Italian

School of Language, Literature, and Humanities

Dean: Joel M. Levine, Ed.D.

Department Chair: Esther Alonso, M.A.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 430F, (619) 482-6349

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Knowing another language gives one the powerful key to successfully communicate with speakers of other languages. Learning another culture prepares us to live in a multicultural world which helps us gain an especially rich preparation for the future. Each language program at Southwestern College is designed to facilitate interaction and communication with speakers of other languages, whether they are across town or across the world.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available to students with fluency in a foreign language. Fluency and intercultural communication skills in a second language enhances opportunities in: government, business, medicine and healthcare, teaching, technology, the military, social service, law enforcement, communications, fashion, and marketing.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Italian 01390

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Faculty

Surian Figueroa, M.A.
sfigueroa2@swccd.edu

ITAL 101

ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Focuses on basic beginning interpersonal communication. Covers structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about family, friends, activities, obligations, school, travel, and food. Introduces students to Italian culture. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Italian. Equivalent to one year of high school Italian. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: ITAL 120)

ITAL 102

ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of Italian 101. Designed to further enable students to carry out basic interpersonal communication and acquire the structures and vocabulary necessary to talk about childhood activities, daily routine, vacations, weather, seasons, holidays, Italian cuisine and future plans. Introduces students to cultural readings. Equivalent to two years high school Italian. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: ITAL 130)

ITAL 201

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides extensive review of all first-year structures. Focuses on interpersonal communication for intermediate students. Covers grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to discuss traditions, newspapers and magazines, interpersonal relationships, beliefs and stereotypes, music, and technology. Introduces readings reflecting Italian culture. Equivalent to three years of high school Italian. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: ITAL 220)

ITAL 202

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II

5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or equivalent.

Lecture 5 hours

Offered: ALL

Continuation of Italian 201. Focuses on student's ability to communicate at an intermediate high level on a variety of topics such as literature, values and traditions, Italian cinema and music, fashion, hobbies, and the environment. Includes further study of complex grammatical structures and literary selections. Equivalent to four years of high school. [D; CSU; UC]

ITAL 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of Italian of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]