Skip to content | Change text size

ITA2030 - Italian Studies 3

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Susanna Scarparo


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The subject will consist of two sections:

  1. Level 3 Language (70%) and
  2. Year 2 Culture (30%).
  3. Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers; consolidation and extension of grammatical knowledge through revision.
  4. The cultural component for second year Italian aims at providing a brief introduction to the first half of the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian socio-political history leading to Italian Unification and the literary production of that period.


Language: Ability to interact in most everyday social situations with reasonable confidence and fluency. Limited ability to vary the tone and register of the oral and written texts they produce. Ability to read simply-structured literary texts or articles in periodicals. Be able to use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries. In the cultural component students should gain an understanding of the interrelationships between the literary production and the ideology of the period convered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs.


Mid-semester Specialized Culture Assignment 1 (1000 words) in English: 15%
End-of-semester Specialized Culture Assignment 2 (1000 words) in English: 15%
Continuous assessment (class work, vocab and grammar tests and homework exercises): Equivalent of 1500 words in English: 30%
Examination Equivalent of 1000 words in English 40%

Contact hours

5 hours (1 hour culture lecture and 4 hours language workshops) per week