Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Trimester 2 2012 (Day)
Prato Trimester 2 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Trimester 3 2012 (Day)
Prato Trimester 3 2012 (Day)


This unit provides domestic Australian students with a guided opportunity to absorb some principles of Italian language, especially in relation to art and design, before they attend the Prato study centre. The unit acquaints students with the grammar of Italian but also develops skills in rapidly gaining Italian vocabulary, based on parallels with English.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. Be able to distinguish parts of speech in Italian
  2. Have a sense of Italian grammar and vocabulary, with an emphasis on terminology in art and design
  3. Develop practical strategies for converting English conceptions into Italian
  4. Have a readiness to engage in simple Italian conversation
  5. Appreciate strategies to augment their knowledge of Italian
  6. Be prepared to read Italian texts and engage in bilingual cultural experiences.


Completion of 12 modules online through MUSO/Blackboard