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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Coordinator

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Websites

Faculty of Arts

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Location

Caulfield, Clayton

Italian studies is a vibrant program that develops linguistic competence in the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. At the same time it expands knowledge of important areas of Italian culture: literature, film and theatre, history, society.

Italian studies has three entry points, preparing students from beginners to the most advanced levels. Each proficiency level sequence has a cultural component as well as a language component. To ensure that students are placed in the most appropriate level according to their individual profile and the best outcome they can expect to achieve, all students, except beginners, are required to undertake placement testing prior to the start of their first semester of language study.

Units in Italian studies may be undertaken at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy. Beginners units in Italian at the Prato Centre are accessible to all Monash students worldwide.

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.

Overseas study

You can replace language units with equivalent language study overseas units. For a list of units, please refer to the Italian studies Study Abroad webpage. Grants are available to second and third-year level students who intend to study in Italy. You have the possibility of attending intensive six-point units at level 1 and level 2 at the Monash University Prato Centre. Honours students will be strongly encouraged to study for one semester in an Italian university (preferably at the University of Florence or at the University of Bologn(a.) as part of their honours degree.

Availability

Italian studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major, A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies at Clayton as a major and A0501 Diploma of Languages at Clayton as a major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • analyse the structure and understand the context of authentic, formal and complex language
  • have a sophisticated and detailed awareness of 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.

Units

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) and at least 18 points must be at level 3. Six language units (36 points) must be completed.

Note: Students are encouraged to take language study overseas units, which can count as satisfying some components of the major.

Entry point 1 - Introductory

For students with little or no knowledge of Italian.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 1 gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/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 level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/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.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

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

(e.) One unit (6 points) from the remaining capstone or the elective list below.

Entry point 2 - Intermediate

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 complete:

(a.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/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.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

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

(d.) One unit (6 points) from the remaining capstone units or the elective list below.

Entry point 3 - Proficient

For students who have successfully completed VCE Italian or who can demonstrate equivalent knowledge commensurate with the two level 3 capstone units ATS3225 and ATS3226.

Students complete:

(a.) Two level 2 cornerstone unitscornerstone units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):

(b.) One level 3 capstone unitcapstone unit (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (6 points) chosen from:

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

  • ATS3227 Italian studies advanced 1
  • ATS3228 Italian studies advanced 2

(d.) Three units (18 points) from the remaining capstone units or the elective list below.

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).

Students complete:

(a.) Three units (18 points) from the Italian language sequence in the major, following the entry point guidelines and taken in order.

(b.) One level 2 or level 3 unit (6 points) as listed within the major. It is a highly recommended that students complete a second-year level unit before enrolling in a third-year level unit.

Extended major requirements (72 points)

No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.

Students are required to undertake a period of overseas study in order to complete an extended major.

Students complete:

(a.) The requirements of the major in Italian studies (48 points)

(b.) Any combination of the following to a total of 24 points:

  • ATS3083 Translating across cultures
  • ATS3139 Extended major research unit
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)
  • Study overseas units

Elective list

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

  • 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
  • ATS2602 Renaissance Italy
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city: Historical and literary perspectives
  • ATS3058 New writing in Italy
  • ATS3064 Cultural intelligence: Building competencies for global leadership
  • ATS3138 Special reading unit 2
  • ATS3241 Italian theatre from Goldoni to Fo
  • ATS3244 Dante
  • ATS3525 The Idea of Europe
  • ATS3816 The social context of language learning
  • ATS3948 Internship (undergraduate)

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • A0501 Diploma of Languages

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*

  • A2000 Bachelor of Arts
  • A2001 Bachelor of Global Studies
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees:*

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • A2004 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2012 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2020 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2006 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • B2024 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Arts
  • D3002 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3003 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • L3009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • S2006 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
  • S2003 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.