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IT401 - Modern Italian Language IV

  • Module code: IT401
  • Module name: Modern Italian Language IV
  • Department: Italian Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The course is a continuation of IT301. It aims to refine writing, oral and translation skills developed during the previous year, paying particular attention to concepts of register and style. Where necessary, it takes care of any remedial work concerning grammar or other issues.

Principal learning outcomes

Module aims: to develop students’ oral skills both in a class conversation context and in public speaking situations (il notiziario/students’ presentations/press conferences). Students’ presentations and press conferences aimed at the preparation of final oral exams by making them aware of the exam mechanism (presentations+related questions); to familiarize students with a higher and more sophisticated register of spoken Italian and to expand their vocabulary; to familiarize students with recent developments in Italian current affairs and enable them to discuss relevant aspects of contemporary Italy in relation with their personal experience; to familiarize students with different text types in terms of content and style (articolo di cronaca, tema di opinione, tema pro e contro, recensione, racconto, riassunto); to familiarize students with a more formal register of written Italian and to broaden their vocabulary; to polish up students’written language focussing on anglicisms, false friends, language contamination, colloquialisms; to consolidate problematic grammatical structures; to improve the translation skills acquired in the previous year; to consolidate students’ ability to identify and discuss problematic issues encountered in the translation process –with particular attention to literary and critical texts- and to foster an awareness of structural, stylistic and cultural issues involved in the translation process.

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours per week x 20 weeks (Reading Weeks: Week 6 in both Term 1 & 2)

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/italian/current/ug/modules/modulesyears34/it401/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IT401-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 30%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 30%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 40%
Assessed Course Work 100%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 4
  • BA in Italian (R310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with International Studies (R3M1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with French (R3R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with German (R3R2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Italian (R3V2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Taught Italian and History of Art (R3V3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with Theatre Studies (R3W4) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and Italian Studies (R4R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian and Classics (RQ38) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Italian (RR23) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate German Studies with Italian (R2R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies with Italian (R4RC) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian (V3R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Italian with Intercalated Year (V3R4) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Italian (R1RB) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4