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Program

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this program

The Department of Italian Studies 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.

This program is offered by the Department of Italian Studies

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
Career pathways
Courses that offer this program

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Units of study in this program

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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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