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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * receive rigorous intellectual training which may enable them to undertake further postgraduate studies; * achieve a high level of linguistic competency (written and spoken Italian) in a variety of registers; * consolidate and specialise in areas of Italian studies of particular interest.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
        * four elective subjects (50 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-507  Italian Thesis
    The honours thesis in Italian provides students with the opportunity to develop research techniques and to benefit from the experience of researching and writing an independent thesis on a topic of their choice. The thesis is normally written in Ital...     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subjects
    Students to enrol in either of the following subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    116-410  Italian Honours Language Seminar 1
    This subject focuses on a variety of authentic materials ranging from literary and non-literary texts to audio-visual activities as a stimulus for discussion and conversation practice. Each student will present an assessable class paper on a topic to...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-411  Italian Honours Language Seminar 2
    This subject is intended to focus on texts from non-mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion and conversation practice. Advanced exercises in Italian composition will be set for the purpose of studying syntax and style in the appropriate reg...     Semester 2     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    116-419  Italian Language in Focus Advanced     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-467  Italian Fictions Advanced     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    116-470  Special Research Topics
    Students studying French, German, Italian or Spanish at 4th or 5th year are permitted to take this individual reading subject. After consultation with an appropriate member of staff who agrees to act as a supervisor, students wishing to take this sub...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    116-478  Italian Past and Present Advanced
    This subject is designed to explore in depth significant literary and/or visual and written texts, and may include the study of particular genres, authors, critical methodologies, literary and cultural schools or movements, cultural and/or literary d...     Semester 2     12.50

    116-452  Introduction to European Critical Theory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    119-410  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics A
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    119-411  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics B
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    116-410  Italian Honours Language Seminar 1
    This subject focuses on a variety of authentic materials ranging from literary and non-literary texts to audio-visual activities as a stimulus for discussion and conversation practice. Each student will present an assessable class paper on a topic to...     Semester 1     12.50

    116-411  Italian Honours Language Seminar 2
    This subject is intended to focus on texts from non-mainstream literature as a stimulus to discussion and conversation practice. Advanced exercises in Italian composition will be set for the purpose of studying syntax and style in the appropriate reg...     Semester 2     12.50

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