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Indiana University

Department of Department of French and Italian


Fall 2017 M250 (Intermediate Italian II)

Instructor: Lucia Gemmani


Office: GA 3130
Telephone:
Email: lgemmani@indiana.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am-12pm; 2:30-3:30 pm

Required Text: Paese che vai... Sara Dallavalle, Lisa Dolasinski, Lucia Gemmani, Isabella Magni,
Carlotta Paltrinieri. Free Online Texbook

WRITTEN FINAL EXAM:

5:00-7:00 p.m., Fri., December 15

ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN WE ASK THAT


YOU BE AWARE THAT NO SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO
ACCOMMODATE EARLY DEPARTURE.
IT IS STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK ON REGISTRARS WEBSITE
WHEN AND WHERE YOUR EXAM IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.

Learning Goals and Objectives:

This course builds upon your first three semesters of beginning and intermediate Italian (or
equivalent). In M250 you will deepen your understanding and continue your practice of
fundamental structures in Italian language and concepts in Italian culture. As always, you will be
involved in a broad variety of assignments and activities that further develop your intermediate-
level proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and that further develop your
ability to understand, evaluate, compare, and appreciate many aspects of Italian culture.

If you study and participate regularly, by the end of this course you will be able to

(1) demonstrate your understanding (main ideas, details, tone, purpose, etc.) of intermediate-
level audio and video texts, including short films

(2) speak at short paragraph-length about present and future plans and past experiences, debate
the pros and cons of certain situations, and to offer advice and express opinions on a variety of
familiar subjects.

(3) demonstrate your understanding (main ideas, details, tone, purpose, etc.) of intermediate-
level written texts in Italian from a variety of sources (which may include newspapers, literary
excerpts, poetry, music etc.)

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(4) write intermediate-level essays and other short texts with accuracy, creativity, appropriate
transition points, and logical coherence on a range of familiar subjects or topics treated in class

(5) demonstrate a basic understanding of select Italian cultural subjects and of how they relate to
certain aspects of Italian history and geography, and how they compare to the reality of your own
culture.

Our hope is that your enthusiasm and confidence to communicate in Italian will grow steadily
and we look forward to helping you reach these goals.

Welcome to M250 (Intermediate Italian II). This syllabus gives precise day-by-day
instructions. Homework and practice from your textbook are assigned every day of the week in
order to guarantee daily interaction with the language.

Week 1 Ch. 5 In classe A casa


21-25 agosto
Luned Benvenuti: Conosciamoci + Ripasso: passato prossimo +
overview of the syllabus imperfetto
Watch lectures: passato prossimo &
passato prossimo and imperfetto
Canvas quiz
Marted

Mercoled Ripasso passato prossimo + Canvas quiz + textbook activities


imperfetto
Libro di testo: Parte 1: Sezione 2:
Machiavelli, la politica e la Guerra
Activities: 1,2,4,5
Gioved

Venerd Ripasso passato prossimo + Canvas quiz + textbook activities


imperfetto

Libro di testo: Parte 1: Sezione Libro di testo: Parte 1: Sezione 2:


2: Machiavelli, la politica e la Macchiavelli, la politica e la
guerra Guerra: activities 6, 7, 8, 9
Week 2 Ch. 5 In classe A casa
28 agosto 1
settembre
Luned Ripasso passato prossimo + Watch lecture : Trapassato prossimo
imperfetto + Canvas quiz
Libro di testo: Parte 1: Sezione
2: Machiavelli, la politica e la Paese che vai : Parte 1, Sezione
guerra 1 : Machiavelli, la politica e la

2
guerra attivit 11. + scrivi un breve
paragrafo (5 frasi) rispondendo a
questa domanda : perch secondo
te Machiavelli ed stato cos
importante a livello
internazionale ? (see canvas)
Marted

Mercoled Trapassato prossimo Canvas quiz

Libro di testo: Parte 1: Sezione Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte


