- Code ITAL6509
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, European Languages, History, Literature, Film
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 independent research and deliver detailed analytical and well-structured presentations and essays on complex subjects rounded off with convincing conclusions.
Indicative Assessment2 in-class tests 100 min each (20% each, total 40%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 6]
1 research essay (3000 words 30%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 6]
1 oral exam (20 min, recorded, 20%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 5, 6]
Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10%) [LOs 1,2,3,4,5, 6]
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Workload130 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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2501||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|