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ITAL 101: Beginning Italian I

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Italian for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of Italian speakers.

ITAL 102: Beginning Italian II

Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or two years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Italian for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of Italian speakers.

ITAL 103: Intermediate Italian I

Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or three years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Review of basic structures, vocabulary building, development of auditive comprehension, reading skills and oral expression.

ITAL 104: Intermediate Italian II

Prerequisites: ITAL 103 or four years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Focus on further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structures, and vocabulary building through readings. Research and discussion of cultural topics.

ITAL 120: Beginning Conversation

Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or two years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in Italian at the elementary level.

ITAL 130: Intermediate Conversation

Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or ITAL 120 or three years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Second-year course designed to increase the student's vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

ITAL 140: Advanced Conversation

Prerequisites: ITAL 103 or 130 or four years of high school Italian or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Second-year course designed to increase the student's vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

ITAL 150: Advanced Italian

Prerequisite: ITAL 104 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110, ENG 110H.

For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

ITAL 160: Advanced Italian

Prerequisites: ITAL 104 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110, ENG 110H.

For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

ITAL 299: Independent Study In Italian

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Eight units of Italian courses completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with GPA of at least 2.5. One to four units of credit; each unit equivalent to three (3) hours per week devoted to study. Interview with instructor and weekly meetings required.

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