RLIT 105
Pathway to Proficiency Fall 2021
Division I

Class Details

The course taught in Italian aims primarily to fine-tune the student’s speaking, reading, and writing ability while introducing the formal study of Italian culture and society by analyzing short literary texts, articles, films, and plays. This course will also explore Italy’s lesser-known cultural and natural sites in an attempt to highlight what Italy has to offer in terms of eco-friendly and sustainable tourism and cultural diversity. In the wake of Black Lives Matter’s quest for social justice, a part of this course will be dedicated to Italian black writers and artists to explore how the Italian colonial past affects Italy’s racial discourse and the construction of its national identity. Students will review and expand the previous semesters’ grammar structures to achieve a higher level of fluency and sophistication in language production. Italian 105 is intended for study-abroad returnees and other advanced speakers; students who have been particularly successful in Italian 101-102 are also encouraged to enroll. The course is taught in person.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1738
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: oral presentations, midterm and final exams, tests, compositions, participation
Prerequisites: RLIT 101/102 or by permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Students from 101/102 classes, as well as study-abroad returnees.
Distributions: Division I

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