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ITA3050

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
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Susanna Scarparo

Synopsis

This unit integrates two components: Level 5 Language and Culture. (i) Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. The Cultural component for 3rd year Italian aims at providing an introduction to Italian culture and thought of medieval and Renaissance Italy through an overview of the period and the analysis of representative literary texts of that period.

Objectives

Upon completion of these units students should further develop the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence on most topics relating to oneself, one's family, home, school, work and social environment. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative contructs.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Susanna Scarparo

Contact hours

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

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

Italian studies

Prerequisites

ITA2040 or equivalent language competence

Prohibitions

ITA1050, ITA2050