SRJC Course Outlines

3/21/2023 1:10:34 PMITAL 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 4Title:  INTERMEDIATE ITAL PART 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 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
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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 at the intermediate level. 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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Converse in intelligible Italian at a moderate speed and fluency.
2. Demonstrate comprehension of Italian spoken by native speakers on most common topics.
3. Conduct conversations in Italian on a wide range of topics in multiple tenses.
4. Read and interpret fiction and non-fiction texts in Italian with adequate grasp of main ideas and details.
5. Speak Italian with accurate and intelligible pronunciation.
6. Convey personal opinions in Italian on everyday and social topics such as news, film, music, literature and contemporary issues.

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Students will be able to:
1. Compose essays of 500 words in Italian on topics of general or societal interest.
2. Converse and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of topics.
3. Comprehend Italian spoken naturally on a wide range of common topics.
4. Comprehend the general meaning of short fiction and non-fiction written in Italian with the
    help of a dictionary.
5. Formulate sentences 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 "se" expressions (periodo ipotetico).
6. Produce and employ with relative ease most regular and irregular verb conjugations.
7. Correctly use and place pronouns (subject, reflexive, direct, indirect object and disjunctive).
8. Comfortably produce and use most everyday Italian vocabulary words, common idioms, and
    some theme-specific vocabulary extracted from readings.
9. Correctly pronounce Italian words.

Topics and Scope
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I. Italian Vocabulary and Idiomatic Expressions for Thematic Areas (such as)
    A. Travel
    B. Finances
    C. Computers
    D. Fashion and style
    E. Professions
    F. Arts and entertainment
    G. Politics
    H. Cooking
II. Short Reading Selections from a Variety of Italian-Language Sources
     A. Fictional
      B. Non-fictional
III. Complex Sentences in Italian (involving)
     A. Indicative mood
          1. present
          2. compound past (passato prossimo)
          3. imperfect
          4. pluperfect
          5. future and future anterior
    B. Subjunctive mood
           1. present
           2. past
          3. imperfect
          4. pluperfect
    C. Imperative mood
          1. tu
          2. Lei
          3. noi
          4. voi
    D. Conditional mood
          1. present
          2. past
    E. Progressive form
    F. Periodo ipotetico
    G. Causative (far fare)

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1.  Read and study lessons from the textbook/ textbook website/handouts (ungraded)
2.  Reading short fiction, poetry, or articles of cultural interest (ungraded)
3.  Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (ungraded)
4.  Review for quizzes and exams (ungraded)
5.  Complete exercises in textbook/ textbook website and/or workbook
6.  Written essays in Italian of 500 words
7.  Listening comprehension and dictation exercises, including spoken and written answers to
      questions on readings
8.  Oral presentations such as class performances and performance exams
9.  Quizzes, chapter tests and final exam that includes reading, writing, and comprehension of spoken
10. Individual and/or group cultural projects may be assigned
Online Assignments:
1. Complete online exercises
2. View and respond to questions on video programs in Italian (1 hour per week)

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%
Textbook/workbook exercises, essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 20%
Group activities, individual and/or group projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Oral presentations, listening comprehension and dictation exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, tests, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Online exercises and/or video assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Immagina: L'italiano senza confine. Cummings, Anne and Frenquellucci, Chiara and Pastorino, Gloria. Vista Higher Learning. 2016 (classic)
Ponti: Italiano terzo millennio. 3rd ed. Tognozzi, Elissa and Cavatorta, Giuseppe. Cengage Learning. 2013 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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