Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedPrato Summer semester B 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Samuele Grassi



This unit aims to consolidate and to extend language skills acquired in the intermediate 1 level. In the cultural component students will study a range of literary texts and films significant within the socio-historical and literary Italian context but also relevant within the local Tuscan context


Upon successful completion of the 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 the development of a range of literary texts and films, and
  6. understand important aspects of Italian social and cultural history.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • This unit is taught intensively at Prato

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Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS2223 or their equivalent