SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 1:51:14 PMITAL 2 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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 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 elementary Italian langasge and culture with the increasing development of communication skills. Continuation of Italian 1.

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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1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of others' use of Italian vocabulary related
      to  the most common personal and commercial topics.
2.  Formulate questions and declarative sentences and improvise brief paragraph-length
      statements on the most common topics, all in Italian.
3.  Read and react in Italian to simplified passages on a range of cultural and daily life topics.
4.  Write what he/she is able to say in Italian.
5.  Correctly pronounce all Italian words that follow the regular phonological patterns
      and most that do not.
6.  Control with relative ease the following:  frequently used pronouns (subject, object,
      reflexive, and disjunctive pronouns); present, past, imperfect and future tenses of all
      regular and most common irregular verbs; describing sequence of events and using
      common time marker words.
7.  Produce compound and complex sentences involving the most common conjunctions.
8.  Demonstrate comprehension of the main idea when listening to Italian spoken carefully.  
9.  Discuss aspects of Italian-speaking cultures

Topics and Scope
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1.  Italian vocabulary related to common personal, commercial, and  social 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.  Italian sentence construction and differences from English syntax.
7.  Creating sentences containing more than one verb tense.
8.  Listening to Italian spoken at a natural speed.
9.  Italian cultural aspects contrasted to American culture.
10. History and culture of the Italian peninsula and its environs.

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1.  Read and practice lessons from the textbook/ textbook website (averaging 15 pages per week)
2.  Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 55 words per week)
3.  Written exercises from the textbook/ textbook website (averaging 10 exercises per week)
4.  Complete online exercises and/or videos for verb conjugation and
      listening/speaking practice, etc. (averaging 1 hour  per week)
5.  A variety of increasingly complex readings in Italian, including dialogues, short narratives, and explanatory prose.
6.  Quizzes and/or tests, including final
7.  Written compositions
8.  Oral participation in classroom activities in Italian
9.  Individual and/or group cultural projects may be assigned

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, 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%
Quizzes, tests, final exam: 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 - 15%
Online/video assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
Representative Textbooks:
Parliamo italiano! A Communicative Approach, 4th Edition. Branciforte, Suzanne and Di Fabio, Elvira. Wiley: 2010
Sentieri: Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea. Cozzarelli, Julia M. Vista Higher Learning: 2011
Instructor prepared materials

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