SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 7:02:38 AMITAL 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 4Title:  INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN-2  
Full Title:  Intermediate Italian-Part 2
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Speaking, reading and writing in Italian with discussions and essays to further develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge at the intermediate level.  Review and expansion of Italian 1 through 3.

Course Completion of ITAL 3

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 further develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge.  Review and expansion of Italian 1 through 3.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ITAL 3
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 in Italian on topics of general interest over a wide range
    of personal and societal issues.
2.  Converse and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of topics
    with few errors of grammar.
3.  Comprehend Italian spoken naturally on a variety of cultural topics.
4.  Summarize, analyze and interpret most Italian-language short fiction and
       non-fiction orally and in writing without a dictionary.
5.  Formulate utterances in Italian that include appropriate pronouns, prepositions
     and conjunctions as well as the correct usage of a broad range of regular and
     irregular verbs in all tenses and moods, including concordance and contrary
     to fact expressions.
6.  Employ with relative ease a variety of synonyms and antonyms
     for many common verbs, adjectives, and nouns, as well as a range of
     expressions using negations and quantities.
7.  Produce original interpretations of texts both orally and in writing.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Italian vocabulary and idiomatic expressions for thematic areas such as:
     a.  Travel
     b.  Finances
     c.  Computers
     d.  Style
     e.  Professions
     f.   Arts and entertainment
     g.  Politics
2.  Short fictional and non-fictional reading selections from
     a variety of Italian-language sources
3.  Complex sentences in Italian involving:
     a.  Tenses and moods [individual and combined: present,
          past tenses (including imperfect and remote past), future,
          future perfect, conditional, pluperfect, conditional perfect,
          subjunctive, past subjunctive, progressive, infinitive]
     b.  Conjunctions and prepositions associated with assigned
          tenses and moods
4.  Italian poems and songs
     a.  Interpretation for content and form
     b.  Correct recitation
     c.  Analysis of cultural content
5.  Italian spoken at a natural speed by native speakers
6.  Global issues of the Italian-speaking world
7.  Critical thinking skills
     a.  Simple argumentation in Italian
     b.  Persuasion
     c.  Reaching agreement
     d.  Exploring differences of perspective

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1.  Read and study lessons from the textbook/ textbook website (averaging 15 pages per week).
2.  Reading short fiction and articles of cultural interest in Italian (averaging 7 pages per week).
3.  Memorizing 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.  Quizzes and/or tests, including final exam that covers reading, writing and speaking in Italian.
7.  Reading responses (15 minutes per week).
8.  Essays in Italian (300-500 words per week).
9.  Active participation in classroom discussions and activities in Italian.
10. 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, written 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
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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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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