• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code AITA-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Advanced Italian Studies Minor

The Advanced Italian Studies minor is for students who already have a high level of competence in Italian. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge and critical understanding of Italian language and culture, whilst continuing to improve their fluency in the language, in reading and listening comprehension as well as oral and written expression. The courses included in this Advanced Minor allow students to develop language and critiquing skills in fields such as Italian sociolinguistics, cinema, music, gender studies, postcolonial, migration and women's literature. The development of in-depth cross cultural awareness is thus synchronized with the acquisition of sophisticated language competence which will allow students to study at post / graduate level in Italian universities.


Learning outcomes

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

1.    communicate proficiently and confidently in Italian
2.    identify the structure and uses of Italian
3.    demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and linguistics aspects of Italian language and societies and their socio-historical context
4.    construct a schema of the connections between the Italian language and its geographical, social and cultural origins
5.    recognise the importance of intercultural communication.

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(All Language Studies (LANG) courses must have a Course Topic of Italian to be included in this minor.)

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ITAL2008 Italian Studies - Intermediate 2 6
ITAL3015 Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society 6
ITAL3016 Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
  ITAL 2010: Early Italian Literature
  ITAL 3010: Pols Cult Soc Post Italy
  ITAL 3014: Women Italian Society
  ITAL 3017: Apocalypse Then

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
  LANG 2103: Second Language Pragmatics
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6
LANG3003 European Narrative 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
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