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ATS3227

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Notes

This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (http://www.monash.edu/arts/language-entry-level/).

Synopsis

The unit will consist of two seminars per week. The seminar on culture will provide an introduction to the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian Unification and the literary production of that period. The language seminar will focus on practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. The thematic areas covered in the culture seminars will form the basis for some reading comprehension, writing and discussion covered in the language component and students will be invited to reflect on the expressions of such themes in contemporary society.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the unit students will have further developed the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and gained a broad overview Italian socio-political history leading to Italian Unification and the literary production of that period. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs. 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 on topics relating to socio-political issues, national identity, personal aspirations, gender construction from past to present.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prerequisites

Prohibitions

ATS4248