Italian (ITAL)

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500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

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ITAL 121. Basic Italian I4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: For beginners. Basic grammar with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

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ITAL 122. Basic Italian II4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: For beginners. Basic grammar with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

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ITAL 123. Basic Italian III4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 122.

Description: Review of grammar. Practice of the language through oral and written exercises. Readings from representative literature or from cultural selections.

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ITAL 321. Italian Conversation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Intensive practice in oral Italian; use of background information on Italy as a point of departure; compositions.

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ITAL 322. Italian Composition3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202 or ITAL 123.

Description: Grammar and idiom review; conversation based on cultural material; compositions.

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ITAL 325. Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Reading of important literary works with textual and cultural elucidation.

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ITAL 326. Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Reading of important literary works with textual and cultural elucidation.

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ITAL 331. Italian Culture and Civilization3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: An overview of Italian culture and civilization from ancient Rome to the present, with both historical perspective and contemporary considerations.

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ITAL 355. Introduction to the Study of Italian Literature3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Appreciation of Italian literary genres, with development of reading and writing skills, and acquisition of critical vocabulary.

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ITAL 441. Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Reading of important literary works with textual and cultural elucidation.

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ITAL 442. Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 202, ITAL 123, or equivalent.

Description: Reading of important literary works with textual and cultural elucidation.

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ITAL 451. Independent Study1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall; minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the department, and at least 18 semester hours credit in the department.

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ITAL 452. Independent Study1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall; minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the department, and at least 18 semester hours credit in the department.

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