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IT1250: Post-Unification Italian Culture and Society

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): IT1150
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2.
Teaching Methods: 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Mark Chu, Department of Italian.
Lecturer(s): Dr Mark Chu, Department of Italian.
Module Objective: To introduce students to key notions in post-Unification Italian culture. To develop critical awareness of texts of various kinds.
Module Content: Study of a variety of texts, images and recordings within the framework of post-Unification Italian history.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Construct a timeline of significant movements and events in the culture and history of Italy from Unification to the present;
  • Identify prescribed texts and images, and their cultural and historical context;
  • Discuss key ideas of prescribed texts and images;
  • Analyse stylistic features of prescribed texts and images;
  • Analyse the relationship of prescribed texts and images to each other and to their cultural and historical context;
  • Evaluate prescribed texts and images.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x Written Commentaries (25 marks each); 1 x 2,000-word essay (50 marks)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must submit alternative assessment by the second Friday in August, as prescribed by the Department).

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