The Department of French and Italian

Adria Frizzi


LecturerPhD, The University of Texas at Austin

Lecturer, Italian
Adria Frizzi

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Interests


Research Modern and contemporary literature: Brazilian, Italian, Spanish American, US; Translation studies: theory and practice of translation; Modern and contemporary Italian culture

Biography


 

Research

Modern and contemporary literature: Brazilian, Italian, Spanish American, US;

Translation studies: theory and practice of translation;

Modern and contemporary Italian culture; Italian women writers;

Film: Italian and Latin American; literature into film.

Research Subject Headings: Gender

International Research

Regions of Academic Interest: Europe, Latin America, North America

Countries of Academic Interest: Brazil, Italy

Biography

I have been a Lecturer of Italian in the Department of French and Italian since 1988, teaching a variety of language, literature, and culture courses, including “Italian Translation Workshop;” “Italian Women Writers;” “Italy: Tradition and Change [Italian Civilization];  “Latin American Literature into Film;” as well as a graduate seminar/workshop, "Translation Studies:Theory and Practice." 

My research interests include Latin American and Italian modern and contemporary fiction; film and literature; cultural studies; Italian women writers; and translation theory and practice. As a translator, I works primarily with Portuguese, Italian and Spanish. I have translated  works by Osman Lins, Caio Fernando Abreu, Regina Rheda, Marina Colasanti, Rossana Campo, Elena Ferrante, and Dacia Maraini, among others, and have been the recipient of two translation grants from Brazil’s Fundação Biblioteca Nacional. I have also published essays on authors and directors such as Anna Maria Ortese, Jorge Luís Borges, Nicholas Roeg and David Cammel, Caio Fernando Abreu, Osman Lins, João Guimarães Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Oswald de Andrade, Antônio Patrício, and Joaquim Machado de Assis. In addition to my activity as a teacher, translator and critic, I select and screen films for Cineforum Italiano, the Department of French and Italian’s Italian Film Series, an endeavor I am passionate about.  

 

 

 

 

 

Courses


FR 381N • Translation Workshop

36799 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM HRH 2.106C

The intended audience for FR 381N is graduate students of both literature and linguistics from all language areas as well as creative writing, anthropology, and computer science, among others. The course will unfold primarily as a workshop in which each participant will work on a variety of texts, from literary to technical and everything in between (fiction; poetry; non-fiction; humor; comics; ads; film subtitling; etc.) as well as an individual semester translation project in her/his particular area of interest.

Workshops will alternate with seminars devoted to case studies of practices and roles played by translation and essays by translators exploring both the larger questions of translation and the more specific dilemmas they face. Discussions will cover questions of translatability, fidelity, the hierarchical division between source texts and their translations and the charged politics of translation as well as issues of style, language, register and cultural equivalency.

Course meetings will be enriched by regular guest speakers from the academic as well as the translation community, in person or via Skype.

 (Note: FR 381N, Theory and Practice of Translation, is not a prerequisite; students interested in translation can take either or both courses in any order they desire).

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37005 • Fall 2017
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM MEZ 1.204

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36990 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.108

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36775 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.108

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36780 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM HRH 2.112

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36155 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM MEZ 2.124

ITL 601 C - BEGINNING ITALIAN            

 

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601 C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601 C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home.  For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36160 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 3.116

ITL 601 C - BEGINNING ITALIAN            

 

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601 C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601 C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home.  For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

FR 381N • Translation Theory & Practice

35845 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:30PM HRH 2.106C

FR 381N Translation Studies:

Theory and Practice

 

This course is aimed at graduate students of both literature and linguistics from all language areas. It will unfold along two distinct but complementary tracks: as a seminar focusing on the development of ideas and practices in translation through the reading and analysis of key texts of translation theory and case studies of practices and roles played by translation (as well as selections in film, literature, music and other media); and as a workshop in which each participant will work on an individual translation project in her/his particular area of interest and share her/his work in progress with the group. Discussions will cover questions of translatability, fidelity, the hierarchical division between original texts and their translations, and the charged politics of translation, as well as issues of style, language, register, and cultural equivalency. Our meetings will also feature guest speakers from UT and the Austin translation community throughout the semester.

