Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop advanced skills in spoken and written communication and deepen their understanding of Italian culture and society. Students work on specific linguistic skills and undertake an in-depth study of one or more literary texts. At the end of this subject, students' language competence is expected to be equivalent to Level B2 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA3006 or subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsITA3007 OR ITA3AD5

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate in written Italian at the threshold of language professionalism in a range of contexts and on a range of topics, deducing and following a range of complex structural patterns
02. Understand a wide range of text types, including linguistically complex texts, literary works and audio-visual texts, appreciate distinctions of style, and write critically and in an appropriate register about the topics these texts explore
03. Work in pairs or as part of a team, with a commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills, perform oral tasks in Italian that require complex critical thinking and skills of analysis and synthesis
04. Engage critically with literary and audio-visual texts and summarise and analyse such texts in culturally appropriate and precise spoken Italian

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Essay (1200-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Individual oral task (600-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO4
Test (800-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Written Task (800-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Group presentation in class (600-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3