Italian Honours Language Seminar 2

Subject 116-411 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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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: Two hours of advanced language classes per week
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Prerequisites: 116410 Italian Honours Language Seminar 1.
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Dr Andrea Rizzi
Subject Overview:

This subject is intended to focus on texts from non-mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion and conversation practice. Advanced exercises in Italian composition will be set for the purpose of studying syntax and style in the appropriate registers. The subject will also include advanced take-home exercises in composition and translation with the purpose of refining syntax and style. Each student will present an assessable class paper on a topic to be negotiated with the lecturer at the beginning of the semester.

Assessment: Written work consisting of four assignments of 500 words each 20% (due during semester), a 20-minute oral presentation class paper 20% (commencing at the beginning of semester and due at the end of semester), a 15 minute oral end of semester test 20% and a written exam of 1500 words 40% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials supplied by the department
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire particular generic skills:

  • understand 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 116-069. Students who have completed 116-069 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Italian)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)

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