The prerequisites for this class include a demonstrable knowledge of a language other than English. No knowledge of French or Italian is required.

 

Texts

Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)(FAL reserves)

Adaptation (Jonze, 2003) (FAL reserves)

Packet of xeroxed  materials available @ Jenn’s, 2200 Guadalupe

See also Reserve list @ PCL for book reviews

 

Course Requirements

  • Active, thoughtful, and articulate participation in course discussions and workshops. 20%
  • Oral presentation on an essay or group of essays from weekly reading 10%
  • Presentation of final project 10%
  • A final project, consisting of an original translation of a short prose work or series of poems (approx.15-30 pp depending of difficulty of text) accompanied by a 5-page critical translator’s introduction, to be presented and discussed in class and revised throughout the semester (alternatives such as an essay on a particular theory of translation or an analysis of one or multiple published translation(s) can be discussed). 45%
  • Book review   15%

 

 

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36030 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM GAR 2.112

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36220 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM MEZ 2.124

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36225 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 3.116

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37195 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A207A

 

ITL 611 C                  COURSE DESCRIPTION              Multi-section course

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

Aski, Musumeci. Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3rd Edition

Includes Avanti, 3/e Loose-Leaf (same as ITL 601C’s)

CONNECT PLUS ITALIAN LEARNSMART (with WBLM) ACCESS CARD FOR AVANTI! 3/e (same as ITL 601C’s)

Adorni. English Grammar for Students of Italian (same as ITL 601C’s)

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop (new)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through group activities and students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework; that is at least TWO hours every day. This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor for the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

 

LOGISTICS:

In ITL 611 C, students pick up where they left off at the end of ITL 601C and study the six final chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! (Connect and LearnSmart) and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class. In addition, ITL 611C makes use of other resources:

-           The online Italian grammar and culture podcasts of Radio Arlecchino, which will deepen students’ understanding of several of the more difficult grammar points that we will cover in the course;

-           Modules of ITAL (Packet): each module consists of several videos that we will use to enhance listening, speaking, and writing skills and expand knowledge of Italian culture;

-           Readings (Packet) to improve reading skills. Toward the end of the semester, students will work on an additional reading that the instructor will make available to them in Blackboard or Canvas. In the Packet, students will also find additional exercises on the grammatical structures presented in the textbook Avanti!

 

GRADING:

Five Tests                                                                                     25%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                                  5%

Final Exam                                                                                    15%

Five Compositions (three with re-write)                                                12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                         9%

Mega Skit (digital story presented in groups,

written & oral components)                                                                10%

Online Workbook                                                                             10%

Class Participation                                                                            14%

 

Supervisor ITL 611 C: Antonella D. Olson     adolson@austin.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37200 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A207A

 

ITL 611 C                  COURSE DESCRIPTION              Multi-section course

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

Aski, Musumeci. Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3rd Edition

Includes Avanti, 3/e Loose-Leaf (same as ITL 601C’s)

CONNECT PLUS ITALIAN LEARNSMART (with WBLM) ACCESS CARD FOR AVANTI! 3/e (same as ITL 601C’s)

Adorni. English Grammar for Students of Italian (same as ITL 601C’s)

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop (new)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through group activities and students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework; that is at least TWO hours every day. This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor for the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

 

LOGISTICS:

In ITL 611 C, students pick up where they left off at the end of ITL 601C and study the six final chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! (Connect and LearnSmart) and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class. In addition, ITL 611C makes use of other resources:

-           The online Italian grammar and culture podcasts of Radio Arlecchino, which will deepen students’ understanding of several of the more difficult grammar points that we will cover in the course;

-           Modules of ITAL (Packet): each module consists of several videos that we will use to enhance listening, speaking, and writing skills and expand knowledge of Italian culture;

-           Readings (Packet) to improve reading skills. Toward the end of the semester, students will work on an additional reading that the instructor will make available to them in Blackboard or Canvas. In the Packet, students will also find additional exercises on the grammatical structures presented in the textbook Avanti!

