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ITA2904

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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 B 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Carolyn James

Synopsis

This unit aims to consolidate and to extend language skills acquired in levels 1 and 2 Italian. In the cultural component students will study the development of the Italian language and the emergence and development of vernacular literature between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

Objectives

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

  1. interact in most everyday social situations with confidence and fluency in their use of the Italian language
  2. vary the tone and register of the oral and written texts they produce
  3. read simply-structured literary texts or articles in newspapers and periodicals
  4. use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries
  5. understand how the Italian language developed into an important literary language in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and
  6. understand important aspects of Italian social and cultural history during the medieval period.

Assessment

Culture assignment (625 words): 15%
Culture test (I hour): 15%
Continuous assessment (1800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Contact hours

Four 1-hour lectures per week over three weeks and Four 3-hour and 1 four-hour workshops per week over three weeks

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

Italian studies

Prohibitions

ITA1030, 2030 or their equivalent