Mode of Teaching Delivery and Timetables [school or dept]

The Department of Italian specializes in small-group teaching of language and culture. Italian is committed to delivering as much face-to-face teaching on campus as possible in the prevailing pandemic circumstances, always subject to public health guidelines. Lectures commence on Monday, 28 September.

Delivery

The delivery of our modules will be blended, with a mixture of classroom-based and online activities. Face-to-face teaching will consist of either the full class in attendance, or else staggered attendance (class split into groups who will attend lectures in classrooms and online in alternate weeks or on separate days). Most Italian modules in First, Second and Final Year have small class sizes, with the exception of IT1201. All lectures will be recorded, and these will be available online for students who have health concerns, are registered with DSS or are unable to attend classrooms. The full class timetable and room information will be available once you register for individual modules in September.

Attendance at face-to-face classes

While you are expected to avail of the face-to-face classes where possible, we recommend that you follow the latest HSE guidelines if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. You will not be penalised for non-attendance in these circumstances.

 

INTRODUCTORY LECTURES 2020-2021

First Year Introductory Lectures

T1101/IT1102 & IT1201:

  • Students with surnames A-M: Tuesday, 29 September, 10.00 am, Western Gateway Building, Room G05
  • Students with surnames N-Z: Wednesday, 30 September, 3.00 pm, Brookfield Health Science, Room G02

IT1109 ONLY: 

Wednesday, 30 September, 11 am, O’Rahilly Building, Room 2.01

Second Year Introductory Lecture:

Tuesday, 29 September, 11.00-12.00, Brookfield Health Science, Room G06

Final Year Introductory Lecture:

Monday, 28 September, 12.00-1.00 pm, Kane G01

MODULE TIMETABLES:

The following are timetable details of teaching in Italian for the coming academic year. This is based on current social distancing guidelines (1m with face-masks in class), which are subject to change in prevailing pandemic circumstances and public health guidelines. Full details will be available on CANVAS module pages after registration, and in course year student Information Sheets that will be available on the Departmental web page and will be provided to all students at the Introductory Lectures.

Important: Delivery of Teaching

Please see the modules listed below for times and mode of delivery. Delivery will be a mixture of online and face-to-face, depending on final class size, which will not be known until registration is complete: the arrangements provided below are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change, depending on staff requirements or other circumstances. The timetable for Second- and Final-Year Italian will depend to a large extent on the option modules you choose.

Please consult the Calendar for individual programme requirements: https://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/calendar/

For full module descriptions, please consult the Book of Modules: https://www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/modules/

FIRST YEAR TIMETABLES

FIRST YEAR INTRODUCTORY LECTURES

IT1101/IT1102 & IT1201:

  • Students with surnames A-M: Tuesday, 29 September, 10.00 am, Western Gateway Building, Room G05
  • Students with surnames N-Z: Wednesday, 30 September, 3.00 pm, Brookfield Health Science, Room G02

IT1109 ONLY: 

Wednesday, 30 September, 11 am, O’Rahilly Building, Room 2.01

 

FIRST YEAR ITALIAN

LANGUAGE (for most Arts Degree programmes & BComm International [Italian] programme):

IT1101 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (Beginners), S1 & S2 [10 credits]

4 hours per week: Tuesday 10-11am; Wednesday 3-4pm; Thursday 12-1pm; Friday 12-1pm.

Blended delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines, 3 of the 4 hours will be delivered synchronously (i.e. live) online via Microsoft Teams. Students will be divided into small groups with their own teacher. Each language group will have one hour face-to-face per week - the day and venue for the face-to-face hour will be confirmed for each group following introductory lectures.

OR

IT1102 Non-Beginners' Written and Spoken Italian, S1 & S2 [10 credits]

3 hours per week:

Tuesday 10-11am: face-to-face (room to be confirmed at introductory lecture)

Wednesday 3-4pm: online via Teams

Thursday 12-1pm: online via Teams

Blended delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines 2 of the 3 hours will be delivered online via Microsoft Teams. The day and venue for the face-to-face hour will be confirmed following introductory lectures. This module is for students who have Leaving Cert Italian or equivalent.

