- Code ITAL3015
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Italian
- Areas of interest Art History, Contemporary Europe, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand a wide range of demanding texts
(written/visual; aural/oral) on contemporary issues;
- Appreciate distinction of style, genres and recognize
implicit meaning in a variety of factual and literary texts;
- Apply accurately contemporary Italian syntax and
morphology in written and spoken production;
- Demonstrate orally and in writing their ability to use
lexicon appropriately according to style, register, context and genre;
- Express themselves fluently and spontaneously in class
interaction, taking into consideration others' perspectives;
- Conduct research and deliver detailed analytical and well-structured oral presentations and written texts on complex subjects rounded off with convincing conclusions.
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.
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]
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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
* A. de Giuli/C. Guastalla/C.M. Naddeo, MAGARI! Alma Ed., Firenze, 2008
* Plus additional hand-outs
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- 6 units
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|Italian Studies – Advanced 1|
|2060||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|