Italian Language and Culture 3B

Subject 116-065 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 116064 Italian Language and Culture 3A.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
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Dr Andrea Rizzi
Subject Overview:

This subject will focus on a number of texts in contemporary Italian, to acquaint students with different writing strategies. There will be emphasis on advanced literary and non-literary translation. On completion of this subject, students should have refined their linguistic skills, both written and oral; acquired the skills to translate from and into Italian texts in different registers; and have acquired the ability to discuss in Italian, both orally and in writing, extended prose texts, literary and non-literary.

Assessment: Written work consisting of three assignments of 650 words each 50% (during semester), a 15-minute oral presentation class paper 20% (commencing at the beginning of semester and due at the end of semester) and a 2-hour written exam 30% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the University of Melbourne Bookshop.Using Italian. A Guide to Contemporary Usage (J J Kinder and M Savini), Cambridge Univesity Press 2004
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • gain an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;

  • communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;

  • gain skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression through tutorial participation and class presentations.


Formerly available as 116-311 and 116-065 Italian Part 3 Language 2. Students who have completed 116-311 or 116-065 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)

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