Italian Studies

Italian Studies

ITLN1611 Introductory Italian 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 4x1hr seminars/week Prohibitions: ITLN1401, HSC: Italian Continuers, HSC: Italian Extension, ITLN1621, ITLN1631, HSC: Italian Beginners, ITLN1201, ITLN1101, ITLN1301 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 1x1000wd class test (20%), 2xaural/oral tests (30 minutes total) (25%), 1x2-hr Final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: A student who is qualified to enter a higher level course may not enrol in a lower level course. Students who have taken Beginners HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2611; students who have taken Continuers and / or Extension HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2631. Students who have any formal training or previous knowledge of Italian from other sources are required to identify themselves to the department as soon as possible.
This unit of study is for absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of the language. It introduces students to the main structures of the Italian language and the basic vocabulary to communicate successfully in everyday situations. All four language skills are developed, with a particular focus on grammatical accuracy.
ITLN1612 Introductory Italian 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 4x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN1611 or ITLN1101 Prohibitions: ITLN1402, ITLN1632, ITLN1102, ITLN1202, ITLN1302 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 1x1000wd class test (25%), 2xaural/oral tests (30 minutes total) (20%), 1x2-hr Final exam (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the competence acquired in ITLN1611. Students are introduced to more complex grammatical structures, extend their vocabulary and ability to communicate in everyday situations, and further develop their reading ability through a range of different texts.
ITLN1801 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN1802 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2611 Intermediate Italian 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612, ITLN1102 or HSC Italian Beginners Prohibitions: ITLN2201, ITLN2101, ITLN2301, ITLN2631 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 2x1000wd language tests (35%), 2x250wd grammar tests (20%), 3xaural/oral tests (50 minutes total) (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study activates and consolidates the principal structures of the language and introduces complex structures, providing a variety of activities to suit most learning styles. It offers an up-to-date image of Italian life and culture and opportunities to discuss cross-cultural issues.
ITLN2612 Intermediate Italian 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Corequisites: ITLN2101 or ITLN2611 Prohibitions: ITLN2302, ITLN2632, ITLN2202 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 2x750wd language tests (35%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation (10%), 2x250wd grammar tests (15%), 3xaural/oral tests (50 minutes total) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates and expands both receptive and productive skills through a variety of learning tasks, to be carried out individually and/or in group. It aims at fluency and accuracy and it fosters independent learning.
ITLN2631 Senior Italian 3

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN1632, ITLN1202, ITLN1302 or HSC Continuers Prohibitions: ITLN2101, ITLN2201, ITLN2611, ITLN2301 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (15%), 2x1000wd language tests (35%), 2x250wd grammar tests (20%), 2x10 minute aural/oral tests (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides consolidation in and activation of all four language skills, with a particular emphasis on speaking and writing. It offers an up-to-date image of Italian society and opportunities to discuss cross-cultural issues. Reflection on the language system aims at introducing complex structures, developing awareness at syntactic level and self-awareness about individual language performance.
ITLN2632 Senior Italian 4

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN2631, ITLN2201 or ITLN2301 Prohibitions: ITLN2302, ITLN2612, ITLN2202 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 2x750wd language tests (30%), 2x250wd grammar tests (20%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation (10%), 2xaural/oral tests (30 minutes total) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study builds on the competence acquired in ITLN2631 and further develops the four language skills within the cultural context of contemporary Italy. It aims at fostering both fluency and accuracy as well as independent learning skills.
ITLN2811 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2812 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2813 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2814 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2815 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2816 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN2817 Italian Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Intensive December,Intensive January,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
ITLN3403 19th-century Italy: Writers and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd class test (30%), 1x3500wd Essay (50%), 1xClass presentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What did inspire Italian writers in the nineteenth century? This course explores the dynamic relationship between canonical and non-canonical literary texts and the fascinating period from which they emerged. Students will be introduced to ideas (romanticism, nationalism, realism) and their influence in the nineteenth-century Italian literary and cultural production. Particular attention will be paid to the post-unification period and to texts which reflected the cultural dimension of the new Italy. This unit will be taught in English.
ITLN3601 Made in Italy: Language at Work

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN3631 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3687 or ITLN3688 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x1000wd In-class test (30%), 1x2500wd Report (40%), Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Would you like to work for the Italian fashion or the Italian food industry? This unit will introduce you to the socio-cultural context, practices and language that characterise various Italian industries. You will also become familiar with selected Italian worksites operating in Sydney through visits and guest speakers. The unit is conducted in Italian.
ITLN3611 Senior Italian 5

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN2612 or ITLN2202 Prohibitions: ITLN3301, ITLN3201, ITLN3631 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation (15%), 2x750wd language tests (30%), 2x250wd grammar test (15%), 2xaural/oral tests (50 minute total) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study furthers competence in all aspects of the language, with a particular focus on advanced reading and writing skills. It deals with different aspects of Italian contemporary society through a variety of text types and levels of formality, encouraging cross-cultural appreciation and discussion.
ITLN3612 Senior Italian 6

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN3611 or ITLN3201 Prohibitions: ITLN3302, ITLN3202 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation (15%), 2x750wd language tests (30%), 2x250wd grammar test (15%), 2xaural/oral tests (50 minute total) (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers opportunities for advanced and carefully planned language practice. It aims to develop the student's linguistic awareness and to reflect on the Italian language system as a whole, while dealing with different aspects of Italian contemporary society and culture.
ITLN3631 Senior Italian 7

