Imaging Italy

Subject 671-338 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Usually completion of 37.5 points of Italian at intermediate or post-VCE level.
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 Andrea Rizzi
Subject Overview: This subject is designed to allow students to explore representations of Italy through creative texts with a particular focus on visual narratives. It may include a study of aspects of Italian film in its social and political contexts, and the relationship between those texts and the most relevant Italian cultural issues. Students will gain a better understanding of Italian cultural products and will improve their ability to analyse visual and written texts in Italian.
  • be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a particular topic in Italian studies;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse the topic under study using the appropriate methodologies;
  • be able to evaluate critically and review writing on the topic under study.
Assessment: One mini test in class 10% (during week 4), one assignment of 1,000 words 30% (due mid semester), one 10 minute presentation 10% (due mid-semester), one essay on a film and relevant topics (2,000 words) 40% (due at the end of semester), participation/attendance in class 10%.
Prescribed Texts: Reading material will be available from the School
Breadth Options:

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

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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;
  • public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
Notes: Formerly available as 116-078. 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): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Italian Major

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