Spring/Summer Course Guide

Romance Languages and Literatures

French, Italian, and Spanish Placement Tests

If you are planning to take an elementary French, Italian, or Spanish class and you are a new student, freshman or transfer student, or you have not yet begun the elementary language sequence on the Ann Arbor campus, you must take the placement test in order to register for the correct course. You must register for the class into which you have been placed.

If you have registered for a class prior to taking the test, you will still be required to take the test in order to verify that you are in the appropriate level class.

If you have already taken French, Italian, or Spanish 101-232 on the Ann Arbor campus, or if you have already taken the placement test once, you are not eligible to take the test again. For questions regarding the LS&A language requirement, please see a general academic advisor or call POINT-10 (764-6810).

Courses in Italian (Division 399)

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Spring Half-Term, 1998 (May 5-June 23, 1998)

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Elementary Language Courses

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Italian 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction in high school. It is strongly recommended that students who began Italian at another college or university also take the placement test. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level.

100 Intensive Elementary Italian. Credit is not grated for both Italian 100 and 101 or for both Italian 100 and 102. (8). (LR).

Introduction to Italian language and culture with emphasis on communication: content-based approach integrates grammar with functional use. Students completing the course will speak in short spontaneous conversations involving everyday topics, understand the gist of one-way communications like radio and television, read for practical information, and write simple correspondence and compositions on familiar topics.
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101. Elementary Italian. (4). (LR).

This course has as its primary objective the acquisition of a fundamental understanding of basic Italian grammar with parallel emphasis on conversation. Text, workbook and lab manual required; Italian 101 covers the first half of the text. Course topics include: (1) fundamental sentence structure, (2) verb conjugations, (3) adjectives, adverbs, and sentence agreement, and (4) nouns, pronouns, and conjunctive pronouns and other position. Methods of instruction include (1) grammar drill, (2) conversation exercises, (3) translation of both oral and written, and (4) weekly quizzes. Grading is based on quizzes, class participation, midterm, and a final examination.
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231. Second-Year Italian. Italian 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

This course reviews grammar, introduces students to standard modern Italian through the reading of short stories, plays and poetry, and increases student facility in writing and speaking Italian. Text, workbook, and lab manual required. Compositions are required and are based upon reading or other topics of interest. Class discussions and oral report center on readings or current events. Grading is based on class participation, compositions, quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.
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Summer Half-Term, 1998 (June 29-August 18, 1998)

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Elementary Language Courses

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Italian 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction in high school. It is strongly recommended that students who began Italian at another college or university also take the placement test. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level.

102. Elementary Italian. Italian 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. Italian 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. Open only to students who have completed 101 at the University of Michigan. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in Italian 103. (4). (LR).
See Italian 102 (Spring Term).
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230. Second-Year Italian. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 232. (8). (LR).

The course is designed to provide insight into the culture of Italian-speaking peoples; content-based themes develop cultural awareness and encourage students to formulate opinions on a variety of contemporary issues through reading, video, discussion, and writing. Classroom activities stress communication across the four skills with a strong oral/written component.
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231. Second-Year Italian. Italian 102, or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed 112 or 230. (4). (LR).
See Italian 231 (Spring Term).
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232. Second-Year Italian, Continued. Italian 231 or permission of course supervisor. No credit granted to those who have completed 112. (4). (LR).
See Italian 232 (Spring Term).
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