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ITA2040 - Italian Studies 4

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Susanna Scarparo


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit consolidates and extends the language and culture begun in ITA2030.


Upon completion of this unit students should achieve further development in the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence on most topics relating to oneself, one's family, home, school, work and social environment. In the cultural component, students should acquire an understanding of key aspects of contemporary Italian history, society and culture.


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


ITA2030 or equivalent language competence