SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 6:43:18 AMITAL 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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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 DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 227.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Continuation of the introduction to Italian language and culture, with the increasing development of all language skills in a cultural context. Emphasis is on communication in the Italian language.

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

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Continuation of the introduction to Italian language and culture, with the increasing development of all language skills in a cultural context. Emphasis is on communication in the Italian language.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Italian 1 or two years of high school Italian 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: Major 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. Formulate sentences and questions and intepret responses of other speakers using the most frequent Italian vocabulary related to the most common personal and general topics.
2. Generate longer utterances and connected discourse with some degree of spontaneity, referring to past, present, and future activities.
3. Read and discuss simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and pick out specific information from authentic Italian texts.
4. Develop and organize sentences, paragraphs, and page-length texts with minimum errors in spelling, accentuation, and grammar.  
5. Pronounce Italian words and sentences with increased phonetic accuracy and with proper
  intonation, and with less interference from first language.
6. Control with relative ease the following: subject, object and
  reflexive pronouns; present, passato prossimo, imperfect, and future tenses
  of all regular and most common irregular verbs; familiar and formal
  commands; the progressive.
7.Generate compound and complex sentences by using the most common
  conjunctions and cohesive element.
8. Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to Italian
  spoken at a natural speed.
9 .Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
10.Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to Italian spoken at a natural speed.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Vocabulary and grammar related to a variety of communicative tasks, including:
      1. Discussing how people spend their free time, including sports and hobbies.
      2. Describing childhood and past experiences, including habits.
      3. Communicating the way things used to be, as well as changes.
      4. Performing common activities, such as making commands, ordering at a restaurant, selecting items while shopping, etc.
      5. Discussing important events and relationships.
      6. Describing good and bad memories, including memorable trips, vacations, and people.
      7. Expressing plans for the immediate and distant future.
      8. Discussing long-term personal goals.
      9. Placing telephone calls and making plans on the phone.
      10. Describing sequences of events, including giving instructions.
      11. Using various time markers in sentences, including simultaneity and cause and effect.
      12. Conveying information about the past and about the future.
B.  Specific elements of grammar include:
      1.  Review of present indicative and "passato prossimo," including the reflexive
      2. The "si impersonale"
      3. Forming questions with interrogatives
      4. The imperfect in the indicative, including the "trapassato"
      5. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
      6. Negations and negative expressions
      7. Direct and indirect object pronouns
      8. Commands
      9. The future tense, including the future of probability
      10. The progressive and gerunds
      11. Relative and atonic pronouns
      12. Adverbs and idioms
C.  Information related to key aspects of Italian culture, including related vocabulary, such as:
      1. Geography, history, and distinguishing characteristics of various Italian regions not already discussed in Italian 1
      2.  Common Italian pasttimes, including sports and music
      3. Italy today and yesterday
      4. Italian language and dialects
      5. Italian educational system
      6. Tourism and festivals
      7. Contributions to Western history and culture
      8. European Union and Italy's ambivalent relationship
      9. Italian traditions, such as the "commedia dell'arte," regional cuisine and "le sagre,"  etc.
      10. Contemporary issues in Italy

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Typical assignments include:
1.  Reading from the textbook and instructor-assigned materials (averaging 15-18 pages per week).
2.  Memorizing vocabulary and/or verb conjugations (averaging 50 - 75 terms per
3.  Completing assigned exercises in textbook and/or workbook (averaging 10 exercises
   per week).
4.  Completing language laboratory activities and/or writing reports (averaging
   2 hours per week).
5.  Reviewing material for in-class participatory assignments and/or quizzes and tests (averaging one hour per week).
6.  Quizzes and exams, as indicated by the instructor (examples include vocabulary/reading quizzes, chapter tests, mid-term and final exams, etc.)
7.  Short compositions (2-4, averaging 50-250 words each).
8.  Oral participation, group activities, and assigned projects.

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/cultural reports, Lab exercises, Compositions, Essays
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, Role plays/ scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
In-class oral participation, Individual and/or group presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation, Translation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation, Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Percorsi: L'Italian attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Italiano/Marchegiani (textbook, student activities manual, online MyItalianLab), 1st ed.,
  Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Instructor prepared materials

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