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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Description

The Italian studies program aims to assist students as they gradually develop their linguistic competence, both passive (understanding and reading) and active (speaking and writing). It also helps students to expand their knowledge of important areas of Italian culture; history, society, language, literature, film and theatre. Each proficiency level sequence has a cultural component as well as a language component. Italian has four entry points, all of which lead to either a minor or a major sequence. Students who complete a major sequence with good results may undertake honours at fourth-year level. A level six exit point is the minimum required for entry to the honours year.

Right of school to determine entry level and approve accelerated enrolment

The Italian studies program convenor retains the right to determine the proper proficiency level for any particular student. Students are not permitted to accelerate their enrolment without first consulting the program convenor.

Non-Arts students

In some non-Arts courses students are able to take Arts electives and count them towards their course.

Students who decide that they want to study a language as part of their non-Arts course should:

  • discuss with their home faculty whether they are allowed to include language units as part of their course
  • check with their home faculty how many units/credit points they may study and at what year-level
  • how to select the appropriate language units in which to enrol.

Note: Because some students will be unable to study language as first-year level units, the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics have created second-year level codes to enable non-Arts students to complete the equivalent of a first-year sequence in their chosen language. Students wishing to enrol in these units must discuss any future enrolment with the relevant language program before enrolling.

Language Study Abroad program

Grants are available to second and third-year students who intend to study in Italy. Students have the possibility of attending intensive six-point units at first and second-year level at the Monash University Prato Centre. Honours students are strongly encouraged to study for one semester in an Italian university (preferably at the University of Florence or at the University of Bologna) as part of their honours degree. See the lists of units below.

Note: Depending on the teaching institution, Italian study abroad units may be CSP-liable or only available on a fee-paying basis. Students may be eligible to apply for Monash Study Abroad grants.

Units

Major sequences - choosing the right entry point

Students wishing to undertake Italian studies have the option of starting in one of four entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. There are several ways to structure your Italian studies major, however students wishing to accelerate through the proficiency levels either by taking study abroad units or because higher level language ompetence allows them to, must consult with the italian studies program convenor before enrolling.

Basic major sequences

Basic Italian major, entry point 1

For students with little or no knowledge of the language.

  • ATS1221 Italian studies 1
  • ATS1222 Italian studies 2
  • ATS2223 Italian studies 3
  • ATS2224 Italian studies 4
  • ATS3225 Italian studies 5
  • ATS3226 Italian studies 6
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Basic Italian major, entry point 2

For students who have done some Italian during their secondary school or have spent some time in Italy, but have not completed VCE.

  • ATS1223 Italian studies 3
  • ATS1224 Italian studies 4
  • ATS2225 Italian studies 5
  • ATS2226 Italian studies 6
  • ATS3227 Italian studies 7
  • ATS3228 Italian studies 8
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced major sequences

Advanced Italian major, entry point 3

For students who successfully completed a VCE or who can demonstrate equivalent knowledge.

  • ATS1225 Italian studies 5
  • ATS1226 Italian studies 6
  • ATS2227 Italian studies 7
  • ATS2228 Italian studies 8
  • ATS3233 Italian studies 9
  • ATS3234 Italian studies 10
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • one third year level elective from the list of electives below

Advanced Italian major, entry point 4

For students who can demonstrate an advanced Italian competence beyond VCE level. Students may enrol in this stream subject to the convener's approval.

  • ATS1227 Italian studies 7
  • ATS1228 Italian studies 8
  • ATS2233 Italian studies 9
  • ATS2234 Italian studies 10
  • one second or third year level elective from the list of electives below
  • three third year level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

  • ATS2239 Italian study abroad program
  • ATS3245 Italian study abroad program
  • ATS3246 Language study abroad program 3/2

Elective units

Units not offered in 2011

Electives:

  • ATS1229/ATS2229 Intensive beginners Italian level 1 (In country program)
  • ATS1230/ATS2230 Intensive beginners Italian level 2 (In country program)
  • ATS2409/ATS3409 Writing lives: Women's auto/biography and historical fiction
  • ATS2572/ATS3572 Crisis and renewal in the late Renaissance: Machiavelli and the age of the prince
  • ATS2898/3898 The Italian city through an historical and literary perspective
  • ATS3239 Women in Italy: Representations
  • ATS3241 Italian theatre from Goldoni to Fo
  • ATS3242 Tradurre/tradire: Italian literary translation
  • ATS3243 The Italian experience in Australia

Relevant Courses

Diploma

  • 2371 Diploma in Languages (Italian)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing