SRJC Course Outlines

12/1/2023 2:45:22 AMITAL 2 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 2Title:  ELEMENTARY ITALIAN 2  
Full Title:  Elementary Italian Part 2
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 Scheduled06 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 Italian 1.  Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italian-speaking culture.

Two years of high school Italian or Italian 1 or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Part two of elementary Italian, continued introduction to Italian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Two years of high school Italian or Italian 1 or equivalent.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use Italian vocabulary and demonstrate comprehension of others' use of
  Italian vocabulary related to nearly all of the most common personal,
  everyday, commercial, cultural, and political topics.
2. Formulate Italian questions and declarative sentences; improvise
  brief paragraph-length statements on most common topics.
3. Read and discuss simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and
  read for general meaning authentic Italian texts.
4. Write with very few errors of spelling what he/she is able to say in
5. Pronounce Italian words and sentences accurately and with proper
6. Control with relative ease the following: subject, object and
  reflexive pronouns, present, passato prossimo, and imperfect tenses
  of all regular and most common irregular verbs, familiar and formal
7. Identify and correctly utilize the subjunctive of regular and most
  irregular verbs.
8. Produce compound and complex sentences involving the most common
9. Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to Italian
  spoken at a natural speed.
10.Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
11.Complete "real world" tasks such as comprehend or produce texts in ads,
  announcements, instructions, phone conversations, interviews etc.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Lab material:
1. Italian vocabulary related to nearly all of the most common
  personal and societal topics.
2. Italian conversational formulas and the most common idioms.
3. Improvising paragraph-length personal statements.
4. Reading and analyzing readings in Italian.
5. Grammatical terminology.
6. Complexities of Italian sentence construction and its difference from
  English syntax.
7. Creating sentences containing more than one verb tense.
8. Listening to Italian spoken at a natural speed.
9. Continuation of introduction to Italian culture.

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Assignments may include:
1.  studying lessons(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per
3.  completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises
   per week).
4.  working in the language laboratory and writing reports (averaging
   75 minutes per week).
5.  completing exercises connected to the Web or a CD-Rom (averaging
   20 minutes per week).
6.  reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7.  quizzes and tests.
8.  writing compositions (2 to 4).
9.  oral participation, group activities and projects.
10. reading assignments involving text-based or original materials.

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
10 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group activities, projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
In-class oral participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation, translation, essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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PREGO, Lazzarino, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2004.

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