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ITA2050 - Italian Studies 5

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Raffaele Lampugnani


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The unit will consist of two sections:

  1. Level 5 Language (70%) and
  2. Year 2 Culture (30%). Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. Culture: an introduction to the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian Unification and the literary production of that period.


Upon completion of these units students should further develop 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 gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative contructs.


Mid-semester Specialized Culture Assignment 1 (1000 words) in English or in Italian: 15%
End-of-semester Specialized Culture Assignment 2 (1000 words) in English or in Italian: 15%
Continuous assessment (class work, vocab and grammar tests and homework exercises): Equivalent of 1500 words in English: 35% +
Examination Equivalent of 1000 words in English: 35%

Contact hours

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


VCE in Italian scoring 31 or above or equivalent


ITA1050, ITA3050