REGISTER TODAY AND SUPPORT SRJC LANGUAGE PROGRAMS!
Due to the state-wide budget crisis, SRJC has reduced its Spring 2010 class offerings.
IF YOU PLAN ON TAKING A LANGUAGE COURSE, DON'T WAIT-- ENROLL **TODAY** -- BEFORE classes get cut due to insufficient enrollments.
You already know about the ancient Romans, the glories of the Renaissance, art, fashion, food, wine, and “la dolce vita”—all great reasons to learn Italian. But did you also know that personal economic gain might be the best reason of all for someone to learn to speak and write Italian?
According to the fall 2005 issue of Primo Magazine, more than a million Americans speak Italian. Italy and the U.S. are major trading partners, with Italy ranked sixth by the International Monetary Fund’s tabulations of the world’s largest economies today. Italy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is $1.6 trillion—larger than China’s. After the European Union, the U.S. is its biggest market, and there are over 800 Italian companies with offices and factories located throughout the US. Italy makes up 20-40 percent of American imports in the beverage, jewelry, fashion, optics and medical instruments, ceramics, stone and cement, and machinery industries. Proficiency in Italian also enhances your opportunities with American companies that want to sell goods or services throughout Europe; more than 1,500 companies employing over 300,000 workers operate in Italy, especially in the field of information and communication technology.
Closer to home, Italian is the second largest foreign language program at SRJC. Did you know that Sonoma State University has no credit course offerings in Italian?
At SRJC we offer 4 semesters of 4 unit courses using a comprehensive approach to developing your reading, speaking, writing, listening, and comprehension skills: ITAL 1, ITAL 2, ITAL 3, and ITAL 4. These courses are University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) transferable. You can even design your own advanced level course by taking ITAL 49, which is both UC and CSU transferable!
SRJC also offers 4 semesters of 3 unit courses with a conversation emphasis (i.e., speaking and listening) that transfer to California State University: ITAL 50A, ITAL 50B, ITAL 50C, ITAL 58.
All of our Italian courses are applicable to the associate in arts degree; courses in the comprehensive series may also be applicable to General Education (GE) degree requirements, depending on which GE option you choose to complete your degree
Overview of Language Courses
(develop all skills: reading, speaking, comprehension and stresses writing ability)
(stresses speaking, comprehension and reading ability)
(Total beginners or students who have forgotten most of their Italian)
|ITALIAN 1 ( 4 units)
Elementary Italian Part 1
|ITALIAN 50A (3 units)
(Elementary conversation fundamental for total beginners)
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 1 equivalency)
|ITALIAN 2 ( 4 units)
Elementary Italian Part 2
|ITALIAN 50B (3 units)
(Elementary: expands basic knowledge of Italian for conversational purposes)
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 2 equivalency)
|ITALIAN 3 (4 units)
Intermediate Italian Part 1
|ITALIAN 50C (3 units)
(Intermediate: completes basic knowledge of Italian for conversational purposes)
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 3 equivalency)
|ITALIAN 4 (4 units)
Intermediate Italian Part 2;
conducted in Italian
|ITALIAN 58 (2 units)
(High Intermediate: builds vocabulary, comprehension and conversational ability)
Students seeking a more intensive study opportunity are encouraged to take both a comprehensive (i.e., grammar) course and a conversation class during the same semester. The increase in the number of weekly hours of exposure to the language and culture will help them to more rapidly and fully develop their skills in the various facets of the language. This strategy is particularly recommended to students who will be participating in the Florence Semester Abroad program.
Newly approved course: ITAL 39.2, Introduction to Italian Literature in Translation, 19th Century to the Present. Beginning Fall 2007.
Also watch for upcoming new courses in Italian Film, Italian through Cuisine, and more! Also in development: a major in Italian and an Italian Completion Certificate.
Italian 70A: Italian Conversation and Culture Through Film-- has just been approved for SPRING 2008.
The course begins THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6-9:45pm on the Santa Rosa campus.
Register TODAY to assure your seat in this new and exciting course!
Italian classes scheduled for Fall 2013
Italian classes scheduled for Spring 2014
Italian course outlines for Fall 2013
Italian course outlines for Spring 2014
Italian course outlines for Summer 2014
Italian course homepages
ITAL 1 Elementary Italian-Part 1
ITAL 2 Elementary Italian-Part 2
ITAL 3 Intermediate Italian-Part 1
ITAL 4 Intermediate Italian-Part 2
ITAL 49 Independent Study in Italian
ITAL 50A Beginning Conversational Italian, Part 1
ITAL 50B Beginning Italian Conversation - Part 2
ITAL 50C Intermediate Italian Conversation, Part 1
ITAL 70A Intermed Italian Conversation & Culture Thru Film I
The college sponsors a semester abroad in Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, international destination, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Click on the link below to find out more about this incredible opportunity for you to study in Italy-- at the same inexpensive tuition as you would pay here at home!
Florence Study Abroad Program
Contact for Italian Program
Dr. Terri Frongia, Program Coordinator: http://online.santarosa.edu/homepage/tfrongia