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Italian Studies

This course allows students to go into greater depth than joint degrees into the study of Italian literature, culture and history, while also giving them a greater flexibility and ability to study subjects outside of the field of Italian Studies. As with other Italian degrees, entrants are not required to have previous knowledge of Italian.

During the first year, you study Italian language at the appropriate level, along with 60 credits in Italian Studies and another 30 credits in an external option. The year abroad is spent in Italy in either year 2 or 3. The intermediate and final years include 90 or more credits in Italian language and culture, with the final year including the option of doing a dissertation. This provides students with the opportunity to work on an extended research project under the expert guidance of an academic.

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)
 

The History of Modern Italy (IT115-30)

   
Optional Modules
 

LN102 Translation Methods and Practice

and

Approved outside option in another academic department or the Language Centre (30 credits)

Year Two/Three - Spent abroad

Year Two/Three

Core Module
  Modern Italian Language ll (IT201-30) or Modern Italian Language IIl (IT301-30)
Optional Modules
  Italian Studies modules 60 -90 credits
  Or an approved optional module(s) totalling 30 CATS in another academic department or the Language Centre

Year Four

Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language IV (IT401-30)
   
Optional Modules
  Italian Studies modules (60-90 CATS)
  Or an approved optional module(s) totalling 30 CATS in another academic department or the Language Centre