Italian (ITAL)



101 First Course in Italian -  5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Italian 100.
This is the first course in the Italian language sequence. In this interactive course, students use basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and idiomatic phrases to speak, listen, read and write in Italian at the novice level. Emphasis is placed on daily life activities as well as Italian history, culture and geography. This course is intended for all students interested in Italian language and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Corresponds to two years of high school study.

102 Second Course in Italian  - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Italian 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent. Students with two years of high school Italian are eligible to enroll in this course.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Italian 100.
This is the third course in the Italian language sequence. In this interactive course, students use intermediate to advanced level vocabulary, grammatical structures and tenses to analyze and to express opinions related to a variety of topics, including Italian culture, politics, the environment, and daily life. This course is intended for all students interested in Italian language and culture. Emphasis is placed on daily life activities as well as Italian history, culture and geography. This course is intended for all students interested in Italian language and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

201 Third Course in Italian  - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Italian 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or three years of high school Italian with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is the third course in the Italian language sequence. In this interactive course, students use intermediate to advanced level vocabulary, grammatical structures and tenses to analyze and to express opinions related to a variety of topics, including Italian culture, politics, the environment, and daily life. This course is intended for all students interested in Italian language and culture. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

210 The Grammar of Spoken Italian I  - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Italian 201 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed to develop and enhance oral communication skill by means of reading, listening, and practicing Italian in various contexts. Topics include everyday life situations, current events, and culture. The course also includes grammar review, reading and discussion of contemporary literature, and written compositions. This course is conducted entirely in Italian and is intended for intermediate level students interested in increased fluency in the Italian language. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

211 The Grammar of Spoken Italian II - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Italian 210 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed to enhance and refine oral comprehension, fluency, and written communication in Italian. Students use advanced vocabulary and idiomatic phrases to express themselves orally and in writing in social, cultural, and academic settings. This course is conducted entirely in Italian and is intended for advanced-level students interested in increased fluency in the Italian language. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
For intermediate students who wish to work on special projects. AA/AS; CSU.