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Italian - unit set code MJ-A000056

The Italian major sequence is run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) but is available to Deakin Students (dependent upon the Deakin course in which they are enrolled). Classes will be held on the Melbourne Campus at Burwood with access to materials through UniSA. Following successful completion, these units will be credited towards the Deakin course. Please note, Students’ results from cross-institutional enrolment at other institutions will be recorded on their Deakin University academic records as EP (External Pass) or N (Fail).

In order to facilitate your enrolment at UniSA and access to UniSA systems and course materials, Deakin University will provide UniSA with your title, family name, given names, gender, date of birth, previous name (if applicable), postal address, telephone numbers, email address and whether you are a Commonwealth supported, domestic fee paying or international fee paying student.

 

 

The study of Italian provides an insight into a society which has been at the forefront of European culture for the past 2000 levels.

UNESCO estimates that Italy holds 80% of the artistic heritage of Europe, and 40% of the world. It is also a member of the G8 group of most industrialised nations in the world and Italian is one of the official languages of the European Union. Studying a language is highly recommended, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in international relations, social sciences, education, business, tourism, health or human services.

The Italian major sequence provides students with the opportunity to become a confident user of the language, while learning about Italy, its people and its culture.

The units reflect a graded sequence of proficiency levels, and students have the choice of two strands according to their previous knowledge and experience in the language.

 

 

On successful completion of the Italian Language major sequence, students should have an ability to:

  • communicate in Italian with near native accuracy and fluency in a wide range of contexts and situations
  • demonstrate linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of grammatical concepts relating to the topics and uses of Italian covered
  • demonstrate an understanding of representations of contemporary Italian culture and society
  • analyse a range of media and text types
  • critically reflect on the interculturality of aspects of Italian language and culture both in Italy and internationally.

Italian major sequence for beginners:

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIT121Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT122Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIT221Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIT321Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT322Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

AIT421Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT422Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Students who enter at the beginner level and who wish to complete their studies in three levels can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 3A and Italian 3B.

 

Trimester 1

AIT333Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

The Italian major sequence for students who have completed Italian at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIT221Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIT321Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT322Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

AIT421Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT422Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Students who enter at the intermediate level can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 4A and Italian 4B.

 

Trimester 1

AIT333Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Upon completion of AIT223 Italian in-country, students may apply for credit for prior learning to AIT321/ AIT322 (if they have completed Italian 1B and the in-country) or AIT421/AIT422 (if they have completed AIT222 and the in-country). The decision will be based on attendance and results obtained in AIT223, which would need to be at Distinction level or higher.

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