ITAL2406 Italian Studies 6

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 ITAL2405 Italian Studies 5. Students develop proficiency in spoken and written Italian and deepen their understanding of Italian society and culture. The unit leads to ITAL3407 Italian Studies 7.

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 a level between Level B1 and B2 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 demonstrate an understanding of modern Italian texts, and relate them to their social and historical context; (4) demonstrate an enhanced awareness of the structures and use of the English language; (5) engage effectively in interpersonal communication; and (6) Attain a level between Level B1 and B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (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)
Dr Simon Tebbit
Unit rules
ITAL2405 Italian Studies 5
ITAL2206 Italian Advanced II
Contact hours
language classes: 3 hours per week (over 12 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group work on linguistic and cultural topics, and presentations)

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.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.