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Italian Studies

Type:

Major, Minor, Sub-Major

Description:

The Italian Studies Major develops communicative proficiency and intercultural expertise in Italian providing students with the knowledge and skills to live and work in contexts of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Prerequisite(s):

Italian 1A has no prerequisites. The prerequisites for proceeding to Italian 1B, 2B and 3B are respectively 1A, 2A, and 3A Italian courses. LANG 1028 Italian 2B (or equivalent) is the prerequisite for European Languages In-Country.

Assumed Knowledge:

Nil

Courses:

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Italian 1A LANG 1026 4.5 1 Note(s): 1
Italian 1B LANG 1027 4.5 1 Note(s): 1
Italian 2A LANG 1029 4.5 2
Italian 2B LANG 1028 4.5 2
Italian 3A LANG 3012 4.5 3
Italian 3B LANG 3013 4.5 3
European Languages In-Country LANG 3036 9 3 Note(s): 2,7
Advanced Languages Studies: Translation and Research LANG 3034 9 3 Note(s): 8

Rules:

Nil

Notes:

  1. Students who have successfully completed Year 12 in Italian should enrol directly into LANG 1029 (Italian 2A). Students who have some knowledge of Italian but who are unsure of their level of proficiency should contact the co-ordinator of Italian 2A for advice prior to enrolment.
  2. Students of European languages may include a study abroad experience. LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country is studied in Italy, in a tertiary institution specialising in the teaching of Italian as a second language. Students intending to complete a study abroad semester need to negotiate the integration of this within their program study plan, consulting with the Program Director.
  3. A major consists of 8 courses (36 units), two courses of which must be Level 1 (Introductory), two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate), two courses at Level 3 (Advanced) and one 9 unit course at Level 3 (Advanced).
  4. A sub-major consists of six courses (27 units), two courses of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory), two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate) and two courses (or one 9 unit course) at Level 3 (Advanced).
  5. A minor consists of four courses (18 units), two courses of which must be at Level 1 (Introductory) and two courses at Level 2 (Intermediate).
  6. Students intending to apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with Languages as a Learning Area must complete a minimum of six courses or equivalent for a Major Learning Area, or four courses or equivalent for a Minor Learning Area. Language courses must be completed in sequence. For students studying European Languages, LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country may be studied as an alternative to Level 3 (Advanced) courses (3A and 3B) in the Major Learning Area. Intending applicants for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) must have both a Major and a Minor Learning Area to qualify for entry. Students should consult with their Program Director for a schedule of recommended courses.
  7. LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country is studied in France or Italy, in a tertiary institution specialising in the teaching of French or Italian as a second language, with airfares, accommodation and other in-country costs borne by the student. Eligible students can apply for scholarships through the coordinator of the course and through the International Office. Students intending to complete a study abroad semester need to negotiate the integration of this within their program study plan, consulting with the program director. LANG 3036 European Languages In-Country is studied as an Intermediate course.
  8. Advanced Languages Studies: Translation and Research LANG 3034 is only available to students who have completed Italian 3A and Italian 3B, or equivalent by approval of the Program Director.