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English and Italian

English and Italian (50% English, 50% Italian) has a strong and distinctive comparative approach and has been specially designed for those who wish to begin or pursue a study of Italian language and literature whilst continuing to study the English tradition, as well as exploring interactions between the two.

A challenging but exhilarating degree course, this often attracts some of our strongest students, who wish to join linguistic proficiency with sophisticated literary and cultural analysis.

The below course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availablility.

Year One

Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language I (at Beginners' IT101-30, Intermediate or Advanced (IT107-30) level)
  Modes of Reading (EN122-30)
  The History of Modern Italy (IT115-30)
  One Option in English:
  Epic into Novel (EN101-30)
  Medieval and Early Modern Literature (EN121-30)
  Modern World Literatures (EN123-30)

Year Two/Three - Spent abroad

Year Two/Three

Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language ll (IT201-30) or Modern Italian Language IIl (IT301-30)
Optional Modules
  Italian Studies modules
  You will then take options in English and Comparative Literary Studies totalling 60 Credits 
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved

Year Four

Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language IV (IT401-30)
Optional Modules
  Italian Studies modules; this could include a year-long Dissertation
  Two options in English and Comparative Literary Studies totalling 60 Credits
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved