Foreign Language, Italian (FI)

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FI-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Co-requisite(s): FI-201 or FI-202

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s). This is a pass/fail course.

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FI-101   Elementary Italian ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course. This course is intended for students with no Italian at all or no more than two years of high school Italian. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. FI-101 and FI-102 are sequential.

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FI-102   Elementary Italian IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-101

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Intended for students with no more than three years of high school Italian or students who have completed FI-101. FI-102 and FI-102 are sequential.

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FI-199   Independent Study in ItalianCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Summer Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided reading and research on an area or topic. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.

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FI-201   Intermediate Italian ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-102 or four years of high school Italian

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of Italian grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Italian through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Italian literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. FI-201 and FI-202 are sequential. Students who register for FI-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FI-202   Intermediate Italian IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-201

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of Italian grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Italian through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Italian literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. FI-201 and FI-202 are sequential. Students who register for FI-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FI-299   Independent Study in ItalianCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the Italian language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.

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FI-301   Introduction to Italian LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-202

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to the most important periods of Italian literature. Organized through a selection of fundamental texts, from Medieval to contemporary, the course will also analyze the main genres of Italian literature: theatre, essay, short story, and poetry. Taught in Italian.

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FI-303   Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-202

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Italian vocabulary building, oral discussion, and instruction in the presentation of material.

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FI-304   Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite(s): FI-303

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Italian vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, and instruction in the presentation of material.

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FI-399   Independent Study in ItalianCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the Italian language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.

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FI-499   Independent Study in ItalianCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of the Italian language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.