All other programmes, including CK113 and CK122:

IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian, S1 & S2 [10 credits]

3 hours per week. Blended delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines, 2 of the 3 hours will be delivered synchronously (i.e. live) online via Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday 11am-12pm: online via Teams

Thursday 9-10am: face to-face (room ORB 1.23)

Friday 9-10am: online via Teams

CULTURE:

IT1201 Post-Unification Italian Culture and Society, S1 & S2 [5 credits]

1 hour per week: Wednesday 4-5 pm, Electrical Engineering L1.

Blended delivery. Students will alternate between attendance at face-to-face classes and attendance online, depending on numbers and social distancing guidelines: students with surnames A-M, face-to-face weeks 1, 3, 5, etc.; students with surnames N-Z, face-to-face weeks 2, 4, 6, etc. Students will be asked to indicate in advance if they are unable to attend their designated class and students in the other half of the group will be able to book available places up to allowed maximum.

**Special note for CK124 BEd Gaeilge students. In addition to IT1101/IT1102 and IT1201, students take the following modules which will be offered in S2. Timetable, mode of delivery and venues will be confirmed after registration.

IT1103 Understanding Language for the Italian Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures [10 credits]

IT1130 Italian Language: Text and Context [5 credits]

 

 

SECOND YEAR TIMETABLES

SECOND YEAR INTRODUCTORY LECTURE:

Tuesday, 29 September, 11.00-12.00, Brookfield Health Science, Room G06

 

SECOND YEAR MODULES TIMETABLES:

LANGUAGE [core for all programmes]:

IT2101 Intermediate Italian Language, S1 & S2 [10 credits]

3 + 1 hours per week. Blended delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines, all hours indicated below except those marked ** will be delivered synchronously (i.e. live) online via Microsoft Teams. There will be two groups:

 

Group A: **Tuesday 11.00-12.00** (in ORB_G.41)

                 Thursday 3.00-5.00 (on Teams)

OR

Group B[1]: **Monday 12.00-1.00** (in ORB_2.44)

                    Tuesday 11.00-12.00 (on Teams)

                    + third hour chosen according to students’ availability (on Teams).

In addition to the three hours indicated above, there will be a fourth hour, chosen according to students’ availability and delivered online via Teams, to ensure sufficient time to practise speaking skills.

 

CULTURE:

IT2105 Vivere l’Italia, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Face-to-face in classroom delivery. Tuesday 9.00-10.00, ORB 3.26; Thursday 13.00-14.00, ORB 2.02 

IT2304 Primo Levi: the Survivor and his Work in the Context of the Holocaust, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Face-to-face in classroom delivery; either 100% in-class or, depending on numbers, class divided into two groups with staggered attendance, i.e. alternate weeks face-to-face and online. Thursday, 12.00-14.00, ELD2 G01 

IT2306 Italo Calvino and the Interpretation of Reality, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Tuesday, 9.00-10.00, ORB G.41, Thursday, 9.00-10.00, ORB 3.26, Face-to-face in classroom delivery.

IT2309 Italian Crime Narratives, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Monday, 13.00-14.00, ORB G.46, Thursday, 9.00-10.00, ORB 3.26, Face-to-face in classroom delivery.

IT2310 Issues in Contemporary Italian Society through Film and Documentaries, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. This module will be delivered primarily online via Teams, with face-to-face workshops once a month or more frequently, depending on numbers registered. Wednesday, 12.00-14.00, KANE G20

IT2311 New Italians: Race, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Literature, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Face-to-face in classroom delivery; either 100% in-class or, depending on numbers, class divided into two groups with staggered attendance, i.e. alternate weeks face-to-face and online. Tuesday, 15.00-17.00, C_ORB_326 

LL2003 Aspects of the Classical Tradition, S1 & S2 [5 credits]

Tuesday, 13.00-14.00, ORB 1.23; Face-to-face in classroom delivery 70%, online 30%

LL2108 Crossing Borders: Cultures and Societies [BA International only], S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Blended delivery. Monday 1.00-2.00 FSB_A1; Wednesday 1.00-2.00 pm West Wing 5.

