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Craven, Priscilla Teaching Professor


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courses taught

  • ITAL 1010 - Beginning Italian 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020
    The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are progressively developed in a predominantly oral presentation. Grammatical concepts are explained and practiced through dialogues, written exercises, and conversations. The cultural focus is on the personal world and life of students. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050.
  • ITAL 1500 - That's Amore: Introduction to Italian Culture
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Introduces students to representations of Italian society that have persisted through the ages. The course readings allow students to better understand how certain stereotypes about Italian society (e.g., Latin lover, Mafia) were born and persist in the present. Taught in English.
  • ITAL 2110 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020
    Enhances the skills learned in the first-year course and develops greater fluency in understanding and speaking. More emphasis is placed on reading and writing through the use of activities featuring cultural themes that present a realistic portrait of contemporary Italy. Taught in Italian.
  • ITAL 2130 - Introduction to Literary Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Increases student's ability to read and analyze literary texts by improving vocabulary and terminology. Students read short stories, essays, short plays, and poems to acquire critical skills and improve expression of opinions and arguments in Italian. Taught in Italian.
  • ITAL 3030 - Storia dell'arte: Advanced Composition/Conversation 3
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Improves vocabulary and fluency in spoken Italian, and competence and confidence in correct and more sophisticated written Italian through the study of the history of Italian art. Exercises and themes focus on Italian Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Art.


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