Italian Courses - Winter Session 2021


ROIT 10101: Beginning Italian I
TWR 1:00 – 4:00 pm
T. Serafini

Intensive Italian 101 is an exciting course because you will be able to learn a lot in a short time. It is a computer-enhanced course, which is a combination of synchronous classroom time and online asynchronous instruction. If you love languages and lite to learn about a different culture, this is your course!

ROIT 10102: Beginning Italian II
MTWR 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
F 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
P. Vivirito

Beginning Italian 2 is the second course in the standard first-year, introductory Italian language sequence: 4 credit hours, meeting daily for five hours per week of live, synchronous online instruction. It involves independent work by students, largely focused on the acquisition of Italian grammar and vocabulary, to be performed on the Sentieri Vista Higher Learning Supersite and on the University’s Learning Management System. Daily Zoom sessions with your instructor will focus largely on mastery of conversational (aural and oral), written and general comprehension skills, as well as cultural awareness. Daily homework exercises in reading, listening, and speaking, in addition to writing assignments and speech recordings, will be done on the Supersite.

ROIT 20300-01 – Let’s Talk Italian I (1.0)
TR 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
L. Marcantonio

This mini-course in Italian offers both informal and structured conversation practice. Conversation about Italian culture, society, art, music and film will be based on authentic material. This course meets for two one-hour sessions per week for group discussions on contemporary issues with guest speakers. Conducted in Italian. Keep up your Italian over this long break!

LLRO 10100 -01 – Falling for Romance Languages (1.0)
A. Blad-Miller, M. Bahia, A. Fauri, A. Haileselassie, A. Rice, S. Williams

This course is designed to open the door into the world of Romance Languages and Literatures at Notre Dame. Over the four-week session, students will be able to explore new cultures, learn new languages, and engage in an international community. Each week, students will view an authentic, culturally relevant movie followed by two 60-minute meetings on Zoom – a discussion about the movie in English and an hour of interactive and fun elementary language activities. Each week focuses on one of the four main languages offered in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. No prior language is necessary.


ROIT 64050 – Italian Graduate Reading Course
K. Boyle

This online course is intended as an intensive study of Italian grammar and syntax for graduate students in the humanities or sciences interested in gaining reading proficiency in Italian. Designed with reading for research purposes as the central aim, we will focus written work on skills graduate students would need to conduct a portion of their research in the target language, such as: scanning a text, reading an article or chapter in the primary language, translating short excerpts for citation purposes, and being able to contextualize readings and summarize content within an argument. Students will work their way through the grammar and will also focus on building vocabulary through reading and weekly targeted vocabulary lessons, in addition to building a field-specific vocabulary list throughout the course. Our final project will allow students to work on a text from their own field, chosen in consultation with the instructor. No previous knowledge of Italian is assumed or required for this course. Successful completion of this course means that a student is exempt from the graduate reading exam offered by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. This course is for Graduate students only.