2: Machiavelli, la politica e la 2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i Mille,
guerra lUnit : 1, 2, + guarda la cartina
dellapprofondimento culturale
(online) e scrivi un paragrafo (5
frasi e usa i passati) rispondendo a
questa domanda : Come
cambiata lItalia durante il
Risorgimento, e quali sono state le
conseguenze di questo cambiamento
secondo te ?
Gioved

Venerd Trapassato prossimo Canvas quiz

Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte


2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i 2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i Mille,
Mille, lUnit lUnit: attivit 4,5,6,8, 10, 11
Week 3 Ch. 5 In classe A casa
4-8 settembre
Luned NO CLASS LABOR DAY
Marted

Mercoled Trapassato prossimo Canvas quiz

Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte


2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i Mille, 2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i Mille,
lUnit lUnit : attivit 12, 15 (to be
completed on canvas)
Gioved

Venerd Libro di testo : Capitolo 1 : Parte Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2:


2 : Sezione 1 : Garibaldi, i Mille, Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra
lUnit Mondiale: esercizi 1,2,3 + leggi
lapprofondimento e scrivi un
paragrafo di 5 frasi (vedi Canvas)

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Week 4 Ch. 5 In classe A casa
11-15 settembre
Luned Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2: Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2:
Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra
Mondiale Mondiale: esercizi 4, 5, 6
Marted

Mercoled Componimento 1 Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2:


Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra
Mondiale: esercizi 7, 8, 9, 10
Gioved

Venerd Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2: Capitolo 1: Parte 2: Sezione 2:


Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra Mussolini e la Seconda Guerra
Mondiale Mondiale: esercizi 14 + Retorica
Contemporanea (on Canvas)

Ripasso per Esame 1


Week 5 In classe A casa
18-22 settembre
Luned Esame 1: passato prossimo, Watch lecture su passato remoto su
imperfetto, trapassato + libro di canvas + Canvas quiz
testo Capitolo 1
Libro di testo: Capitolo 2: Parte 1:
Sezione 1: Paolo e Francesca: una
storia damore e di tradimenti
Esercizi : 1, 2, 4, 5
Marted

Mercoled Passato remoto Canvas quiz passato remoto

Libro di testo: Capitolo 2: Parte Libro di testo: Capitolo 2: Parte 1:


1: Sezione 1: Paolo e Francesca: Sezione 1: Paolo e Francesca: una
una storia damore e di storia damore e di tradimenti
tradimenti Esercizi: 6; Grammatica esercizi 1, 2,
3
Gioved

Venerd Passato remoto Canvas quiz passato remoto

Libro di testo: Capitolo 2: Parte Libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte 1 :


1: Sezione 1: Paolo e Francesca: Sezione 2 : Petrarca :
una storia damore e di innamoramento e poesia
tradimenti Esercizi 2,3, 4, 5,6
Week 6 Ch. 6 In classe A casa
25-29 settembre

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Luned Passato remoto Componimento 1 second draft

Libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte Quiz passato remoto


1 : Sezione 2 : Petrarca :
innamoramento e poesia Libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte 1 :
Sezione 2 : Petrarca :
innamoramento e poesia
Esercizi 7, 8, 9
Marted

Mercoled Libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte


1 : Sezione 2 : Petrarca : Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte
innamoramento e poesia 2 : Sezione 1 : Lamica geniale :
amicizia e mistero
Esercizi 1,2, 3, 3(Lettura), 4
Gioved

Venerd Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte


Parte 2 : Sezione 1 : Lamica 2 : Sezione 1 : Lamica geniale :
geniale : amicizia e mistero amicizia e mistero
Esercizi 5, 6, 7, 8 + 9 (Lettera a un
amico) on canvas.
Week 7 Ch. 6 In classe A casa
2-6 ottobre
Lunedi Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte
Parte 2 : Sezione 1 : Lamica 2 : Sezione 2 : Tra gossip, letteratura
geniale : amicizia e mistero e social media
Esercizi 2,3,4, 5
Marted

Mercoled Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte


Parte 2 : Sezione 2 : Tra gossip, 2 : Sezione 2 : Tra gossip, letteratura
letteratura e social media e social media
Esercizi 8, 10, 11, 12
Gioved

