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IT110 - Representations of Modern Italy

  • Module code: IT110
  • Module name: Representations of Modern Italy
  • Department: Italian Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module involves two one-hour sessions each week (plus an extra reading group for beginners in Italian), in which you will be introduced to a variety of twentieth-century Italian ‘texts’, including poetry, film, novels, plays and short stories, and to the political, social and cultural developments which constitute their context.

Principal learning outcomes

Using a combination of lecturing and group discussions, you will be encouraged to develop a thorough critical understanding of the selected texts, and a sound knowledge of and sensitivity towards the major social, political and cultural issues which have contributed to the nature and identity of Italy today. This study will provide you with a substantial understanding of modern Italy in preparation for your year abroad, and for further study in the third and fourth years.

Timetabled teaching activities

Teaching and learning for this module consists of one 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour seminar per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IT110-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and Italian Studies (R4R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with International Studies (R3M1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R90N) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4