Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
9 units of ITAL topics
Topic description

In this topic students consider issues relating to Italian culture and society as illustrated in a selection of authentic written, aural and/or visual texts. Students may be offered a choice of monographic studies relating to contemporary or earlier texts. Regular offerings include Italian cinema, history of the Italian language, survey of Italian literature, introduction to Italian history and society.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for the development or consolidation of students' background knowledge of socio-cultural issues related to Italian arts, literature and society
  • Develop students' critical and analytical skills through the study of Italian texts
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Summarise and illustrate historical, artistic and social developments related to the cultural component, and use them as context for the interpretation, comparison and critiquing of texts
  2. Read, discuss and critique a variety of authentic texts

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.