TRANSGRESSION AND SUBVERSION IN ITALIAN CULTURE

ITA2TSI

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an introduction to some important issues, events and personalities from different periods in Italian history. Providing an historical and cultural perspective on a range of important topics, the subject focuses on how Italian writers, artists and film-makers among others have used controversial, transgressive or subversive means to contribute to social and cultural debates in the country. The primary material examined will include written and visual texts; 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-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of ITA coded subjects OR 60 credit points of first year subjects OR coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA2CIH; ITA2SIW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious readings on LMSPrescribedVarious authorsn/a

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Communicate in written academic English, report and summarize debates and make cogent and considered arguments

Activities:
Analytical task; essay; critical journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Understand and interpret a variety of texts, including both creative literary works and analytical material, and perform a critical analysis of these texts in order to develop and evaluate arguments

Activities:
Analytical task; essay; critical journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Familiarity with Italian culture and history, and an ability to understand and analyse the different forms that social and cultural transgression and subversiveness have taken in different historical periods

Activities:
Analytical task; essay; critical journal; creative response to assigned reading
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Analytical task (600 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Critical journal (1200 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03
Creative response to assigned reading (800 word equivalent)20 03
Essay (1400 word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03