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IT103 - Italian for Literature Students

  • Module code: IT103
  • Module name: Italian for Literature Students
  • Department: Italian Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course is designed to give students a chance to study Italian and especially Italian literature. Students will analyse the works of individual authors, as well as broadening their knowledge of European literary movements in general.

Principal learning outcomes

To develop students’ ability to understand modern written Italian; to develop students’ ability to appreciate critically Italian literary language and forms; to enhance students’ sensitivity to the complexity of the translation process; to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of movements and developments in post-war Italian literature, and of the work of individual authors; to enable students to view the above developments comparatively, in the context of twentieth-century English and European literatures.

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours of language per week plus one hour of literature

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IT103-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) First essay 25%
  Second essay 25%
  2-hour examination (Summer) 30%
  Oral examination 10%
  Test 1 5%
  Test 2 5%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate English Literature (Q300) - Year 1