units

ATS1229

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedPrato First semester 2012 (Day)
Prato Second semester 2012 (Day)
Prato Summer semester A 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
Prato Winter semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Patrizia Sambuco

Notes

Previously coded ITA1901

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.

Outcomes

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)

Patrizia Sambuco

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

ATS1221 or equivalent