- Course Description
Fulfills GenEd World Languages requirement
Contact the Director of Italian Language Instruction, Dr. Karolina Serafin for permission to enroll in the online course section, 2117.
Prerequisite: M110, M115, M150, or equivalent.
This course is a continuation of Elementary Italian II. In class the students concentrate on reviewing and refining structures learned at the 100-level, but this time at an intermediate level. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in cultural context. The course features study of original Italian short movies that offer the first stimulus for learning intermediate-level vocabulary, grammar and culture. Credit given for only one of M200 or M215.
Online Class: This Intermediate I Italian course is interactive and conducted completely online. The students do not need to be on campus in order to participate. It requires students to work independently and follow a very structured syllabus. The class meets with the instructor online once a week; meeting hours are flexible. The students are involved in a variety of online tasks at the intermediate level, such as reading, listening, completing exercises, posting writing assignments and recording responses. All the activities are integrated into a larger cultural context. The grammar reviews all the material learned in previous courses in an intermediate context and increases skills by adding more intermediate structures and vocabulary.
The basic language courses in French and Italian will be taught in synchronous online format at the times indicated in the Schedule of Classes, except for class 2117, which will be taught in a largely asynchronous format. For more information on class 2117, please see our Online Courses page.