• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest European Languages
  • Major code ITAL-MAJ
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

  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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Requirements

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

A maximum of 12 units of courses at 1000 level


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

ITAL3020   Italy on Screen

ITAL3021  Global Rome: Culture and Identity in the Italian Capital


A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts (must have a Course topic of Italian)

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: Specialised Material (must have a Course topic of Italian)

LANG3007 - Romance Linguistics

LING2013 - Teaching Languages

PORT1001 - Introductory Portuguese I

PORT1002 - Introductory Portuguese II

PORT2001 - Continuing Portuguese II

PORT2002 - Continuing Portuguese II


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

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

Code Title Units
ITAL1002 Italian Studies - Introductory I 6
ITAL1003 Italian Studies - Introductory 2 6
ITAL2005 Italian Studies Continuing 1 6
ITAL2006 Italian Studies - Continuing 2 6
  ITAL 2007: Italian Studies Interm 1
  ITAL 2008: Italian Studies Inter 2 OR
ITAL3015 Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society 6
ITAL3016 Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies 6

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

Code Title Units
ITAL2005 Italian Studies Continuing 1 6
ITAL2006 Italian Studies - Continuing 2 6
  ITAL 2007: Italian Studies Interm 1
  ITAL 2008: Italian Studies Inter 2
  FILM 2009: Postwar Ital Cinema
  ITAL 2009: Literature, History, Cinema
  ITAL 2010: Early Italian Literature
  ITAL 2011: Italian flair:
  ITAL 2012: Italian for Singers 1
  ITAL 2013: Italian for Singers 2
  ITAL 2015: Language of diplomacy in Italy
  ITAL 3010: Pols Cult Soc Post Italy
  ITAL 3017: Apocalypse Then
  ITAL 3018: Italiano Standard e Reg
ITAL3015 Advanced Italian Topics in Language, Culture and Society 6
ITAL3016 Advanced Italian Topics in Language and Literary Studies 6
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