 

GRADING:

Five Tests                                                                                     25%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                                  5%

Final Exam                                                                                    15%

Five Compositions (three with re-write)                                                12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                         9%

Mega Skit (digital story presented in groups,

written & oral components)                                                                10%

Online Workbook                                                                             10%

Class Participation                                                                            14%

 

Supervisor ITL 611 C: Antonella D. Olson     adolson@austin.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37515 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM BEN 1.108

ITL 611C – Fall 2017

Multi-section course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 328. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 328.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

Recommended: www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary) 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                 25%

Final Exam                                                                               15%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                    5%

Four Compositions (two with re-write)                                     12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                 9%

Digital Story (digital story video presented in groups)             8%

Class Participation and Performance                                      16%

Online Workbook                                                                     10% 

 

Course Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore Olson adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37520 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.108

ITL 611C – Fall 2017

Multi-section course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 328. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 328.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

Recommended: www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary) 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                 25%

Final Exam                                                                               15%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                    5%

Four Compositions (two with re-write)                                     12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                 9%

Digital Story (digital story video presented in groups)             8%

Class Participation and Performance                                      16%

Online Workbook                                                                     10% 

 

Course Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore Olson adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37420 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A203A

ITL 611C – Fall 2017

Multi-section course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 328. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 328.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

Recommended: www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary) 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                 25%

Final Exam                                                                               15%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                    5%

Four Compositions (two with re-write)                                     12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                 9%

Digital Story (digital story video presented in groups)             8%

Class Participation and Performance                                      16%

Online Workbook                                                                     10% 

 

Course Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore Olson adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37430 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A203A

ITL 611C – Fall 2017

Multi-section course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 328. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 328.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

Recommended: www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary) 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                 25%

Final Exam                                                                               15%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                    5%

Four Compositions (two with re-write)                                     12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                 9%

Digital Story (digital story video presented in groups)             8%

Class Participation and Performance                                      16%

Online Workbook                                                                     10% 

 

Course Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore Olson adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37080 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 3.116

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37095 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM MEZ 2.124

ITL 601C – Beginnig Italian, FALL 2017

TEXTBOOK:

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

This course is for beginning students of Italian; if you have already been exposed to the language, you should take a placement test in accordance with UT policies.

 

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37065 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM JES A203A

ITL 611C – Fall 2017

Multi-section course

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 328. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 328.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza (with SAM and iLrn Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) 1st edition. Cengage Learning.

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

Recommended: www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary) 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                 25%

Final Exam                                                                               15%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                    5%

Four Compositions (two with re-write)                                     12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                 9%

Digital Story (digital story video presented in groups)             8%

Class Participation and Performance                                      16%

Online Workbook                                                                     10% 

 

Course Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore Olson adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

ITL 330K • Italian Translation Workshop

37095 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM GAR 3.116

This course will consist of group and individual work focusing on the practical aspects of translation as a means to expand students' resources by practicing and improving grammar, style and lexicon. We will analyze selected texts--originals as well as translations, and translate a variety of genres--literature as well as newspaper articles, ads, screenplays, and comic strips. Translation exercises will be from English into Italian, except for one short individual project from Italian into English. Emphasis will be on grammatical correctness rather than literary sophistication, and gaining exposure to different types of language and register. Group work and discussion of each translation will provide an opportunity for exploring issues pertaining to the history, theory and practice of translation, as well as learning how to use dictionaries and reviewing specific grammatical problems.

ITL 612 • Accelerated Second-Yr Italian

37005 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM BEN 1.108

Prerequisite: Italian 507 with a grade of at least C.

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ITL 326K • Intro Itl Lit: Mid Ages-18th C

37015 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.102

ITL 326K

In this course we will read and discuss selected works from the Middle Ages and early modern period. All reading, writing and discussion will be in Italian. Since love is a central, unifying theme of many course texts, we shall consider several of its nuances and representations: spiritual love; adult sexual and emotional intimacy; family relationships; friendships; group solidarity; and love of one's homeland. In addition to selections from Dante's Inferno and Boccaccio's Decameron, we will read and discuss works by Francesco d'Assisi, Angela da Foligno, Caterina da Siena, Giacomo da Lentini, Guido Guinizzelli, Guido Cavalcanti, Cecco Angiolieri, Compiuta Donzella, Francesco Petrarca, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Vittoria Colonna, Niccolò Machiavelli, Gaspara Stampa, Galileo and Virginia Galilei. We will  use materials from contemporary Italian culture, including popular music and film, to put these works of early Italian literature into dialogue with more recent representations and issues.

