The Department of French and Italian

Amanda Bush


Assistant Professor of InstructionPhD Italian Studies - The University of Texas at Austin, BA Italian Studies, English Literature - John Cabot University

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Italian Studies; Italian Language Program Director
Amanda Bush

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ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37465 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JGB 2.202
Hybrid/Blended
GC

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 320. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 320.

ITL S611C • Intermediate Italian-Wb

81084 • Summer 2021
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian-Wb

37075 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITC 330 • Mafia Movies-Wb

36034 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM
Internet; Synchronous

The image of the octopus, or la piovra, has come to represent the unexpected and tenacious manner in which the Sicilian mafia wraps through and around Italian society. Less than fifty years ago, politicians made the claim that the mafia was an invention, claiming that it was a convenient lie spread by Leftists to discredit the ruling class. By the late 1980s, these claims were publicly overturned in the largest trial of the century, the Maxi Trial of Palermo in the Sicilian capital. In the past thirty years, researchers and historians as well as producers and cinematographers have all worked to understand how this crime syndicate managed to thrive beneath the surface of legal society while maintaining secrecy and allure. In this course, students will study and analyze a corpus of mafia and anti-mafia movies to engage with the ‘mafia myth’ on screen while studying unique primary sources that accompany this chronological exploration of the Sicilian mafia from Italy’s unification to the present day. Alongside the study of these films, students will explore pertinent issues relating to canonized history, legal society, the role of the media, and political corruption. While the focus of this course is on the Sicilian Mafia, students will occasionally be provided with materials to analyze and compare crime syndicate portrayal in both the United States and on the Italian continent.

During the course, students will cultivate film literacy and be able to critically and creatively analyze a set of texts and understand them in their socio-historical context. Furthermore, students will be able to eloquently express their ideas in both written and oral form, using the terminology of the burgeoning fields of Media Studies, Italian Studies, and Mafia Studies.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian-Wb

35900 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL N611C • Intermediate Italian

80175 • Summer 2020
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM
Two-way Interactive Video
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

36468 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 9:00AM-11:00AM HRH 4.102B
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

36469 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM HRH 4.102B
GC

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

35955 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM HRH 4.102B

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

35959 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM UTC 4.120

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36625 • Spring 2019
Meets MWF 2:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.118

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

36725 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM GAR 0.132

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

36535 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A218A

ITL 611C 

This class will be held online in its entirety.

INSTRUCTOR: / PRONOUNS: Amanda Bush.; she/her

EMAIL: amanda.bush@utexas.edu

All instructors of ITL 611 are available to all students of 611 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

611 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK & RESOURCES
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap).

TALK ABROAD: Talk Abroad –Online Platform. Four 15-minute conversation + One 30- minute conversation: $45.00 per student.

Recommended:

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.
www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary) Nanni Tate, Paola. Italian Verb Drills, any edition.

ITL 611C carries the Global Cultures flag. Global Cultures courses are designed to increase students’ familiarity with cultural groups outside the United States. Students should therefore expect a substantial portion of the grade to come from assignments covering the practices, beliefs, and histories of at least one non-U.S. cultural group, past or present.

Course objectives:
In ITL 611C, we will cover five chapters (Ch. 6-10) of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 611C, you 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

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.

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36770 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CLA 0.122

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36180 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 4:00PM-5:00PM BEN 1.104

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36055 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 4:00PM-5:00PM BEN 1.108

ITL 601C

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

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. 

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