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

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 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; and
  5. recognise the importance of intercultural communication.
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Advice to students

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

Minor requirements

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

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ITAL3506 Italian Studies - Intermediate II 6
ITAL3015 Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society 6
ITAL3016 Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies 6

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

Code Title Units
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6
  LANG 3003: Cont Euro Narrative
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
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