ITLNA 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 available to students assessed by the discipline as near native speaker.

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

ITLNA 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

ITLNA 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

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5
Prerequisites:
approval of Convener
Incompatibility:
ITAL1105 Italian Advanced I
S2 ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6
Prerequisites:
ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5
or
ITAL1105 Italian Advanced I
Incompatibility:
ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL2407 Italian Studies 7
Prerequisites:
ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6
or
ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II
Incompatibility:
ITAL2207 Italian Advanced III
S2 ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8
Prerequisites:
ITAL2407 Italian Studies 7
or
ITAL2207 Italian Advanced III
Incompatibility:
ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV
S2 ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds
Prerequisites:
ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
or
ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4
Incompatibility:
ITAL2223 The World of Dante; ITAL2224 History of Italian Theatre; ITAL2225 Italy from Romanticism to Realism; ITAL2231 The Literature of the Renaissance

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9
Prerequisites:
ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8
or
ITAL3408 Italian Studies 8
Incompatibility:
ITAL3309 Italian Advanced V
S2 ITAL3410 Italian Studies 10
Prerequisites:
ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9
or
ITAL3309 Italian Advanced V
Incompatibility:
ITAL3310 Italian Advanced VI
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ITAL3815 Linguistic History of 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 Culture in Word and Image: from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento (formerly ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11)
or
ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds (formerly ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12)
or
ITAL2820
or
ITAL2821
or
ITAL2822
Incompatibility:
ITAL2226 Linguistic History of Italy
S2 ITAL3816 Dante's Inferno: a medieval masterpiece for the modern world
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 Italian unit
S1 ITAL3817 Modern Italy in Film
Prerequisites:
Any Level 2 Italian unit

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 ITLNA Italian Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-ITLNA

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 Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. 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 ITLNA Italian Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-ITLNA-Generic

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

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

Second major

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

Overview of unit sequence

The ITLNA 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

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5
Prerequisites:
approval of Convener
Incompatibility:
ITAL1105 Italian Advanced I
S2 ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6
Prerequisites:
ITAL1405 Italian Studies 5
or
ITAL1105 Italian Advanced I
Incompatibility:
ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL2407 Italian Studies 7
Prerequisites:
ITAL1406 Italian Studies 6
or
ITAL1106 Italian Advanced II
Incompatibility:
ITAL2207 Italian Advanced III
S2 ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8
Prerequisites:
ITAL2407 Italian Studies 7
or
ITAL2207 Italian Advanced III
Incompatibility:
ITAL2208 Italian Advanced IV
S2 ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds
Prerequisites:
ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
or
ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4
Incompatibility:
ITAL2223 The World of Dante; ITAL2224 History of Italian Theatre; ITAL2225 Italy from Romanticism to Realism; ITAL2231 The Literature of the Renaissance

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9
Prerequisites:
ITAL2408 Italian Studies 8
or
ITAL3408 Italian Studies 8
Incompatibility:
ITAL3309 Italian Advanced V
S2 ITAL3410 Italian Studies 10
Prerequisites:
ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9
or
ITAL3309 Italian Advanced V
Incompatibility:
ITAL3310 Italian Advanced VI
Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ITAL3815 Linguistic History of 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 Culture in Word and Image: from the Middle Ages to the Risorgimento (formerly ITAL2811 Italian Studies 11)
or
ITAL2812 The Shape of Italian: Communicating Between Worlds (formerly ITAL2812 Italian Studies 12)
or
ITAL2820
or
ITAL2821
or
ITAL2822
Incompatibility:
ITAL2226 Linguistic History of Italy
S2 ITAL3816 Dante's Inferno: a medieval masterpiece for the modern world
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 Italian unit
S1 ITAL3817 Modern Italy in Film
Prerequisites:
Any Level 2 Italian unit

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 ITLNA Italian Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-ITLNA

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

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