- Code ITAL3016
- 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, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Film
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand and interpret 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 and idiomatic Italian grammar in written and spoken production;
- demonstrate orally and in writing their ability to use a wide lexicon appropriately according to style, register, context and genre, expressing themselves fluently and spontaneously in class interaction, taking into consideration others' perspectives; and
- conduct research and deliver well-structured oral presentations and written texts on complex subjects.
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]
- 1 essay (1500 words) (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- 1 oral exam (20 min, recorded) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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