Academic Calendar

Italian (ITLN)

ITLN 1080  Introductory Italian  6 cr  

An introduction to the Italian language for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. The course emphasizes the learning and practise of vocabulary, grammar and the development of both written and spoken Italian. A language laboratory will help students practise and improve their oral Italian. Not open to students who have previously obtained credit in ITLN 2080.

Attributes: Humanities, Recommended Intro Courses

ITLN 2080  Intermediate Italian  6 cr  

This course consists of a thorough review of grammatical structures for students with previous knowledge of Italian. Readings of a number of twentieth-century Italian authors are used as a basis for discussion. Language study and practise is emphasized in the classroom and in the language laboratory.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 1080] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 2090  Speaking in Italian  3 cr  

Offers extensive practice in idiomatic spoken language. Grammar review with a focus on oral fluency. Conversation will be based on social, political, and cultural aspects of Italian life.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 1080] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 2100  Writing in Italian  3 cr  

This course strengthens writing skills in Italian, with special emphasis on the grammatical structure of the Italian language for effective communication.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 1080] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 2200  Let's Get Graphic: Italian through Graphic Novels  3 cr  

In this language course you will learn the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in the context of popular fumetti (graphic novels) in Italian culture. By the end of the course you will be able to describe people, events and situations, in the present, past and future, and you will have acquired the necessary vocabulary to communicate about everyday situations.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 1080] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 2300  Special Studies in Italian  3 cr  

The content of this course will vary from year to year depending on the needs and interests of instructors and students.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in ITLN 1080 or written consent of department head. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 3050  Italian Through Literature  3 cr  

Through the study of selected works and authors, students will gain a better understanding of Italy's history and culture.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 2080] or [a grade of "C" or better in each of ITLN 2090 and ITLN 2100] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 3060  Italian Through Film  3 cr  

The aim of this course is to better understand modern and contemporary Italy, by viewing, meditating upon and discussing those films produced in Italy which most reflect the country, its language and culture, and its literature.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 2080] or [a grade of "C" or better in each of ITLN 2090 and ITLN 2100] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 3760  Italian Translation Workshop  3 cr  

A practical course on translating many types of text from and into Italian, as well as terminology development. Special emphasis on the use of the Internet and other computer-mediated resources.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 2080] or [a grade of "C" or better in each of ITLN 2090 and ITLN 2100] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 3770  Modern Italian Usage  3 cr  

Polish your Italian for business and professional work situations from client relations to terminology, including e-mail and Internet. Course will be customized according to students' professional interests.

PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: [a grade of "C" or better in ITLN 2080] or [a grade of "C" or better in each of ITLN 2090 and ITLN 2100] or written consent of department head.

Attributes: Humanities

ITLN 3780  A Voyage through the Italian Mind: An Italian Culture Course  3 cr  

This course aims to portray what it means to be Italian from an Italian's point of view. You will discover the exciting richness of the people, trends and passions, food, and pop culture of Italy, while also exploring the extraordinary contribution that Italy has made to the world. The course will be taught in English and has no prerequisite.

Attributes: Humanities