Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 4 Hons Paper 2 (ELCI10018)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A 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)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entrance to Italian Honours
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One final degree examination, 50%.
2 pieces of assessed coursework, 10% each.
Two class tests, 15% each.
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- engage successfully with complex Italian texts demonstrating an advanced knowledge of linguistic structures, vocabulary and cultural references.
- enhance sensitivity to different styles, registers and idioms in English and Italian.
- develop awareness of the typical problems encountered in translation, and consolidate translation skills (equivalence, adaptation, compensation)
- convey Italian texts faithfully into fluent, precise/creative English prose.
- 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Italian 4 LP2
|Course organiser||Dr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635