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    Vassar College
  Sep 26, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ITAL 105 - Elementary Italian

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
Introduction to the language and culture of contemporary Italy through short stories and plays, opera and popular music, film and popular culture. This sequence course (105-106) is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of Italian. The course objective is to develop listening, speaking, reading, writing skills through communicative and interactive in-class activities (e.g., games and role-playing) and at-home assignments. Through successful completion of the 105-106 sequence, students will be able to: 1) increase their awareness and understanding of the culture of the Italian-speaking people; 2) conduct meaningful dialogue in Italian, using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures; 3) read and understand text selections appropriate to their level; 4) write brief descriptions and narratives on given topics. Students are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities organized by the department and by the Italian Majors’ Committee, such as opera evenings at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Italian Cinema Club, card nights, cooking classes, and guest lectures by invited scholars. Rodica Blumenfeld, Filippo Gianferrari.

Electronic versions of required materials are not accepted.

Yearlong course 105-ITAL 106 .

Open to all classes; four 50-minute periods; one hour of drill and one hour of aural-oral practice.

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