This course introduces students to Italian, emphasizing comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing through the study of grammar and elementary composition and oral drills.
This course continues the first semester of Italian given at Pratt's Brooklyn campus. The course is designed to give ITAL-101 first semester beginners a good working knowledge of both written and spoken Italian. Conversational skills are stressed.
This course continues ITAL-101 offered in the fall. The course is designed to give beginnings a good working knowledge of both written and spoken Italian. Conversational skills are stressed. The course also introduces and integrates aspects of Italian culture relative to the spring semester curriculum conducted in Rome. Aspects of literature, history, sociology, and anthropology are introduced by visiting lecturers who will discuss issues of historic and contemporary Italian culture. A weekly film series introduces critical classic Italian cinema feature and documentary films. Relevant museum visits are also scheduled as part of the course.
This course will build on skills learned in first-year Italian, continuing to emphasize comprehension, speaking, reading and writing through the study of readings, grammar, oral communication and writing.
Students will achieve an intermediate level competency in the language skills of writing, reading comprehension, speaking and oral comprehension, and to gain an understanding of aspects of Italian culture such as regional distinctions, cuisines, politics, cinema, music, art and literature.