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IT113 - Introduction to Italian Culture

  • Module code: IT113
  • Module name: Introduction to Italian Culture
  • Department: Italian Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim is to introduce first-year students to major forms, genres, stylistic questions and movements in Italian literary and cultural history, concentrating on the twentieth century as well as on Dante and Renaissance Italy.

Principal learning outcomes

This introduction will provide students with a solid foundation for further study of Italian literature and culture, as well as developing an awareness of continuities and differences in the techniques applied to various genres and of questions surrounding the notion of genre. Consideration is also given to wider critical issues such as the capacities of language and of visual images as means of communication, the influence of the readership or audience on the assessment of a 'text', authorship and narrative viewpoint.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module involves one two-hour session each week plus an extra reading group for beginners in Italian in which problems of translation, linguistic interpretation and critical evaluation are explored.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/italian/current/ug/modules/modulesyear1/it113prog

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IT113-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate English and Italian Literature (QR33) - Year 1
  • BA in Italian (R310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with German (R3A2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies with Linguistics (R3Q2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Spanish (R3R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Russian (R3R7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Chinese (R3T1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Japanese (R3T2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Italian (R3V2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with French (R3A1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies and Linguistics (R3Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian with Portuguese (R3R5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Taught Italian and History of Art (R3V3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R90N) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian and Classics (RQ38) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Italian (RR23) - Year 1