Italian Language and Culture 2B

Subject 116-062 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Italian Language and Culture 2A and Italian Cultural Studies
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof John Tony Hajek


Assoc Prof John Hajek
Subject Overview: As for ITAL20002 (Italian Language and Culture 2A) .
  • have developed the ability to comprehend and use linguistic forms and structures of increasing complexity;
  • have developed their spoken skills;
  • have acquired some basic skills in translation practice;
  • have acquired the ability to examine critically some aspects of contemporary Italian culture.
Assessment: 2 500-word assignments on contemporary culture and society 20% (due in weeks 6 and 12), a 1-hour in-class written language test 20% (due in week 7), a 1000-word oral presentation 20% (during semester), a 2-hour written exam 40% (during examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Other materials will be available from the School
  • Using Italian. A Guide to Contemporary Usage (Textbook and workbook) (J. J. Kinder and V. M. Savini) Cambridge University Press 2004
  • Practicing Italian Grammar (Alessia Bianchi, Clelia Boscolo and Stephen Harrison) Hodder Arnold 2004 (paperback)
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop particular generic skills: 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;
  • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing.
Notes: Students who have completed 116-062 Italian Part 2: Advanced Language 2 may not enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Italian Major

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