[1] This is an alternative timetable mainly for those students who are concurrently taking Spanish and Italian in their Second Year and/or have a clash with Group A timetable

FINAL YEAR TIMETABLES

FINAL YEAR INTRODUCTORY LECTURE

Monday, 28 September, 12.00-1.00 pm, Kane G01

 

FINAL YEAR MODULES TIMETABLES:

LANGUAGE [core for all programmes]:

IT3101 Advanced Italian Language, S1 &S2 [10 credits]

3 + 1 hours per week. Blended delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines, all

hours indicated below except those marked ** will be delivered synchronously (i.e. live) online via Microsoft Teams. There will be two groups:

Group A: **Monday 12.00 -13.00** (in ORB G.38); Thursday 10.00-12.00

OR

Group B: Tuesday 12.00-1.00, Wednesday 2.00-3.00; **Thursday 10.00-11.00** (in ORB G.41)

The fourth hour (+1) will be chosen according to students’ availability and delivered online via Teams, to ensure sufficient time to practise speaking skills.

BComm International only:

IT3103 Business Italian, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Online delivery. Due to current social-distancing guidelines, all hours indicated below will be delivered synchronously (i.e. live) online via Microsoft Teams. Monday, 11.00 -12.00; Tuesday, 14.00 –15.00.

CULTURE:

IT3110 Introduction to Translation (Italian to English), S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Tuesday 1.00-2.00, ORB 1.01; Friday 1.00-2.00, ORB 2.02; Face-to-face in classroom 50%, online 50%

IT3205 Dante, Inferno, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Blended delivery. Tuesday, 3.00-5.00, Kane G20, Face-to-face in classroom delivery 70%; online delivery 30%
IT3307 Italian Women Writers, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Face-to-face in classroom delivery; either 100% in-class or, depending on numbers, class divided into two groups with staggered attendance, i.e. alternate weeks face-to-face and online. Wednesday, 11.00-1.00, Safari G01

IT3312 Italian Contributions to European Culture, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Blended delivery. Thursday 2.00-3.00, ORB 1.01; Friday 9.00-10.00 ORB 1.01, Face-to-face in classroom 70%, online 30%

IT3314 Imagined Histories: The Historical Novel in Italian, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Blended delivery. Monday 1.00-2.00, Online; Thursday 1.00-2.00, ORB 2.01, Face-to-face in classroom.

IT3315 Italian Foodways: Culture, History, Identity, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. This module will be delivered primarily online via Teams, with face-to-face workshops once a month, depending on numbers registered. Tuesday, 10.00-12.00, venue tbc.

IT3316 Dante’s Commedia: The Poetic Path to Paradise, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Blended delivery. Tuesday, 3.00-5.00, ORB 2.44, Face-to-face in classroom 70%, online 30%.

IT3317 Cinematic Representations of the ‘anni di piombo’, S1 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Face-to-face in classroom delivery; either 100% in-class or, depending on numbers, class divided into two groups with staggered attendance, i.e. alternate weeks face-to-face and online. Friday, 10.00-12.00, ORB 2.01

LL3002 Travel Writing, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Tuesday, 1.00-2.00, ElecEng L2; Thursday 3.00-4.00, ElecEng L2
LL3102 European Cultural Identities 2: Cultural Capitals, S2 [5 credits]

2 hours per week. Monday 1.00-2.00, ORB 2.12; Tuesday 4.00-5.00, ORB 2.12.

 

DEPARTMENTAL CONTACTS

 

ProgrammeYear 1 ContactYear 2 ContactYear 3 Contact
Language Dr Louise Sheehan; L.Sheehan@ucc.ie Mr Donald O'Driscoll, DOD@ucc.ie Dott. Gabriella Caponi; gcd@ucc.ie
Culture  Dr Mark Chu; m.chu@ucc.ie Dr Daragh O'Connell; Daragh.OConnell@ucc.ie  Dr Silvia Ros; s.ross@ucc.ie 
Administration  Ms Aisling O'Leary; a.oleary@ucc.ie [mornings only] Ms Aisling O'Leary; a.oleary@ucc.ie [mornings only]  Ms Aisling O'Leary; a.oleary@ucc.ie [mornings only]
       

 

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