UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Lawrence Rhoads

One of the most rewarding aspects of studying Italian at UWA is the people—your fellow students who share your passion for the subject and the lecturers and tutors who work tirelessly to create the best possible learning experience for everyone.

ITLNB Italian Studies major

Italian Studies involves the study of the Italian language as well as its culture. As a language, Italian is rewarding to study—opening up the riches of Italy's cultural past and the fascination of its dynamic present. It is the most widely spoken language in Australia after English because of the ongoing migrant, intellectual, cultural and commercial links between Australia and Italy. The Italian Studies major teaches you high levels of competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading. It also offers a wide perspective on Italian culture, considering not only the culture and history of Italy itself but also Italian-speaking communities around the world including Australia. We offer this major at all levels to challenge and engage you throughout your studies—from beginners through to native speakers. You will also be encouraged to enhance your educational experience by participating in exchange programs in Italy at approved universities such as Siena, Milan or Perugia.

This major is taken by beginners. It is incompatible with a pass in WACE Italian: Second Language ITA2A/2B or higher.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) show competence in the Italian language in the four macroskills of language acquisition—reading, writing, listening and speaking—rated according to the Common European Framework for Languages; (2) interact confidently and successfully in situations involving Italian cultural conventions; (3) interpret Italian language texts—written, audio, visual—in the light of Italian culture and society; and (4) move with accuracy and skill between the English and Italian languages and cultures.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

ITLNB Italian Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

ITLNB Italian Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2, SS ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE Italian ITA 2A/2B or higher; ITAL1101 Italian Beginners I
S2, SS ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2 Prerequisites: ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 or ITAL1101 Italian Beginners 1
Incompatibility: ITAL1102 Italian Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3 Prerequisites: ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2 or ITAL1102 Italian Beginners 2
Incompatibility: ITAL2203 Italian Intermediate I
S2 ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 Prerequisites: ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3 or ITAL2203 Italian Intermediate 1
Incompatibility: ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II
S1 ITAL2811 Italian Culture in Word and Image: from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento Prerequisites: ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
Incompatibility: ITAL2226 Linguistic History of Italy; ITAL2227 Sociolinguistics of Modern Italy; ITAL2228 Italian and Migration; ITAL1403 Italian Studies 3 ; ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4 ; ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5; ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL3405 Italian Studies 5 Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II
Incompatibility: ITAL3305 Italian Advanced I
S2 ITAL3406 Italian Studies 6 Prerequisites: ITAL3405 Italian Studies 5 or ITAL3305 Italian Advanced I
Incompatibility: ITAL3306 Italian Advanced II
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL3813 Italian and Migration Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II or ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL2206 Italian Advanced II or ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8 or ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV or approval of Convener; and ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11 or ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds (formerly ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12)
Incompatibility: ITAL2228 Italian and Migration
S2 ITAL3814 Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Italy Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II or ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL2206 Italian Advanced II or ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8 or ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV or approval of Convener; and ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11 or ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12
Incompatibility: ITAL2227 Sociolinguistics of Modern Italy

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the ITLNB Italian Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-ITLNB (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the ITLNB Italian Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-ITLNB-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

ITLNB Italian Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

ITLNB Italian Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The ITLNB Italian Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2, SS ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 Incompatibility: WACE Italian ITA 2A/2B or higher; ITAL1101 Italian Beginners I
S2, SS ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2 Prerequisites: ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 or ITAL1101 Italian Beginners 1
Incompatibility: ITAL1102 Italian Beginners II

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3 Prerequisites: ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2 or ITAL1102 Italian Beginners 2
Incompatibility: ITAL2203 Italian Intermediate I
S2 ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 Prerequisites: ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3 or ITAL2203 Italian Intermediate 1
Incompatibility: ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II
S1 ITAL2811 Italian Culture in Word and Image: from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento Prerequisites: ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
Incompatibility: ITAL2226 Linguistic History of Italy; ITAL2227 Sociolinguistics of Modern Italy; ITAL2228 Italian and Migration; ITAL1403 Italian Studies 3 ; ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4 ; ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5; ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL3405 Italian Studies 5 Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II
Incompatibility: ITAL3305 Italian Advanced I
S2 ITAL3406 Italian Studies 6 Prerequisites: ITAL3405 Italian Studies 5 or ITAL3305 Italian Advanced I
Incompatibility: ITAL3306 Italian Advanced II
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ITAL3813 Italian and Migration Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II or ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL2206 Italian Advanced II or ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8 or ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV or approval of Convener; and ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11 or ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds (formerly ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12)
Incompatibility: ITAL2228 Italian and Migration
S2 ITAL3814 Sociolinguistics of Contemporary Italy Prerequisites: ITAL2404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL2204 Italian Intermediate II or ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6 or ITAL2206 Italian Advanced II or ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8 or ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV or approval of Convener; and ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11 or ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12
Incompatibility: ITAL2227 Sociolinguistics of Modern Italy

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how ITLNB Italian Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-ITLNB (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

ITLNB Italian Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.