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Italian Program

The Italian program offers a wide variety of courses for students in all its levels. ITAL 101 & 102 concentrate on the essentials of spoken and written language for the beginner. For the intermediate-level students, ITAL 103 review the basic structures and skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. ITAL 104 focus on further development development of those basic skills. They also involve research and discussion on cultural topics. In the speaking area, ITAL 120, 130 & 140 promote free and spontaneous oral expression in Italian in the beginning, intermediate and advanced level. For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language, ITAL 150 & 160 include discussion of literary selections, vocabulary-building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

 

Course Description

 

ITAL 101 — Beginning Italian I
(5) — CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture
Essentials of the spoken and written language for the beginner.

ITAL 102 — Beginning Italian II
(5) — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or two years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture
Essentials of the spoken and written language for the beginner.

ITAL 103 — Intermediate Italian I
(5) — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or three years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture
Review of basic structures, vocabulary building, development of auditive comprehension, reading skills and oral expression. (*UC Transfer Limit: 103, 103AB and 103CD combined: maximum credit, 4 units)

 ITAL 104 — Intermediate Italian II

(5) — CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: ITAL 103 or 103CD or four years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture
Focuses on further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structures, vocabulary building through readings.
Research and discussion of cultural topics. (*UC Transfer Limit: 104, 104AB and 104CD combined: maximum credit, 4 units)

ITAL 120 — Beginning Conversation

(2) — CSU
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or two years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 36 lecture
Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in Italian at the elementary level.

ITAL 130 — Intermediate Conversation
(2) — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or ITAL 120 or three years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 36 lecture
Second-year course designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

ITAL 140 — Intermediate Conversation
(2) — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ITAL 103 or ITAL 130 or four years of high school Italian with a minimum grade of “C” or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 36 lecture
Second-year course designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

ITAL 150 — Advanced Italian
(4) — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ITAL 104 or ITAL 104CD or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture 

For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary-building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

ITAL 160 — Advanced Italian
(4) — CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ITAL 104 or ITAL 104CD or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB.
Hours: 72 lecture
For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary-building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

ITAL 299 — Independent Study in Italian
(1-4) — CSU
Limitation on Enrollment: Eight units of Italian courses completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 2.5.
Hours: 48-192 lab
One to four units of credit; each unit equivalent to three (3) hours per week devoted to study. Interview with instructor and weekly meetings required. (*UC transfer limit: computed as Independent Study; see counselor).

 

Italian Grammar Links

http://italian.about.com

http://www.forvo.com/languages/it/

http://www.lexilogos.com/english/italian_dictionary.htm

 

Italian News Links

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm

http://www.rainews24.rai.it/it/

http://www.palazzochigi.it

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm

 

 

Italian Program Coordinator

 

Dr. Laura Gardinali

                             Office H-316  

                             (805) 965-0581 ext. 3458

                             gardinali@sbcc.edu

 

Faculty

 

Angela Ellis

- Angela Ellis, Laurea in Italian language and literature from the University of     Bologna, Italy. M.A. in Italian University of Wisconsin Madison

 Contact Information: 

                                     Office H-312,  

                                     (805) 965-0581 ext. 2406

                                     arellis@sbcc.edu

 

 

 

Laura Gardinali

- Dr. Laura Gardinali,  French/Italian. Graduate, Universita Degli Studi Di Bergamo; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Bárbara                                                                             Contact Information: 

                                   Office H-316

                                   (805) 965-0581 ext. 3458

                                   gardinali@sbcc.edu

 Carla Pattone

- Carla Pattone, BA in Languages from University of Wisconsin. Master' Degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Pisa, Italy.

                Contact Information:

                                  Office H-312,

                                  (805) 965-0581 ext. 2406.

                                  pattone@sbcc.edu

 

 

 

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