1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
22.5 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 theatre, Italians in Australia, Dante's Inferno, Italian cinema, survey of Italian literature.

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 learners' critical and analytical skills through the study of contemporary or earlier 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. Identify and organise relevant research material in order to produce sound academic texts