reading intermediate prose of increasing difficulty with stress on the study of ideas. The training also includes oral discussion and written exposition. Lecture 5 hours.
Prerequisite: Italian 103 or equivalent.
Note: This course is offered during the Spring semester only.
Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC
110 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN I
Italian 110 is an introduction to Italian with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method is used , stressing oral expression. The course also develops a working knowledge of reading and writing Italian. Lecture 3 hours.
Note: Not open to students who have oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Italian was the language of instruction.
111 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN II
Italian 111 is a continuation of the study of Italian as a conversational language with emphasis on lifelike situations. Attention is given to essential grammar principles and cultural information. Lecture 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Italian 110 or equivalent.
Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have taken Italian 102 prior to Italian 111, or who take Italian 102 concurrently with Italian 111.
130 ITALIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION THROUGH CINEMA
Italian 130 analyzes the social, economic, religious and political evolution of Italian culture as seen through Italian cinema from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Lecture 3 hours.
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 101.
Transfer credit: CSU
Not all courses are offered every semester. Independent study is available, with instructor permission, in all disciplines. Please contact the Language Arts Division for more information.