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ITA2100

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Susanna Scarparo

Synopsis

This unit consolidates and extends the language and culture work done in ITA2090.

Objectives

On completion of the unit students should have refined their knowledge of language structures and functions. They should have a clear understanding of sequence of tenses and moods, have mastered more complex structures such as the passive and the impersonal form, indirect speech etc. They should be able to operate in the language with accuracy and have the ability to construct complex sentences with appropriate subordination. They should be able to read texts of varied complexities such as journalistic articles, academic writing and literary texts and recognise the syntactic complexities of different styles of writing. Their knowledge of Italian syntax should enable them to avoid interference with English, and they should also have sufficient familiarity with comparative linguistic structures to be able to translate from the two languages. In the cultural component students should gain an understanding of the interrelationships between the literary production and the ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs.

Assessment

Written work: 35%
Class tests: 30%
Culture oral test: 10%
Exam 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Contact hours

4 hours (1 hour culture, 2 hour workshop and 1 hour workshop) per week

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

Italian studies

Prerequisites

ITA2090 or appropriate language competence