Venerd NO CLASS: FALL BREAK

Week 8 Ch. 6 In classe A casa


9-13 ottobre
Luned Il libro di testo : Capitolo 2 : Parte Watch lecture congiuntivo presente
2 : Sezione 2 : Tra gossip, e passato + Canvas quiz
letteratura e social media
Ripasso per Esame 2
Marted

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Mercoled Esame 2 : tempi passati + passato Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte
remoto + libro di testo : Capitolo 2 1: Sezione 1: Introduzione allarte
Rinascimentale + Sezione 2:
Parlare di arte
1.1 Esercizi 1,2,3
1.2 Esercizi 1,2, + 3 on canvas
Gioved

Venerd Congiuntivo presente e passato Quiz su Canvas

Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 1: Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte


Sezione 1: Introduzione allarte 1: Sezione 3: I Medici
Rinascimentale + Sezione 2: 1.3 Esercizi 1,2,3 (lettura), 4, 5, 8
Parlare di arte
Video diaries due on October
16th (Midterm Oral Exam)
Week 9 Ch. 7 In classe A casa
16-20 ottobre
Luned Congiuntivo presente e passato Quiz su Canvas
Video diaries due (Midterm Oral
Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 1: Exam) on canvas: peer review
Sezione 3: I Medici
Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte
1: Sezione 4: Il Rinascimento
artistico e gli artisti fiorentini +
Sezione 5: Michelangelo
Buonarroti
1.4 Esercizi 1, 2
1.5 Esercizi 1 (lettura + frasi), 2
Marted

Mercoled Congiuntivo presente e passato Quiz su Canvas

Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 1: Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte


Sezione 4: Il Rinascimento artistico 1: Sezione 5: Michelangelo
e gli artisti fiorentini + Sezione 5: Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1.5 Esercizi 4,5, 6
Gioved

Venerd Esami orali midterm discussion Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte


1: Sezione 5: Michelangelo
Buonarroti
1.5 Esercizi 4,5, 6
Week 10 Ch. In classe A casa
7
23-27 ottobre

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Luned Il libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 1: Libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 2:
Sezione 5: Michelangelo Larte contemporanea
Buonarroti Esercizi 1,2,3

Preparare Pre-componimento 2
Marted

Mercoled Libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 2:


Componimento 2 Larte contemporanea
Esercizio 4 (a, b)
Gioved

Venerd Libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 2: Libro di testo: Capitolo 3: Parte 2:


Larte contemporanea Larte contemporanea
Esercizio 4 (c,d)
Ripasso per Esame 3
Week 11 Ch. In classe A casa
7
30 ottobre 3
novembre
Luned Esame 3 : congiuntivo presente e Canvas lecture: congiuntivo
passato + libro di testo : Capitolo imperfetto e trapassato
3 Canvas quiz

Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 1: Il


Corto Maltese
1.1 Esercizi 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Marted

Mercoled Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato Canvas quiz

Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 1: Il Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 1: Il


Corto Maltese Corto Maltese
Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 2:
Hugo Pratt
1.1 Esercizio 7 su canvas
1.2 Esercizi 1, 2 (a, b, c), 3, 4,
Gioved

Venerd Congiuntivo imperfetto e trapassato Canvas quiz

Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 1: Il Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 2:


Corto Maltese Hugo Pratt
Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 2: 1.2 Esercizi 5, 6, (9), 10,11, 12
Hugo Pratt Componimento 2 second draft
Week 12 Ch. In classe A casa

7
7
6-9 novembre
Luned Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 1: Il Capitolo 4 : Parte 1. 2 : Esercizio
Corto Maltese 8 su canvas (video orale)
Capitolo 4: Parte 1: Sezione 2: Capitolo 4 : Parte 2 : Lavventura
Hugo Pratt giornaliera. 2.1 : Lucrezia
Esercizi 1, 2, 3, 4
Marted

