World Languages and Cultures Requirements

The Italian program offers courses to fulfill your World Languages Requirement*(see link for full details).

To fulfill this requirement, you must complete 6 s.h. (2 sequential courses). Not sure for which courses you qualify? Take the Italian placement test (see the Language Placement Testing site for full information). Depending on a number of factors, including the score on the placement test, and years of study of Italian in high school, you will be placed accordingly into a level that reflects current skills and academic history. Remember, it's 2 sequential courses, so you may not take these language courses out of sequence, nor may you take more than one of them in the same semester simultaneously. This policy affects the following courses:

ITAL 101, 102, 103, 104, 140, 242, 243

Note: The first semester level course (101) of a language is meant for true beginners who have no experience with the language. Students with experience, either academic or personal, will be placed at the second semester level or higher. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate department chair.

To read about our teaching philosophy in language classes, please click here.

Italian

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    ITAL 101

    Italian I (3 hours lecture)

    For students beginning Italian in college or students who have been placed at this level after taking the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
    ITAL 102

    Italian II (3 hours lecture)

    For students who took Italian I at Montclair State University, students with two years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented actitivities, video/audio, cassettes, CDS, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 102 Italian II (3 hours lecture)

    For students who took Italian I at Montclair State University, students with two years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The fundamentals of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented actitivities, video/audio, cassettes, CDS, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.
    3
    ITAL 103

    Italian III (3 hours lecture)

    For students who took Italian II at Montclair State University, students with three years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The strengthening of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio, cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 103

    Italian III (3 hours lecture)

    For students who took Italian II at Montclair State University, students with three years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The strengthening of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio, cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 104

    Italian IV (3 hours lecture)

    For students who took Italian III at Montclair State University, students with four years of high school experience in Italian, or students who have been placed at this level through the placement test. The strengthening of speaking, reading and writing through task-oriented activities, video/audio,cassettes, CDs, and laboratory work. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 140

    Comprehensive Italian III and IV (3 hours lecture)

    Intermediate Italian III and IV in one semester. Meets World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Languages. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 242

    Italian Grammar and Composition I (3 hours lecture)

    A two-part course designed to improve the student's written Italian in a variety of contexts: short narratives, descriptions, formal and informal letters, argumentative essays, observation, and analysis. Attention is given to style, register, and vocabulary enrichment. This course begins with a thorough review and refinement of the student's knowledge of Italian grammar with systematic exercises and descriptive analyses of reading passages. The course is centered on discussion and written practice through the writing of multiple drafts and presentations and prepares students for the ACTFL Writing Test. Required for majors. Taught in Italian. 3 sh.

    3
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    ITAL 243

    Italian Grammar and Composition II (3 hours lecture)

    This course is designed to strengthen the student's written Italian in a variety of contexts: short narratives, descriptions, argumentative essays, observation and literary analysis. Attention is given to style, register, and vocabulary enrichment. This course continues a review and refinement of the student's knowledge of Italian grammar with systematic exercises and detailed analyses of reading passages. The course emphasizes group discussion and written practice through the writing of multiple drafts, presentations, and creative writing assignments. It prepares students for the ACTFL Writing Test. Required for Majors. Taught in Italian. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Italian. 3 sh.

 

*There are no courses in the Italian program that fulfill the World Cultures Requirement.