units

ATS2225

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Patrizia Sambuco

Notes

Previously coded ITA2050

Synopsis

The unit will consist of two sections: Level 5 Language and Culture. Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. Culture: an introduction to the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian Unification and the literary production of that period.

Outcomes

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)

Patrizia Sambuco

Contact hours

One 1-hour culture lecture per week
4-hours language workshops per week

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

Italian studies

Prerequisites

VCE in Italian scoring 31 or above or equivalent

Prohibitions

ATS3225