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ITA2901

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedPrato Summer semester A 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Synopsis

This unit aims to provide a basic foundation in the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing Italian, and a brief introduction to contemporary Italian social and political history and culture. It is specifically designed for those students who have little or no knowledge of the language.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  1. understand, speak and write basic Italian with reference to present, past and future events in a range of everyday situations;
  2. read elementary but authentic Italian texts;
  3. understand basic structural aspects of Italian;
  4. have an enhanced understanding of language learning and communication strategies, and
  5. understand key aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.

Assessment

Culture assignment(625 words): 15%
Culture test (1 hour): 15%
Continuous assessment (1575 words): 30%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures per week over four weeks and Six 2-hour workshops per week over four weeks

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

Italian studies

Prohibitions

ITA1010, ITA2010 or their equivalent