SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 10:25:36 PMITAL 1 Course Outline as of Spring 2019

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 Scheduled03 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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Beginning elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italy and its cultures, including contributions to western civilization.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Beginning elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italy and its cultures, including contributions to western civilization.
(Grade or P/NP)

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:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Speak and comprehend simple spoken questions and answers in Italian.
2.  Make simple statements about a variety of common items, people, places,
     and activities in Italian.
3.  Read and follow directions and instructions spoken and written in Italian.
4.  Communicate simple impressions about the difference between American
     and Italian cultures.

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1.  Use high-frequency Italian vocabulary related to the most common everyday topics.
2.  Present and develop ability to ask and to answer simple questions on everyday topics.
3.  Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural topics and
     select specific information from authentic Italian texts.
4.  Write with minimal errors of spelling what they are able to say in Italian.
5.  Correctly pronounce Italian words that follow the regular phonological patterns and
      many common ones that do not.
6.  Understand, recognize, and use the most common parts of speech, particularly:
      subjects/subject pronouns, including familiar and formal forms; present tense of
      most frequently used verbs (essere, avere, stare, vedere, fare, andare, venire, portare,
      prendere, mangiare, bere, parlare, piacere), as well as common regular -are, -ere, and
      -ire verbs; articles and the partitive, yes-no basic information questions, possessive
      and other adjectives, basic adverbs of frequency.

Topics and Scope
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1. Everyday Italian vocabulary
    a.  Greetings and salutations
    b.  Dates and times
    c.  Counting
    d.  Place descriptions
    e.  Everyday actions and leisure-time activities
    f.   Family members
    g.  Meals and dining
2. Spelling and the Italian sound system
3. Basic patterns of the Italian language, including parts of speech and fundamental
     grammar terms
4. Italian formulas in ordinary conversation
5. Questions in Italian
6. The basics of Italian sentence construction, including negation
7. Italian verb conjugation
8. Reading and interpreting basic texts in Italian
9. Common Italian cultural practices and beliefs
10.The Italian peninsula and its most notable cities and regions
11.Overview of careers using Italian and an introduction to the major in Italian

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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 2 hours per week)
5.  Basic readings in Italian
6.  Quizzes and/or tests, including final
7.  Various writing assignments, including postcards, diary entries, dialogs, etc.
8.  Group and paired drills, structured conversation, 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, writing assignments
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%
Oral participation
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
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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