Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Patrizia Sambuco


Previously coded ITA3050


The unit integrated two components: language 50% and culture 50%. will consist of two seminars per week aiming at the acquisition of linguistic and cultural competence through oral practice and the comprehension and analysis of written, aural and audiovisual materials concerning contemporary Italian society.


Upon completion of the unit students should have developed the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. Students are expected to consolidate and expand their previous knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence and the ability to perform cultural and literary analysis on texts relating to topics focused on contemporary Italy. Textual analysis will be based on a variety of text types, namely short stories and films.


Continuous assessment assignments: 30%
Class tests (written, oral and aural work): 40%
Examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Patrizia Sambuco

Contact hours

5 hours (Two 2-hour language/culture seminars and one 1-hour interactive grammar lecture) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Italian studies


ATS2224 or equivalent language competence


ATS1225, ATS2225