SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 1:46:57 PMITAL 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 1Title:  ELEMENTARY ITALIAN 1  
Full Title:  Elementary 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 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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Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italian-speaking culture.  Not recommended for students who have successfully completed 2 years of high school Italian or equivalent within the past 3 years.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italian and Italian-speaking culture.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 1A.
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:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
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 should be able to:
1.  Use and demonstrate comprehension of Italian vocabulary related to
   the most common everyday topics;
2.  Formulate in Italian simple questions and declarative sentences and
   reply directly to questions of everyday topics;
3.  Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural
   topics and pick out specific information from authentic Italian
4.  Write with minimum errors in spelling and accentuation, whatever
   he/she is able to say in Italian;
5.  Speak with comprehensible pronunciation;
6.  Control with relative ease:  subject and object pronouns (separately),
   present tense of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd conjugation verbs, plus essere and
   avere, stare, andare, negation, articles, yes-no basic information
   questions, adjectives, and the "passato prossimo".
7.  Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
8.  Complete "real world" tasks, such as producing ads, basic
   phone conversations, peer interviews, or notes incorporating
   appropriate  Italian cultural components.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and Lab material:
A.  Vocabulary
   1.  Greetings and expressions of courtesy
   2.  Classroom vocabulary
   3.  Nationalities
   4.  City, vocabulary, places, directions and means of transport
   5.  Physical descriptions and adjectives of nationality
   6.  Colors
   7.  The family, the university, courses of study
   8.  Pastimes, sports and free time
   9.  Weather, the calendar, numbers
   10. Food and drink vocabulary, money
   11. Eating in a restaurant
   12. Clothing
   13. Every day activities
   14. Introduction to social, cultural and historical aspects of the
       Italian-speaking world.
B.  Grammar
   1.  Nouns and articles
   2.  Adjectives, including possessives
   3.  Regular and commonly used irregular verbs in the present
   4.  Piacere
   5.  The past participles
   6.  Direct and indirect objects
   7.  Conoscere and sapere
   8.  Reflexive verbs and reflexive reciprocals
   9.  Adverbs
   10. Reading and interpreting common Italian publications
   11. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech

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Assignments for Italian 1 may include:
1.  Studying lesson(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
   2 hours 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 at least once a week, chapter tests and final.
8.  Writing short compositions.
9.  Oral participation, group activities, and 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 reports, Lab reports, Short 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
30 - 40%
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 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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PREGO by Lazzarino/Peccianti (textbook, workbook/lab manual), 6th ed.,
  McGraw Hill, 2004.

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