1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
9 units of ITAL topics
Enrolment not permitted
ITAL8211 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Elementary to intermediate Italian language
Topic description
In this first semester topic, students consider issues relating to Italian history, culture and society as illustrated in a selection of authentic written, aural and/or visual texts.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • introduce students to past and contemporary cultural and societal issues

  • introduce students to basic textual analysis

  • enhance communicative competence through participation in activities involving group or pair interaction

  • expose students to independent and collaborative learning and to language learning skill development
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:

  • communicate in speech and writing on a range of topics related to Italian history, culture and society

  • read, discuss and critique a variety of authentic texts