Language Course Sequence
1) Elementary Italian I then Elementary Italian II OR Intensive Elementary Italian (Intensive Elementary is Elementary I and II in one semester)
2) then Intermediate Italian I then Intermediate Italian II OR Intensive Intermediate (Intensive Intermediate is Intermediate I and II in one semester)
3) then Advanced Review (ITAL-UA 30)
4) then an advanced language course. Advanced language courses include:
- Conversations in Italian (ITAL-UA 101) – Develops ability to speak contemporary Italian through discussions, oral reports, and readings.
- Creative Writing Italian (ITAL-UA 103) – Develops writing techniques through a creative approach to writing that encourages students to rewrite, parody, shift genres.
- Advanced Composition (ITAL-UA 105) – Improves student written Italian and comprehension of difficult texts.
- Italian Through Cinema (ITAL-UA 107) – Conversation class organized around the theme of cinema. Students view movie excerpts and discuss them.
- Italian Through Opera (ITAL-UA 108) – Conversation class organized around the theme of opera.
- Translation (ITAL-UA 110) – This course introduces students to the theory and practice of translation.
Elementary Italian I (ITAL-UA 1) – For students with no prior knowledge of Italian.
Elementary Italian II (ITAL-UA 2) – Prerequisite: ITAL-UA 1, or assignment by placement test.
Intermediate Italian I (ITAL-UA 11) – Prerequisite: ITAL-UA 2, ITAL-UA 10, or assignment by placement test.
Intermediate Italian II (ITAL-UA 12) – Prerequisite: ITAL-UA 11, or assignment by placement test.
Intensive Elementary Italian (ITAL-UA 10) – For students with no prior knowledge of Italian.
Intensive Intermediate Italian (ITAL-UA 20) – Prerequisite: ITAL-UA 2, ITAL-UA 10, or assignment by placement test.
Intensive courses are fast-paced and give students the opportunity to complete the introductory sequence in two semesters rather than four. They are 6-credit courses and meet every day from Monday to Friday. The Intensive Sequence is highly recommended for those wishing to major in Italian, and for students that have a facility with foreign languages.