Required Texts:
Dante Alighieri, Inferno (Rizzoli edition, 2001)
Giovanni Boccaccio, Dieci novelle dal Decameron (Guerra Edizioni Guru, 1997)
Course packet


Grading Policy:
2 Exams: 50%
2 Papers: 25%
Participation: 25%

ITC 360 • Italian Civilization

37100 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 1.120
(also listed as CTI 375, EUS 347)

The objective of this course is to trace the development of modern and contemporary Italy and examine it against the backdrop of the country's centuries-old history and civilization. We will draw on a variety of readings (fiction and non) films, art and music from different periods to identify the aspects of social and political history that have been most influential in shaping Italian culture as we know it today.

TEXTS

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard

Beppe Fenoglio, The Twenty-three Days of the City of Alba

Dacia Maraini, Woman at War

plus a packet of xeroxed materials

 

ASSIGNMENTS AND COMPUTATION OF GRADE

short oral reports 15%

one paper 20%

two exams 50%

quizzes and participation 15% 

ITL 507 • First-Yr Itl II: Lang And Cul

36900 • Fall 2011
Meets MTWTHF 8:00AM-9:00AM PAR 304

ITL 507 - COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTS

Required:          Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual

Required:          Adorny- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Supervisor-First Year Italian: 

Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/ 471-5531    ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

OBJECTIVES

ITL 507 is the second semester of first year Italian - the sequence being:  a) First year: ITL 506, 507;

b) Second year: ITL 118 (can be taken twice), ITL 612.  Students need to make a C or better to enroll in ITL 612. In the first year Italian, students will learn most of the basic grammar structures of the Italian language. By the end of ITL 507, we expect students to be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verbal tenses and moods learned in first year Italian.  Students will posses a sizeable vocabulary and will be capable of understanding cultural topics and discussions on current issues. They will be reading short essays and will be able to write in Italian using grammatically correct prose. Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language with students being active participants. The lessons will be conducted in Italian and students are required to respond and ask questions in Italian.

 

GRADING

1)             Chapter Tests (five)            30%

2)            Exam I            10%

3)            Final Exam             20%

4)            Compositions (five)            10%

5)            General Oral performance and

            Oral Exam            10%

6)            Class Participation and Attendance             10%

7)            Online Workbook/Lab Manual            10%

 

1), 2), 3) – Texts and Exams: There will be five chapter tests (chapters 9, 10, 13, 14, 15), one 65- minute exam (chapter 11 and 12) and a cumulative final exam during finals period. All tests and exams have oral and written parts.

 

4) – Compositions: Students will write a total of five compositions and will use a bluebook for all of them. Three of them will be written in class and two at home (homework). The three compositions done in class will have a re-write and the grade of each is the average of first draft and final version.

The first in class composition will be preceded by a writing group activity led by your instructor.

 

5)  - General oral performance and Oral Exam:

General Oral performance: The ability to communicate in Italian, to speak and to understand. Its evaluation will be based upon students’ oral responses in class and their ability to ask questions in Italian. Pronunciation is an important aspect of your overall oral performance.

Oral Exam: To succeed in the exam, it’s important to practice regularly in class by actively participating in group-activities as well as practicing outside of class; the online oral exercises, studying with other students of 507, attending the events offered by Circolo Italiano (Tavola and Cineclub) will help a great deal. The exams will cover all the grammatical structures and vocabulary studied before the exam’s date.

The exam will take place in class (and in the instructor’s office if more time is needed).

Each student must choose a partner; together they will write a dialogue in Italian that reflects the Italian

culture, the vocabulary and grammatical structures learned thus far; they will then present it in front of

the class. To succeed in the exam, it’s important to be able to carry on the dialogue without using

English.

