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ITLN3667: Images of Contemporary Italy

Students will be introduced to a selection of twentieth-century Italian written and visual 'texts' (in particular films), and to aspects of the political, social and cultural developments which constitute their context. This unit of study will use a combination of lecturing, student presentations and group discussions. Students 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 identity of contemporary Italy.

Code ITLN3667
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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ITLN1612 or ITLN1632 or ITLN1102 or ITLN1202 or ITLN1302 or HSC Italian Continuers or Beginners
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate advanced ability to read, watch and understand entire texts in Italian
  • LO2. increase students' specialised knowledge of contemporary Italian culture and literature
  • LO3. apply appropriate methodological strategies and information literacy skills to identify, use and document primary and secondary materials in full respect of academic integrity and ethical standards
  • LO4. apply insights and theoretical approaches in an interdisciplinary context through the evaluation and analysis of a variety of twentieth- and twentieth-first century texts
  • LO5. demonstrate competency in research-informed academic writing and referencing.

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