ATS1222 - Italian introductory 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Francesco Ricatti


Dr Francesco Ricatti

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)




The unit consolidates and extends the basic language skills begun in ATS1221 - listening, speaking, reading and writing and deeper knowledge of contemporary Italian social and political history and culture with a focus on national identity and deconstruction of myths and stereotypes.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. interact in simple discussions and talk about aspects of daily life;
  2. utilise their knowledge of all areas of Italian grammar, with some fluency in reading and writing;
  3. critically analyse specific issues connected to national identity and gender in contemporary Italy.


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.

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