Introduction to Italian Language and Culture

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Italian Language and Culture

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Italian, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Beginning

  • Prerequisites

    This course does not constitute a prerequisite for ITL 102.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Open to students with no previous training in Italian, the course introduces features of the Italian language needed for interaction in everyday practical situations, such as the caffè, restaurant, accommodation and in shops. The course satisfies a limited number of immediate needs necessary for survival in the target language culture. Cultural topics, such as Italian gestures, the Italian family, the working world, religion, and women in Italy, will also be studied in order to familiarize the student with certain aspects of contemporary Italian society and culture.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations