• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest European Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joshua Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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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:

  1. demonstrate their understanding of extended speech, including lectures in Italian about Italian history and the history of Italians in Canton Ticino, and current affairs programs and films sing a variety of registers and spoken Italian;
  2. demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology;
  3. identify and produce complex linguistic structures orally and in writing;
  4. demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian; and
  5. compose essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 2 written assignments (500 words 15% + 1000 words 25%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. 2 oral presentations (10mins, recorded ,15% + 15 mins, recorded, 25%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. 1 in class test 50 min (20) [LO 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 over 12 weeks; and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ITAL3505 or ITAL6505, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ITAL2008, ITAL3015, ITAL3016, ITAL6506, ITAL6509 or ITAL6510.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
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
5992 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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