Italian Courses

The department offers Italian courses to complete G.E. area,  Multicultural/International requirement, and/or Minor in Italian Studies.

Lower-division courses

ITAL 1A. Elementary Italian (4)

Beginning course in conversational and written Italian. Not open to those with two or more years of high school Italian credit.
G.E. Breadth C2.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ITAL 1B. Elementary Italian (4)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. ITAL 1A or permission of instructor recommended.
Second-semester course in conversational and written
Italian. Not open to those with three or more years of high school Italian credit. G.E. Breadth C2.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ITAL 2A. Intermediate Italian (3)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. ITAL 1B or permission of instructor recommended.
Review of grammar and syntax; composition; oral practice, reading of short stories and plays.
G.E. Breadth C2.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ITAL 2B. Intermediate Italian (3)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. ITAL 2A or permission of instructor recommended.
Oral and written composition; reading of short stories, novels, biographies.
G.E. Breadth C2.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Upper-division courses

ITAL 100. Italian Literature and Cinema in Translation (3) - ONLINE

Prerequisite: ITAL 1A recommended.
This course will explore a variety of topics linked to the Italian culture and its influence on the United States through films and literature in Italian and in English. 
Multicultural/International.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring (starting Spring 2021)

ITAL 160T. Selected Topics in Italian Studies (3)

Topics chosen from Italian literature (genre, themes, movements, particular authors), from Italian culture or civilization, or from Italian cinema. Taught in English. Repeatable up to 9 units.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Summer (starting Summer 2021)

ITAL 190. Independent Study (1-3)
Approved for RP grading. Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to: 6

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Degree/Program Information in General Catalog