Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to Italian Language and Culture

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

This course does not constitute a prerequisite for ITL 102 (Elementary Italian II).


  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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 content subject to change