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Italian courses

101 Elementary Italian I (with Lab)  provides an introduction to basic structures and develops skills in speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension.  In class and in the language laboratory, current materials from Italy are used to familiarize students with aspects of language and contemporary culture. Italian 101 (offered in the fall semester) is open to students with little or no prior study of the Italian language; Italian 102 (offered in the spring semester) requires 101 or its equivalent.

102 Elementary Italian II (with Lab). This course continues to provide an introduction to basic structures and develops skills in speaking, reading, writing and oral comprehension. In class and in the language laboratory, current materials from Italy are used to familiarize students with aspects of language and contemporary culture. Prerequisite: ITAL101 or the equivalent.

103 Intermediate Italian (with Lab) is an intermediate level four-skill course designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 102 at St. Lawrence or who enter with several years of high school Italian. The course provides a review of Italian grammar with a focus on oral communication and listening comprehension while exposing students to culturally authentic content. Students continue to practice reading skills by working with literary and non-literary texts, and writing skills through compositions. Materials in class and in the language laboratory facilitate students’ exposure to the various aspects of contemporary Italy and give them insight into its culture and social structures.

104. Intermediate Italian with Lab/LANG 3xxx in English - Italian Culture through Film. This course examines Italian society and culture through films. Special attention will be given to Italian food, art, landscape, design, and fashion. A significant portion of the course is intended to discuss multicultural issues. The course material will be explored through films, songs, lectures, and readings in addition to discussions based upon the assigned readings and lectures. The course is offered in English for all SLU students. Students minoring in Italian will have to register through ITAL104. Students should complete their written work in the language chosen at registration. This course fulfills the ARTS requirements.