Length: approx. 10 minutes per couple. Evaluation’s criteria:

Evaluation’s criteria: Pronunciation - Creativity - Vocabulary - Proper use of grammar.

 

6) - Class participation and Attendance:

Class participation: Daily preparation and regular classroom attendance are essential to your success in learning Italian.  Class participation is evaluated not only by your regular classroom attendance, but also by the quality of your participation and contribution to the lesson. A wide range of class activities will focus on Italian culture and your instructor will devote class time –ideally 50 minutes per week- to immerse students into Italian culture through songs, videos, clips from movies, group activities such as games, dialogues, improvisation, etc.

In addition, the instructor reserves the right to administer pop quizzes for class participation as needed.

Attendance: Its importance cannot be overemphasized.  Not only will your grade reflect your classroom attendance, but the quality of your learning experience as well.  It is the class that will generate the enthusiasm and support prerequisite to language learning.  Alone you may be able to master word lists and grammar rules, but only in the classroom will these abstractions become part of a living language.

You are allowed eight (8) absences (excused or unexcused) or six (6) if your class meets MTWTH. Starting with the ninth (9th) absence --or with the seventh (7th) if your class meets MTWTH-- your final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence. For example, if your grade is 81 B- and you have 10 absences (or 8 absences if your class meets on MTWTH), your grade will be lowered by 2% and will become a 79 C+. The effect of the absences on your grade will be calculated at the end of the semester when all the grades are in, including the grade on the final exam.

 

7) - Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

Students can search for the specific book, click Buy, and enter their credit card information. The appropriate book is automatically added to the student's account. Students in the UT Austin Italian program should purchase the Avanti SECOND edition online workbook/laboratory manual.

For each chapter you will complete the practice activities in the Centro online workbook (for info on how to access Centro, see below).

ONLINE WORKBOOK: Be sure to complete ALL items in ALL assigned activities to the best of your ability. After you have finished and submitted an activity, the errors will be indicated and the correct answers provided for all non-discursive items. We strongly recommend that you go over the correct answers. To access your Student Workstation in the future, go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in. Here, you can open your book, submit activities, view your results, and view your instructor's feedback.

If you have any questions, contact Quia Centro Support at http://www.mhcentro.com/support.html

Phone: (877) 2824400, ext. 2, Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 (Pacific Standard Time, we are on Central Time!)

 

Use of BLACKBOARD in Class 

In this class instructors use Blackboard—a Web-based course management system with password-protected access at http://courses.utexas.edu —to distribute course materials, to communicate and

collaborate online, and to submit assign­ments. You can find support in using Blackboard at the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan accordingly.

 

MAKE-UP POLICY

There will be NO make-ups in tests, exams, compositions or finals and no extensions for the online exercises will be given without a written doctor's excuse or a letter from the student's dean.

 

OFFICE HOURS

During the first week of classes, your instructor will announce his/her office hours.  This is a time for you to work individually with your instructor on any aspect of the material covered in class.

 

 TUTORS

 Please refer to the French and Italian Department’s web page or visit the

 French and Italian Department’s Undergraduate Office in HRH http://frit.webhost.utexas.edu/utfrit/TutorList.cfm

Be aware that tutors ARE NOT ALLOWED to do homework for you; rather, they will give you individual attention in mastering complex grammatical structures and oral skills. Moreover, if the professor deems--due to a discrepancy between your oral and written performance in class--that your homework has been done with the help of a computer-translation-program or a tutor, you will receive a 'no-grade' for that paper; the 'no-grade' will neither lower nor raise your overall grade average.

 

IL CIRCOLO ITALIANO http://sites.google.com/site/utcircoloitaliano/Home

Throughout the semester, the Italian Club shows six Italian movies and offers the Tavola, weekly meetings where students can practice Italian in an informal setting, every Friday, 4:00-5:00, at the Cactus Café (Texas Union). Additional events sponsored by the Italian Club will be announced in class.

