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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics|
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
For students with little or no knowledge of the language.
For students who have done some Italian during their secondary school or have spent some time in Italy, but have not completed VCE.
For students who successfully completed VCE Italian or who can demonstrate equivalent knowledge.