• 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

The aims of the course are to extend students' fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Italian, to promote a deeper linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian and to introduce students to Italian history and history of the language. Class time is divided between interactive language work, focus and reflection on form, and a series of lectures on history, language and culture aimed at developing students' understanding of the origins of the Italian state and its rich historical, linguistic, artistic and cultural background.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate their understanding of extended speech, including lectures in Italian about Italian history and the history of Italians in Canton Ticino, and current affairs programs and films using a variety of registers and spoken Italian;
  2. demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology;
  3. identify and produce complex linguistic structures orally and in writing;
  4. demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian;
  5. Conduct, develop and synthesise research to compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Italian history;
  6. compose essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.

Indicative Assessment

Essay linked to the Swiss Embassy Essay Competition, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
One semester-long individual written research project, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5] with an
Oral presentation linked to Italian cultural history (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Class review test (20%) [Learning Outcome 2]
In-class oral assessment on current affairs, 15 min; recorded (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
At home preparation of exercises for class (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact: 3.5 hours class time per week
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must 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. Incompatible with ITAL6506.

Prescribed Texts

De Giuli, A., Guastalla, Naddeo, C.M., Nuovo Magari (livello intermedio e avanzato), Textbook with CD, Firenze: Alma Edizioni, 2013

Preliminary Reading

Baldoni and Santipolo. Note di Storia, Italiana per Stranieri. Perugia Guerra, 2004

Minors

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7185 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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