Mercoled Capitolo 4 : Parte 2 : Lavventura Capitolo 4 : Parte 2 : Lavventura


giornaliera. 2.1 : Lucrezia giornaliera. 2.1 : Lucrezia
Esercizi 5, 6,7,8
Preparare il componimento 3
Gioved

Venerd Capitolo 4 : Parte 2 : Lavventura Componimento 3


giornaliera. 2.1 : Lucrezia
Week 13 Ch. In classe A casa
8
13-16
novembre
Luned Ripasso congiuntivo presente, Capitolo 4 : Parte 2 : Lavventura
passato, imperfetto e trapassato giornaliera. 2.2 Disney Italia
Esercizi 1,3,5
Ripasso per Esame 4
Marted

Mercoled Esame 4 : congiuntivo presente,


passato, imperfetto e trapassato +
Libro di testo : Capitolo 4
Gioved

Venerd Concordanza dei tempi Canvas quiz

Thanksgiving Break 19-26 novembre

Week 14 Ch. In classe A casa


8
27 novembre
1 dicembre
Luned Concordanza dei tempi Canvas quiz

Marted

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Mercoled Interviste finali

Gioved

Venerd Interviste finali

Week 15 Ch. In classe A casa


4
4-7 dicembre
Luned Concordanza dei tempi

Marted

Mercoled Ripasso

Gioved

Venerd Ripasso

Grading Guidelines for Italian M250 Practicing

In class daily participation & 100 Speaking


preparation
Daily preparation (Canvas quizzes) 110 Accuracy, vocabulary
4 written in class exams (4 x 60) 240 Writing, reading, listening, accuracy, vocabulary
Midterm oral exam (video diario) 90 Speaking, pronunciation, accuracy, vocabulary
2 writing assignments 150 Writing, accuracy, spelling, culture
(40 write and 10 re-write) +
1 writing assignment (50)
Intervista Orale 120 Speaking, pronunciation, accuracy, vocabulary
Final written exam 120 Reading, writing, accuracy, spelling, vocabulary, culture
Circolo Italiano 40 Culture, speaking, listening
Concerto Italiano 30 Culture, speaking, listening
1000
EXTRA CREDIT (attending 5 or 50 Culture, speaking, listening
more Circoli Italiani)

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Final Numeric Grade Average
100-97 A+
96-93 A
92-90 A-
89-87 B+
86-83 B
82-80 B-
79-77 C+
76-73 C
72-70 C-
69-67 D+
66-63 D
62-60 D-
59 & below F

Important Policies and Information:

1. Attendance

Students are allowed 3* absences, BUT we would prefer that you had none. Daily upkeep and
contributions count for a lot in this class. *Each additional absence after 3, unless excused
(e.g., illness when accompanied by a medical note or family emergency.), will lower your final
grade by 2%.

It is your responsibility to provide the medical note to your instructor within a week of
your absence. The note must state that you were unable to attend class due to illness.
We will not accept long term medical certificates unless they were processed by the Office
of Disability Services for Students and delivered within two weeks from the beginning of
the semester.

*In evening sections the absences allowed are 2.


*If you miss a class it is your responsibility to obtain homework assignments and notes from
classmates.

Lates. Of course, we prefer you come late than not at all (meglio tardi che mai), but three lates
equal one absence.

2. Final exam policy:

A student who:
a) has NO MORE THAN ONE absence, and
b) earns an average grade of 90% or higher on two unit exams and two in class quizzes

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will have the option to be excused from taking the final exam. Students who earn and choose this
option will be awarded a grade equal to the average of his/her three unit exam grades on the final
exam, they must attend the class until the last day of the semester and do the final review.
If you decide to take the final exam you will get the grade that you earn on it no matter if it is
higher or lower from the average of three unit exams.

3. Make-up Assessments

Make-up exams, quizzes, or other assessments. There will be no make-up exams or


quizzes, except in extraordinary cases (e.g., illness accompanied by a medical note, family
emergency, etc.).

