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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Italian

Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 2 (ELCI08004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIntermediate to advanced language work reinforcing and developing knowledge of, and proficiency in Italian syntax, vocabulary and register.
Course description One grammar seminar and two language tutorials a week.
Tutorials will tend to be focused on textual analysis and oral activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Italian 1 (ELCI08001)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Italian Literature: Texts in Context 2 (ELCI08005)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs A language course-book, ca 28
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 128 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 29 %, Practical Exam 11 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Class work is worth 40% (2 end of semester tests + oral and written portfolio).
Final degree exam is worth 60% (a two-hour paper). No exemption possible.
Feedback Written explanations, corrections and suggestions for improvement provided by tutors on all marked work.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Continue to develop a more nuanced command of Italian vocabulary, grammar and syntax; along with a critical understanding of a range of more specific areas in Italian culture.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics, and an ability to rapidly grasp the content and significance of a range of written material.
  3. Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
  4. Further develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both an impromptu and prepared basis.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team.
Reading List
Errico, Esposito, Grandi: CAMPUSITALIA Vol.2, Guerra:2009
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Weekly
1 Grammar Seminar (Monday)
2 Language Tutorials (Tuesday and Thursday )
KeywordsDELC Italian 2 Lang
Course organiserDr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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