SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:04:01 AMITAL 2 Course Outline as of Spring 1990

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 2Title:  ELEM ITAL-PT II  
Full Title:  Elementary Italian Part II
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled013 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Continuation of Ital 1. Intensive instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing elementary Italian. Completion of basic grammar, regular and frequent irregular verbs in subjunctive mood. Daily practice in speaking and writing. 2 hr. lab. Continuation of Italian culture.

2 years of HS Ital or ITAL 1 or equivalent. Not open to students with 3 yrs or HS Ital with "A" or "B" or equivalent within the past 3 years.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100B or ENGL 100. Memorization of grammatical patterns, vocabulary, idioms. 2 hour aural/oral exercises in lab weekly for class performance.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of Italian 1. Intensive instruction in understanding, speaking, reading & writing elementary Italian. Completion of grammar. Italian culture.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:2 years of HS Ital or ITAL 1 or equivalent. Not open to students with 3 yrs or HS Ital with "A" or "B" or equivalent within the past 3 years.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100B or ENGL 100. Memorization of grammatical patterns, vocabulary, idioms. 2 hour aural/oral exercises in lab weekly for class performance.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1990
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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 Students should be able to sustain a logical dialogue with one
 another or with a native speaker for 1 to 3 minutes or more on
 topics dealing with the most practical aspects of everyday
 experience. In addition, they should achieve a clear pronunciation
 proper intonation, and correct grammatical perspective so they
 may be able to summarize in general terms in the meaning they wish
 to convey.
 The student should develop this skill so he can understand, apply,
 analyze, synthesize, and evaluate what is said to him, as well as
 the assignments, and most of the materials read aloud at normal
 speed (such as newspaper articles, magazine features, letters,
 Students should be able to read with some ease and understand,
 and judge selections from topics of general interest, with only
 occasional reference to a dictionary.
 The students should be encouraged to apply their active
 vocabulary and over-all critical thinking skills of the language
 to produce short compositions and descriptive paragraphs consisting
 of biographical sketches, travel accounts, job interviews, and the
 Particular attention is given to increase the acquisition of
 vocabulary in order to provide material for communication.
 Idiomatic expressions of cultural traits of Italian speaking
 countries shall be presented and discussed in order to enhance
 the student's linguistic and cultural awareness. Of major concern
 is the presentation of the basic grammatical aspects of the
 language through the active usage and assimilation of structural
 patterns in situations as similar to normal speaking situations
 as possible.
 1.  Direct/indirect object pronouns.
 2.  Commands.
 3.  Present subjunctive.
 4.  Preterite of regular verbs.
 5.  Preterite of high frequency irregular verbs.
 6.  Preterite of stem changing verbs.
 7.  Imperfect of regular and irregular verbs.
 8.  Preterite vs imperfect.
 9.  Infinitive as a verb complement.
10.  Reflexive pronouns.
11.  Reflexive for unplanned occurrences.
12.  Reciprocal action pronouns.
13.  Adjectives - superlative vs comparative.
14.  Ordinal adjectives.
15.  Nominalization of adjective.
16.  Nominalization; lo plus adjective.
17.  Diminutives.
18.  Use and omission of the definite article.
19.  Prepositions.

Topics and Scope
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 Scope of what is covered in Italian 2 is at a significantly
 accelerated pace to a course teaching the same materials as in
 high school (This course covers in a semester what is covered in
 four semesters at the high school level). This range also
 corresponds to completing our college level representative text.
 CONTENT (Listening):
 Social situations such as greetings, introductions, invitations,
 and appointments polite formulaic expressions; Everyday topics
 such as:  personal information, restaurants and foods, lodging,
 transportation, custom agents and travel, telephone conversations,
 directions, instructions, correspondence, leisure, hobbies,
 customs, sports, money matters, bank, health, shopping, numbers
 (ordinal and cardinal), boys and girls, urban and rural life,
 cars and maintenance, office equipment and use, social and civil
 responsibilities, tragedies common to men, and immigration.
 CONTENT (Speaking):
 Personal, biographical information; Numbers (computational);
 Restaurants and foods; Asking and giving directions; Leisure,
 hobbies, and customs; Transportation; Telephone conversations;
 Lodging; Money matters; Health; Post office; Shopping; Social
 situations such as invitations, greetings, introductions,
 appointments, polite formulaic expressions, urban and rural life,
 cars and maintenance, office equipment and use, social and civil
 responsibilities, tragedies common to men, and immigration.
 CONTENT (Reading):
 Authentic text such as school schedules and timetables; TV and
 radio program schedules; bank, travel, and postal forms; menus,
 messages, and memos; simple letters and post cards; ads and labels;
 simple instructions; newspaper headlines; maps; tables of content.
 Personal, biographical information; Restaurant, foods, and
 lodging; Asking and giving directions; Activities and hobbies;
 Transportation; Post office and customs; Numbers 1-1000+; Shopping
 and making purchases; Invitations; Adapted readings; Occasional
 unadapted readings of academic relevance or on cross-cultural and
 current issues; Money and health matters; Short stories and poetry;
 Urban and rural life; Cars and maintenance; Office equipment and
 use; Social and civil responsibilities; Tragedies common to men;
 and Immigration.
 CONTENT (Composition):
 Broadens to include:  Personal biographical information; Activities
 and hobbies; Preferences; Daily routine; Travel and transportation;
 School and work experience; Everyday events; Elementary literary
 schemes such as poetry, drama, and short stories; Urban and rural
 life; Cars and maintenance; Office equipment and use; Social and
 civil responsibilities; Tragedies common to men; and Immigration.
 CONTENT (Grammar):
 In addition to reviewing and expanding on Beginning Grammar points,
 students will be expected to recognize and use:  Various clause
 markers; Various conditionals:  present and future possible,
 present and past unreal; Passive:  present, past, present perfect;
 Gerunds and infinitives; Reflexive pronouns; Modal auxiliaries;
 Present perfect, present perfect continuous, past perfect;
 Adverbials:  frequency, time, manner, place, cause, and sequence;
 Quantifiers; So...that; Too and enough; Indirect and direct
 objects; Quoted speech, reported speech; Two-work verbs:  separable
 and non-separable; Noun clauses; Adjective clauses; Reflexive and
 relative pronouns; Formal and informal commands; Past participle
 used as an adjective; Contrasting of moods, the subjunctive, and
 the indicative.

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  In preparation for 50 minute lecture class, student is expected
 to have:
 1.  intensively studied from 5-10 pages from class text.
 2.  completed from 5-10 pages from workbook, and prepared 5-10
     pages of written tasks from class text, and reviewed 5-20
     pages of class text for projected exams.
 3.  listened and completed 30-50 minutes of language lab material.
 4.  spent 25-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary and
 5.  required short written essay illustrating control of
     linguistical and cultural principles.
 In preparation for lecture class, students are recommended to have:
 1.  worked 10-15 minutes cooperatively with a fellow Italian
     student or a Italian speaking friend.
 2.  worked 10-50 minutes with an Italian tutor or other Italian
     language specialist.
 3.  listened or viewed 10-50 minutes of Italian language media
     (videos, radio, T.V., slides, magazines, newspapers,
     dictionaries, etc.).
 4.  kept a private journal in Italian.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  BEGINNING ITALIAN by Vincenzo Cioffari. 3rd Ed.
 PAROLA E PENSIERO by Vincenzo Traversa. 3rd Ed.
 BASIC ITALIAN by Charles Speroni & Carlo L. Golino.

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