• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Piera Carroli
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

This multimedia course develops students' communication skills in Italian through practice in the recognition and production of different registers of the language. Idioms and registers will be studied in relation to their socio-cultural and historical framework. The course also outlines Italian linguistic history, Italy's dialects and today's neo-standard Italian. The study of different types of written and audio-visual texts (photographs, films, poems, short stories, interviews, critical reviews) will increase students' comprehension and literacy skills in Italian while also increasing their knowledge of Italian society. Specific topics covered may vary from year to year. The course may be completed more than once if a different topic is studied each time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand a wide range of demanding texts (written/visual; aural/oral) on contemporary issues;
  2. Appreciate distinction of style, genres and recognize implicit meaning in a variety of factual and literary texts;
  3. Apply accurately contemporary Italian syntax and morphology in written and spoken production;
  4. Demonstrate orally and in writing their ability to use lexicon appropriately according to style, register, context and genre;
  5. Express themselves fluently and spontaneously in class interaction, taking into consideration others' perspectives;
  6. Conduct research and deliver detailed analytical and well-structured oral presentations and written texts on complex subjects rounded off with convincing conclusions.

Other Information

For more information about upcoming Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society, please reference information available on the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics website.

Indicative Assessment

2 x written assignments of 1500 words each (25% each) [LOs 1,2,3,4,6]

1 x oral presentation (20 mins; recorded) (25%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6]

1 x oral test (10 mins; recorded) (15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

In-class active participation (preparing materials and active involvement in in-class activities) (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


3 hours of lectures and tutorials per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of self-directed study per week over the semester (total of 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must either be taking concurrently, or have successfully completed ITAL2007, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ITAL6509.

Prescribed Texts

* A. de Giuli/C. Guastalla/C.M. Naddeo, MAGARI! Alma Ed., Firenze, 2008
* Plus additional hand-outs



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Politics, Culture and Society in Postwar Italy
1071 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions