ITA3450 - The Italian experience in Australia
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Raffaele Lampugnani
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
An introduction to the history of Italian migration (especially to Australia) and to the study of selected aspects (socio-cultural, linguistic, literary, etc.) of the Italian migrant experience in Australia.
On completion of this unit students should:
- Have a knowledge of the historical processes which led to Australia seeking large scale immigration especially in the second post war period.
- Have a familiarity with, and an understanding of, the processes of Italian migration to Australia and the impact Italians have had on its economic, social and cultural life.
- Have acquired an understanding of the culture, values and linguistic varieties prevalent in the Italian community at the time.
- Be familiar with the relevant debates and able to discuss contributions to them.
- Have had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of Italian through a study of language transference phenomena and aspects of cultural maintenance in the community.
- Have the opportunity to acquire basic fieldwork and survey techniques in addition to library search techniques.
Seminar participation: 10%
Class work/questionnaire/tests: 30%
Written work: 60% (2500 words)
3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week