SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 7:48:29 AMITAL 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 3Title:  INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN-1  
Full Title:  Intermediate 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 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
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Catalog Description:
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Development of all language skills in a cultural context at a beginning intermediate level. Emphasis is on communication, with discussion and essays to assure control of linguistic and cultural principles.  Includes a review of elementary (first-year) linguistic and cultural content.

ITAL 2 or three years of high school Italian or equivalent.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of all language skills in a cultural context at a beginning intermediate level. Emphasis is on communication,  with discussion and essays to assure control of linguistic and cultural principles.  Includes a review of elementary (first-year) linguistic and cultural content.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:ITAL 2 or three years of high school Italian or equivalent.
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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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Compose an Italian essay on topics of general interest over a broad
   range of personal and societal issues.
2.  Hold a conversation and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of
   personal topics, with correct pronunciation and few grammatical errors, using a variety of tenses for the past, present, and future.
3.  Comprehend Italian spoken naturally on a wide range of daily and cultural
4.  Comprehend the general meaning of most short fiction and non-fiction
   written in Italian with some the use of a dictionary.
5.  Present personal interpretation of fiction and non-fiction selections
   orally and in writing.
6.  Produce and employ with relative ease:  most regular and irregular
   verb conjugations, subject and object pronouns, present past, future
   and conditional verbs.
7.  Produce and employ with relative ease:  definitions, synonyms and/or
   opposites of a broad range of Italian verbs adjectives and nouns.
8.  Produce and employ with relative ease most everyday Italian vocabulary
   and common idioms.
9.  Produce correct pronunciation of familiar Italian words as well as
   most unfamiliar ones.
10. Summarize and explain the contents of various texts, including providing their own basic interpretation.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Vocabulary and grammar related to a variety of communicative tasks, including:
      1. Discussing career and life goals.
      2. Expressing hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
      3. Describing a place to live and how to find it.
      4. Describing vacation activities and travel plans, including making transportation and hotel arrangements.
      5. Giving and taking orders and instructions, including directions around town
      6. Identifying various places to shop depending on items desired, including food, clothing, services, etc.
      7. Identifying various parts of the body, including issues related to health and well-being.
      8. Describing common ailments and giving and following health-related advice.
      9. Expressing opinions on health and environmental issues.
      10. Discussing Italian politics and Italy's role in the European Union.
      11. Taking about contemporary Italian society and its issues.
      12. Taling about Italian people around the world.
      13. Conveying information about hypothetical, improbable, or contrary-to-fact situations.
      14. Conveying causal (if/then) and subjective information.
      15. Making comparisons of equality and inequality, including superlatives.
      16. Ingtroduction to the "passato remoto," for purposes of recognizing and comprehending the historical past  in authentic texts.
B.  Specific elements of grammar include:
      1.  Review of the imperfect vs. "passato prossimo," the future and commands
      2. Past and present conditional
      3. Double object pronouns
      4. Comparatives and superlatives
      5. Imperatives
      6. Review of adjectives and indefinite pronouns
      7. Review of various pronouns and their use
      8. Review of reflexive and reciprocal, inlcuding use with direct object pronouns
      9. Impersonal expressions with the infinitve
      10. The present and past subjunctive, including the imperfect
      11. If clauses and the subjunctive
      12. The subjunctive's relationship to the indicative and to various tenses
      13. "Se" clauses and hypothetical, improbable, or contrary-to-fact sentences
      14. Conjunctions that require the subjunctive
      15. The "concordanza dei tempi" in the subjunctive
      16. Other uses of the pronouns "ci" and "ne"
      17. Recognizing the "passato remoto" and its function
C.  Information related to key aspects of Italian culture, including related vocabulary, such as:
      1. Geography, history, and distinguishing characteristics of various Italian regions not already discussed in Italian 1 or 2
      2.  Women in Italy
      3. Work and careers, including workplace issues
      4. Italian language and impact of globalization (Italenglish)
      5. Italian transportation and hotel systems
      6. Travel habits of the Italians
      7. Contributions to Western history and culture
      8. European Union and Italy's ambivalent relationship
      9. Role of the piazza, "la bella figura," the lottery, etc. in Italy
      10. Contemporary issues in Italy, such as slow food, organic, agriturismo, and other qualtiy-of-life movements
      11. Italian health system
      12. Italian immigration and emigration
      13. The changing face of Italy
      14. Italian fashion and shopping

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Typical assignments include:
1.  Reading from the textbook and instructor-assigned materials (averaging 20-25 pages per week).
2.  Memorizing vocabulary and/or verb conjugations (averaging 60 - 85 terms per
3.  Completing assigned exercises in textbook and/or workbook (averaging 10 exercises
   per week).
4.  Completing language laboratory activities and/or writing reports (averaging
   2 hours per week).
5.  Reviewing material for in-class participatory assignments and/or quizzes and tests (averaging one hour per week).
6.  Quizzes and exams, as indicated by the instructor (examples include vocabulary/reading quizzes, chapter tests, mid-term and final exams, etc.)
7.  Short compositions (2-4, averaging 150-400 words each).
8.  Oral participation, group activities, and assigned projects.
9.  Brief written and/or oral responses to short fiction or articles of cultural interest.

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
30 - 40%
Written homework, Reading/cultural reports; Reading response/reflection papers, Lab exercises, Essays/short compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
In-class oral participation, Individual and/or group presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation, Translation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation, Completion of semester's language laboratory hours

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Percorsi: L'Italian attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Italiano/Marchegiani (textbook, student activities manual, online MyItalianLab), 1st ed.,
  Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Instructor prepared materials

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