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Le Regioni Italiane: La Sicilia

Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 20 Credits.

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This module aims to explore the history, identity, landscape, art, folklore and economy of the Italian region of Sicily through the medium of Italian. Lessons will benefit from a large use of audio-visual material to stimulate the students’ interest and class debate. Topics covered will be Sicilian life and culture; history and identity; folklore, customs and traditions; economy; geography and agriculture; gastronomy and people.

Who is this course for?

This course is for advanced students of Italian,who would like to expand their knowledge about various aspects of the language and the culture of Italy. It is also open to students who generally have a good command of Italian and an interest in the regions of Italy.

Learning and Teaching

This course will be taught in Italian and students will consolidate their linguistic skills while learning about Sicily. For this course, a selection of original audio, visual material and handouts will be used. Students will engage in discussions and task activities performed in class. The task activities will aim to practice and consolidate aspects of the Italian grammar and syntax with emphasis on the aural and oral skills.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

Giuseppe Danzuso, Sicilia (White Star, 2006)

Sicilia, Guida d’Italia ( Touring Club Italiano, 2009)

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.