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ITA1030

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Raffaele Lampugnani

Synopsis

The subject will consist of two sections: Level 3 Language and Culture. Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers; consolidation and extension of grammatical knowledge through revision. (ii) Culture: a brief introduction to contemporary social and political history and culture.

Objectives

Language: Ability to interact in most everyday social situations with reasonable confidence and fluency. Limited ability to vary the tone and register of the oral and written texts they produce. Ability to read simply-structured literary texts or articles in periodicals. Be able to use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries. In the cultural component students should gain an understanding of the interrelationships between the literary production and the ideology of the period convered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs.

Assessment

Written work: 30%
Class work/tests/exercises: 40%
Exam: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Raffaele Lampugnani

Contact hours

5 hours (1 hour culture and 4 hours language workshops) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Italian studies

Prerequisites

Intermediate language competence - VCE scoring 30 or below.

Prohibitions

ITA1010 and ITA1050