SRJC Course Outlines

3/21/2023 2:00:54 PMITAL 1 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

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 DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

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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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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Students will be able to:
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 some common every day Italian words.
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 irregular verbs (essere, avere, andare, dare, dire, fare, stare, dovere,
     potere, volere, venire, uscire, piacere), as well as common regular verbs in -are, -ere,
     and -ire (both -isc and non -isc), common reflexive verbs, articles and the partitive
     with di, yes-no basic information questions, adjectives, including possessive adjectives.

Topics and Scope
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I. Everyday Italian Vocabulary
    A. Greetings and salutations
    B. Dates, days of the week, months of the year, seasons and weather terminology
    C. Counting
    D. Place descriptions
    E. Family members
    F. Meals and dining
    G. Pastimes and sports
     H. Clothing and shopping
    I.  Telling time
    J. Colors
    K. Professions
II.  Spelling and the Italian Sound System
III. Basic Patterns of the Italian Language
    A. Parts of speech
     B. Fundamental grammar terms
IV. Italian Formulas in Ordinary Conversation
V.  Italian verb Conjugation in the Present Tense, and Introduction to the Past Tense       
      (Passato Prossimo)
VI. The Basics of Italian Sentence Structure
    A. Questions
     B. Negation
VII.  Reading and Interpreting Basic Texts in Italian
VIII. Common Italian Cultural Practices and Beliefs
IX.   The Italian Peninsula and its Most Notable Cities and Regions

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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 70 words per week)
3. Written exercises from the textbook/textbook website (averaging 10 exercises per week)
5. Basic readings in Italian
6. Quizzes and exam(s), including final exam
7. Various writing assignments, including postcards, e-mails, diary entries, dialogues, etc.
8. Group and paired drills, structured conversation, and oral presentations
9. Group activities and/or projects
Online Assignments
1. Complete online exercises
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in French

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
0 - 20%
Group and paired drills
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 and exam(s), including final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Online/video assignments, group activities and/or projects

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Parliamo italiano! A Communicative Approach. 4th ed. Branciforte, Suzanne and Di Fabio, Elvira. Wiley. 2010 (classic)
Sentieri: Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea. Cozzarelli, Julia M. Vista Higher Learning. 2011 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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