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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', Intermediate or Advanced level) (30 Credits)
 

The History of Modern Italy (30 credits)

 
Optional Modules
 

one of
LN101 Languages and Cultures Beyond Boundaries

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

  You will take 120 credits, at least 90 of which must be in Italian Studies
Core Module
 

IT201 Modern Italian Language II (pre-year abroad)

IT301 Modern Italian Language II (30 Credits) (post-year abroad)

Optional Modules
 

60 credits (e.g., 2 x 30 credits or 4 x 15 credits) from the Italian Studies offerings below:

  Italian Studies modules
  PLUS 
  30 credits (1 x 30 credits or 2 x 15 credits) either from Italian Studies or from an approved list outside of Italian Studies; this will typically include modules across the Arts Faculty and/or the University‚Äôs suite of Interdisciplinary Modules.

Year Four


You are required to take 120 credits, at least 90 of which must be in Italian Studies:
Core Modules

Modern Italian Language IV (30 credits)
 
Optional Modules
  60 credits (e.g., 2 x 30 credits or 4 x 15 credits) from the Italian Studies offerings (Italian Studies modules)
  PLUS
  30 credits from an external department.

Course Structure

Dr David Lines