ITALIAN 271 - Language in Action
Section: 005 Calcio: The Italian National Sport
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

A passion for most Italian men and women, more than politics, religion, or any other sport, in Italy soccer is a source of endless conversations. A not-given penalty or a victory in an important competition occupies the media for days and the memories of the tifosi forever. In this class, students will learn about the favorite Italian sport, about its history, teams, and protagonists. They will have the unique opportunity of closely following a good portion of the Serie A season. Students will acquire the knowledge necessary for engaging in and understanding soccer-related conversations; also, they will become aware of a specific vocabulary that has permeated everyday Italian language. Starting from Italian soccer, the goal of this class is to improve students’ linguistic skills and understanding of Italian culture in a larger sense. Through the use of online media sources (mainly newspapers and videos), this class will allow students to immerse themselves into a very specific Italian environment, and, at the same time, perfect skills that will permit their further exploration of other Italian cultural and social themes. Through class activities, conversations, and assignments, students will continue their learning of Italian grammar and improve their speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Additionally, the reading of a contemporary literary text that revolves around the theme of soccer will be studied throughout the semester. Tentatively, the Tuesday classes will be centered on Italian soccer while the Thursday classes will be dedicated to literary readings. The instructor will prepare listening exercises based on authentic online material (youtube or RAI videos) and reading exercises based on the weekly readings or Italian newspaper articles. The selection of listening and reading material will allow the instructor to propose a review of Italian grammar structures.

ITALIAN 271 - Language in Action
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
29464
Open
21
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (REC)
P
30118
Open
8
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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Note:
Additional readings will be available on the CTools class website.
ISBN: 8807812797
La compagnia dei celestini, Author: Stefano Benni., Publisher: Feltrinelli 7a ed. 1996
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