Italian Honours Language Seminar 2

Subject ITAL40002 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours - 1 x 2 hours of advanced language classes per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:



Subject Overview:

This subject is intended to focus on texts from non-mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion and conversation practice. Advanced exercises in Italian composition will be set for the purpose of studying syntax and style in the appropriate registers. The subject will also include advanced take-home exercises in composition and translation with the purpose of refining syntax and style. Each student will present an assessable class paper on a topic to be negotiated with the lecturer at the beginning of the semester.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed their written and spoken Italian, refining syntax and style;
  • be able to discuss in Italian topics of a high level of complexity;
  • be able to carry out analysis of texts.
  • Written work consisting of two assignments of 500 words each (20%) (due during semester),
  • An oral presentation of a class paper equivalent to 1000 words (commencing at the beginning of semester and due at the end of semester) (20%)
  • an oral end of semester test equivalent to 1000 words (20%)
  • Written exam of 2000 words at the end of semester (40%)

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:

Materials supplied by the department

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have acquired particular generic skills;
  • be able to understand 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 Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • have gained skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations.
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Italian
PC-ARTS Italian
PD-ARTS Italian

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