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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)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) May oral exam 10%
  Class Presentation 10%
  Translation examination 40%
  Essay examination 40%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Term 1 Oral Presentation (returning YA students) 15%
  Summer Oral (returning YA students) 15%
  Translation examination (returning YA students) 35%
  Essay examination (returning YA students) 35%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed visiting/exchange AUTUMN/SPRING 100%
VB (Visiting students only) 100% examined visiting/exchange FULL YEAR or SPRING/SUMMER 100%
VC (Visiting students only) 50% assessed (translation commentary) visiting exchange 50%
  50% examined (translation exam) visiting exchange 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and Italian (QR38) - Year 4
  • BA in Italian Studies (R300) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with International Studies (R3M1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with Japanese (R3T2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and Italian Studies (R4R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and Italian (R4RH) - 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 French and Italian (RR15) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate German and Italian (RR16) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Italian (RR23) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate French with Italian (R1A3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate German with Italian (R2A3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages with Linguistics (R9Q2) - 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 European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4