 

ROME STUDY PROGRAM - DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN

The Rome Study Program gives students of all majors the opportunity to spend six weeks in Rome, Italy during the first summer session, earn six credit hours and visit some of the most beautiful Italian sites on weekends. Italian families host students providing an in-depth experience of Italian life-style and language. Please visit our website: http://sites.google.com/site/romestudyprogram/Home

and/or contact Program Director: Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/5531, ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

                         

                                                   Auguri per un buon semestre in Italiano!

ITL 507 • First-Yr Itl II: Lang And Cul

36905 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM GAR 3.116

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ITL 507 - COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTS

Required:          Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual

Required:          Adorny- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Supervisor-First Year Italian: 

Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/ 471-5531    ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

OBJECTIVES

ITL 507 is the second semester of first year Italian - the sequence being:  a) First year: ITL 506, 507;

b) Second year: ITL 118 (can be taken twice), ITL 612.  Students need to make a C or better to enroll in ITL 612. In the first year Italian, students will learn most of the basic grammar structures of the Italian language. By the end of ITL 507, we expect students to be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verbal tenses and moods learned in first year Italian.  Students will posses a sizeable vocabulary and will be capable of understanding cultural topics and discussions on current issues. They will be reading short essays and will be able to write in Italian using grammatically correct prose. Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language with students being active participants. The lessons will be conducted in Italian and students are required to respond and ask questions in Italian.

 

GRADING

1)             Chapter Tests (five)            30%

2)            Exam I            10%

3)            Final Exam             20%

4)            Compositions (five)            10%

5)            General Oral performance and

            Oral Exam            10%

6)            Class Participation and Attendance             10%

7)            Online Workbook/Lab Manual            10%

 

1), 2), 3) – Texts and Exams: There will be five chapter tests (chapters 9, 10, 13, 14, 15), one 65- minute exam (chapter 11 and 12) and a cumulative final exam during finals period. All tests and exams have oral and written parts.

 

4) – Compositions: Students will write a total of five compositions and will use a bluebook for all of them. Three of them will be written in class and two at home (homework). The three compositions done in class will have a re-write and the grade of each is the average of first draft and final version.

The first in class composition will be preceded by a writing group activity led by your instructor.

 

5)  - General oral performance and Oral Exam:

General Oral performance: The ability to communicate in Italian, to speak and to understand. Its evaluation will be based upon students’ oral responses in class and their ability to ask questions in Italian. Pronunciation is an important aspect of your overall oral performance.

Oral Exam: To succeed in the exam, it’s important to practice regularly in class by actively participating in group-activities as well as practicing outside of class; the online oral exercises, studying with other students of 507, attending the events offered by Circolo Italiano (Tavola and Cineclub) will help a great deal. The exams will cover all the grammatical structures and vocabulary studied before the exam’s date.

The exam will take place in class (and in the instructor’s office if more time is needed).

Each student must choose a partner; together they will write a dialogue in Italian that reflects the Italian

culture, the vocabulary and grammatical structures learned thus far; they will then present it in front of

the class. To succeed in the exam, it’s important to be able to carry on the dialogue without using

English.

Length: approx. 10 minutes per couple. Evaluation’s criteria:

Evaluation’s criteria: Pronunciation - Creativity - Vocabulary - Proper use of grammar.

 

6) - Class participation and Attendance:

Class participation: Daily preparation and regular classroom attendance are essential to your success in learning Italian.  Class participation is evaluated not only by your regular classroom attendance, but also by the quality of your participation and contribution to the lesson. A wide range of class activities will focus on Italian culture and your instructor will devote class time –ideally 50 minutes per week- to immerse students into Italian culture through songs, videos, clips from movies, group activities such as games, dialogues, improvisation, etc.

In addition, the instructor reserves the right to administer pop quizzes for class participation as needed.

Attendance: Its importance cannot be overemphasized.  Not only will your grade reflect your classroom attendance, but the quality of your learning experience as well.  It is the class that will generate the enthusiasm and support prerequisite to language learning.  Alone you may be able to master word lists and grammar rules, but only in the classroom will these abstractions become part of a living language.

