Advanced Italian W18 (ITAL*3060) | College of Arts

Advanced Italian W18 (ITAL*3060)

Code and section: ITAL*3060*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: tba

Details

Course objectives:

This course will combine Italian grammar, composition, and translation with Italian literature and film. While addressing aspects of modern and contemporary Italian literature, history and culture, the course will teach students to understand spoken Italian, to converse, and to communicate in written Italian at an advanced level.

 

Learning outcomes:

This course will combine Italian grammar, composition, and translation with Italian literature and film. While addressing aspects of modern and contemporary Italian literature, history and culture, the course will also enable students to understand spoken Italian, to converse, and to communicate in written Italian at an advanced level. Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand extended speech, such as film and public broadcasting that deal with current social and cultural themes and topics of personal interest. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret aspects of contemporary Italian society.
  • Converse with some fluency and spontaneity and take part in discussions in Italian.
  • Give an in-class presentation using high-frequency words and engage with peers in Q&A.
  • Produce accurate readings of texts (such as newspaper articles written in everyday language) which deal with contemporary issues and topics of personal interest.
  • Produce written texts such as short commentaries and reports in which personal points of view are expressed in simple connected sentences.
  • Function at a level that corresponds to the B1/B2 Level of the Common European Framework.

 

Requirements:

ITAL*2090

 

Restrictions:

None.

 

Textbooks:

TBA

 

Method of presentation:

Three (3) classroom hours

 

Evaluation method:

TBA

 

Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar

 

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