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

Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 4 Hons Paper 2 (ELCI10018)

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
SummaryA compulsory course for MEL Single Honours in Italian and MEL+OSNAL (Other Subject Not A Language) students, which carries 10 credits and aims at improving students' grasp of a variety of Italian idioms, registers and styles, as well as enhancing the ability to convey them appropriately into English.
Class activities will include summary translation, polished translation, and comparative analysis of published translations. Selected Italian texts will be analysed and discussed in groups and collectively during the class hour.
(Note: course weighting has changed to 50% Coursework/ 50% Final Exam from session 2018-19 onwards)
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Entrance to Italian Honours
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, 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 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One final degree examination, 50%.
2 pieces of assessed coursework, 10% each.
Two class tests, 15% each.
Feedback Students will regularly receive oral feedback on their written work in class. This will be provided collectively through analyses of common practices and mistakes. Individual written feedback will also be provided in detail on their coursework assignments. Tutors will be happy to discuss results and feedback during office hours or on students┐ request, by appointment.
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. engage successfully with complex Italian texts demonstrating an advanced knowledge of linguistic structures, vocabulary and cultural references.
  2. enhance sensitivity to different styles, registers and idioms in English and Italian.
  3. develop awareness of the typical problems encountered in translation, and consolidate translation skills (equivalence, adaptation, compensation)
  4. convey Italian texts faithfully into fluent, precise/creative English prose.
  5. improve problem solving and decision-making skills as well as the ability to work effectively in a team or independently under the tutor's guidance
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Italian 4 LP2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Email: l.babini@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
Email: f.jack@ed.ac.uk
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