ITAL - Italian

ITAL 1 First-Year Italian

During the first quarter of this first-year sequence, students learn to introduce themselves, to talk about their daily activities and hobbies, to describe themselves and their friends/families, and to recount past events. The first-year sequence (1-2-3) begins in fall quarter.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall

ITAL 1A Accelerated Italian

The first quarter of accelerated instruction in elementary Italian language. The accelerated pace allows a rapid mastery of grammar and vocabulary, giving students a basic knowledge of Italian in only two quarters. Completion of the sequence is equivalent to the completion of the 1-2-3 sequence. This sequence starts once a year in the winter quarter.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

ITAL 1B Accelerated Italian

The second quarter of accelerated instruction in elementary Italian language. The accelerated pace allows a rapid mastery of grammar and vocabulary, giving students a basic knowledge of Italian in only two quarters. Completion of the sequence is equivalent to the completion of the 1-2-3 sequence. (Formerly Intensive Elementary Italian.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1A or ITAL 2 or placement by examination. For students completing ITAL 2, ITAL 3 is preferable.

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

ITAL 2 First-Year Italian

During the second quarter of this first-year sequence, students learn to tell a story in the past, to make plans about their future, and to express commands and requests. The sequence starts once a year in the fall quarter. (Formerly Instruction in the Italian Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1 or placement by examination.

Quarter offered

Winter

ITAL 3 First-Year Italian

During the third quarter of this first-year sequence, students learn to talk about historical events, to formulate hypothetical scenarios, to express wishes, desires, doubts, and opinions, and to discuss more abstract topics (e.g., immigration, work, politics). (Formerly Instruction in the Italian Language.)

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 2 or placement by examination.

Quarter offered

Spring

ITAL 4 Second-Year Italian

Short stories, articles, films, and newsclips are used as the basis for studying intermediate-level conversation and composition. Laboratory assignments involve use of the World Wide Web, conversations with native speakers, films and video clips. Students interested in this course who have not taken the prerequisite at UCSC should meet with the instructor, preferably prior to the first class meeting, and take the placement examination.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 1B or ITAL 3 or placement by examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Fall

ITAL 5 Second-Year Italian

Reading of Italian short stories and a play are used as basis for further study and refinement of oral and written skills at the intermediate level. Particular emphasis is placed on oral/written discussion of abstract ideas and topics, and on the study of different language registers/contexts. Laboratory work is regularly assigned. Students interested in this course who have not taken the prerequisite at UCSC should meet with the instructor, preferably prior to the first class meeting and take the placement examination.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 4 or placement by examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Winter

ITAL 6 Second-Year Italian

Reading of first novel in the language and weekly viewing of Italian films serve as basis for oral reports and discussions on various aspects of Italian culture and civilization. Weekly assignments, three essays, and a paper on topics derived from or related to the text. Students interested in this course who have not taken the prerequisite at UCSC should meet with the instructor, preferably prior to the first class meeting, and take the placement examination.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 5 or placement by examination.

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

ITAL 80 Italian Culture Through Cinema

Film is used as a medium through which images of Italians and their culture are disseminated, perpetuated, and crystallized. Whether these representations offer historical perspectives or stereotypes, they are important documents for the study of Italian culture, society, history, and politics. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Italian 106. (Formerly Languages 80D.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Giulia Centineo

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

ITAL 94 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ITAL 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ITAL 99F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ITAL 100 Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation

Provides intensive practice in oral and written Italian. Focuses on vocabulary building and increased oral and written expression. Active student participation is essential and constitutes a significant portion of the course including class discussions, oral presentations, written reports, responses and essays, using different genres of writing, including, but not limited to diaries, epistles (formal and informal), blogs, text messaging, dialogues, short stories, memoirs, interviews, podcasts, and media language.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Maria Prencipe

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 6 or by permission of the instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ITAL 106 Italian Culture Through Film

Film is used as a medium through which images of Italians and their culture are disseminated, perpetuated, and crystallized. Students focus on pivotal issues in Italian culture, society, history, and politics, and develop an informed opinion on relevant issues in Italian studies. The course is taught in English with a mandatory enhancement section in Italian. The enhancement section meets once a week and is designed to give students who are already familiar with the language the opportunity to discuss the films in Italian and to read/view additional material in the language. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Italian 80 (formerly Languages 80D).

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Giulia Centineo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 6.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

General Education Code

CC

Quarter offered

Spring

ITAL 194 Group Tutorial

Provides a means for a small group of students to study a particular topic in consultation with a faculty sponsor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ITAL 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ITAL 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring