ITA2050 - Italian studies 5
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Simon West
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
The unit will consist of two sections:
- Level 5 Language (70%) and
- Year 2 Culture (30%). Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. Culture: an introduction to the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian Unification and the literary production of that period.
Upon completion of these units students should further develop the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence on most topics relating to oneself, one's family, home, school, work and social environment. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative contructs.
Written work: 30%
Class work/tests/exercises: 30%
5 hours (1 hour culture lecture and 4 hours language workshops) per week
VCE in Italian scoring 31 or above or equivalent