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Undergraduate - Area of study

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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 three 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 proficient 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.

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 three 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 competence allow them to must consult with the Italian studies program convener before enrolling.

Italian major, entry point 1

For students with little or no knowledge of the language.

  • ATS1221 Italian introductory 1
  • ATS1222 Italian introductory 2
  • ATS2223 Italian intermediate 1
  • ATS2224 Italian intermediate 2
  • ATS3225 Italian proficient 1
  • ATS3226 Italian proficient 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

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.

  • ATS2223 Italian intermediate 1
  • ATS2224 Italian intermediate 2
  • ATS3225 Italian proficient 1
  • ATS3226 Italian proficient 2
  • ATS3227 Italian studies advanced 1
  • ATS3228 Italian studies advanced 2
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Italian major, entry point 3

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

  • ATS2225 Italian proficient 1
  • ATS2226 Italian proficient 2
  • ATS3227 Italian advanced 1
  • ATS3228 Italian advanced 2
  • ATS3233 Italian advanced 3
  • ATS3234 Italian advanced 4
  • two third-year-level electives from the list of electives below

Language Study Abroad units

  • ATS2131 LCL language study abroad 2A
  • ATS2132 LCL language study abroad 2B
  • ATS2133 LCL language study abroad 2C
  • ATS2134 LCL language study abroad 2D
  • ATS3131 LCL language study abroad 3A
  • ATS3132 LCL language study abroad 3B
  • ATS3133 LCL language study abroad 3C
  • ATS3134 LCL language study abroad 3D

Elective units

  • ATS1229/ATS2229 Intensive beginners Italian level 1 (In country program)
  • ATS1230/ATS2230 Intensive beginners Italian level 2 (In country program)
  • ATS1231/ATS2231 Intensive intermediate Italian level 3 (In country program)
  • ATS1232/ATS2232 Intensive intermediate Italian level 4 (In country program)
  • ATS2214/ATS3214 Italy on film (In country)
  • ATS2235/ATS3238 Individual option
  • ATS2237/ATS3237 Italy on film
  • ATS2238/ATS3240 The Italian novel: From Realism to Modernism
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city through an historical and literary perspective
  • ATS3058 New writing in Italy
  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3241 Italian theatre from Goldoni to Fo
  • ATS3242 Tradurre/tradire: Italian literary translation
  • ATS3244 Dante
  • ATS3525 The Idea of Europe
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 4097 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program and Bachelor of Commerce Scholars Program
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business
  • 4425 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4069 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts