ATS3227 - Italian studies advanced 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Annamaria Pagliaro


Dr Annamaria Pagliaro

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2226 or ATS3226


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The unit will consist of two seminars per week. The seminar on culture will provide an introduction to the Nineteenth Century through a broad overview of Italian Unification and the literary production of that period. The language seminar will focus on practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers. The thematic areas covered in the culture seminars will form the basis for some reading comprehension, writing and discussion covered in the language component and students will be invited to reflect on the expressions of such themes in contemporary society.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will have further developed the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and gained a broad overview Italian socio-political history leading to Italian Unification and the literary production of that period. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and ideology of the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence on topics relating to socio-political issues, national identity, personal aspirations, gender construction from past to present.


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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