• 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, European Languages, History, Literature, Film
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joshua Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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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.

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. understand a wide range of demanding texts (written/visual; aural/oral) on contemporary issues;
  2. appreciate distinction of style, genres and recognize implicit meaning in a variety of factual and literary texts;
  3. use accurate Italian grammar in written and spoken production;
  4. demonstrate orally and in writing their ability to use lexicon appropriately according to style, register, context and genre;
  5. express themselves fluently and spontaneously in class interaction;
  6. conduct independent research and deliver detailed analytical and well-structured presentations and essays on complex subjects rounded off with convincing conclusions.

Indicative Assessment

2 in-class tests 100 min each (20% each, total 40%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 6]
1 research essay (3000 words 30%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 6]
1 oral exam (20 min, recorded, 20%) [LOs 1,2,3,4, 5, 6]
Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10%) [LOs 1,2,3,4,5, 6]
 

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Workload

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

To enrol in this course you must have completed ITAL6506 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.Incompatible with ITAL3015

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2409 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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