Syllabus

Italian A: Grammar and Written Proficiency

Code
IT1031
Points
7.5 Credits
Level
First Cycle Level 1
Faculty
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
Italian (ITA)
Group of Subjects
Italian
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
No main field of study1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
1G1N
Approved
Approved, 15 February 2018.
This syllabus is valid from 15 February 2018.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • use, both orally and in writing, basic grammatical concepts to describe Italian language usage from several perspectives such as diachronic, diatopic, diaphasic and contrastive
  • master a fundamental Italian vocabulary both actively and passively
  • apply central aspects of written Italian language norms
  • apply basic Italian morphology and syntax in their own production and in written exercises
  • explain the specific features that mark the different types of functional writing and apply these in their own writing.

Course Content

The course contains a systematic review of the main structures of Italian grammar with a deepening vocabulary and application exercises of various kind. In addition, the course includes linguistic analysis in connection to written exercises and gives students the opportunity to produce and revise written texts of different types.

Assessment

Continuous assessment of the students’ active participation in seminars, written assignments and a written exam.

Forms of Study

Obligatory seminars in which students participate actively and in interaction with their peers. The language of instruction is Italian.

Grades

The Swedish grades U - VG

To achieve the grade of VG in the whole course, students must achieve a VG in modules 1 and 3.

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Active participation in seminars - 2 cr
Module 2: Written production - 2.5 cr
Module 3: Final written exam - 3 cr

Prerequisites

  • General entrance requirements and Italian B/Italian 3 at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge. No knowledge of Swedish and English is required.

Other Information

Teaching is web-based through the use of a learning platform and digital tools. Students require access to a computer with sound card and network connection, a headset with microphone and headphones, as well as a webcam.

This course replaces IT1025.