Italian 6

Subject ITAL30014 (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: An average of 4.5 hours per week: A 1.5-hour seminar per week, a 1-hour conversation class per week, ten 1-hour literature lectures scheduled across the semester, ten 1-hour multimedia seminars scheduled across the semester, five 1-hour tutorials scheduled across the semester
Total Time Commitment:

8 hours per week, including 3 hours of class time. Total 96 hours per semester.


Italian 5 or Italian Language and Culture 1A or equivalent.

Subject Code(s): ITAL10006 or ITAL20011 or ITAL30013



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

ITAL10007 / ITAL20010 Italian 6; ITAL10007 Italian Language and Culture 1B; ITAL10004 Italian 1 and/or ITAL10005 Italian 2

Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Students continue intensive revision and further development of the major areas of contemporary Italian language and culture. Through the analysis of language structures with a practical focus, students will extend their linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speaking and describing the Italian language. Students also explore aspects of contemporary Italian literature, society and history through a programmatic study of post-war Italy. Students develop a critical capacity enabling them to understand and analyse a variety of text types (film, music, mass media, literature, etc.). Communication skills will also be developed through online and face-to-face collaboration in a range of in- and out-of-class activities.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject will:

  • increase their linguistic competence through regular practice in the use of the Italian language combined with the systematic study of linguistic structures
  • develop their spoken, written and comprehension skills
  • acquire the ability to analyse a range of texts in Italian and to ground the study of the language in an understanding of Italian language and culture
  • critically analyse aspects of Italian language and culture
  • develop an understanding of aspects of the social, political, historical, linguistic and cultural contexts of Italian language and culture as well as international awareness and openness to the world through contextualisation of knowledge
  • develop critical self-awareness and an openness to new ideas and new aspects of Italian language and culture through negotiation of personal views,
  • reflectively evaluate their learning to enhance their development as learners of Italian language and culture,
  • demonstrate clearly developed research skills.
  • Three small assignments (equivalent to 200 words each) in weeks 5, 8 and 11 [15%]
  • Research essay (800 words) in week 10 [20%]
  • 5 minute oral presentation during semester (equivalent to 400 words) [10%]
  • Reflective learning journal (equivalent to 800 words) due twice during semester and during the examination period [20%]
  • A major theatre project (equivalent to 1200 words) plus critical role statement (equivalent to 200 words) during the examination period [35%]

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Nocchi, S. Nuova Grammatica Pratica della Lingua Italiana. (2012) Alma Edizioni.
  • Ambroso, S and Stefancich, G. (1995) Parole. 10 percorsi nel lessico italiano. Bonacci Editore.
  • Collodi, C. Le avventure di Pinocchio (edizione illustrata). Garzanti
Recommended Texts:
  • Adorni, S and Primorac, S. (2011) English Grammar for Students of Italian.
  • Danesi, M. (2004) Using Italian Vocabulary. Cambridge.
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:
  • develop an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically both in writing and orally through assessment (including technology-mediated activities), tutorial and online discussion and class presentations
  • develop confidence in critical self-expression through participation in the subject at different levels and assessable tasks
  • develop a range of IT literacy skills through online multimedia activities
  • develop a team spirit and collaborative approach to learning through group work
  • demonstrate time management and planning skills through completion of assessment and other required in-class activities
  • hone interactional and intercultural communication skills
  • develop basic research skills and the use of a variety of reference materials
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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