• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code ITAL-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Italian Language and Culture Major

The Italian Language & Culture Major provides students with a high level of 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 are encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad, taking advantage of exchange agreements with partner universities in Italy. 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 major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successfulcompletion, 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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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

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

ITAL3505      Italian Studies - Intermediate I
ITAL3506      Italian Studies - Intermediate II
ITAL3015       Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society
ITAL3016       Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies

A maximum of 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ITAL1002       Italian Studies - Introductory I
ITAL1003       Italian Studies - Introductory 2
ITAL2005       Italian Studies Continuing 1
ITAL2006       Italian Studies - Continuing 2
ITAL3021       Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
(All Language Studies (LANG) courses must have a Course Topic of Italian to be included in this major.)

LANG3001       Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts   6
LANG3002       Translation across Languages: specialised material   6

ITAL3015 and ITAL3016 may be completed more than once in a different Topic each instance.

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