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN2632 or ITLN2302 Prohibitions: ITLN3611, ITLN3301, ITLN3201 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (15%), 1x10 minute Oral Presentation (10%), 2x750wd language tests (35%), 2x250wd grammar test (15%), 2x aural/oral tests (30 minutes total) (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study furthers competence in all aspects of the language, with a particular focus on the discourse level and on advanced reading and writing skills. It deals with different aspects of Italian contemporary society through a variety of text types and levels of formality.
ITLN3662 Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr lecture/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (20%), 1xtutorial test (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other authors' works will enlighten the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Renaissance. This approach aims to provide historical grounding for important issues in contemporary culture. This unit will be taught in English.
ITLN3668 Issues of Language and Society in Italy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: One of ITLN1612, ITLN1632, ITLN1202, ITLN1302, ITLN2611, ITLN2631 Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1xtutorial test (equivalent to 1500wds) (30%), 1xfinal Essay (equivalent to 3000wds) (40%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to current debates on language and language usage in contemporary Italy, and in particular on the changing nature of the country's multilingualism under the influence of various factors. The language impact of immigration, the decline of historical minorities, the position of dialects and Italy's role in the European Union are some of the topics that will be explored.
ITLN3678 Italian Short Stories: Texts and Contexts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612, ITLN1632, ITLN1202, ITLN1302, ITLN2611, ITLN2631 Prohibitions: ITLN3713 Assessment: 1x1500wd in class Oral Presentation (25%), 1x1500wd in class written test (25%), 1x500wd in class written test (10%), 1x2500wd final Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will examine the genre of short stories in contemporary Italian literature from a literary, social and historical perspective. We will focus on issues of love, sexuality, gender, the economic boom, and migration. Textual and literary analysis will be combined with the development of aural/oral and written skills in Italian.
ITLN3679 Filming Fiction: The Italian Experience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or HSC Italian Prohibitions: ITLN3706 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), Written assignments (equivalent to 2000wds) (30%), 1x2500wd final Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
An examination of the relationship between Italian cinema and fiction. Do they speak a common language? Do they employ comparable techniques? Who copies whom? This unit investigates these and other questions by analysing the adaptation of selected contemporary Italian novels into film.
ITLN3682 Fiction of Youth

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631 Prohibitions: ITLN3763 Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 2x1000wd written class tests (2x15%), 1x2500wd Essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit (conducted in Italian) examines a range of Italian novels from the second half of the twentieth century whose authors or protagonists are young. We will conduct a literary analysis of the texts, considering aspects such as genre, viewpoint and style. Furthermore, we will study specific topics related to the themes of youth, paying attention to the historical and social background of the text.
ITLN3685 Linguistic Issues in Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631 Prohibitions: ITLN3754 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd class test (20%), 3xTake-home assignments (equivalent to 1000wds in total) (20%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the main linguistic phenomena that occur in the contact between majority and minority languages in a context of migration, using the Italo-Australian community as a case.
ITLN3687 Focus on Writing in Italian

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: One of (ITLN3631, ITLN3612, ITLN3301, ITLN3202 or ITLN3611) Prohibitions: ITLN3401 Assessment: Seminar participation (15%), Written assignments (equivalent to 3500wds) (40%), 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1000wds) (20%), 1x1500wd class test (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed specifically for students with advanced knowledge of Italian. Students will analyse and produce written texts of varying text types and writing techniques. They will also focus on specific strategies for written communication.
ITLN3688 Advanced Italian: Translation

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: One of ITLN3612, ITLN3631, ITLN3202, ITLN3301 Prohibitions: ITLN3402 Assessment: Written assignments equivalent to 2000wds (30%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 1000wds (15%), 2x1500wd class tests (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is concerned with translating and interpreting from and into Italian, exploring modes, techniques and genres.
ITLN3691 Italian Literature: 1200-1860

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631 Prohibitions: ITLN2902 Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is strongly recommended for intending Exchange students.
This unit deals with the literary cultures of Italy before it became a unified state. It analyses regional diversity while emphasising linguistic similarities. It addresses the paradox of a unique cultural and artistic civilization paralleled by a dramatically fragmented political system. Through analysis of influential texts and images in their historical context, students will gain a sound knowledge of major figures, works, and movements of one of the richest intellectual traditions in the world.
ITLN3694 Dante and the Middle Ages

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Francesco Borghesi Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points from ICLS) Assessment: 1x2000wd essay (30%), 1xclass presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 5xshort answer tests (equivalent to 1500wd) (40%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Dante's Divine Comedy in its entirety as an enduring work of poetry, a major text of the European literary tradition, and the most comprehensive synthesis of Medieval culture. We will look at how literature works in relation to the language and the rhetorical tradition in which it expressed on the one hand, and, on the other, the historical, philosophical and theological culture it expresses and interprets. This unit will be taught in English.
ITLN3695 Love in Italian Culture

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Francesco Borghesi Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week Prerequisites: (12 Senior credit points from Italian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points from ICLS) Assessment: 1x3000wd final essay (40%), 1x1500wd class test (25%), 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (25%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is love? Italian authors throughout the centuries have provided many different interpretations. Drawing upon major works of Italian literature, this unit will explore a range of texts from the Middle Ages through to the 19th century that deal with love, its cultural and social contexts. The texts will be considered within the context of the visual culture of the time. This unit will be taught in English.
ITLN4011 Italian Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars that meet weekly for two hours a week. Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
ITLN4012 Italian Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ITLN4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ITLN4011
ITLN4013 Italian Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ITLN4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ITLN4011
ITLN4014 Italian Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ITLN4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ITLN4011