Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 4 Honours Paper 1 (ELCI10019)
|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||One hour class p/w.
Classes alternate Prose and Essay as scheduled in the Course Syllabus.
A compulsory course for all Italian 4 students that bears 10 CREDITS and aims to improve
their written competence in Italian by strengthening fluency, grasp of idioms and
stylistic awareness. The course has one session per week and consists of two elements:
Essay: argumentative and creative writing in Italian.
Prose: translation from English into Italian.
CLASS ACTIVITIES include structure and vocabulary-building exercises; textual and stylistic analysis of passages in Italian. HOME ASSIGNMENTS include writing or translating e-mails, dialogues, compositions /fiction, summaries or report of articles, reviews and commentaries.
(Note Course weighting changed to 50% Coursework/ 50% Final Exam from Session 2018-19 onwards)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entry to Italian honours
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should take Italian 3 ELCI09015
|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)
||Class tests: one per semester 20% each
Average of four best marks in home assignments: 10%
Degree Examination: 50%
||Students will receive collective oral feedback (explanation and correction of common mistakes) on written work in class.
Individual written feedback will be provided in detail on coursework assignments and tests. Tutors will be happy to discuss results and feedback during office hours or on student┐s request, by appointment.
Detailed evaluation criteria are available in the Course Handbook on Learn.
||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 and English texts, demonstrating an advanced knowledge of languages and cultural references.
- Enhance sensitivity to different varieties of idioms, styles and registers.
- Write fluently and accurately a variety of texts (essay, summary, reviews) in Italian.
- Enhance translation skills (equivalence, adaptation, compensation)
- Develop critical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||One hour (seminar) p/w on Wednesday at 10am or 11am.
|Keywords||DELC Italian 4 LP1
|Course organiser||Dr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635