Italian Expanded Course Descriptions
Winter 2021 - Remote Instruction
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- Italian Teaching Method for Winter 2021
- For all courses not listed below, please refer to the General Catalog course descriptions: https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/ita-courses-sc
ITA 002. Elementary Italian (5 units)
For the specific section’s day and time see the Schedule (https://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/schedules-pdfs-intalian) or the UC Davis course search tool (https://registrar-apps.ucdavis.edu/courses/search/index.cfm).
Course Description: ITA 002 is the second course of Elementary Italian and the continuation of ITA 001. In this course, we continue learning the Italian language in a setting that stresses communicative and interactive class activities while also focusing on pertinent grammatical structures. ITA 002 covers the chapters 5-8 of the textbook and the related activities in the online platform MindTap. Emphasis is placed on moods and tenses of verbs to increase students’ linguistic awareness (specifically the present perfect, the imperfect and future tenses, and the imperative mood). We also continue to investigate Italian culture through reading and interactive activities while continuing to improve upon comprehension, speaking and writing skills. Daily attendance is indispensable for this course.
Pre-requisite: ITA 001 or ITA 001S. Students who did not take the first quarter of Italian at UC Davis are encouraged to take the Italian Placement Exam.
GE credit: AH, WC
Format: Discussion–5 hour(s), Laboratory–1 hour(1) .
Textbook: Melucci & Tognozzi, Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (Cengage) textbook + MindTap ISBN-10: 1-337-56581-4 ISBN-13: 978-1-337-56581-3
MindTap ISBN: 9781337565844
ITA 005. Intermediate Italian (4 units)
Jessica Rodrigues Poletti
Course Description: ITA 005 is the second course of Intermediate Italian and the continuation of ITA 004. In this course, we continue to review, practice and expand upon skills acquired during the first year of language study in a communicative and task-oriented classroom. Linguistic structures are employed to examine contemporary Italian culture and to make connections between cultures through a variety of in-class activities (oral presentations, discussions and collaborative exercises) and homework assignments (web search activities, weekly blogs and online exercises). We strengthen our critical thinking skills and our
understanding of written Italian through the analysis of various texts (journalistic articles, essays and excerpts from literary texts, films and podcasts) and with regular formal written assignments that reflect on contemporary cultural themes. ITA 005 covers chapters 4-6 of the textbook and the corresponding activities in the online platform Supersite. ITA 005 reviews the following grammatical concepts: the pronominal particles “ci” and “ne,” the future tense, object pronouns, the conditional and the subjunctive moods, their respective tenses and their uses.
Prerequisite: ITA 004 or ITA 004S. Students who did not complete Elementary Italian at UC Davis are encouraged to take the Italian Placement Exam.
GE credit: WC
Format: Lecture/Discussion–3 hour(s), Laboratory–3 hour(s).
Textbook: Cummings & Pastorino, Immagina 3rd edition (Vista Higher Learning) Looseleaf textbook + Supersite Plus + webSAM, ISBN: 978-1-54330-443-5
OR / Cummings & Pastorino, Immagina 3rd edition (Vista Higher Learning) Supersite Plus + webSAM CODE-ONLY, ISBN: 978-1-54330-563-0
Equitable Access ISBN: 978-1-54334-604-6
ITA 031. Italian for Spanish Speakers (5 units)
Course Description: Italian 31 is an intensive, beginning-level Italian language course designed for native, heritage and/or proficient speakers of Spanish. Students and/or speakers of other Romance languages are encouraged to enroll. Through this course, we build a sound basis for communicating effectively and accurately in Italian while making critical comparisons across cultures and reflecting upon the fundamental features of the class participants’ own language(s) and culture(s). In addition to acquiring a basic knowledge of Italian geography, history, attitudes and traditions, we critically examine linguistic features across languages and map diverse Latin culture and heritage across geographical, national, and linguistic borders. ITA 031 covers the chapters 1-6 of the textbook and the related activities in the online platform MindTap. Daily attendance is indispensable for this course.
Prerequisite: SPA 003 or SPA 003V or SPA 003Y; or two years of high-school Spanish or native or heritage speaker of Spanish.
GE credit: AH, OL, WC
Format: Lecture/Discussion–5 hour(s).
Textbook: Melucci & Tognozzi, Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (Cengage) textbook + MindTap
ISBN-10: 1-337-56581-4 ISBN-13: 978-1-337-56581-3
MindTap ISBN: 9781337565844
ITA 101. Advanced Conversation, Composition and Grammar (4 units)
Course Description: ITA 101 aims at improving oral and written proficiency in Italian through group discussions and oral presentations in class, different types of written assignments (summaries, rewritings, and argumentative essays) and grammar review exercises at home. Throughout the quarter, we work on linguistic structures in context through close readings of short and contemporary literary texts belonging to the fairy-tale genre. We also expand vocabulary and enhance conversational skills while discussing cultural changes in today’s Italy, with particular attention to gender roles and family relations as they are portrayed in contemporary fairy-tale adaptations. Audiovisual fairy-tale themed sources (songs, film-clips, online videos) regularly complement class activities and home assignments. ITA 101 is required for the Italian Major / Minor and is conducted in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITA 009 or ITA 009S or the equivalent or consent of instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
GE credit: AH, OL, WC, WE.
Format: Lecture–3 hour(s).