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

Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 4 Honours Paper 1 (ELCI10019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryOne hour class p/w.
Classes alternate Prose and Essay as scheduled in the Course Syllabus.
Course description The course consists of two elements: Essay (argumentative and creative writing in Italian), and Prose (translation into Italian of short texts in contemporary English).

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entry to Italian honours
Information for Visiting Students
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: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Feedback Written explanations, corrections and suggestions on how to improve provided by tutor on all marked coursework.
Detailed evaluation criteria are available in the Course Handbook on Learn.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad palette of Italian vocabulary with a high degree of grammatical accuracy in fluent and spontaneous discussion, even on abstract, complex and unfamiliar topics, supported by a sophisticated understanding of Italian culture.
  2. Engage successfully with recorded and live speech on concrete and abstract topics, even when not clearly structured or explicitly expressed, as well as long and complex factual and literary texts, with figurative or specialised language.
  3. Produce clear, complex reports, articles and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
  4. Demonstrate finely honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances, both formal and informal, for lay and specialised audiences.
  5. Consistently exercise autonomy and initiative, taking significant responsibility for the work of others and for a range of resources to bring about new thinking.
Reading List
There are no prescribed texts for this course.

Recommended Reference Texts: M.Maiden & C.Robustelli,
A Grammar Reference of Modern Italian, Arnold, 2000.
Bilingual Dictionaries: Oxford Paravia or Ragazzini / Biagi.
Monolingual Dictionaries: Zingarelli or Devoto-Oli

Relevant materials will be made available on Learn before each class.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information One hour (seminar) p/w on Wednesday at 10am or 11am.
You can sign in to either group on Learn.
KeywordsDELC Italian 4 LP1
Course organiserDr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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