Faculty of Arts

Monash University

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)Raffaele Lampugnani


Previously coded ITA3090


This unit integrates two components: Language 50% and Culture 50%:

  1. . Language: the component is thematically organised and presents a variety of texts through which to explore register variations and discourse strategies. The component reviews areas of syntax considered problematic and aims at consolidating oral and written expression;
  2. . The cultural component focuses on the representation of Sicily though a contemporary novel and films.


On completion of the unit students should have refined their knowledge of language structures and functions. They should be able to operate in the language with accuracy and have the ability to construct complex sentences with appropriate subordination. They should be able to read texts of varied complexity such as academic writing and literary texts. Their knowledge of Italian syntax should enable them to avoid interference with English, and they should also have sufficient familiarity with comparative linguistic structures to be able to translate from the two languages. In the cultural component students should gain an understanding of the socio-historical period covered and its literary and cinematic representation.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Raffaele Lampugnani

Contact hours

4 hours (One 2-hour culture workshop and one 2-hour language workshop) per week

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

Italian studies


Italian level 8 or equivalent language competence


ATS2233, ATS4233