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ITLN2001: Introduction to Italian Culture (Online)

This online unit is a broad-based introduction to the culture and society of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will study major cultural, social and political trends, events, debates and personalities which help place aspects of Italian culture in their historical perspective through fiction, films, essays, newspaper articles, and television. The sources and meanings of national symbols, monuments, myths and manifestoes are also explored.

Code ITLN2001
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points in Italian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in any Table A subject area of the Bachelor of Arts
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse and evaluate the impact of relevant historical, societal, economic, and political events on Italian literary and cultural products throughout the centuries
  • LO2. demonstrate understandings of how objects/artefacts, places and symbols can reveal insights into Italian culture
  • LO3. think critically about collective identity issues related to political affiliation, religion, gender and sexuality, and context that enable us to make sense of a cultural product
  • LO4. investigate and describe cross-cultural issues through different debates and theoretical approaches
  • LO5. demonstrate an ability to research, organize and criticize a corpus of academic materials independently.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.