Italian 7

Subject ITAL30015 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours - 1 x 2 hour seminar per week and 1 x 1 hour conversation class per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Italian 5 and 6 or Italian Language and Culture 1A and 1B or equivalent.

Subject code(s): ITAL10007 or ITAL20010 or ITAL30014

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 2
Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
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 Vita Giordano



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:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to interpret and analyse a variety of genres, including literary texts, and film, in Italian, directly relevant to Italian-speaking social and cultural contexts;
  • have developed an increasing capacity in using language structures and resources, in order to communicate effectively in Italian both in writing and speaking;
  • be able to apply research methods across different media for analysis and interpretation;
  • have developed an increasing understanding of the diversity of Italian language and culture;
  • have strengthened their ability to compare and contrast linguistic and cultural similarities and differences between Italian language and culture and other languages and cultures;
  • have strengthened their ability to apply a variety of learning techniques across tasks and contexts to consolidate knowledge, and ability in relation to Italian language and culture;
  • have improved reflective skills;
  • be able to work in an effective manner in an Italian-speaking context both individually and cooperative.
  • One small research project and critical analysis (400 words) due in Week 6 [10%]
  • Written assignment (400 words) due in Week 7 [10%]
  • One 1-hour mid-semester test (equivalent to 800 words) due in Week 8 [20%]
  • One oral presentation (equivalent to 400 words) from week 10 to 12 [10%]
  • One final written assignment and reflective journal (1600 words) during the examination period [40%]
  • Participation in class throughout the semester [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.
  • A course reader available through the university bookshop.
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:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness of the world;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have improved analytical skills through essay and assignment preparation and writing.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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