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COURSE TITLE S.H.
ITAL 1506Elementary Italian 24
ITAL 2607Intermediate Italian 14
ITAL 2608Intermediate Italian 24
ITAL 3799Study Abroad in Italian1-15

Credit by Examination for ITAL 1506 Elementary Italian 2

A student who places into ITAL 2607 Intermediate Italian 1 and successfully completes that course or ITAL 2608 may apply for credit by examination for ITAL 1506 Elementary Italian 2, thereby expediting the attainment of the Italian certificate.

Study Abroad in Italian

In order to complete the Italian Certificate, the student must complete a 3-credit study abroad program in Italy. Students should consult with the Italian faculty and with the International Programs Office for assistance in choosing an appropriate program.

Learning Outcomes

Cultural Understanding

The student will start to develop an understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of those areas in which the target language is spoken.  Attainment of this outcome will be facilitated by the mandated study abroad.

Reading Comprehension

The student will be able to read and understand a variety of straightforward materials written in the target language. These materials may include but are not limited to: signs, menus, schdules, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and private correspondence (e.g., business communications).

Listening Comprehension

The student will be able to understand the target language when spoken in a variety of contexts. These contexts may include but are not limited to: conversation with another individual or individuals, , songs, and films.

Oral Expression

The student will be able to carry on a rudimentary conversation and deliver a short speech in the target language. The student’s discourse will be comprehensible to a native speaker of the language accostumed to dealing with non-native speakers.

Written Expression

The student will be able to compose in the target language a variety of straightforward written documents. These documents may include but are not limited to: formal and casual correspondence, short essays, summaries, and notes.  The student’s writing will be comprehensible to a native speaker of the language accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.