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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "IT 201"
COURSE NAME: "Intermediate Italian I "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2021
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Valentina Dorato
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 10:00 AM 11:15 AM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Placement, IT 102, or IT 103
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of IT 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
A continuation of IT 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
A continuation of IT 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
TEXTBOOK:
NONE
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Mini quizzes The mini quizzes s are designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar, vocabulary covered and their reading comprehension. 20%
midterm The midterm exam is designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary and culture covered up to this point and their reading and listening comprehension.15%
final examThe final exam is designed to evaluate the student's knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary and culture covered, and their reading and listening comprehension.20%
Oral proficiency In-class oral activities, oral presentations and oral exam. 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. The multiplicity of situations and the request to express personal opinions increases from the elementary level to the advanced level. Conversations, monologues and role playing are elicited by visual stimuli or questions from the instructor. 20%
Class Participation and homework and on site activities  10%
Written CompositionsStudents will be asked to write a blog in Italian during the all term 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:
A continuation of IT 102. This course focuses on consolidating the student’s ability to use Italian effectively. Emphasis is given to grammar review and vocabulary expansion. Selected readings and films acquaint students with contemporary Italy.
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   

 

Introduce yourself.
Review: Describe with the past tense. Passato Prossimo.   

 

 

Week 2 

 

Review:
Passato prossimo vs. imperfetto
Direct, Indirect, and Reflexive Pronouns. (Pronomi diretti, indiretti, riflessivi)

 

 

Week 3 

 

Il condizionale presente dei verbi regolari
Il condizionale presente dei verbi essere e avere e dei principali verbi irregolari

 

 

Week 4  (Sep 24, 26)

TEST 1

 

Review: L'imperativo

 

 

Week 5  

 

La posizione dei pronomi con i verbi all’imperativo, con i verbi all’infinito, con i verbi modali + infinito

 

 

Week 6  

 

Il trapassato prossimo e i suoi usi.
Il passato remoto.

 

 

 

 

Week 7 


Il pronome relativo che


Week 8 
MIDTERM EXAM 

Review and Practise for Midterm

 

 

Week 9 

I pronomi relativi: il quale, cui
Il pronome chi interrogativo e misto
I verbi pronominali (andarsene, non poterne più).

 

 

Week 10  

 

I verbi con le preposizioni a, di
Gli aggettivi indefiniti
Preposizioni ed espressioni locative
Le preposizioni articolate (riepilogo)
Stare per... per esprimere il futuro imminente

 

 

Week 11  
TEST 2

 

Alcuni pronomi combinati
Mi serve/servono; Mi occorre/occorrono; Ho bisogno di.
Il si passivante

Week 12 

 

L’imperativo formale /il congiuntivo esortativo
I connettivi  
Il congiuntivo presente dei verbi regolari delle tre coniugazioni
Usi del congiuntivo

 

 

Week 13  

 

Gli avverbi di modo in -mente
Il congiuntivo presente dei verbi essere e avere e di alcuni verbi irregolari

 Composition 2 Due

 

 

Week 14  

 

General review.
                                                                                        
Final Examination