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

Spring 2009


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36440 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
BEN 1.106

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. Reading material, 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 one individual oral presentation on grammar and three oral reports on Italian culture; the first one will be presented individually and the last two in groups. Students will also watch three 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

Quizzes: 15% Exam I: 10% Exam II: 15% Compositions: 25% Oral Reports and General Oral Performance: 25% Class Participation: 10%


Folder of xerocopied material (Jenn's, 2200 Guadalupe) Baricco, Alessandro - Novecento Dizionario, Harper Collins Sansoni or equivalent


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