ATS3247 - Italian proficient 2 (in country) - 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 Samuele Grassi


Dr Samuele Grassi

Unit guides



  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


ATS2224 or equivalent as determined by the coordinator


ATS2226, ATS3226, ATS2247



The unit develops Italian cultural knowledge and language proficiency through a focus on Italian historical and contemporary society. Passages from seminal Italian literary texts as well as other media are used to understand and critically analyse Italian society and its transformation in the last century.


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

  1. acquire an understanding of historical and cultural developments of contemporary Italy;
  2. analyse complex issues in Italian society and culture;
  3. critically read, assess, and articulate an informed position regarding Italian cultural and historical texts;
  4. consolidate and expand their knowledge of grammatical concepts, vocabulary and written and spoken styles in Italian;
  5. use an expanded vocabulary and grammatical knowledge set to listen to, speak/write and read a range of Italian styles.


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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