ITALIAN 232 - Second-Year Italian, Continued
Section: 007 Myths, Fables, Short Stories, and Legends: An Introduction to Italian Oral Traditions and Folk Culture.
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.

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Course coordinator: Adelaide Smith,

Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ITALIAN 112, 230 or 233.
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 231 with a grade of C- or higher; or assignment by placement test. College or university transfer students with any prior study of Italian must take the Placement Test. Only the placement score and not language coursework completed at a previous school will determine placement.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The focus of this ITALIAN 232 topic course is to introduce students to an interesting aspect of Italian folk culture: the Italian oral and written traditions of myths, fables, short stories, and legends and their distinctive blend of both fantastic and realistic elements. This course examines some aspects of these genres from a historical, literary, and social perspective. The class explores also how these traditions have inspired and influenced a discourse on contemporary culture.

The course includes also an advanced practice of grammar structures and a further development of four language skills. The contextual grammar sequence is based on practical communication that promotes skill development in Italian. This course also gives students an insight into standard modern Italian through afore mentioned authentic readings. Communicative skills are emphasized through class discussions based on readings and an oral report. Writing skills are practiced through compositions. Audio-visual materials are incorporated to further develop students’ listening and comprehension skills.

Course organization and requirements: The class follows ITALIAN 232 course program. However, it substitutes the readings from the Cultura text of A Vicenda for the reading of Italian myths, fables, short stories, and legends.

The assessment components are:

  • Attendance and participation
  • Homework and Lab Manual
  • Compositions
  • Tests (written and oral)
  • Oral Presentations

Required texts: Habekovic, Mazzola, A vicenda: Lingua (McGraw-Hill, 2008) Habekovic, Mazzola, Manuale di esercizi (McGraw-Hill, 2008)

Required material: An Italian/English dictionary

ITALIAN 232 - Second-Year Italian, Continued
Schedule Listing
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007 (REC)
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011 (REC)
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A Vicenda special shrink wrapped package including A Vicenda: > Lingua, A Vicenda: Cultura, Workbook & Lab Manual and cd's McGraw Hill. ISBN 9780078157554
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