You are allowed eight (8) absences (excused or unexcused) or six (6) if your class meets MTWTH. Starting with the ninth (9th) absence --or with the seventh (7th) if your class meets MTWTH-- your final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence. For example, if your grade is 81 B- and you have 10 absences (or 8 absences if your class meets on MTWTH), your grade will be lowered by 2% and will become a 79 C+. The effect of the absences on your grade will be calculated at the end of the semester when all the grades are in, including the grade on the final exam.

 

7) - Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

Students can search for the specific book, click Buy, and enter their credit card information. The appropriate book is automatically added to the student's account. Students in the UT Austin Italian program should purchase the Avanti SECOND edition online workbook/laboratory manual.

For each chapter you will complete the practice activities in the Centro online workbook (for info on how to access Centro, see below).

ONLINE WORKBOOK: Be sure to complete ALL items in ALL assigned activities to the best of your ability. After you have finished and submitted an activity, the errors will be indicated and the correct answers provided for all non-discursive items. We strongly recommend that you go over the correct answers. To access your Student Workstation in the future, go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in. Here, you can open your book, submit activities, view your results, and view your instructor's feedback.

If you have any questions, contact Quia Centro Support at http://www.mhcentro.com/support.html

Phone: (877) 2824400, ext. 2, Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 (Pacific Standard Time, we are on Central Time!)

 

Use of BLACKBOARD in Class

In this class instructors use Blackboard—a Web-based course management system with password-protected access at http://courses.utexas.edu —to distribute course materials, to communicate and

collaborate online, and to submit assign­ments. You can find support in using Blackboard at the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan accordingly.

 

MAKE-UP POLICY

There will be NO make-ups in tests, exams, compositions or finals and no extensions for the online exercises will be given without a written doctor's excuse or a letter from the student's dean.

 

OFFICE HOURS

During the first week of classes, your instructor will announce his/her office hours.  This is a time for you to work individually with your instructor on any aspect of the material covered in class.

 

 TUTORS

 Please refer to the French and Italian Department’s web page or visit the

 French and Italian Department’s Undergraduate Office in HRH http://frit.webhost.utexas.edu/utfrit/TutorList.cfm

Be aware that tutors ARE NOT ALLOWED to do homework for you; rather, they will give you individual attention in mastering complex grammatical structures and oral skills. Moreover, if the professor deems--due to a discrepancy between your oral and written performance in class--that your homework has been done with the help of a computer-translation-program or a tutor, you will receive a 'no-grade' for that paper; the 'no-grade' will neither lower nor raise your overall grade average.

 

IL CIRCOLO ITALIANO http://sites.google.com/site/utcircoloitaliano/Home

Throughout the semester, the Italian Club shows six Italian movies and offers the Tavola, weekly meetings where students can practice Italian in an informal setting, every Friday, 4:00-5:00, at the Cactus Café (Texas Union). Additional events sponsored by the Italian Club will be announced in class.

 

ROME STUDY PROGRAM - DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN

The Rome Study Program gives students of all majors the opportunity to spend six weeks in Rome, Italy during the first summer session, earn six credit hours and visit some of the most beautiful Italian sites on weekends. Italian families host students providing an in-depth experience of Italian life-style and language. Please visit our website: http://sites.google.com/site/romestudyprogram/Home

and/or contact Program Director: Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/5531, ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

                         

                                                   Auguri per un buon semestre in Italiano!

ITL 604 • Accelerated First-Year Italian

37130 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.202

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Designed for highly motivated students, Italian 604 is a six-hour language course stressing basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) equivalent to 2 semesters in one (comparable to ITL. 506 and 507 combined). Since a great deal of material must be learned in one semester, this course is rigorous and may occasionally seem overwhelming, but it is also extremely rewarding. Material will include topics on Italian culture.

ITL 612 • Accelerated Second-Yr Italian

37205 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 8:00AM-10:00AM BEN 1.106

Prerequisite: Italian 604 or 507 with a grade of at least C.

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This is a four-skills course (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in which the focus is on moving toward fluency while honing skills in seven main communicative functions and exploring various cultural topics. In addition to written compositions and the reading of authentic Italian literary texts, classroom activity focuses heavily on conversation in Italian, improvised on some topics and prepared in advance on others.

