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

Fall 2003


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33565 to 33580 Multiple Sections PAR 210

Course Description

In the first-year courses 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 courses, 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 courses, as each chapter of our text focuses on a different region of Italy.

Grading Policy

Your grade in this course will be calculated as follows: Quizzes (best of 7) 20% Compositions: 15% Tests (Chapter 1 & 2 Tests): 25% Attendance and Participation: 15% Esame compresione auditiva: 5% Esame finale: 20%


New College Italian/English Dictionary, 1st Edition, 1989, RH, ISBN: 0-553027947-5, optional Edwards & Olson In Viaggio, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0-07-240264-4, required Edwards & Olson In Viaggio Workbook/Lab Manual Part A, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 0-07-241474-X, required Germano Italian Grammar (Schaum's Outline), 2nd Edition, 1995, MCG, ISBN: 0-07-023033-1, required


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