- Code ITAL3015
- 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 Art History, Contemporary Europe, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies
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:
- 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.
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.
- 2 in-class tests 100 min each (20% each, total 40%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
- 1 essay (1500-2000 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
- 1 oral exam (20 min, recorded) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10) [LO 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed texts will change depending on the Topic chosen for each year. They will be listed in the course Wattle site.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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