units

ATS4234

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Notes

Previously coded ITA4100

Synopsis

This unit consolidates and extends the language work done in ATS4233. The specialized culture component for this unit consists of an introduction to the theory of cross-cultural communication and intensive practical applications of this theory through exercises in Liaison interpreting

Outcomes

On completion of the unit students should have refined their knowledge of language structures and functions. They should have a clear understanding of sequence of tenses and moods, have mastered more complex structures such as the passive and the impersonal form, indirect speech etc. They should be able to operate in the language with accuracy and have the ability to construct complex sentences with appropriate subordination. They should be able to read texts of varied complexities such as journalistic articles, academic writing and literary texts and recognise the syntactic complexities of different styles of writing. Their knowledge of Italian syntax should enable them to avoid interference with English, and they should also have sufficient familiarity with comparative linguistic structures to be able to translate from the two languages. In the cultural component students should gain an understanding of the interrelationships between the literary production and the ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs.

Assessment

Written work: 35%
Class tests: 30%
Culture oral test: 10%
Exam: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours per week

Prerequisites

ATS4233 or appropriate language competence

Prohibitions

ATS2234, ATS3234