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.
1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr lecture/week
2xessays (3500wd) (55%), 1xtake home assignment (1000wd) (20%), 1xoral presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (25%)
ITLN1612 or ITLN1632 or ITLN1102 or ITLN1202 or ITLN1302 or HSC Italian Continuers or Beginners