About ITAL 2200 A

Continuation of ITAL 2100. Grammar review, moving toward increased proficiency in composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural context. More extensive and sophisticated readings and compositions than in ITAL 2100. Students may take 1 ITAL course numbered between 2200 and 2209 for credit. Cannot be taken for credit after ITAL 3110. Prerequisite: ITAL 2100 or equivalent.


Prereq: ITAL 2100 or equivalent; Open to Degree and PACE students

Section Description

Paolo Pucci ppucci@uvm.edu 512 Waterman Building Office hrs: by appointment Meeting days, times and class location: I. Course Description: Italian 052 is the first semester of a yearlong intermediate course designed to provide a culturally contextualized communicative learning experience to expand students' ability to interact with others successfully in Italian. To achieve these goals, we will devote our time to grammar and vocabulary review, and the exploration of Italian culture in its diverse and fascinating components: literature, cinema, food, fashion and more. In particular, you will learn about contemporary Italy through readings, music, on-line resources, and (short and full feature) films. In-class and daily homework activities are geared toward helping students develop the all-important ability to make use of Italian in their own lives through the development of successful reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills. The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education’s definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. Thus, in ITAL0052, a 3-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 6 hours a week outside of the classroom. II. Course objectives: • speak with your peers about things you have done or would like to do; • speak informally about your opinions regarding a variety of issues and topics relevant to you and your community; • listen to and follow the main ideas of extended conversations on familiar topics; • comprehend the main events detailed in cultural or historical interviews, literary texts, movies, or oral narratives; • write academic comparisons and reactions with thoughtful use of tense, aspect, and word choice; • read and comprehend authentic articles, descriptions, and stories written about cultural, social, and personal topics that employ a wide range of grammatical structures and more sophisticated vocabulary; • Recognize and engage with cultural products, practices and points of view in a respectful approach to diversity. GC2 courses develop skills necessary to participate effectively as a citizen in local communities and the world at large. To be effective and responsible members of a diverse and interconnected global community, students need to be able to communicate across cultural boundaries, to think deeply and creatively about shared responsibilities and injustices, and to collaboratively effect change. The courses in this pathway are therefore designed to impart at least one of the following core skills: language proficiency, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement. OC: Oral Communication Oral communication refers to how speakers create and use messages to generate meanings across a wide variety of contexts and cultures. This includes the use of verbal and nonverbal communication practices. The oral communication general education requirement aims to enhance students’ ability to speak and listen effectively and ethically. Students will develop effective speaking skills, including crafting messages that are appropriately adapted to purpose, audience, context, and occasion. In addition, students will gain proficiency in information literacy, including understanding the ethical uses of information and how to find, use, evaluate, and appropriately cite relevant, reliable, and useful information. In addition, students will gain proficiency in practices of effective listening and the critical analysis of oral presentation. Furthermore, competency in oral communication will demonstrate students’ abilities to understand and synthesize theories of human communication and how to utilize and apply these theories to crafting effective speaking and listening practices. Courses in this category provide students with an understanding of the form, content, effectiveness, and ethical dimensions of verbal and nonverbal communication; they are not required to be delivered in English. III. Required Course Materials: - Textbook: Cummings, Frenquellucci, Pastorino e Viazmenski. Immagina. L’italiano senza confini. 3rd ed. Vista, 2020. We will cover ch. 1-5 (ITAL 051. Ch. 6-10 in ITAL 052). You have the option of the paper copy or the eBook. Either is fine. You must bring your own copy of the textbook to each class meeting; - On-line component accompanying Immagina. To create a VHL (Vista Higher Learning) account, go to https://www.vhlcentral.com/register To enroll in your instructor’s course, please complete the following steps: Go to VHL Central: http://vhlcentral.com Log in using your existing account information. To enroll in your teacher's course, click the "Enroll in a course" link. From the list of available classes at your school for your textbook's Supersite, look for your teacher's class. Click the radio button for your teacher's class. If more than one class is listed for your teacher, click the information icons in the listings until you locate the correct class. Click "select course" to enroll. Look for a flash alert on your Home page that confirms you successfully enrolled in your teacher's class. - Access to Youtube ; - Brightspace : Here, you find the syllabus, homework assignments, templates of quizzes, additional materials, grading rubrics, and study sheets. IV. Grade Breakdown: Class participation: 15% Homework: 15% 5 Quizzes: 25% 3 Compositions: 30% Oral exam 15%

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