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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Italian Studies


Dr Samuele Grassi



  • Summer semester B 2016 (On-campus block of classes)



This unit aims to consolidate and to extend language skills acquired in levels 1 and 2 Italian. In the cultural component students will study a range of texts in Italian and their historical and social context.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. interact in most everyday social situations with confidence and fluency in their use of the Italian language;
  2. vary the tone and register of the oral and written texts they produce;
  3. read simply-structured literary texts or articles in newspapers and periodicals;
  4. use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries;
  5. understand the development of a range of literary texts , and
  6. understand important aspects of Italian social and cultural history.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

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.

  • Additional requirements
  • This unit is taught intensively at Prato

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2223 or their equivalent