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. FI-101 and FI-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 FI-101. FI-102 and FI-102 are sequential. Prerequisite: FI-101.
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. 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. Prerequisite: FI-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: FI-202 or equivalent.
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: FI-303.
FI 399 - Independent Study in Italian
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.