- Module code: IT110
- Module name: Representations of Modern Italy
- Department: Italian Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
|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%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - 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