CONTEMPORARY ITALY THROUGH HUMOUR

ITA2CIH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an introduction to many important issues and events in Italy from the postwar years through to the present. It focuses on how humour and satire have been used by Italian writers, directors and performers as an avenue for contributing critically and productively to social and cultural debates in the country. The primary texts examined will include films, music and literature; secondary readings will provide the necessary background on the social, historical and cultural context. All texts will be available in English translation and all assessment will be in English.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA3CHI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written academic English; ability to report and summarize arguments

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal

02. Ability to formulate arguments orally and to contribute constructively to class discussions

Activities:
Presentation; class participation an discussion of set texts

03. Ability to read a variety of texts, including both creative literary works and analytical material

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal; presentation; class participation and disscussion of set texts.

04. Ability to synthesize and perform critical analysis of texts and to develop and evaluate arguments

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal; presentation; class participation and discussion of set texts

05. Ability to work in pairs or small groups for class discussions and activities, with commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills

Activities:
Class partipation and discussion of set texts

06. Critical engagement with contemporary Italian humour and knowledge of Italian culture, including recent historical and cultural events

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal; presentation; class paticipation an discussion of set texts

07. Familiarity with Italian contemporary culture, including the role of humour, satire and intellectual engagement in Italian society

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal; presentation; class participation and discussion of set texts

08. Understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process

Activities:
Analysis; essay; critical journal; presentation; class participation and discussion of set texts

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