ITALIAN 8

ITA4008

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops the communicative and analytical skills attained in Italian 7. It aims to raise students to the threshold of language professionalism (Level C1 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages).

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA4007 or equivalent.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA3AD6, ITA3ADB, ITA3008

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Italian at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to discriminate in writing between varieties of discourse and communicative situations; ability to report and summarise.

Activities:
Written assignments; individual project; classroom exercises; test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Ability to participate in most conversations using idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
Interactive classroom activities; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of the written language, including linguistically complex texts, specialised articles and literary works.

Activities:
Reading and preparing cultural material; individual project; written assignments; test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Ability to synthesise and perform critical analysis of a wide variety of audio, video and printed materials and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Class discussion; Written assignments; oral task; individual project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Ability to use Italian flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences; demonstrated understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Class discussion; individual project; written assignments; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. Ability to work in pairs or as a team member, with commitment to shared goals, team processes and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion; in-class group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

07. Critical engagement with contemporary Italian music, literature and cinema; knowledge of Italian culture of the past; awareness of linguistic varieties.

Activities:
Class discussion; individual project; written assignments; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

08. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements.

Activities:
Deducing grammar rules and applying them when writing and speaking Italian; test; individual project; written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

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.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual project (1,400-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04, 05, 08
oral task (600-word equivalent)15 02, 03, 04, 05, 08
test (1,200-word equivalent)30 08, 03, 04, 01
written assignments (800-word equivalent)20 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08