ITAL 101, 102, 203, 204, 300 and 401 are offered in Fall 2018. ITAL 101, 102, 203, 204, and 402 are offered in Spring 2019. If you studied Italian in high school, you may arrange to take a placement test by contacting the Italian Advisor, Amy Chambless, at email@example.com. AP, IB, and college transfer credits can be used to satisfy the Gen Ed foreign language requirement, but if you wish to continue your study of Italian, (for the purposes of study abroad or to major or minor in Italian), we recommend that you take the placement exam to ensure you enroll in the most appropriate level.
ITAL 101, 102, and 203 are the sequence of beginning to early-intermediate Italian courses. The focus is on developing language skills while learning more about life in Italy. ITAL 204 and ITAL 300 are the cycle of intermediate to advanced Italian courses. While refining and deepening language skills, you will learn to speak and write more fluently about cultural, sociological, and political topics, and as such this course serves as a bridge to all upper-level content courses (literature, film, history, food, and other). Such upper-level courses can be used both to fulfill Gen Ed requirements and as electives for the Italian major or minor. ITAL 300 is the one required course for the major and minor program (https://romancestudies.unc.edu/undergraduate/programs/).
For students with no prior knowledge of Italian but who have had experience with other languages and who are motivated to learn at a quicker pace, ITAL 401 is a good option. It is a beginning course, however it covers the content of ITAL 101 and 102 in one semester and can put you on a fast track for moving on to advanced courses or studying abroad in Italy.
For a complete listing of Italian courses and course descriptions, consult http://catalog.unc.edu/courses/ital/.
You may enroll yourself if seats are available. If you have questions or concerns about enrolling in an Italian course, contact the Italian Advisor, Amy Chambless, at firstname.lastname@example.org.