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

Spring 2004


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32965 to 32980 Multiple Sections GAR 309

Course Description

In the first-year course(s) students were introduced to most of the basic grammatical structures of the Italian language and acquired a limited, basic vocabulary with limited time available for speaking practice. In the second-year course, students begin moving toward fluency in Italian by focusing on seven major communicative functions: describing, comparing, reacting and recommending, narrating in the past, expressing likes and dislikes, hypothesizing and talking about the future. Grammar from the first-year courses is reviewed, and new grammar points are presented, always with the intention of developing and strengthening students' abilities to use these seven communicative functions. A wide range of cultural topics is explored in the second-year course, as each chapter of our text focuses on a different region of Italy. Since the focus of this course is on developing the skills necessary to carry out the seven major communicative functions, students will study and review grammar rules, explanations and verb conjugations outside of class so that valuable class time can be devoted to speaking. ITL 612 and 312 may not both be counted.

Grading Policy

Your grade in this course will be calculated as follows out of a possible total of 100 points: Quizzes (best 5 out of 7) 15 Componimenti (Compositions) 15 Tests (Chapters 3 and 4) 15 Attendance & Participation 15 Homework Assignments 10 Oral interview 5 Listening Comprehension Exam 5 Final Examination 20


REQUIRED: Olson, Edwards, Foerster, In viaggio, 1st Edition, 2003, MCG, ISBN: 0-07-240264-4 Olson, Edwards, Workbook/Lab Manual to Accompany In viaggio Part B, 1st Edition, 2003, MCG, ISBN: 0-07-286699-3 Germano, Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar, 2nd Edition, 1995, MCG, ISBN: 0-07-023033-1 OPTIONAL: New College Italian/English Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1989, RH, ISBN: 0-553027947-5


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