Italian Courses

Courses in Italian (designated ITAL) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirements in the arts and humanities
  • an AA in General Studies with foreign language area studies curriculum
  • a certificate in foreign language area studies
  • electives

For further information, students should refer to Foreign Languages.

* On-site ITAL courses available only in Europe

Elementary Italian I (3 Credits, ITAL 111)

(Not open to native speakers of Italian: assumes no prior knowledge of Italian. Students with prior experience with the Italian language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the Italian language. The objective is to communicate in Italian in some concrete, real-life situations using the appropriate level of formality. Italian culture, historical references, current events, and geography are explored through the Italian language.

Elementary Italian II (3 Credits, ITAL 112)

(Not open to native speakers of Italian.) Prerequisite of ITAL 111 or appropriate score on placement test. A continued introduction to the Italian language. The goal is to listen to, speak, read, and write Italian in concrete, real-life situations and in culturally appropriate ways. Students will continue to explore Italian culture, historical references, current events, and geography through the Italian language, using authentic materials when possible.

Intermediate Italian I (3 Credits, ITAL 211)

Prerequisite: ITAL 112 or appropriate score on a placement test. An intermediate-level study of the Italian language. The aim is to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian, and apply them in a variety of real-life situations and social contexts in culturally appropriate ways. Authentic Italian materials are used as much as possible to explore aspects of Italian life and culture.

Intermediate Italian II (3 Credits, ITAL 212)

Prerequisite: ITAL 211 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further intermediate-level study of the Italian language. The objective is to listen to, speak, read, and write Italian and interact effectively with native speakers in a variety of personal and professional settings in culturally appropriate ways. Continued exploration of aspects of Italian life and culture are explored through authentic materials.

Italian Life and Culture I (3 Credits, ITAL 333)

(Fulfills the general education requirement in the arts and humanities. Conducted in English.) A study of Italian life and culture from Roman times to the Renaissance.