ITALIAN HONOURS SPECIAL SUBJECT

ITA4HSS

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The subject involves detailed, specialised study of one specific area within Italian Studies in a weekly seminar. The emphasis is on expanding students' understanding of the discipline.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

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 Students enrolled in AHA. Majoring in Italian Studies

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

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 report and summarize arguments; ability to express complex ideas.

Activities:
Research essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Ability to participate in class discussions using the appropriate register of Italian; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
Seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of Italian including linguistically complex texts, specialized articles and literary works; ability to locate and use resources to investigate a research question.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

04. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of texts and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

05. Ability to create and explore research questions, find resources and build arguments.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

06. Ability to interact in pairs or small groups for class discussions, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

07. Familiarity with Italian cultural production, and with ethical research activity.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

08. Understanding of and engagement with research and learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Research essays, seminar presentation, class discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2020, Week 01-15, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 01 - 15
One 28.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 01 to week 15 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Essay 1 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Research essay 2 (3,200-word equivalent)40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Seminar presentation (1,600-word equivalent)20 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08