Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
University of Cincinnati
712 Old Chem
PO Box 210377
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
Ph: (513) 556-1950
Fax: (513) 556-2577
The College of Arts & Sciences requires students to complete either a 10 semester hour credit sequence (one year), or a 12 semester hour credit sequence (two years). All incoming students should be placed in language courses according to previous language study. Students with fewer than two years of high school language will be placed in the 1001 level. Those who have studied Italian for two or more years will be placed in the 1002 level.
The Department of Romance Languages offers only one sequence in basic Italian:
Basic Italian 1001-1002: 5 credits each
The class meets five days per week. Instruction emphasizes oral and written communication in Italian through activities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students must participate every day in class, since part of their evaluation is based on how they collaborate in Italian in small groups. The curriculum includes authentic aural, written and video input. Class is conducted in Italian. Attendance is required.
Italian Composition and Conversation 2015-2016: 3 credits each
Curriculum includes vocabulary enrichment, process writing, conversation, grammar review, and reading. Prerequisite: Italian 1002 or its equivalent or permission of instructor. Attendance is required.
For more information about the Basic Language Program, please contact the Coordinator of Basic Italian.