Italian minor

This minor in Italian offers integrated study of Italian language and culture. As a language, Italian opens up the riches of Italy's cultural past and the fascination of its dynamic present. It is one of the most widely spoken languages in Australia after English because of the ongoing migrant, intellectual, cultural and commercial links between Australia and Italy. The Italian minor teaches you functional levels of competency in speaking, writing, listening and reading. Generic skills acquired in language study, in intercultural understanding, multi-tasking and communication, are highly valued by employers.
Completion of this minor gives the student the equivalent of Level A2/B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the internationally recognised standard of language competence in European Languages.
This minor is taken by beginners. It is incompatible with a pass in ATAR Italian: Second Language (ATISL).

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 many situations involving Italian cultural conventions; (3) interpret Italian language texts—written, audio, visual—at an intermediate level in the light of Italian culture and society; and (4) move effectively between the English and Italian languages and cultures.

Unit sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1, S2 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
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3
Prerequisites:
ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2
or
ITAL1102 Italian Beginners 2
Incompatibility:
ITAL2203 Italian Intermediate I
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