Italian Post-Intermediate 3A

Subject 116-305 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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: Completion of 116058 Intermediate Italian Language and Culture B and 116059 Italian Intermediate Cultural Studies.
Corequisites: .
Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
Core Participation Requirements: .


To be advised
Subject Overview:

In this subject students will be exposed to, and will work through, a number of different styles and registers. Students will undertake the study of selected literary and non-literary texts for the purpose of extending vocabulary and practising Italian conversation. By the end of the semester, students should have learnt to identify, and correctly use, the main registers of Italian, spoken and written; improved their composition skills; and acquired the ability to discuss in Italian, both orally and in writing, extended prose texts.

Assessment: Written work consisting of three assignments of 500 words each 30% (during semester), a 1-hour written test 20% (due during week 6), a 10-minute oral presentation class paper 15% (commencing at the start of semester and due at the end of semester), a 15-minute oral test 10% (due at the end of semester) and a 2-hour written exam 25% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Using Italian. A Guide to Contemporary Usage (J J Kinder and M Savini), Cambridge University 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:
  • acquire particular 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 116-372 and as 116-067 Italian Part 3A Language 1 (Compulsory). Students who have completed 116-372 or 116-067 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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

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