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LANGUAGE (LANG)

190  Topics (3-0-3). The first (e.g., Elementary Italian I) in a series of foreign language courses and is designed for students who have no previous foreign language instruction.  Students will learn greetings and introductions, numbers, how to find their way around, nationalities, how to describe themselves, their families and others.  Students will learn about the applicable country’s school and university system.  They will also learn the applicable country’s geography.  PR:  ENGL 101

191  Topics (3-0-3). The second (e,g., Elementary Italian II) in a series of foreign language courses and is designed for students that have successfully completed LANG 190 in the appropriate foreign language.  The course focuses on enabling students to communicate effectively in the foreign language, understand alternative views and cultures and an interdependent world.  The class will be conducted entirely in the foreign language, and students will be expected to participate actively using the language skills they learn.  Students will learn how to speak in the foreign language about sports and hobbies, food, and drinks, their everyday life, clothing and the entertainment industry.  Students will learn about the applicable country’s food and wines, fashion (s), and media.  They will continue to learn the applicable country’s geography   PR:  LANG 190

290  Topics (3-0-3). The third (e.g., Intermediate Italian I) in a series of foreign language courses  (e.g., Italian, Russian, Chinese,  German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese:  190, 191, 290, 291, 293) and is designed for students that have successfully completed LANG 190 and LANG 191 in the appropriate foreign language. The course will focus on enabling students to communicate effectively in the selected foreign language, understand alternative views and cultures and understand an interdependent world. The class will be entirely in Italian, and students will be expected to participate actively using the language skills they learn. Students will learn how to speak in the foreign language about traveling, shopping for food, the place where they live, cars and traffic, music and theatre. Students will learn about the applicable country’s vacations, markets, weddings, folklore and music. They will also continue to learn the applicable country’s geography.  PR:  LANG 191.

291 Topics (3-0-3).  The fourth (e.g., Intermediate Italian II) in a series of foreign language courses (e.g., Italian, Russian, Chinese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese:  190, 191, 290, 291, 293) and is designed for students that have successfully completed LANG 190, 191, and 290. The course will help students to acquire the ability to use what they have learned by focusing on seven essential communicative functions in the selected foreign language (describing, comparing, reacting and recommending, narrating in the past, talking about likes and dislikes, hypothesizing, and talking about the future), and to help to achieve greater cohesion in speaking and writing abilities. Further this course will give students an opportunity to apply these skills as they learn more about Italian culture through authentic sources. The course enables students to communicate effectively in the foreign language, understand alternative views and cultures and understand an interdependent world. The class will be conducted entirely in the foreign language, and students will be expected to participate actively using the language skills they learn. PR: LANG 290.