Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Patrizia Sambuco


Previously coded ITA3050


The unit will consist of two sections: Language and Culture. Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers, consolidation of grammatical structures. Culture: an introduction to contemporary Italy through the analysis of films and literary texts of the 20th and 21st century.


Upon completion of these units students should further develop the four macro skills, and develop an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence appropriate to their level. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative contructs.


Language work: 30%
Culture work: 30%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 contact hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS2224 or equivalent language competence