University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Italian

ITAL 001 - Elementary I

Fundamentals of Italian composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Italian and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.

ITAL 002 - Elementary II

Continuation of ITAL 001. Fundamentals of Italian composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Italian and students engage in active use of the language. Prerequisite: ITAL 001 or equivalent.

ITAL 051 - Intermediate I

Review of grammar, moving toward increased proficiency in composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural context. Compositions, oral practice, reading. Prerequisite: ITAL 002 or equivalent.

ITAL 101 - Reading and Writing Workshop

Improvement of reading and writing skills through the analysis and discussion of increasingly complex texts -- literary, filmic, cultural. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.

ITAL 121 - Issues in Italian Culture

An introduction to the cultural realities of Italy, from politics to pop music, food to fashion. Emphasis on improving linguistic fluency. Prerequisite: ITAL 052 or equivalent.

ITAL 150 - Italian Fairy Tales

A study of Italian fairy tales from the origins of this genre in sixteenth-century Venice to contemporary narratives. Emphasis on reading and discussion. Prerequisite: ITAL 052.

ITAL 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Permission of Department Chair required.