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Course Description
FILI/FREN/ITAL/SPAN 102 or the equivalent is the prerequisite for all FILI/FREN/ITAL/SPAN courses numbered 201 or higher.
Courses numbered 201-216 are Foundation courses intended for students who have completed 102 or have an equivalent course elsewhere or have placed out of 102 through the placement test. In general, these courses are designed for students who have not studied abroad. 300-level courses are courses intended for students who have already completed 209 and 210 or the equivalent. 400-level courses are upper-level courses intended for students who have already completed three courses in French, Italian or Spanish beyond 210 or who have studied abroad for at least a semester.
FILIPINO (FILI)

FOUNDATION COURSES

FILI 101-102 INTRODUCTION TO FILIPINO. An introduction to the language and culture of the Philippine Islands, with emphasis on speaking and comprehending the spoken language. Three instructional hours plus one laboratory hour per week. A two-semester course sequence. 
3,3 credits

FRENCH (FREN) - Please see French Major for Course Description

ITAL 101-102 ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS. An introduction to the four basic skills with emphasis on speaking and comprehending spoken Italian. The course also provides an introduction to Italian civilization and culture. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. A two-semester course sequence.  For students with little or no background in Italian or with only one year of high school Italian.   
3,3 credits

ITAL 201-202 ITALIAN FOR COMMUNICATION. An intensive review of Italian and further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through extensive use of audio and visual aids. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. A two-semester course sequence.  Prerequisite: Italian 102 or two years of high school Italian.        
3,3 credits

ITAL 209 SPEAKING ITALIAN. Intensive practice in oral skills through extensive use of aural and written materials. Review of grammar. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice.
Prerequisite: Italian 102 with recommendation of the professor, 202, or advanced placement after successful completion of three years of high school Italian.
3 credits

ITAL 210 WRITING ITALIAN. Intensive practice of writing skills through the use of aural and written materials. Review of grammar. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice.
Prerequisite: Italian 102 with recommendation of the professor, 202, or advanced placement after successful completion of three years of high school Italian.
3 credits

ITAL 216, 316 ASPECTS OF ITALIAN CULTURE. An on-site study of different aspects of the political, socio-economic, and cultural life of Italy together with a survey of its artistic heritage. The course is offered in Italy during the summer. 
3 credits

UPPER-LEVEL COURSES
Prerequisite for all 300-level courses is one of the following: Italian 202, with recommendation of the professor; 209, and 210 or 216; or advanced placement with an extraordinary background in high school Italian.

ITAL 303 ITALIAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM. Italian language, history, and civilization
are studied through the viewing and study of great films. Classes meet for three instructed hours. The course is conducted in English and is open to all students. Prerequisites for Italian minors: Italian 209-210. For Italian credit, all written work must be done in Italian.          
3 credits

ITAL 307 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. An intensive study of the grammatical structures of Italian aimed at perfecting the student’s oral and written command of the language.       
3 credits

ITAL 340 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ITALIAN CIVILIZATION. A study of the art, music, philosophy, and literature of Medieval Italy and its development into the Renaissance of Western culture. Lectures, readings, and discussions in Italian.            
3 credits

ITAL 341 CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN CIVILIZATION. The major issues affecting modern Italy are explored through art, music, film, philosophy, and literature, as well as through readings on its political, economic, and social reality. Lectures, readings, and discussions in Italian.       
3 credits

ITAL 350 MASTERWORKS IN ITALIAN. A survey of the great writers and literary movements of Italian literature together with an introduction of the analysis of literary texts.           
3 credits

ADVANCED COURSES
Prerequisite for all 400-level Italian courses is the completion of 307, 350, and either 340 or 341;  or permission of the Chairperson.

ITAL 420, 320 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN. An intensive study of a single author, genre, movement, or literary theme. The specific subject will be available at the time of registration. Lectures, readings, discussions and reports in Italian.   
3 credits

ITAL 460 INDEPENDENT STUDY. In consultation with the professor and with the approval of the Chairperson.       
3 credits

SPANISH (SPAN) - Please see Spanish Major for Course Description