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Bachelor of Arts (Italian)

  • Study mode
    Italian is studied at the University of Melbourne on campus
  • Program rating
    Italian history plays a huge part in the development of the world, and Italy continues to be influential today in many ways including industry and as an economic power. In Victoria, Italian is the second most widely spoken language after English and it is taught in many primary and secondary schools.
  • Aimed at
    Those with an interest in Italian culture, language and traditions and history.
  • Employability
    Combining the study of Italian with a degree from the faculties of law, music, economics and commerce, engineering, medicine, education or science can lead to a great number of career opportunites. These include the diplomatic service, international bodies and the public service. Further training can also be pursued in interpreting, journalism and teaching etc.
  • Expected salary
    There are a wide range of career options after learning Italian, a popular one being teaching. The average Australian education and training salary is AUD $62,413 pa.
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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broad understanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Italian)
  • Course description
    Italian

    Three separate streams are offered in Italian:

        * Beginners: for students who have very little or no knowledge of Italian.
        * Intermediate: for students who have undertaken four or five years of secondary school Italian.
        * Advanced/Post-VCE: for students who have obtained a pass in VCE Italian, or its equivalent.

    Note in all streams the first elective must be taken from Group A. The second elective may be taken from either Group A or Group B.

    A major in Italian language usually consists of 100 points comprising:

        * first-year subjects in Italian (25 points); and
        * second-year subjects in Italian (37.5 points); and
        * third-year subjects in Italian (37.5 points).

    A minor in Italian language usually consists of 75 points comprising:

        * first year subjects in Italian (25 points); and
        * second-year subjects in Italian (25 points); and
        * third-year subjects in Italian (25 points).

    Beginners stream- level one

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-141  Italian Beginners Language and Culture A
    This subject provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Italian. Language classes will gradually familiarise the students with the structures, rules and skills necessary to communicate in Italian. Continuous assessment (through tests, exer...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-143  Italian Beginners Language and Culture B
    See ITAL10004 (Italian Beginners Language and Culture A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    Beginners stream- level two

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    670-227  Intermediate Italian Language&Culture A
    This subject is a systematic revision and consolidation of the basic structures of the Italian language. Grammatical explanations will be integrated through regular weekly exercises and activities, oral and written, so as to extend the range of vocab...     Semester 1     12.50

    670-228  Intermediate Italian Language&Culture B
    As for ITAL10001 (Intermediate Italian Language&Culture A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    670-229  Italian Intermediate Cultural Studies
    In this subject students will study key aspects of Italian culture, through the analysis of literary texts and other materials. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Italian society. By the end of the subject, students w...     Semester 2     12.50

    Beginners stream- level three
    To complete the major, two elective subjects must be completed in addition to the subject listed below.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-305  Italian Post-Intermediate 3A
    In this subject students will be exposed to, and will work through, a number of different styles and registers. Students will undertake the study of selected literary and non-literary texts for the purpose of extending vocabulary and practising Itali...     Semester 1     12.50

    Intermediate stream- level one

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-057  Intermediate Italian Language&Culture A
    This subject is a systematic revision and consolidation of the basic structures of the Italian language. Grammatical explanations will be integrated through regular weekly exercises and activities, oral and written, so as to extend the range of vocab...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-058  Intermediate Italian Language&Culture B
    As for ITAL10001 (Intermediate Italian Language&Culture A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    116-059  Italian Intermediate Cultural Studies
    In this subject students will study key aspects of Italian culture, through the analysis of literary texts and other materials. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Italian society. By the end of the subject, students w...     Semester 2     12.50

    Intermediate stream- level two

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-061  Italian Language and Culture 2A
    This subject focuses on the spoken and written language of present day Italy. Students will undertake regular language activities in order to improve their language skills. They will also participate in regular conversation practice for the purpose o...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-062  Italian Language and Culture 2B
    As for ITAL20002 (Italian Language and Culture 2A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    116-060  Italian Cultural Studies 2
    This subject allows students to study key aspects of Italian culture, primarily through the analysis of specific literary texts and/or films. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Italian society. By the end of the subje...     Semester 1     12.50

    Intermediate stream- level three

    To complete the major, one elective must be completed in addition to the subject listed below.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-064  Italian Language and Culture 3AThis subject involves a detailed analysis of a number of contemporary Italian texts, literary and non-literary, for the purpose of familiarising students with various registers and styles. There are regular oral and written practical exercises. The m...     Semester 1     12.50

    Post-VCE stream- level one

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-151  Italian Language and Culture 1A
    This subject provides students with intensive revision and further development of the major areas of contemporary Italian language and culture. The subject combines analysis of language structures with a practical focus, all designed to extend studen...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-153  Italian Language and Culture 1B
    As for ITAL10006 (Italian Language and Culture 1A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    Post-VCE stream- level two

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-061  Italian Language and Culture 2A
    This subject focuses on the spoken and written language of present day Italy. Students will undertake regular language activities in order to improve their language skills. They will also participate in regular conversation practice for the purpose o...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-062  Italian Language and Culture 2B
    As for ITAL20002 (Italian Language and Culture 2A) .     Semester 2     12.50

    116-060  Italian Cultural Studies 2
    This subject allows students to study key aspects of Italian culture, primarily through the analysis of specific literary texts and/or films. Students will also have the opportunity to study the development of Italian society. By the end of the subje...     Semester 1     12.50

    Post-VCE stream- level three

    To complete the major, two elective subjects must be completed in addition to the subject listed below.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-064  Italian Language and Culture 3A
    This subject involves a detailed analysis of a number of contemporary Italian texts, literary and non-literary, for the purpose of familiarising students with various registers and styles. There are regular oral and written practical exercises. The m...     Semester 1     12.50

    Group A electives

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-065  Italian Language and Culture 3B
    This subject will focus on a number of texts in contemporary Italian, to acquaint students with different writing strategies. There will be emphasis on advanced literary and non-literary translation. On completion of this subject, students should hav...     Semester 2     12.50

    116-224  Rome: Fact or Fiction     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    671-334  Italian Fictions     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-335  To Hell with Dante
    This subject concentrates on selected cantos of Dante's Inferno. Students will develop techniques which will enable them to analyse the poetic language of the Inferno. Guided readings in secondary material will give students an understanding of ...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-460  Italian Language in Focus
    This subject is designed to provide students with an analytical and comprehensive understanding of Italian usage. Topics will vary, and may include contrastive analysis of English and Italian, varieties of Italian, dialects, geographical variation, h...     Semester 2     12.50

    671-336  Italian Past and Present     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-338  Imaging Italy     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Group B electives

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-028  Screening Europe: Image and Identity     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-324  Screening Europe: Image and Identity     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-200  Research Topics and Methods     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    671-328  Research Topics and Methods     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    119-200  Language and Society in Europe     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    673-379  Language and Society in Europe     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    119-201  European Modernism
    European modernism refers to a wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in literature and arts at the end of the 19th and early 20th century and has proven a major influence on current (Western) literature, film and the arts. This course int...     Semester 2     12.50

    119-211  Memory & Memoirs of 20th Century Europe
    The eye-witness account and the personal memoir offer powerful ways of exploring the human legacy of overwhelming historical events on individual lives. But how do literary genres like the memoir and autobiography manage to speak about unspeakable to...     Semester 1     12.50

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