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The first year Italian at Seattle University provides a
comprehensive introduction to spoken and written Italian. Three language
classes per week gradually familiarize the student with grammatical rules and
functional skills necessary to communicate. The students will develop an
understanding of grammar and pronunciation through continual interaction with
their instructor and each other, guided role-play, songs and games, oral and
The second year Italian is designed for students who have
successfully completed Italian 135 at Seattle University or the equivalent
level at another university. The purpose of this course is to further develop
the students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as their
knowledge of Italy’s contemporary culture. The emphasis in this course is not
so much on learning grammar (as a mechanical exercise) as on the active use of
the language. In order to acquire the necessary knowledge of Italian grammar, idiomatic
expressions, and vocabulary, students will explore readings, music, film,
poetry, newspaper articles and the Internet.
An introduction to Italian culture and history with emphasis on
the reality of today's Italy such as: the growing ethnic and cultural
diversity, gender roles in society and in the family and the new economy.
Course is taught in Italian.
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