ITL 118L • Practice In Spoken Italian II

37235 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:00PM HRH 2.106C

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001880 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001846 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001846 The goal of  ITL. 118L is to improve your understanding and speaking of Italian. The course is one credit and meets twice a week. Prerequisites are ITL 506 and 507. No textbook is used. The topics of  daily conversations and discussions will be the six Italian films screened by Il Circolo Italiano during the semester as well as additional visual or written materials indicated by the instructor. Since this is a conversation class, students are expected to participate actively in class discussions. The role of the instructor is primarily that of a moderator, guiding and encouraging students during discussions as well as offering linguistic feedback and corrections when needed. The class will be conducted entirely in Italian. In order to develop better speaking habits, students are asked to repeat any corrections rather than just acknowledging them.  Class discussions will cover a variety of topics in addition to the films. Other class activities will include oral presentations and vocabulary presentation and practice. There will be regular quizzes on the films and other materials. REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED. The final grade will reflect each student’s participation and contribution to class discussions and their progress in expressing themselves in Italian.

ITL 506 • First-Yr Itl I: Lang And Cul

36690 • Fall 2010
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 302

 

Semester Fall 2010  

 

ITL 506  - Title FIRST-YEAR ITALIAN II: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

Substantial Writing Component: No

Unique 39195-39250 (I think this is wrong) Multiple Sections: Yes

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Description

Grounding in the basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In the first year of Italian, students will learn much of the basic grammar structures of the Italian language. By the end of ITL 506, we expect students to be able to carry on a basic conversation in Italian with good pronunciation and correct use of the grammar learned and to be able to discuss aspects of Italian culture that will have been covered in class.

 

ITL 604 and 506 may not both be counted. ITL 604 and 507 may not both be counted

 

Texts

 

Adorni, English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd Edition, 1995, OLIVI, ISBN: 0-934034-20-6, required (Grammar reference for students to be used at home)

 

Aski, Musumeci, Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd Edition, 2010,

ISBN: 0078078032/ 9780078078033 Package includes: Aski, Musumeci, Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd edition, 2010 text with quia online workbook/lab manual and the free Zanichelli Super-Mini Italian and English Dictionary.

 

 

Other Information

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

ITL 506 • First-Yr Itl I: Lang And Cul

36695 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 3.120

 

Semester Fall 2010  

 

ITL 506  - Title FIRST-YEAR ITALIAN II: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

 

Substantial Writing Component: No

Unique 39195-39250 (I think this is wrong) Multiple Sections: Yes

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Description

Grounding in the basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In the first year of Italian, students will learn much of the basic grammar structures of the Italian language. By the end of ITL 506, we expect students to be able to carry on a basic conversation in Italian with good pronunciation and correct use of the grammar learned and to be able to discuss aspects of Italian culture that will have been covered in class.

 

ITL 604 and 506 may not both be counted. ITL 604 and 507 may not both be counted

 

Texts

 

Adorni, English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd Edition, 1995, OLIVI, ISBN: 0-934034-20-6, required (Grammar reference for students to be used at home)

 

Aski, Musumeci, Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd Edition, 2010,

ISBN: 0078078032/ 9780078078033 Package includes: Aski, Musumeci, Avanti! Beginning Italian, 2nd edition, 2010 text with quia online workbook/lab manual and the free Zanichelli Super-Mini Italian and English Dictionary.

 

 

Other Information

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

ITL 330K • Italian Translation Workshop

37500 • Fall 2006
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CBA 4.342

Please see Syllabus

ITL 330K • Italian Translation Workshop

35060 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ B0.302

Please see Syllabus

ITC 349 • Italian Women Writers-W

32825 • Spring 2003
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM HRH 3.102A

Please check back for updates.

ITL 330K • Italian Translation Workshop

33150 • Fall 2002
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CBA 4.340

Please see Syllabus

ITL 330K • Italian Translation Workshop

33215 • Fall 2000
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 214

Please see Syllabus

ITC 349 • Italian Women Writers-W

32720 • Spring 2000
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM SZB 286

Please check back for updates.

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