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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 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, Literatures, 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 is a vibrant program that prepares students from beginners to the most advanced levels. It develops their linguistic competence in the four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). At the same time students expand their knowledge of important areas of Italian culture: literature, film and theatre, history, society. Each proficiency level sequence has a cultural component as well as a language component. Italian studies has three entry points, all of which lead to either a minor or a major sequence. The major sequence opens up the possibility to undertake honours at fourth-year level and postgraduate studies. Courses in Italian studies may also be undertaken at the Monash Prato CentreMonash Prato Centre (http://monash.it/) in Italy. Beginners courses in Italian at the Prato Centre are accessible to all Monash students worldwide.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • analyse the structure and understand the context of authentic, formal and complex language
  • read and translate or interpret a range of Italian texts for social and professional use
  • have a sophisticated and detailed awareness or a range of important themes in Italian culture and literature, including familiarity with the historical context from a selection of genres
  • use mostly discipline-specific language and appropriate genre to demonstrate knowledge and understanding within a field from a scholarly perspective and for a specified audience
  • communicate at appropriate proficient level.

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

Students who want to study Italian as part of their non-arts course should consult the managing faculty of their course to determine the number and year-level of language units for which they are permitted 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 CentreMonash University Prato Centre (http://monash.it/). 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.

Units

Students taking Italian studies have the option of starting at one of three entry points. The following sequences are provided as guides only. 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.

Minor in Italian studies

Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Italian studies must complete four units (24 points), including:

  • at least 18 points of language units, following the appropriate entry point guidelines

Major in Italian studies: Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of the language

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Italian studies from entry point 1 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points) from one of the following pairs of units:

  • ATS1221 Italian introductory 1 and ATS1222 Italian introductory 2
  • ATS1229 Intensive introductory Italian 1 (In country)* and ATS1230 Intensive introductory Italian 2 (In country)*

(b.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points) from one of the following pairs of units:

  • ATS2223 Italian intermediate 1 and ATS2224 Italian intermediate 2
  • ATS2231 Intensive intermediate Italian 1 (In country)* and ATS2232 Intensive intermediate Italian 2 (In country)*

(c.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

(d.) two language units (12 points):

(e.) an additional elective unit from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Major in Italian studies: Entry point 2 - Intermediate/Background

For students who have done some Italian during their secondary school or have spent some time in Italy, but have not completed VCE Italian

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Italian studies from entry point 2 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points) from one of the following pairs of units:

  • ATS2223 Italian intermediate 1 and ATS2224 Italian intermediate 2
  • ATS2231 Intensive intermediate Italian 1 (In country)* and ATS2232 Intensive intermediate Italian 2 (In country)*

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

(c.) four language units (24 points):

(d.) an additional elective unit from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

* Taught in Prato, Italy. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Major in Italian studies: Entry point 3 - Proficient

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

Students completing a majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in Italian studies from entry point 3 must complete eight units (48 points), including:

(a.) two second-year cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) at least one third-year capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points), chosen from:

(c.) two language units (12 points):

(d.) three additional elective units from the list of electives below (6 points)

A minimum of three units (18 points) at third-year level and six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students are encouraged to take language study abroad units which can count as satisfying some components of the major. Students can also take additional capstone units as electives.

Extended major in Italian studies

Students completing an extended major in Italian studies (60 points), from any entry point, must complete an additional 12 points from one of the following options:

  • 12 points of third-year level elective units not previously taken
  • ATS3139 LLCL extended major research unit (12 points)
  • ATS3948 LLCL internship (6 points) and ATS3138 LLCL special reading unit (6 points)

Elective units

  • ATS2214/ATS3214 Italy on film (In country)*
  • ATS2229 Intensive introductory Italian 1 (In country)**
  • ATS2230 Intensive introductory Italian 2 (In country)**
  • ATS2409 Writing lives: Autobiography and historical fiction
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city: Historical and literary perspectives**
  • ATS3058 New writing in Italy
  • ATS3241 Italian theatre from Goldoni to Fo
  • ATS3244 Dante
  • ATS3525 The Idea of Europe
  • ATS3948 LLCL internship

* If not already completed as a capstone unit. This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

** This unit will require payment of an additional fee that may cover items such as accommodation, entry fees, excursions, coaches, transfers, flights and university administration.

Language study abroad units

For a list of units, please refer to the Italian studies Study Abroad webpageItalian studies Study Abroad webpage (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/italian/study-abroad/).

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2201 Diploma in Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Double degrees

  • 4640 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Honours) 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
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 4634 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4644 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) 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
  • 4648 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts