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Author: Scott Nelson

Italian – Italiano

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The World Languages Department offers the following Italian courses:

Students who complete the following courses may earn a Certificate or AA degree in Italian. Courses are offered face-to-face and online.

ITAL 101 Italian I (5 units)

This course is the first semester of Italian. This elementary level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paced study in the World Languages Resource Center. This beginning level course is for students with no previous coursework in Italian.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 101!)

ITAL 102 Italian II (5 units)

This course is the second semester of Italian. This elementary level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, with emphasis on the development of communicative skills and basic structures. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paces study in the World Languages Resource Center. This beginning-level course is for students with at least one previous semester in Italian.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 102!)

ITAL 201 Italian III (5 units)

This course is the third semester of Italian. This intermediate level course is a study of the Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures, focusing on intermediate-level structures of culturally relevant authentic materials. Emphasis is on developing oral, listening, reading and writing skills in order to acquire proficiency in Italian. Course combines in-class instruction and practice with self-paces study in the World Languages Resource Center. Class is conducted in Italian.

ITAL 202 Italian IV (5 units)

Fourth semester of Italian. A continued study of the Italian language and culture, focusing on the refined use of intermediate-level structures and readings of culturally relevant authentic materials. Emphasis is on the expansion of cross-cultural awareness, as well as, the development of language skills in order to acquire communicative competence in Italian. Teaches culture and facilitates language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Interacts with more sophisticated authentic language in context. Conducted in Italian.

 

Italian course offerings (Spring 2021/Summer 2021):

Spring 2021:

ITAL 101 – Online (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 102 – Online (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 201 – Online Fast Track One (No on campus meetings)
ITAL 202 – Online Fast Track Two (No on campus meetings)

Summer 2021:

ITAL 101 – Online (No on campus meetings)

Fall 2021:

TBA

 

Zero cost textbooks for Italian

Italian is a zero cost textbook program! That means that all course materials will be provided for free for all Italian courses!

Italian 101 and 102 use a zero cost textbook created by the course instructor.

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 101!)

(Download a free copy of Welcome to Italian 102!)

This means that all required materials are free for students enrolled in these classes. All course materials will be provided electronically through the course Canvas page.

Italian 201 and 202 use zero cost resources. All materials will be provided free of charge by the course instructor through the course Canvas page.

 

Degree and Certificate Program AA in Italian

The degree will provide required course work for students majoring or minoring in Italian. In addition, completing the course work will meet the second language competency requirements at many colleges and universities. It will also provide instruction for students seeking language skills for personal development or travel.

To fulfill the A.A. Degree requirements or to receive the Certificate of Achievement, students must complete 20 units in Italian. Upon completion of this program, student will be able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity at the intermediate level and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the culture of the Italian speaking world.

Knowing Italian is a vital skill in countless career fields, given the relevance of Italian businesses to the global economy. Italian is relevant for students specializing in arts and humanities, including literature, theatre, history, art history and music, as well as the social and political sciences, education, business and international relations.

Italian course requirements:

•Italian 101*  (5 units)
•Italian 102*  (5 units)
•Italian 201    (5 units)
•Italian 202    (5 units)

*For students who have NOT taken Italian 101 or 102 at Palomar, it may be possible to use Credit by Exam to meet these requirements. If you are interested in the degree or certificate, please meet with your counselor as soon as possible.

 

Faculty and program coordinator:

Dr. Scott Nelson
Office H-201c
(760) 744-1150 ext. 3262
snelson@palomar.edu