Italian Past and Present Advanced

Subject 116-478 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in Italian.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
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Dr Vita Giordano
Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to explore in depth significant literary and/or visual and written texts, and may include the study of particular genres, authors, critical methodologies, literary and cultural schools or movements, cultural and/or literary developments. Topics will vary according to current research and teaching interests of academic staff and various approaches and methodologies will be proposed.

Assessment: A 15-minute oral presentation subsequently written up 20% (due during the semester), one research essay of 3000 words 40% (due at the end of the semester), and a 1.5-hour final test 40% (at the end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: Materials to be made availably by the School.
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:

  • understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts: 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;

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

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


Formerly available as 116-088 and 116-478 The Sicilian Connection. Students who have completed 116-088 or 116-478 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students who wish to take this subject but who have previously completed Italian Special Subject A or B should contact the coordinator.

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

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