Italian Literature and Society (3094LHS)

Through the study of two literary texts (a novel and a long short story) and the context in which they were written, the course seeks to develop both linguistic and sociocultural competence. It combines the analysis of the texts with a study of key social, cultural and political issues in contemporary Italy which are reflected in them. Grammar points are studied through exploration of examples in the texts, and in response to student demand. The course aims to consolidate students' proficiency at the "B2 Vantage" level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Assessment is through short written compositions, oral exams, and weekly tasks in the form of online quizzes. PREREQUISITES: 2091LHS Italian 2B Spoken AND 2092LHS Italian 2B Written (or equivalent). INCOMPATIBLE: 3294LHS Italian Literature and Society Enhanced.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10286) Open Friday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N56 0.08
Languages Building
Nathan Campus