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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAnalytical task; essay; critical journal; creative response to assigned reading

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsITA2CIH OR ITA2SIW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

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