Italy 1900-45

Module code: Q1060
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module develops and extends the ideas and themes introduced in the lecture series History and Culture in the 20th Century. Relevant works of literature, film, theatre and the press are studied in Italian, wherever possible. Written and oral material is drawn from a wide range of sources to make you aware of the context in which the country whose language you study has progressed towards its current situation. You will develop essential skills of note-taking, discussing, summarising, analysing and essay writing (including documentation).

Module learning outcomes

  • The successful student will demonstrate knowledge of some of the historical events and cultural trends that characterise Italian society in the first half of the 20th century.
  • S/he will demonstrate an understanding of some of the intellectual ideas and and/or aesthetic themes that gained currency in the period.
  • S/he will demonstrate the capacity to analyse and synthesise data from a range of sources and to develop lines of argument.
  • S/he will demonstrate the ability to write cogently and succinctly in the target language at an appropriate level of correctness and sophistication.