Italian 8

Subject ITAL30016 (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: 2 hour seminar per week, 1 hour conversation class per week
Total Time Commitment:

3 contact hours/week, 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.


Italian 7 or Italian Language and Culture 2A or equivalent.

Subject code(s): ITAL20002 or ITAL30015



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

ITAL2003 Italian 8

Students who have completed ITAL20003 Italian Language and Culture 2B are also 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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on the spoken and written language and culture of present day Italy. Students will undertake regular activities in order to improve their linguistic and cultural skills. They will also participate in regular conversation practice for the purpose of reinforcing their command of current idiomatic Italian. Students will explore aspects of contemporary Italian culture and language, through a critical analysis of a variety of texts and documents (including films, music, mass media and literature). By the end of the subject, students should have improved their written production skills and should be able to express themselves with fluency on most topics of a general nature.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject will:

  • Have developed their ability to comprehend and use linguistic forms and structures of increasing complexity in Italian.
  • Have developed their spoken and written skills.
  • Have extended their knowledge of and their ability to examine critically different aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.
  • 2 Written assignments (500 words each) due in Weeks 7 and 12 [20%]
  • Mid-semester test in class (1 hour) in Week 6 [20%]
  • In class oral presentation (500 words) in Weeks 10-12 [20%]
  • Final project (1000 words) during the exam period [20%]
  • Attendance and participation in class over semester [10%]
  • Reflective essay {500 words) [10%]

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:

Soluzioni, 2nd ed. (Denise De Rome) Hodder Education 2010.

Recommended Texts:


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:
  • understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness of the world:.
  • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations.
  • Improved analytical skills through essay and assignment preparation and writing.
  • Improved reflective skills.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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