Italian Honours Language Seminar 2

Subject 116-411 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of advanced language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week , 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ITAL40001 (Italian Honours Language Seminar 1) .
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:


Dr Vita Giordano


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.
  • have developed their written and spoken Italian, refining syntax and style;
  • be able to discuss in Italian topics of a high level of complexity;
  • be able to carry out analysis of texts.
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
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.
Notes: Formerly available as 116-069. Students who have completed 116-069 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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