• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code ITAL-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Italian Language and Culture Minor

The Italian Language & Culture Minor provides students with competence in the Italian language as well as a critical understanding of cultural, social and historical aspects of Italy. Language learning is integrated with the development of cultural awareness, and students have the opportunity to explore such areas as Italian sociolinguistics, cinema, music, gender studies, postcolonial, migration and women's literature. Students with existing knowledge of Italian can begin at a more advanced level, and the exact sequence of courses depends on the level at which the student begins the minor.


Learning outcomes

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

1.    communicate in Italian in a range of contexts
2.    demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and uses of Italian
3.    demonstrate a basic 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 18 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ITAL1002 Italian Studies - Introductory I 6
ITAL1003 Italian Studies - Introductory 2 6
ITAL2005 Italian Studies Continuing 1 6
ITAL2006 Italian Studies - Continuing 2 6
ITAL2007 Italian Studies - Intermediate 1 6
ITAL2008 Italian Studies - Intermediate 2 6
  ITAL 2010: Early Italian Literature
  ITAL 3010: Pols Cult Soc Post Italy
  ITAL 3014: Women Italian Society
ITAL3015 Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society 6
ITAL3016 Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies 6
  ITAL 3017: Apocalypse Then

A maximum of 6 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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