ITAL2405 Italian Studies 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the ITLNI Italian Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
This unit follows on from ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4 or ITAL1104 Italian Intermediate II. Students develop proficiency in spoken and written Italian and deepen their understanding of Italian society and culture. The unit leads to ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6.

The academic objectives of the unit are to (1) further improve reading and writing skills in Italian; (2) develop fluency and accuracy in conversing in Italian; (3) develop the ability to read and understand literary and non-literary texts in Italian from the nineteenth century to the present; (4) increase intercultural understanding; (5) increase awareness of the structures and use of the English language; (6) improve interpersonal communication skills in spoken and written Italian and English; and (7) attain Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Students are able to (1) read and write in Italian with accuracy and fluency; (2) converse in Italian with fluency and accuracy on contemporary themes; (3) read and understand modern Italian texts, and relate them to their social and historical context; (4) have a deeper intercultural understanding; (5) have an enhanced awareness of the structures and use of the English language; (6) engage effectively in interpersonal communication; and (7) have reached Level B1 of the CEFR.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class presentations and written summaries; (2) class tests; and (3) class contribution and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor John Kinder and Dr Marinella Caruso
Unit rules
ITAL1404 Italian Studies 4
ITAL1104 Italian Intermediate II
ITAL2205 Italian Advanced I
Contact hours
language classes: 3 hours per week (over 13 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group work on linguistic and cultural topics, and presentations)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]

Lists of texts are available from the European Languages and Studies web page.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.