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Italian Studies

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

Italian is one of the world’s most important languages strongly influencing languages and cultures around the world. A knowledge of Italian opens up access to a wide range of areas, including history, art, music, as well as to other languages, such as French and Spanish. The overall objective of the Italian Studies program is to teach students to process information from a wide variety of materials in Italian, both written and spoken, and to produce accounts and discussions of that information in a variety of forms. In subjects at all levels, you will be guided towards undertaking independent research projects into areas including language, literature, politics, cinema, theatre, travel writing, food and wine, immigration and identity.

Italian language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Italian 1 through to Italian 6 and beyond. Entry and exit points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing if required, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the Italian Program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the head of the Italian Studies program. Accelerated progression is possible on advice from the Italian Studies program.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will:

  • Interpret a range of different genres and texts relevant in Italian-speaking social and cultural contexts;
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of oral and written formats, comprehending and producing Italian discourse with fluency (relative to entry level) and appreciate its cultural contexts;
  • Specialize in at least one of the five core areas of modern Italian literature, linguistics, history, cinema, and cultural studies;
  • Apply relevant research and analytical skills combined with a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • Appreciate Italian-speaking cultures and history in a differentiated and informed way;
  • Engage critically and constructively in cultural and identity issues as a bicultural and bilingual person and global citizen;
  • Independently apply a wide range of learning techniques (in Italian and English) as autonomous, motivated, self-directed and well-organised learners;
  • Act confidently in Italian-speaking milieus and target culture, and work effectively in a cooperative way using Italian and English as media.

Structure

100 credit points

A 100-point major and 75-point minor sequence is available. The sequence is as follows for the three most common entry points for the Major and Minor:

  • Italian Studies 1 entry point: for students who have very little or no background in the Italian language.
  • Italian Studies 3 entry point: usually for students who have undertaken four or five years of secondary school Italian.
  • Italian Studies 5 entry point: usually for VCE Italian students.
  • Italian Studies 7 entry point: usually for native speakers or near-native speakers of Italian, or for candidates who have spent a number of years in an Italian speaking country.

Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Italian Studies program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll/resources/language-placement-testing

Students completing a major in Italian Studies will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 37.5 points at level two and 37.5 points at level three. Students completing a minor will usually undertake 25 points at level one, 25 points at level two and 25 points at level three.

Subject Options

ITALIAN STUDIES 1 ENTRY POINT:

Italian Studies 1 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 1 entry point are required to complete two of the following Level 1 subjects (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL10004 Italian 1
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL10005 Italian 2
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL10008 Italian 1 (Mid-Year Intensive)
Winter Term
12.5

Italian Studies 1 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Italian Studies major with an Italian 1 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points). Students completing the Italian Studies minor are only required to complete Italian 3 and Italian 4 (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL20007 Italian 3
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL20008 Italian 4
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL20009 Italian Cultural Studies A
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 1 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 1 entry point are required to complete the following subject (12.5 points). Students completing the major are required to complete two additional elective subjects (25 points), one of which must be from Group A (see elective list below).

Students completing the Italian Studies minor are required to complete one additional elective subject (12.5 points) from Group A (see elective list below).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL30003 Italian 5A
Semester 1
12.5

ITALIAN STUDIES 3 ENTRY POINT:

Italian Studies 3 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 3 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL10001 Italian 3
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL10002 Italian 4
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 3 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Italian Studies major with an Italian 3 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points). Students completing the minor are only required to complete Italian 5 and Italian 6 (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL20011 Italian 5
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL20010 Italian 6
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL20009 Italian Cultural Studies A
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 3 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 3 entry point are required to complete the following subject (12.5 points). Students completing the major are also required to complete two additional elective subjects (25 points), one of which must be from Group A (see elective list below).

Students completing the Italian Studies minor are also required to complete one additional elective subject (12.5 points) from Group A (see elective list below).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL30015 Italian 7
Semester 1
12.5

ITALIAN STUDIES 5 ENTRY POINT:

Italian Studies 5 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 5 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL10006 Italian 5
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL10007 Italian 6
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 5 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Italian Studies major with an Italian 5 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (37.5 points). Students completing the minor are only required to complete Italian 7 and Italian 8 (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL20002 Italian 7
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL20003 Italian 8
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL20001 Italian Cultural Studies B
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 5 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 5 entry point are required to complete the following subject (12.5 points). Students completeing the major are also required to complete two additional elective subjects (25 points), one of which must be from Group A (see elective list below).

Students completing the Italian Studies minor are also required to complete one additional elective subject (12.5 points) from Group A (see elective list below).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL30001 Italian 9
Semester 1
12.5

ITALIAN STUDIES 7 ENTRY POINT:

Italian Studies 7 entry point - Level 1

Students completing the Italian Studies major or minor with an Italian 7 entry point are required to complete the following subjects (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL10009 Italian 7
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL10010 Italian 8
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 7 entry point - Level 2

Students completing the Italian Studies major with an Italian 7 entry point are required to complete the following two subjects and a second year elective (37.5 points). Students completing the minor are only required to complete the following two subjects (25 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL20012 Italian 9
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL20001 Italian Cultural Studies B
Semester 2
12.5

Italian Studies 7 entry point - Level 3

Students completing the Italian Studies major with an Italian 7 entry point are required to complete three third year electives and at least two of these electives must be from Group A (37.5 points). Students completing the minor are required to complete two electives from Group A (25 points)

Group A electives - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL20006 Languages of Venice: Study Abroad Not available in 2019 12.5
ITAL20004 Contemporary Italy Study Abroad Not available in 2019 12.5

Group A electives - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ITAL30007 To Hell with Dante
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL30013 Italian 5
Semester 1
12.5
ITAL30010 Imaging Italy
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL30014 Italian 6
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL30016 Italian 8
Semester 2
12.5
ITAL30012 Languages of Venice: Study Abroad Not available in 2019 12.5
ITAL30004 Italian Language in Focus Not available in 2019 12.5
ITAL30006 Italian Fictions Not available in 2019 12.5
ITAL30005 Contemporary Italy Study Abroad Not available in 2019 12.5

Group B electives - Level 2

Code Name Study period Credit Points
EURO20007 A Taste of Europe: Melbourne Intensive
Summer Term
12.5
EURO20006 Europe and its Others
Semester 2
12.5
EURO20002 European Modernism Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO20003 Memory & Memoirs of 20th Century Europe
Semester 1
12.5
EURO20001 Language and Society in Europe Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO20005 Screening Europe: Image and Identity Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO20008 Experiencing Foodscapes: Italy & Spain Not available in 2019 12.5

Group B electives - Level 3

Code Name Study period Credit Points
EURO30006 A Taste of Europe: Melbourne Intensive
Summer Term
12.5
EURO30005 Europe and its Others
Semester 2
12.5
EURO30003 European Modernism Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO30002 Memory & Memoirs of 20th Century Europe
Semester 1
12.5
EURO30001 Language and Society in Europe Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO30004 Screening Europe: Image and Identity Not available in 2019 12.5
EURO30007 Experiencing Foodscapes: Italy & Spain Not available in 2019 12.5
ARTS30002 Introduction to Language Translation
Semester 1
12.5

Links

http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/

Last updated: 3 April 2019