ITALIAN 6

ITA3006

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

This subject is available to students who have already attained working competence in spoken and written Italian. Students are able to extend their understanding of the structures and usage of the language, as well as their understanding of Italian culture and society. Particular attention is devoted to La Trobe's "Sustainability Thinking" Essential, through the study of Italian written and audiovisual texts that explore this theme as it relates to environment, society, politics and culture in contemporary Italy. In this subject students continue working towards attaining level B2 competence in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA3005 or equivalent.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA1BE6, ITA2BE6, ITA3BE6, ITA1AD4, ITA2AD4, ITA3AD4, ITA3BEB, ITA2ADB,ITA2006

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudents should possess a good Italian/English dictionaryPrescribednana

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Italian with clarity, cohesion, logic, structure and accuracy in a range of contexts and on a range of topics, deducing and following appropriate structural patterns

Activities:
Writtten assignments; test 1; test 2; essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Ability to understand and analyse Italian factual and literary texts of some complexity including, in particular, those related to the theme of sustainability

Activities:
Essay; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Ability to write critically about a range of topics including, in particular, those related to the theme of sustainability, using appropriate linguistic registers and vocabulary, and displaying an understanding of central issues in contemporary Italian life

Activities:
Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Ability to work with a partner or as part of a team to perform oral tasks involving critical engagement with Italian texts that explore issues of sustainability, formulating ideas and opinions with precision and relating these to the contributions of other students.

Activities:
Oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Task 1 (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Written Task 2 (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Oral task (600-word equivalent)15 02, 04
Test 1 (600-word equivalent)15 01
Test 2 (600-word equivalent)15 01
Reading Comprehension Test15 01, 02