Italian 3

Subject ITAL10001 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours. 1 x 2-hour seminar and 2 x 1-hour seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment:

Total of 170 hours.


Year 10/11 Italian or equivalent if Italian 3 is initial entry point. Students considering beginning Italian study at this entry point should seek placement advice from the coordinator before enrolling.

Otherwise, Italian 2 if entering 2nd year of Italian study at university or Italian Beginners Language and Culture B.

Subject Code(s): ITAL10005



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

ITAL20007 Italian 3; ITAL10001/ITAL20007 Intermediate Italian Language & Culture A

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:


Ms Elisabetta Ferrari


Subject Overview:

Students will consolidate and develop their ability to communicate in Italian while improving their understanding of Italian culture. A range of authentic media will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. This subject is designed for students with some prior knowledge, or experience, of the language, spoken and written. By the end of the semester, students should have attained a moderate level of complexity in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Italian, allowing them to expand their ability to engage in discussion, as well as to read, understand and produce a range of texts.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject will:

  • interpret a range of different popular media genres such as film and television and short literary texts
  • begin to use an expanded vocabulary from a range of communicative situations about contemporary themes. Use increasingly complex grammatical and syntactic structures of Italian and produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar and of personal interest
  • apply basic research and analytical skills to the study of Italian contemporary and cultural themes
  • expand knowledge of Italian cultural traditions and practices as well as of regional diversity
  • develop a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange - apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads - develop analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information
  • develop an understanding of Italian-speaking contexts and target culture, and work effectively in a cooperative way using Italian and English as a media
  • 1 hour written test, equivalent to 1000 words due in week 7 [25%]
  • 1.5 hour written exam, equivalent to 1400 words during the examination period [35%]
  • Participation in class throughout semester [10%]
  • 3 take-home assignments, equivalent to 400 words each due in weeks 4, 9, 11 [30%]

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:
  • Da Capo, 7th Edition. Antonio Morena and Donatella Melucci, Annamaria Moneti and Graziana Lazzarini 2011
  • Da Capo, student activities manual. Silvia Abbiati and Julia Cozzarelli 2011
  • A subject reader available through the University Bookshop
Recommended Texts:
  • Collins Italian Dictionary & Grammar
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:
  • acquire written and oral communication skills through a range of diverse assessment tasks
  • demonstrate time management and planning skills through completion of assessment and other required in-class activities
  • develop confidence in public speaking and presentational skills
  • hone interactional and intercultural communication skills
  • develop critical self-awareness and an openness to new ideas and new aspects of language and culture

This subject is only available at first year level for students commencing the intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream should enrol at second year level.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Related Breadth Track(s): Italian - Entry Point 3

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