Sub-major - Italian

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1010.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

There are two entry levels into language sub-majors. Intermediate level is typically for students who: are non-native speakers with study of the language to HSC 2 Unit level or have a home background in the language but no comprehensive formal study, or who speak a non-standard variety (eg dialect). Post-Intermediate level is typically for students who are non-native speakers with substantial formal study and near-native competence; or are literate native speakers of a standard variety. Students should consult with the Languages staff regarding the progression sequence that best fits their level of skill. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher or lower class. Students may consult with the Languages Advisor if they are unsure of their entry level. Also note that students should avoid enrolling in units at different levels at the one time (eg: you should not enrol in Italian 201 and 301 at the same time). Please check the current timetable as some units may not be offered every year. Advanced (Level 3) units may be offered on a rotational basis.

Sub-major Structure

A sub-major in Italian is any sequence of 40 credit points at Level 2 and 3 (i.e. post-beginner, post HSC level) including:

101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing

However, those students who choose to study a second sub-major in a specific language other than English cannot repeat 101267 - Language Skills 203: Listening and Speaking and 101268 - Language Skills 204: Reading and Writing as part of that additional sub-major sequence.

Students should take units that reflect their level of competence in the language and they should not backtrack, i.e. they must not take a Level 2 unit after passing a Level 3 unit in the same language.

100132 Italian 201
100133 Italian 202
100136 Italian 301
101267 Languages Skills 203: Listening and Speaking
101268 Languages Skills 204: Reading and Writing
100137 Italian 302
100138 Italian 303: Contemporary Italy in European and International Contexts
101269 Languages 303: Grammatical Concepts across Languages
100140 Italian 305: Modern Literature
100141 Italian 306: Classical Literature
100143 Italian 308: Italian Cinema
101454 Intercultural Pragmatics

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