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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2008

ITL 328 • COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37615 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
BEN 1.106
OLSON

Course Description

The goal of this course is the student's progress toward mastering the Italian language, enriching the vocabulary and expanding the knowledge of Italian culture; songs, videos, and films will be used to reach our goal. In this course, students will review basic and advanced grammatical structures expanding on some of them and will read the material presented in the packet, which consists in articles from newspapers/ magazines, short stories and a short play. Class discussions and conversation sessions will be based on such material. There will be two oral reports on Italian culture; the first one will be presented individually and the second one in groups. Students will also watch some recent Italian movies outside of class (on reserve at UGL). Some of the subjects of the compositions will be based upon the movies. Regular attendance is required as well as active participation in class.

Grading Policy

exams      30% General oral performance and oral reports   25% Compositions    25% Class participation and quizzes   20%

Texts

Dardano-Trifone, Grammatica italiana modulare. ISBN 88-08-09095-7 Folder of xerocopied material (Jenn's, 2200 Guadalupe) Baricco, Alessandro - Novecento

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