Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The aim of the course is to give an entry-level, systematic introduction to Italian grammar.
The exercises that are part of the course are meant to integrate the grammar into the study of simple text in order to hone the students¿ ability to understand Italian and to be able to express themselves.
Upon completing the course, the student is expected to:
- have knowledge of the main features of different aspects of Italian grammar
- be able to understand and account for certain grammatical research questions
- be able to use this knowledge in further pursuits in the study of Italian
- be equipped to execute a project over time
- be capable of working independently on a research question related to the curriculum
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Proficiency in Italian at least equivalent to that of those having completed the course ITAL100
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Due to certain academic overlaps, the credits awarded for taking ITAL121 are reduced by 10 ECTS if the course is combined with ITAL111 or ITAL101.
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures and seminar sessions with language exercises.
The frequency of the teaching in the course will normally be one two-hour lecture and one two-hour seminars on a weekly basis for a period of 10 weeks.
If less than 5 students sign up for the course, the teaching may be adjusted to the number of students enrolled. If so, students will be informed about the alternative teachings plan at the beginning of the semester and before the registration deadline 1 Feb/1 Sep.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In the spring semester 2021, the requirement to attend at least 80 % of the teaching will not apply due to the corona situation. In order to take the exam, students are instead required to hand in three papers that would be evaluated as approved or disapproved. All papers must be approved during the semester in order to take the exam.
Mandatory assignments are valid for one additional semester following the semester of instruction.
Forms of Assessment
In the fall semester 2021, the form of assessment has been changed from school exam to a 4-hour written examination from home + 1 hour technical time, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.
The assessment consisting of several questions relating to issues raised in the course of the teaching. Both Norwegian and Italian may be used during the test.
Examination Support Material
In the spring semester 2021, all aids are permitted during the exam.
The grading scale is A¿F, where F is a fail.
Spring. Students with valid approvals on their mandatory assignments may also be assessed early in the fall semester.
The reading list provides information about what text are on the curriculum at any given time.
The reading list will be ready by 1 Jun for the fall semester, and 1 Dec for the spring semester.
Evaluation of the course is carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen quality assurance system.
The program committee is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.
The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination at home
- 28.09.2021, 09:00
- 5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam