2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Italian Major | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

A major in Italian provides a course of study which allows any student, regardless of their background in the discipline, to specialise in Italian.
Students may commence their studies as beginners or advanced learners. 

Major Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this major students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the Italian language and grammar;
  2. Communicate in both spoken and written Italian at B2 Level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
  3. Comprehend spoken and written Italian at B2 level in the CEFR;
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate historical events and socio-cultural forces that have shaped modern Italy, its people and language. 

Subjects Required for Major Study

Beginner Entry

A major in Italian for beginners or near beginners consists of a minimum of 54 credit points as set out below.

Native speakers or students who have completed their compulsory education in a country where the language is spoken are ineligible to undertake Beginner 1 or Beginner 2 subjects in French, Italian, Japanese or Spanish and should begin their language studies at the Intermediate (or higher levels).

Native speakers are encouraged to contact the Discipline Leader of Languages and Linguistics before enrolling.

Intermediate Entry - Strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent students

Students who have achieved a strong 2 Unit HSC pass or equivalent may choose to enter the language sequence at the level of ITAL241 and complete a 48 credit point major comprising 18 credit points at 200 level and 30 credit points at 300-level, as set out below.

All students entering the Italian major at the level of ITAL152 or above must obtain approval from the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader. 

Native or Near-native Speaker Entry

Native or near-native speakers, whose major also consists of 48 credit points, may be granted waivers for ITAL241 and ITAL242. Such waivers will be granted only at the time of first enrolment in Italian, in accordance with the Program's policy and with the formal approval of the Italian Program and the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader. Replacement subjects, to make up the 48 credit points for the major are to be chosen from the additional subjects listed below. Credit may be granted for language courses taken at university level in accordance with established University of Wollongong guidelines.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Beginner Entry
ITAL151Italian for Beginners 16Autumn
ITAL152Italian for Beginners 26Spring
Intermediate Entry**
ITAL230Italy: Past and Present6Not offered in this year
ITAL241Intermediate Italian 16Autumn
ITAL242Intermediate Italian 26Spring
ITAL341Advanced Italian 16Not offered in this year
ITAL342Advanced Italian 26Not offered in this year
LANG370The Language Advantage6Not offered in this year
Plus ONE from the following:   
ITAL330 **Advanced Studies in Italian6Not offered in this year
LANG335 **Literature and Society in Renaissance Europe6Not offered in this year
**Students commencing study at 200 level must take both ITAL330 and LANG335
Complementary subjects: The following are offered subject to availability. They do not count towards the Italian major, but may be taken as electives. Entry to Study Abroad subjects requires the formal approval of the Languages and Linguistics Discipline Leader. 
Study Abroad / Exchange
ITAL217In country language study6Not offered in this year
LANG380Language Study Abroad 26Not offered in this year
LANG390Language Study Abroad 36Not offered in this year
ELL 110Language in Social Life6Spring
ELL 230Communication Across Cultures6Autumn
LANG364Advanced Studies in Language/Culture 16Not offered in this year
LANG365Advanced Studies in Language/Culture 26Not offered in this year

Subjects Required for Minor Study

A 24 credit point minor in Italian consisting of four sequential language subjects is available.  

Diploma in Languages

Students who wish to undertake a Diploma concurrently with their Bachelors Degree course should refer to the Diploma in Languages for further information.


See Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 18 December, 2017