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ITA3050 - Italian Studies 5

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Raffaele Lampugnani


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit integrates two components:

  1. Level 5 Language (70%) and
  2. Year 3 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. The Cultural component for 3rd year Italian aims at providing an introduction to Italian culture and thought of medieval and Renaissance Italy through an overview of the period and the analysis of representative literary texts 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


ITA2040 or equivalent language competence


ITA1050, ITA2050