ITALIAN (ITAL)

ITAL 001  ELEMENTARY ITALIAN  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Pronunciation and grammar. Speaking, reading and writing. Introduction to Italian geography, history, culture and music. Corresponds to first year of high school Italian. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 002  ELEMENTARY ITALIAN - LEVEL 2  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 001, or the first year of high school Italian, or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Grammar essentials, especially irregular verbs; practice in conversation. Institutions, customs, culture, songs and poems of Italy. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 003  INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 002 or two years of high school Italian or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Development of communication skills based on 19th and 20th century Italian readings: review of basic structure of Italian; customs and culture. Corresponds to the third year of High school Italian. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 004  INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN  
5 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 003 or three years of high school Italian or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Further development of communication skills based on 19th and 20th century Italian readings; finish review of basic structure of Italian; customs and culture. Total of 90 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 008A  INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 002 or two years of high school Italian or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Italian. For majors in music, fine arts and humanities, but open to all qualified students. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 008B  INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION B  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 008A

Further practice in oral self-expression and understanding spoken Italian. Emphasis on culture and history. For majors in music, fine arts and humanities, but open to all qualified students. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 009A  ITALIAN CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 003 or three years of high school Italian or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice at an intermediate level in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Italian. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 009B  ITALIAN CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 009A or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice at an upper intermediate level in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Italian with focus on socio-historic aspects of Italian life and culture. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 009C  ITALIAN CONVERSATION  
2 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 009B or placement based on the foreign language assessment process

Intensive practice at an advanced level in oral expression and comprehension of spoken Italian with focus on the specialized vocabulary related to social events and discussion of on-going political and cultural issues. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 010  ITALIAN CIVILIZATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Customs, language, literature, geography, arts and sciences; contributions of Italy to civilization, from the Roman Empire to modern times. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 012  INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LITERATURE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 001A or 001AH

Investigation of main topics, genres, and authors of Italian Literature. Cultural, social and historical background of significant works in Italian fiction, poetry and prose. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
ITAL 050  ITALIAN FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENGL 001A or 001AH

Italian culture, society, politics and historical periods through the viewing and discussion of Italian films from Neorealism to contemporary cinema. Critical analysis of film types, directors, movements through lecture, discussion, and writing. (Course conducted in English.) Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass