Languages

Italy 1945-date

Module code: R9025
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

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 Italy has progressed towards its current situation. You will develop essential skills of note-taking, discussing, summarising, analysing and essay writing (including documentation). The module will allow you to progress towards independent study.

Module learning outcomes

  • The successful student will demonstrate knowledge of some of the historical events and cultural trends that characterise Italian society in the latter part of the 20th century.
  • S/he will demonstrate a critical 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 evaluate them critically in the context of discursive essays.
  • S/he will demonstrate the ability to write cogently and succinctly in the target language at an appropriate level of accuracy and sophistication.