units

ATS2231

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
OfferedPrato Summer semester B 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Annamaria Pagliaro

Notes

Previously coded ITA2903

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.

Outcomes

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 (1 hour): 15%
Continuous assessment (equivalent to 1800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Annamaria Pagliaro

Contact hours

Four 1-hour lectures per week over three weeks
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

ATS2223 or their equivalent