Offered Spring, Summer, & Fall Semesters

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The area of Tuscany in which Cortona lies is noted by linguists for the purity of the spoken Italian. Since Cortona is a small town, students have the opportunity to merge into the lifestyle of a typical Italian community.

ITAL 1001 Elementary Italian (Undergraduate)
4 hours. Not open to students with credit in ITAL 1002.
The Italian language and Italian-speaking cultures. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Fundamentals of Italian pronunciation and grammar.

ITAL 1002 Elementary Italian (Undergraduate)
4 hours. Not open to students with credit in ITAL 2001. Prerequisite: Italian 1001 or one entrance unit in Italian.
Continuation of Italian 1001. Open only to students who have taken Elementary Italian or who have an appropriate placement score. Emphasis is on conversational skills with attention to reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Fundamentals of Italian pronunciation and grammar; study of Italian culture.

ITAL 2001 Intermediate Italian (Undergraduate)
3 hours. Not open to students with credit in ITAL 2002. Prerequisite: ITAL 1002.
Practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Italian at the intermediate level. Study of Italian language and culture.

ITAL 2002 Intermediate Italian (Undergraduate)
3 hours. Not open to students with credit in ITAL 3010. Prerequisite: ITAL 2001.
Continuation of Intermediate Italian. Emphasis on strengthening the students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at the intermediate level. Conversation, compositions, reading of texts, and grammar review.

ROML 3000 Topics in Romance Languages
3 hours.
Selected topics in the Romance Languages. Taught in English. No credit allowed to majors and minors in the Romance Languages. This course is designed to offer to the American student in Italy, with little or no knowledge of Italian, effective and expedient control over basic language patterns necessary in direct communication. In this course, language acquisition is considered a process of learning how to use the right tools to develop language proficiency. At the end of the course, students will have consolidated their skills in understanding, interpreting, and speaking Italian in everyday situations. The study of language informs the study of culture and vice versa. Through readings by cultural critics and anthropologists, journalists, and other writers, students will get to know and become aware of what constitutes the modalities of the Italian cultural experience.