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Last approved: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 03:10:00 GMT

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Summer 2023
Introductory Italian Microcredential
Belinda Sykes (Office of the Registrar, Catalog & Curriculum Coordinator)
Liberal Arts (10)
School of Language, Culture & Society

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Who will benefit from the new course designator, and what changes will result from its implementation.

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Microcredential Request

General Information

Introductory Italian Microcredential
Nobuko Wingard, Instructor of Italian,

Description and Requirements

Introductory Italian is designed to offer basic language skills along with cultural understanding through an interactive online learning platform, which offers a more engaging and meaningful learning environment. There is no prerequisite for this program. To satisfy the beginning Italian program, students are required to complete the first-year Italian courses: IT111, IT112, and IT113.

The introductory Italian program is a student-centered, proficiency-based, communicative language program designed to prepare students for life as members of multilingual and multicultural communities, locally and globally, by building introductory Italian skills that can be applied to any academic, career, or professional objective. Students will practice speaking, listening, reading and writing while broadening their awareness of sociocultural elements related to communities where Italian is spoken.

Whoever completes this program will receive a microcredential certificate recognizing their completion of Italian beginning level courses requiring 360 hours of online learning participation, equivalent to twelve (12) college-level credits. Completing the microcredential also prepares students to take the CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera; Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language) level A1-A2 (Level A1 and A2 of the CEFR, Common European Frameworks of Reference) exams.
IT111 is offered in Fall and Summer. IT111 could be offered in Winter.
IT112 is offered in Winter and Summer. IT112 could be offered in Spring.
IT113 is offered in Spring and Summer.
The entire microcredential could be completed in one summer by taking the intensive first-year Italian sequence.


Listening & Speaking at the CILS A1-A2 level
IT 111, 112, 113
Reading at the CILS A1-A2 level
IT 111, 112, 113
Writing at the CILS A1-A2 level
IT 111, 112, 113

Strategic Plan

Transformative Education that is Accessible to All Learners
Significant and Visible Impact in Oregon and Beyond
A Culture of Belonging, Collaboration, and Innovation
2. Prepares students for using Italian in their field of study or interest to expand their knowledge and research.
3. Course design invites students from Oregon and beyond to learn and share their diverse experiences and cultures via the course activities.
4. Course design includes collaborative works and other inclusive approaches to create a safe learning environment.

Administrative Resources


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Course Details

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU for Offering an Existing Academic Program at a Different Physical Campus


Program Coordination Requirements

OSU-Cascades leadership and the College Dean agree that there is sufficient coordination of the program between all campuses offering the program.

Both (all) campuses agree that the following individuals are appointed as the primary lead for program development coordination, unless otherwise notified of an alternate:

Course Delivery

Program Maintenance

A major factor in continued excellence is the maintenance and refreshment of courses and the program. As part of maintenance, the College and any campus offering the program commit to the following:


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Alternative Summative Assessment

Alternative Summative Assessments (ASA) are a substitution for the committee-driven oral exam present in most MA/MS degrees. The ASA should provide similar insights as the oral exam into the program and graduate learning outcomes.


Is the student assigned a traditional three-graduate-faculty member committee?


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