Italian Studies

Italian Studies

Honours

Honours in Italian Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units

ITLN4113 Theories and Methods in Italian Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week. Assessment: 1x 1500wd seminar presentation (25%), 1x 1500wd commentary piece (25%), 1x 3000wd research paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit introduces students to the skills required to pursue research in Italian Studies, in the cultural, literary and linguistic fields. Students will practise critical thinking, evaluating, analysing and interpreting sources in the original language.
ITLN4114 Tradition and Innovation in Italy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: Tutorial participation (10%), 1x 2000wd presentation (30%), 1x 4000wd final essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces students to socio-cultural, literary and sociolinguistic movements and authors that characterised crucial periods of Italian history and changed Italian society profoundly, in particular the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Risorgimento, and post-WWII Italy. The unit aims to broaden students' understanding of the scope and diversity in Italian Studies. It enables them to deepen and further pursue knowledge in their specific field of interest.

Honours thesis units

ITLN4111 Italian Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Italian Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Italian Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
ITLN4112 Italian Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Italian Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Italian Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.