Italian Studies

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Italian Studies

1000 level units of study

ITLN1611 Italian 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x2hr tutorials/week Prohibitions: HSC Italian Beginners or IB Ab Initio or HSC Italian Continuers or HSC Italian Extension or IB Italian Assessment: 1x participation (10%), 3x200wd written assignments (10%), 1x800wd class test (20%), 1x400wd quiz (5%), 1x500wd equivalent listening test (10%), 1x400wd equivalent speaking test (10%), 1x1000wd reading and writing test (20%), 1x800wd grammar test (15%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: A student who is qualified to enter a higher level course may not enrol in a lower level course. Students who have taken Beginners HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2611; students who have taken Continuers and / or Extension HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2631. Students who have any formal training or previous knowledge of Italian from other sources are required to identify themselves to the department as soon as possible.
This unit of study is for absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of the language. It introduces students to the main structures of the Italian language and the basic vocabulary to communicate successfully in everyday situations. All four language skills are developed, with a particular focus on grammatical accuracy.
ITLN1612 Italian 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN1611 Assessment: 3x200wd written assignments (10%), 1x800wd class test (20%), 1x400wd quiz (5%), 1x500wd listening test (10%), 1x400wd speaking test (10%), 1x1000wd reading and writing test (20%), 1x800wd grammar test (15%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit builds on the competence acquired in ITLN1611. Students are introduced to more complex grammatical structures, extend their vocabulary and ability to communicate in everyday situations, and further develop their reading ability through a range of different texts.

2000 level units of study

Language
ITLN2611 Italian 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or HSC Beginners or Italian IB Ab Initio with a mark higher than 70 or HSC Continuers with a mark less than 80 Prohibitions: ITLN2101 or ITLN2201 or ITLN2301 or ITLN2631 Assessment: 3x200wd written assignments (10%), 2x1000wd language tests (45%), 1x800wd grammar test (10%), 2x550wd equivalent aural/oral tests (25%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study activates and consolidates the principal structures of the language and introduces complex structures, providing a variety of activities to suit most learning styles. It offers an up-to-date image of Italian life and culture and opportunities to discuss cross-cultural issues.
ITLN2612 Italian 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN2611 Prohibitions: ITLN2202 or ITLN2302 or ITLN2632 Assessment: 3x300wd written assignments (10%), 2x1100wd language tests (45%), 1x800wd grammar test (10%), 2x300wd equivalent aural/oral tests (25%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study consolidates and expands both receptive and productive skills through a variety of learning tasks, to be carried out individually and/or in group. It aims at fluency and accuracy and it fosters independent learning.
Culture
ITLN2001 Introduction to Italian Culture (Online)

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online unit - 26 online hours Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in any Table A subject area of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies or ITLN2611 or ITLN2631 Assessment: 5x 200wds online discussion (20%), 1x 1000wd online test (20%), 1x 2500wd project (essay or case study) (40%), 1x 1500wd project presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
This online unit is a broad-based introduction to the culture and society of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will study major cultural, social and political trends, events, debates and personalities which help place aspects of Italian culture in their historical perspective through fiction, films, essays, newspaper articles, and television. The sources and meanings of national symbols, monuments, myths and manifestoes are also explored.
ITLN2002 Love in Italian Culture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studiesor ITLN2611 or ITLN2631 Assessment: 1x1500wd historiographical review (25%), 1x1500wd research bibliography (25%), 1x3000wd research essay (40%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is love? Italian authors throughout the centuries have provided many different interpretations. Drawing upon major works of the Italian literary and philosophical tradition, this unit will explore texts that deal with love and its cultural and political contexts ranging from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century.
ICLS2626 Words and Pictures across Cultures

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: At least 12 Junior credit points in any of the following Arabic Studies Chinese Studies English European Studies French Studies Germanic Studies Modern Hebrew Indonesian Studies Italian Studies Japanese Studies Korean Studies Modern Greek Byzantine Studies Spanish Latin American Studies Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in ICLS or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Italian Studies Prohibitions: ICLS2002 Assessment: 1x1000wd equivalent presentation (10%), 2x2500wd essays (45% each) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will look at the interaction of literature and visual and performance arts in different countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. How do these art forms draw upon each other to represent and frame society and culture, and how does this influence our reading of them? These questions will be examined through examples from literature, theatre, painting, dance, photography, cinema and/or mixed media and movements such as orientalism, realism, symbolism, modernism, postmodernism, pop art and abstract expressionism.
Textbooks
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3000 level units of study

Language
ITLN3611 Italian 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN2612 Prohibitions: ITLN3631 or ITLN3201 or ITLN3301 Assessment: 3x300wd written assignments (10%), 1x700wd equivalent oral presentation (15%), 2x700wd language tests (30%), 2x250wd grammar tests (15%), 2x500wd equivalent aural/oral test (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study furthers competence in all aspects of the language, with a particular focus on advanced reading and writing skills. It deals with different aspects of Italian contemporary society through a variety of text types and levels of formality, encouraging cross-cultural appreciation and discussion.
ITLN3612 Italian 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN3611 Prohibitions: ITLN3202 or ITLN3302 Assessment: 3x300wd written assignments (10%), 2x700wd language tests (30%), 2x250wd grammar tests (15%), 1x700wd equivalent oral presentation (15%), 2x500wd equivalent aural/oral tests (20%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers opportunities for advanced and carefully planned language practice. It aims to develop the student's linguistic awareness and to reflect on the Italian language system as a whole, while dealing with different aspects of Italian contemporary society and culture.
ITLN3631 Italian 9

