ATS2226 - Italian proficient 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Francesco Ricatti


Dr Francesco Ricatti

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2225 or equivalent language competence




If this is your language entry point, this unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


The unit will consist of two integrated and complementary sections: Culture and Language.

Culture: an introduction to Italian history, culture and society in the twentieth century, through the critical analysis of important cultural texts.

Language: practical language acquisition and improved knowledge of grammatical structures at level B1 of the European Framework, through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing a variety of social situations and registers.


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

  1. utilise grammatical concepts and vocabulary at a level equivalent to B1 of the European language framework;
  2. competently communicate at a level equivalent to B1 of the European language framework;
  3. analyse and discuss the interrelation between history and cultural production in 20th century Italy;
  4. critically and creatively analyse cultural texts of historical relevance.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

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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