Honours in Italian Studies

Honours in Italian Studies will give you high-level knowledge and skills in Italian which will allow you to operate with confidence and skill in Italian linguistic and cultural contexts. It offers advanced study of Italian language and culture, through units in language (written and spoken) and in selected aspects of Italian culture, as well as through a research thesis on a topic of your choice. The study of language and culture will give you intercultural understandings to equip you for work in areas involving culturally sensitive differences. You will perfect your communication skills in speaking in front of groups and in expressing your views effectively in writing, presenting and defending arguments, and working in teams. The research skills you acquire will prepare you well for work in many areas of government, business and policy development, as well as for further postgraduate study.

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.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Italian Studies major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2EURO4101Advanced Research Skills
Incompatibility:
EURO7481 Honours Seminar 1 (European Studies); GRMN4101 Advanced Research Skills; ITAL4101 Advanced Research Skills; FREN4101 Advanced Research Skills
S1, S2ITAL4102National and Local in Italian Language and Culture
S1, S2ITAL4103Theory and Practice of Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
S2ITAL4104Advanced Writing Skills
S1, S2ITAL4140Dissertation (Italian Studies) 1
Co-requisites:
EURO4101 Advanced Research Skills
S1, S2ITAL4141Dissertation (Italian Studies) 2
Prerequisites:
ITAL4140 Dissertation (Italian Studies) 1