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Italian (IT)

Associate Professor:  S. Casciani; Visiting Assistant Professor:  L. Ferri

Knowledge of Italian is fundamental for those who embrace a career in the humanities and the social sciences, especially art history, literature, history, music, linguistics, education, and international relations.  It is also useful for those who plan a career in various technological areas, business administration, and many other professional fields.

The University Core Curriculum and Foreign Language:

  • Two semesters of a foreign language are a required part of the humanities and liberal arts Core Curriculum at John Carroll University. 

Other incentives to study Italian:

  • Italian is the language of world-class artists from Dante to Fellini.
  • Italian product design is synonymous with artistry, elegance, and functionality, and continues to dominate the fashion, furniture, and luxury car industries.
  • The Italian economy is one of the fastest growing in Europe, so that learning Italian is beneficial not only for culture and travel, but also for commerce.

101. BEGINNING ITALIAN I 3 cr. Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context.  Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)
102. BEGINNING ITALIAN II 3 cr.  Prerequisite:  IT 101 or equivalent.  Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. (Spring)
191-192. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr. each.  Supervised independent study of Italian at the beginning level.
199. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr.  Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance.
201-202. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I, II 3 cr. each.  Prerequisite:  IT 102 or equivalent.  Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.  IT 201 or equivalent prerequisite for IT 202.  (Fall-201, Spring-202)
291-292. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr. each.  Supervised independent study of Italian at the intermediate level.
299. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr.  Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance.
301-302. ADVANCED ITALIAN I, II 3 cr. each.  Prerequisite:  IT 202 or equivalent.  Advanced study of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expanding of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.  IT 301 or equivalent prerequisite for IT 302.  (Fall-301, Spring-302)
398. SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr.  (Formerly 391-392). Supervised independent study.  Permission of instructor.
399. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr.  Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance.

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