4. Cutting and Pasting & Google Translator

Cutting and pasting from any website without proper bibliographical citationeven a two- or
three-word phraseis considered plagiarism. Please do not even attempt this; it too will be
considered an infraction of the University Honesty Policy. See your teacher right away if you
have difficulty expressing in Italian what you would like to say in your componimenti or
presentazioni.
Google Translator or any similar translation tools (human or electronic source) are NOT
PERMITTED for any aspect of our courses and any evidence that they have been used will be
considered an infraction of the University Honesty Policy (resulting in a 0 for the assignment
and formal university consequences). Please do not even attempt this. Its just not worth it.

5. Class participation and participation

Class preparation and participation are VERY IMPORTANT components of this class and will
help you to maximize your ability to communicate in Italian. Class participation is going to help
you to be successful during your final oral interview. If you are not prepared you are unable to
participate in classroom activities. Do your homework and get ready for class, we might have
some pop quizzes too!

Grading of class participation


A
Initiates interaction, volunteers and participates actively in discussions and group
student
activities. Uses only Italian for asking/answering questions, in class discussions and
(90-
group activities. Is always prepared, answers readily when called upon.
100%)
B Participates actively in group activities, but passively in discussions. Occasionally
student resorts to English, but only uses Italian for asking/answering questions, in group
(80- activities and class discussions. Is almost always prepared, usually answers when
89%) called upon.

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C
student Participates more passively then actively in group activities and discussions. Often
(70- resorts to English and is often not prepared for class, sometimes unable to answer.
79%)
D
student Rarely participates in group activities and class discussions, and is generally
(60- unprepared for class. Speaks mostly English and is mostly unable to answer.
69%)

6. Oral Exams

You midterm oral exam is a video diary and your final oral exam is an interview with your
instructor and another student. Your instructor will announce and explain all relevant
information at the appropriate time. You must practice speaking in class every day in order to be
successful during your final oral interview which is worth 12% of your final grade.

7. Writing Assignments

At least two of your writing assignments will be compositions of different genres (letters, stories,
descriptions, etc.) to be completed during class time on writing workshop days. Your instructor
will help you prepare and provide more specific guidelines when the day draws near. The first
two writing assignments involve a rewrite and resubmission phase, unless you receive an A (93
or higher) on the first draft, in which case rewrites are voluntary. Your componimento will be
worth 40 points and your revisione will be worth 10 points. Failure to turn in revisione will result
in a 0 for 1/2 of each assignments grade. The last writing assignment will have just one draft
and will be worth 50 points.

8. Canvas lectures and quizzes

Canvas lectures and quizzes must be done in timely fashion since they constitute an essential part
of your daily preparation. This is why you will get 20% less on your quiz for each day you are
late submitting it. After five days you will get 0%.

9. Co-Curricular Activities / Cultural Events in Italian at IU

We have a lot of activities every semester that promote Italian Culture. You have to attend at least
one of them. Your instructor will inform you about all of them when the time comes. You can
also learn about our program and Italian culture by liking our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/italianprogramIU?ref_type=bookmark
or follow us on Twitter @IU_Italian
If you attend five events of Circolo Italiano and post five paragraphs in Italian about your
experience, you will receive 50 extra points.

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10. Italian Music Concert

This fall we will celebrate Italian culture with a concert prepared by our instructors and all the
students. You must participate in the concert unless you have a class conflict. The participation is
worth 30 points.

11. Accessibility and Accommodations


Indiana University is committed to creating a learning environment and academic community
that promotes educational opportunities for all individuals, including those with disabilities.
Students requesting disability-related accommodations and/or services should contact Office of
Disability Services for Students at (812)855-7578 or visit the website for Disability Services for
Students (www.indiana.edu/~iubdss). Course directors are asked to make reasonable
accommodations, upon request by the student or the university, for such disabilities. It is the
responsibility of students with documented physical or learning disabilities seeking
accommodation to notify their course directors and the relevant campus office that deals with
such cases in a timely manner concerning the need for such accommodation. Indiana University
will make reasonable accommodations for access to programs, services, and facilities as outlined
by applicable state and federal laws.

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