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About this minor

The Italian Studies discipline is one of the largest and best resourced in Australia, offering a wide range of language and culture units of study. Our language units cater for those at different levels and, through innovative teaching methods, aim to develop high levels of linguistic aptitude. Culture units will allow you to develop in-depth understanding of some of the most representative Italian authors, thinkers and literary and intellectual movements from the Middle Ages to the present.

You will engage with both language acquisition and cultural studies, in order to gain a deep understanding of the close connection between language and culture. All units of study aim to develop your analytical and critical skills, to enable you to pursue your interest in all aspects of Italian language, literature and culture.

You will also be able to take advantage of the opportunity to spend a semester in Italy as part of your undergraduate studies with one of our Italian partner universities.

For more information on the program structure and content including unit of study information, please refer to the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook

Students will follow the appropriate pathway specified in the unit of study tables, based on their individual language level. Students completing any of the pathways for a minor will be awarded a minor in Italian Studies.

Appropriate language units are determined either by language level and grade therein achieved in Higher School Certificate (as listed in the pathways linked above) or International Baccalaureate, and/or by one-on-one interviews prior to commencement. If you are unsure of your language level or which pathway is appropriate for you, please contact the Department for advice.

The Italian Studies (Intermediate) pathway is suitable for HSC Beginners or Italian IB Ab Initio who receive a mark higher than 70 or HSC Continuers who receive less than 80.

This minor is offered by the Italian Studies discipline. 

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates enter a wide range of careers. Examples include:

  • Communications and media officer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs officer
  • Cultural or development officer
  • International relations and trade
  • Language specialist
  • Teacher (with further study)
  • Policy analyst
  • Public service positions
  • Translator and interpreter
  • Travel and tourism consultant
Courses that offer this minor

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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