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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "IT 102-1"
COURSE NAME: "Introductory Italian II"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Rosa Filardi
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 8:30-10:20 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 60
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit, except for Summer sessions, when it carries 3 semester hours of credit. Prerequisite: Placement or IT 101
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of IT101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. Note: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
The student will learn how to use verbally and in writing the Future Tense, Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto, Direct and Indirect pronouns, Imperative, and Present Conditional.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon completing this course, students will possess the ability to:

  • understand written and spoken Italian, through the knowledge of simple structures. Situations will be varied, but general and such as to require an interchange of every day information and routine tasks.
  • participate in simple, direct conversations on generally predictable topics related to daily activities and personal environment.
  • satisfy simple personal needs and social demands to survive in the target language culture
  • comprehend the general meaning and some details of texts on familiar topics
  • produce brief texts on topics of personal interests and social needs, primarily in the present, past, future and conditional
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
UN NUOVO GIORNO IN ITALIA A2L. CHIAPPINI, N. DE FILIPPOBONACCI EDITORE9788820128883  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
   
3 TESTS 30%
MIDTERM EXAM 20%
FINAL EXAM 20%
 Tests: The three tests are designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar, vocabulary coverd, their reading and listening comprehension and written ability: 30% Midterm exam: The midterm exam is designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary covered up to this point, their reading and listening comprehension and written ability:20% Final exam: The final exam is designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary covered, their reading and listening comprehension, and the written ability: 20% Oral Proficiency In-class oral activities and presentation. Students are examined singularly and in pairs or small groups. The types of tests are: conversation between the two students or the small groups, monologues, role playing. Conversations, monologues and role playing are elicited by visual stimuli or questions from the instructor. 15% Class Participation, homework + attendance: Students are expected to come prepared to class and participate in all activities. Attendance and active participation is crucial, since the learning process requires considerable practice. 15%%  
ORAL PROFICIENCY  15%
   
Class participation and Homework  
   
  15%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:



Students are supposed to come prepared to class and participate in all activities. Active participation is crucial, since the learning process requires considerable practice. Regular attendance is an essential component of class participation. Make sure your travel plans do not interfere with the class schedule.

Students are allowed three absences. The final grade will be lowered by 3 points for each additional absence. With more than 7 absences, the student will get an F for class participation and may fail the course.

Make-ups: The Midterm and Final Exam and Tests can only be made up with approval from the Dean of Academic Affairs (Please see the John Cabot University 2006-2008 Catalog, p. 57-58).
Please refer to the university catalog for the attendance and absence policy.
Please refer to the university catalog for the attendance and absence policy
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Week 1       Introduction. Test d'ingresso- 

Week 2        Review present tense

Week 3        Episode 1: Past tense - review and use of passato prossimo

Week 4        Test 1 -- Episode 2: direct object pronouns;

Week 5        Episode 2 cont: indirect object pronouns; uso of piacere, mancare verbs; use of NE pronoun

Week 6        Episode 3: comparatives and superlatives

Week 7        Test 2 - Episode 4: imperative tense of regular and irregular verbs; the negative form of imperative; imper +pronouns

Week 8        Episode 4 cont/ episode 5: use of prepositions simple and with articles; 

Week 9        Midterm exam -- Episode 6: Imperfetto tense of regular and irregular verbs; expressions of time with imperfetto

Week 10      Episode 7: indefinite pronouns and adjectives

Week 11      Episode 8: use of imperfetto and passato prossimo

Week 12      Episode 9: Future tense of regular and irregular verbs; some use of future tense

Week 13      Test 3-- Episode 10: Use of conditional mood

Week 14       Oral exam- Review

FINAL EXAM