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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

Italian studies
Arts enrichment units


ATS2223 or their equivalent