Sep 19, 2021  
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ITAL 206 - Intermediate Italian II

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
An upper-intermediate language and culture course designed to improve reading comprehension and refine oral and written expression. The reading of coming-of-age novel Io non ho paura (I am not scared) by Niccolò Ammaniti provides ample opportunities to discuss childhood activities, family life, regional and social differences, popular music, television, comic books, nature and landscape in 1970s Italy. Grammar review is conducted in context, while the novel’s conversational style stimulates vocabulary expansion. We also analyze the film adaptation of the novel and discuss authorial choices in both media. Writing assignments range from analytical to creative, while brief presentations allow students to explore specific aspects of the novel and develop effective oral expression.  Simona Bondavalli.

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 205  or permission of the instructor.

Electronic versions of required materials are not accepted.

Two 75-minute periods and one hour of conversation.

Course Format: CLS

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