Italian 9

Subject ITAL30001 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 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.


Italian Language and Culture 2A and 2B

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Formerly available as 116-310 and 116-064 Italian Part 3 Language 1 (Compulsory). Students who have completed 116-310 or 116-064 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:

Subject Overview:

This subject involves a detailed analysis of a number of contemporary Italian texts, literary and non-literary, for the purpose of familiarising students with various registers and styles. There are regular oral and written practical exercises. The modern literature section provides an opportunity for students to practise their spoken Italian through the study of modern literary texts. By the end of the semester, students should have further developed their written and oral production skills and should have acquired the ability to competently discuss literary texts in Italian.

Learning Outcomes:
  • have learnt to identify, and correctly use, the main registers of Italian, spoken and written.
  • have acquired the skills to translate from and into Italian texts of some complexity in different registers.
  • have acquired the ability to discuss in Italian, both orally and in writing, extended prose texts, literary and non-literary.
  • 3 written assignments of 450 words each - during semester - 30%
  • 1 mid-semester written test of 1,000 words - due in week 6 - 20%
  • 10 minute oral presentation class paper, equivalent to 500 words - commencing at the start of semester and due at the end of semester - 15%
  • Participation throughout the semester - 10%
  • Final project, 1,150 words - due at the end of semester - 25%
Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available from the University of Melbourne Bookshop.

  • Using Italian. A Guide to Contemporary Usage (J J Kinder and M Savini) Cambridge University Press 2004
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.

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Generic Skills:
  • gain an 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 French 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.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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