Undergraduate Courses

Italian

A major in Italian provides a course of study which allows any student, regardless of their background in the discipline, to specialise in Italian.
Students may commence their studies as beginners or advanced learners. Students who enter the major at post-HSC or advanced levels will be exempted from some language subjects.

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the Italian major students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Italian language and grammar
  2. Communicate in both spoken and written Italian at B2 Level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
  3. Comprehend spoken and written Italian at B2 level in the CEFR
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate historical events and socio-cultural forces that have shaped modern Italy, its people and language

 

Subjects Required for Major Study

Beginners

A major in Italian for beginners or near beginners consists of 60 credit points. All students entering the Italian major at the level of ITAL152 must obtain approval from the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader.

Subject to the pre-requisites listed in the subject database, language and literature/civilisation subjects may not be taken independently of one another, e.g. ITAL252 may not be taken without taking ITAL251 or its equivalent without the permission of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader. However, students wishing to complete a major in Italian must complete the sequence set out below.

Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent students

Students who have achieved a strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent may choose to enter the language sequence at the level of ITAL251 and complete a 56 credit point major. All students entering the Italian major at the level of ITAL251 must obtain approval from the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader.

Subject to the pre-requisites listed in the subject database, language and literature/civilisation subjects may not be taken independently of one another, e.g. ITAL252 may not be taken without taking ITAL251 or its equivalent without the permission of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader. However, students wishing to complete a major in Italian must complete the sequence set out below.

Native or near-native speakers

Native or near-native speakers, whose major also consists of 56 credit points, will be granted waivers for ITAL151 and ITAL152. Such waivers will be granted only at the time of first enrolment in Italian, in accordance with the Program's policy and with the formal approval of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader and the Language Centre Director. Replacement subjects, to make up the 56 credit points for the major are to be chosen from the additional subjects listed below. Credit may be granted for language courses taken at university level in accordance with established University of Wollongong guidelines.

Students may include ELL 110 or ELL 210 as part of their Language Major with the permission of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader and the Language Centre Director.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
Beginners Entry Point
ITAL151 Italian IA Language 6 Autumn
ITAL152 Italian IB Language 6 Spring
Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent students or Native or near-native speakers Entry Point**
ITAL220 Italy: Past and Present 8 Not offered in 2015
ITAL251 Italian IIA Language 8 Autumn
ITAL252 Italian IIB Language 8 Spring
Plus THREE subjects from the following:
ITAL351 Italian IIIA Language 8 Autumn
ITAL352 Italian IIIB Language 8 Spring
Plus one subject from the following:      
ITAL310** Advanced Studies in Italian 8 Spring
LANG305** Literature and Society in Renaissance Europe 8 Not offered in 2015
**Students commencing study at 200 level must take both ITAL310 and LANG305
Study Abroad / Exchange Subjects
ITAL215 In country language study 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG391 Language Study Abroad 1 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG392 Language Study Abroad 2 8 Not offered in 2015
LANG393 Language Study Abroad 3 8 Not offered in 2015
Electives
ELL 110 Language in Social Life 6 Spring
ELL 210 Communication Across Cultures 8 Autumn
LANG371 Advanced Studies in Language/Culture A 8 Autumn, Spring
LANG372 Advanced Studies in Language/Culture B 8 Autumn, Spring

Subjects Required for Minor Study

A minor study in Italian consists of four sequential language subjects in Italian. Students beginning at 100-level will take 28 credit points and students beginning at upper levels will take 32 credit points.

Example: A student beginner could take a minor by studying ITAL151, ITAL152, ITAL251 and ITAL252.

A student who had studied Italian to HSC level and was commencing university Italian at second year level could take a minor by studying ITAL251, ITAL252, ITAL351 and ITAL352.

Whilst the minor will not be stipulated on the student's testamur at graduation, it will be recorded on the academic transcript.

Subject Codesubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Core
Beginners Entry Point
ITAL151Italian IA Language6Autumn
ITAL152Italian IB Language6Spring
ITAL251Italian IIA Language8Autumn
ITAL252Italian IIB Language8Spring
Students with HSC level Italian and commencing university Italian at second year level
ITAL251Italian IIA Language8Autumn
ITAL252Italian IIB Language8Spring
ITAL351Italian IIIA Language8Autumn
ITAL352Italian IIIB Language8Spring

Diploma in Languages

Students who wish to undertake a Diploma concurrently with their Bachelors Degree course should refer to the Diploma in Languages for further information.

Honours

See Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 December, 2014