• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Film
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joshua Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course continues to develop students' communicative competence in Italian, and refine students' analytical skills as well as their imaginative writing ability. This is done through practice in the recognition, analysis and production - especially written - of formal registers and structures of the language. Texts will be studied in relation to their socio-cultural, historical and genre framework within thematic areas of inquiry, which include one or more of gender, literary history, Italian literature and film. 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. understand and interpret a wide range of demanding texts (written/visual; aural/oral) on contemporary issues;
  2. appreciate distinction of style, genres and recognize implicit meaning in a variety of factual and literary texts;
  3. use accurate and idiomatic Italian grammar in written and spoken production;
  4. demonstrate orally and in writing their ability to use a wide lexicon appropriately according to style, register, context and genre;
  5. express themselves fluently and spontaneously in class interaction, taking into consideration others' perspectives; and
  6. conduct research and deliver well-structured oral presentations and written texts on complex subjects.

Other Information

For more information about upcoming Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society, please reference information available on the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics website.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 2 in-class tests 100 min each (20% each, total 40%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
  2. 1 essay (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
  3. 1 oral exam (20 min, recorded) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  4. Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class time per week, and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must either be taking concurrently, or have successfully completed ITAL3506, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission from the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ITAL6510.

Prescribed Texts

n/a

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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
7114 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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