SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 7:57:27 AMITAL 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 3Title:  INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN-1  
Full Title:  Intermediate Italian-Part 1
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 Scheduled017.5 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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Speaking, reading and writing in Italian with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review of first-year  linguistic and cultural content.

ITAL 2 or three 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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Speaking, reading and writing in Italian with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review of first-year linguistic and cultural content.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:ITAL 2 or three 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.  Compose essays of 250-500 words in Italian on topics of personal and/or general interest.
2.  Converse and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of personal topics with limited
     errors of grammar.
3.  Comprehend Italian spoken naturally on a wide range of common topics.
4.  Comprehend in some detail the meaning of short fiction and non-fiction written in Italian
     with the help of a dictionary.
5.  Discuss and answer questions about short fiction and non-fiction orally and in writing.
6.  Produce and employ with relative ease most regular and irregular verb conjugations;
     subject and object pronouns; present, past, future, conditional, and subjunctive forms
     of most commonly used verbs.
7.  Produce and employ with relative ease most everyday Italian vocabulary, most
     common idioms, and some theme-specific vocabulary.
8.  Produce correct pronunciation of familiar Italian words as well as most unfamiliar ones.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Italian vocabulary at an intermediate level
2.  Idiomatic expressions and traditional sayings in Italian
3.  Reading and analyzing short fictional and non-fictional selections from various sources
4.  Forming complex sentences in Italian
5.  Regular and irregular verbs in past, present and future tenses
6.  Italian poems, songs, and short stories
7.  Issues in contemporary Italy
8. Critical thinking skills such as simple argumentation and persuasion

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1.  Read and study lessons from the textbook/ textbook website (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  Read short fiction or articles of cultural interest (averaging 7 pages per week).
3.  Memorize vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week).
4.  Written exercises in textbook/ textbook website (averaging 10 exercises per week).
5.  Complete online exercises and/or videos for verb conjugation and listening/speaking
     practice, etc. (averaging 1 hour  per week).
6.  Spoken and written answers to questions on readings (15 minutes per week).
7.  Written essays of 250-500 words in Italian (3-6).
8.  Listening comprehension exercises.
9.  Quizzes and/or tests, including final exam that covers reading, writing and speaking in Italian.
10. Oral participation in classroom discussions and activities in Italian.
11. 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
20 - 30%
Written homework, workbook exercises, 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, individual/group projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances, performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, final exam: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, dictation and translation
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.
Immagina: L'italiano senza confine. Cummings, Anne; Frenquellucci, Chiara; Pastorino, Gloria;  Viazmenski, Julia A. Vista Higher Learning: 2011
Ponti: Italiano terzo millennio, 3rd Edition Tognozzi, Elissa and Cavatorta, Giuseppe.  Cengage Learning: 2013
Instructor prepared materials

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