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr tutorial/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN2632 Prohibitions: ITLN3611 or ITLN3301 or ITLN3201 Assessment: 2x500wd written assignments (15%), 2x750wd language tests (35%), 2x250wd grammar tests (15%), 1x500wd equivalent oral presentation (10%), 2x500wd equivalent oral/aural tests (15%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study furthers competence in all aspects of the language, with a particular focus on the discourse level and on advanced reading and writing skills. It deals with different aspects of Italian contemporary society through a variety of text types and levels of formality.
ITLN3688 Advanced Italian: Translation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN3612 or ITLN3631 or ITLN3202 or ITLN3301 Prohibitions: ITLN3402 Assessment: Written assignments equivalent to 2000wds (30%), 1xOral Presentation equivalent to 1000wds (15%), 2x1500wd class tests (55%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is concerned with translating and interpreting from and into Italian, exploring modes, techniques and genres.
Culture
ITLN3403 19th-century Italy: Writers and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd class test (30%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd equivalent class presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What did inspire Italian writers in the nineteenth century? This unit explores the dynamic relationship between canonical and non-canonical literary texts and the fascinating period from which they emerged. Students will be introduced to ideas (romanticism, nationalism, realism) and their influence in the nineteenth-century Italian literary and cultural production. Particular attention will be paid to the post-unification period and to texts which reflected the cultural dimension of the new Italy.
Textbooks
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ITLN3403 19th-century Italy: Writers and Society

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies Assessment: 1x1500wd class test (30%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd equivalent class presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What did inspire Italian writers in the nineteenth century? This unit explores the dynamic relationship between canonical and non-canonical literary texts and the fascinating period from which they emerged. Students will be introduced to ideas (romanticism, nationalism, realism) and their influence in the nineteenth-century Italian literary and cultural production. Particular attention will be paid to the post-unification period and to texts which reflected the cultural dimension of the new Italy.
Textbooks
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ITLN3601 Made in Italy: Language at Work

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ITLN3631 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3687 or ITLN3688 Assessment: 1x1000wd Oral Presentation (20%), 1x1000wd In-class test (30%), 1x2500wd Report (40%), Tutorial Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Would you like to work for the Italian fashion or the Italian food industry? This unit will introduce you to the socio-cultural context, practices and language that characterise various Italian industries. You will also become familiar with selected Italian worksites operating in Sydney through visits and guest speakers. The unit is conducted in Italian.
ITLN3662 Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in any of European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or Government or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion majors or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies or History majors Assessment: 1x1500wd book review (30%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x3500wd research essay (40%), 1x participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other Renaissance authors' works will demonstrate the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Italian Renaissance.
ITLN3667 Images of Contemporary Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Giorgia Alù Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr lecture/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or ITLN1632 or ITLN1102 or ITLN1202 or ITLN1302 or HSC Italian Continuers or Beginners Assessment: 2xessays (3500wd) (55%), 1xtake home assignment (1000wd) (20%), 1xoral presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will be introduced to a selection of twentieth-century Italian written and visual 'texts' (in particular films), and to aspects of the political, social and cultural developments which constitute their context. This unit of study will use a combination of lecturing, student presentations and group discussions. Students will be encouraged to develop a thorough critical understanding of the selected texts and a sound knowledge of and sensitivity towards the major social, political and cultural issues which have contributed to the identity of contemporary Italy.
ITLN3668 Issues of Language and Society in Italy

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: ITLN1612 or ITLN1632 or ITLN1202 or ITLN1302 or ITLN2611 or ITLN2631 Assessment: Participation (10%), 1x1500wd equivalent presentation (20%), 1x1500wd test (25%), 2x250wd quizzes (10%), 1x2500wd essay (35%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to current debates on language and language usage in contemporary Italy, and in particular on the changing nature of the country's multilingualism under the influence of various factors. The language impact of immigration, the decline of historical minorities, the position of dialects, and Italy's role in the European Union are some of the topics that will be explored.
Textbooks
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ITLN3685 Linguistic Issues in Migration

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: ITLN2611 or ITLN2612 or ITLN2631 or ITLN2632 or ITLN3611 or ITLN3612 or ITLN3631 Prohibitions: ITLN3754 Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd class test (20%), 3xTake-home assignments (equivalent to 1000wds in total) (20%), 1x2000wd final Essay (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the main linguistic phenomena that occur in the contact between majority and minority languages in a context of migration, using the Italo-Australian community as a case.
ITLN3691 History of Italian Literature

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies Prohibitions: ITLN2902 Assessment: 1xTutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd Essay (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (40%), Tutorial participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is strongly recommended for intending Exchange students.
This unit provides students with a survey of Italian literature from its earliest origins up to the present day. Through analysis of influential texts and images in their historical context, students will gain a sound knowledge of major figures, works, and movements of one of the richest and most influential intellectual traditions in the world.
ITLN3694 Dante and the Middle Ages

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Prerequisites: 6 credit points at 2000 level in at least one of the following Italian Studies or European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion Assessment: 1x2500wd critical journal (35%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x2500wd research essay (35%), participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Dante Alighieri's 'Divine Comedy' will be read as an enduring work of poetry, a major text of the European literary tradition, and the most comprehensive synthesis of medieval culture. Along with that of other major contemporary thinkers such as Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, Dante's works will be placed in the historical and political context of the Italian peninsula between the thirteenth and the fourteenth century. Particular attention will be paid to his use of philosophical and theological language as well as extensive references and allusions to the Bible and classical poetry.
Textbooks
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Interdisciplinary unit

ITLN3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
ITLN3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a real¿world problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.