Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedPrato Summer semester B 2013 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Patrizia Sambuco


This is an international study program that requires an application to be enrolled - see the Arts Prato page for further information http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/prato/
Previously coded ITA2904


This unit aims to consolidate and to extend language skills acquired in levels 1 and 2 Italian. In the cultural component students will study the development of the Italian language and the emergence and development of vernacular literature between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. interact in most everyday social situations with confidence and fluency in their use of the Italian language
  2. vary the tone and register of the oral and written texts they produce
  3. read simply-structured literary texts or articles in newspapers and periodicals
  4. use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries
  5. understand how the Italian language developed into an important literary language in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and
  6. understand important aspects of Italian social and cultural history during the medieval period.


Culture assignment (625 words): 15%
Culture test (I hour): 15%
Continuous assessment (1800 words): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Four 1-hour lectures per week over three weeks and Four 3-hour and 1 four-hour workshops per week over three weeks

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


ATS2223 or their equivalent