• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joshua Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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The aims of the course are to extend students' fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Italian, to promote a deeper linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian and to introduce students to Italian history and history of the language. Class time is divided between interactive language work, focus and reflection on form, and a series of lectures on history, language and culture aimed at developing students' understanding of the origins of the Italian state and its rich historical, linguistic, artistic and cultural background.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Demonstrate their understanding of extended speech, including lectures in Italian about diverse aspects of Italian history, and current affairs programs and films using an increasing variety of registers and spoken Italian;
  2. Demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology;
  3. Identify and produce more complex linguistic structures orally and in writing than in Italian Studies - Intermediate I;
  4. Demonstrate a higher command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian;
  5. Conduct, develop and synthesise research to compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Italian history; and
  6. Compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.

Indicative Assessment

2 written research assignments (750 words 15% + 1500 words 25%, total 40%)[LOs 1,2,3,4,5,6]
2 oral presentations (10mins, recorded ,15% + 15 mins, recorded, 25%, total 40%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
1 in class test 50 min (20%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact in language classes: 3.5 hours per week over 12 weeks; and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ITAL2007, ITAL3505, ITAL6505, or have language proficiency demonstrated by placement test or permission of the Convenor. Incompatible with any of the following courses ITAL2008 or ITAL6505.

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
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
5428 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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