- Class Number 2041
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Joshua Brown
- Dr Joshua Brown
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
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 have the knowledge and skills 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;
- use accurate Italian grammar 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;
- conduct research and deliver well-structured oral presentations and written texts.
Examination Material or equipment
No reading materials are permitted during the Oral Exam.
There are two prescribed textbooks for this course:
- the novel Una donna by Sibilla Aleramo, published by Universale Economica Feltrinelli
- the film Vogliamo anche le rose by Alina Marazzi
Additional resources and reading material are available on the WATTLE site.
A list of resources and links to resources are available on the WATTLE site.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- individual written feedback
- oral feedback in class to the group
- individual oral feedback when requested
- focus groups in class and class representatives meeting with Head of School or when necessary
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Welcome to ITAL3015! This multimedia course develops your communication skills in Italian through practice in the recognition and production of different registers of the language. The study of different types of written and audio-visual texts (photographs, films, novels, interviews, critical reviews) will increase your comprehension and literacy skills in Italian while also increasing your knowledge of Italian society. Specific topics covered vary from year to year. The course may be completed more than once if a different topic is studied each time. This year, we focus on women in Italian society.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Attività del martedì Introduzione al corso Introduzione al contesto storico Introduzione al romanzo Attività del venerdì Attivitá varie in preparazione alla visione del film||E’ necessario che gli studenti leggano i capitoli che verranno discussi durante l’ora di lezione prima della lezione e che facciano TUTTI i compiti assegnati settimana per settimana. Compiti per martedì settimana 2: leggere capitoli 1, 2, 3 di Parte prima di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|2||Attività del martedì Discussione delle domande di comprensione, analisi di capitoli 1, 2, 3 di Parte prima di Una donna Riflessione grammaticale: Passato prossimo e imperfetto Attività del venerdì Visione del film||Compiti per martedì settimana 3: Leggere capitoli 4, 5, 6 di parte prima di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|3||Attività del martedì Discussione e analisi di capitoli 4, 5, 6 di parte prima di Una donna Riflessione grammaticale: Pronomi personali Attività del venerdì discussione e analisi del film Vogliamo anche le rose (riferirsi a dispense e materiale sul sito WATTLE)||Compiti per martedì settimana 4: Leggere capitoli 7, 8, 9 di parte prima di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|4||Attività del martedì Discussione e analisi di capitoli 7, 8, 9 di parte prima di Una donna Riflessione grammaticale: il congiuntivo Attività del venerdì discussione e analisi del film Vogliamo anche le rose (riferirsi a dispense e materiale sul sito WATTLE)||Compiti per martedì settimana 5: PREPARARSI PER IL TEST PER LA SETTIMANA PROSSIMA (SETTIMANA 5)|
|5||Attività del martedì IN-CLASS TEST Attività del venerdì discussione e analisi del film Vogliamo anche le rose (riferirsi a dispense e materiale sul sito WATTLE)||IN-CLASS TEST Compiti per martedì settimana 6: leggere capitoli 10, 11, 12 di Parte seconda di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|6||Attività del martedì Discussione e analisi di capitoli capitoli 10, 11, 12 di Parte seconda di Una donna Riflessioni grammaticali: Periodo ipotetico Attività del venerdì discussione e analisi del film Vogliamo anche le rose (riferirsi a dispense e materiale sul sito WATTLE)||Compiti per martedì settimana 7: leggere capitoli 13,14,15 di Parte seconda di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|7||Attività del martedì Analisi e discussione di capitoli 13,14,15 di Parte seconda di Una donna Riflessioni grammaticali: Periodo ipotetico Attività del venerdì discussione e analisi del film Vogliamo anche le rose (riferirsi a dispense e materiale sul sito WATTLE)||Compiti per martedì settimana 8: leggere capitoli 16,17,18, 19 di Parte seconda di Una donna e rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE COMPITI per la settimana prossima (settimana 8 per giovedí): Scrivere una prima stesura o appunti per il saggio che verranno discussi in classe|
|8||Attività del martedì Analisi e discussione di capitoli capitoli 16,17,18, 19 di Parte seconda di Una donna Attività del venerdì LABORATORIO DI SCRITTURA||Compiti per settimana 9: Lavorare al saggio|
|9||Attività del martedì PAUSA (non si fa lezione per darvi tempo di lavorare al saggio) Attività del venerdì Visione e discussione di altri documentari sul femminismo||ESSAY/SAGGIO DA CONSEGNARE 9 maggio Compiti per martedì settimana 10: Leggere capitoli 20,21, 22 di parte terza di Una donna rispondere alle domande sul sito WATTLE|
|10||Attività del martedì Analisi e discussione di capitoli 20,21, 22 di parte terza di Una donna ripasso per il Test Attività del venerdì Visione e discussione di altri documentari sul femminismo||Compiti per martedì settimana 11: PREPARARSI PER IL TEST|
|11||Attività del martedì IN-CLASS TEST Attività del venerdì PAUSA (non si fa lezione)||IN-CLASS TEST PREPARARSI PER L’ESAME ORALE PER LA SETTIMANA PROSSIMA (SETTIMANA 12)|
|12||Attività del martedì Esercizi di discussione verranno usati come preparazione per l'esame orale Attività del venerdì ESAME ORALE/ORAL EXAM||ESAME ORALE/ORAL EXAM|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|IN-CLASS TEST (Mid Semester)||20 %||26/03/2019||02/04/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 6|
|ESSAY||30 %||09/05/2019||20/05/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 6|
|IN-CLASS TEST ( End of Semester)||20 %||21/05/2019||28/05/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 6|
|Oral Exam (End of Semester)||20 %||30/05/2019||03/06/2019||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities||10 %||01/01/2021||01/01/2021||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
NO formal examination during exam period.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
IN-CLASS TEST (Mid Semester)
This test counts for 20% towards the final grade for this course.The test is based ENTIRELY on the material discussed in class and on the pre-class activities students are asked to complete up to this point. The test will include a reading comprehension exercise and short answers designed to demonstrate your critical understanding of Part One of the novel Una donna. The test will provide you with the opportunity to receive feedback midway into the semester.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Essay questions are available on WATTLE
For guidelines and suggestions on how to plan and write an essay please see http://www.anu.edu.au/students/learning-development/writing-assessment.
For guidelines and information about academic integrity please see http://www.anu.edu.au/students/learning-development/academic-integrity/using-sources.
Available on WATTLE
Word limit (where applicable): 1500-2000 words
Presentation requirements: Essays are to be submitted double spaced with at least 2cm margins.
Referencing requirements: Referencing in the essay should be consistent and follow ONE system (e.g., MLA style sheet; Harvard, etc.).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
IN-CLASS TEST ( End of Semester)
This test counts for 20% towards the final grade for this course. The test will be based ENTIRELY on the material we discussed in class and on the pre-class activities you were asked to complete during the semester. The test will include a reading comprehension exercise and short answers designed to demonstrate your critical understanding of the novel Una donna
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Oral Exam (End of Semester)
The oral exam will last 20 minutes and will be recorded. It counts 20% towards the final grade for this course. Students will be asked to discuss topics covered in the course
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities
Completion of all assigned pre-class and post-class activities, regular attendance and active participation to in-class activities will count 10% towards the final grade for this course. Pre-class activities concerning the novel Una donna are to be completed on-line in the WATTLE site and are regularly checked by the lecturer. Completion of all other assigned pre-class and post-class activities are recorded during class time.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Assignments will be returned within 2 weeks in class and/or online.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Students may not resubmit some or all assignments.
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Italian language and linguistics
Dr Joshua Brown
Dr Joshua Brown