• Italian Courses

FI 101 - Elementary Italian I

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. Italian 101 and 102 are sequential.

FI 102 - Elementary Italian II

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

FI 201 - Intermediate Italian I

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. Italian 201 and 202 are sequential. Students who register for Italian 201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the Foreign Language Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of Foreign Language Studies. Prerequisite: Four years of high-school Italian or Italian 102.

FI 202 - Intermediate Italian II

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. Italian 201 and 202 are sequential. Students who register for Italian 202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the Foreign Language Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of Foreign Language Studies. Prerequisite: Italian 201.

FI 301 - Introduction to Italian Literature

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. Prerequisite: Italian 202 or equivalent.

FI 303 - Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation I

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Italian vocabulary building, oral discussion, and instruction in the presentation of material. Prerequisite: Italian 202.

FI 304 - Advanced Italian: Composition and Conversation II

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Italian vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, and instruction in the presentation of material. Prerequisite: Italian 303.