Undergraduate Course: Italian Literature: Texts in Context 2 (ELCI08005)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the development of Italian literature and culture, from the Middle Age to the XXIst century, focusing on selected seminal works (literary, philosophical and political) in relation to their historical backgrounds.
Two topics studied each semester.
Two classes a week: Monday and Thursday at 2pm.
1. Europe Italy Rome - Decolonization Impossible ' (wks 1-5)
2. Dante's Inferno (wks 6-10)
3. 'Niccolò Machiavelli (wks 1-5)
4. Giacomo Leopardi (wks 6-10)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Italian 1 (ELCI08001)
||Co-requisites|| Students MUST also take:
Italian Language 2 (ELCI08004)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| The prescribed texts set in the Reading List.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 44,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class work 40%
Degree exam 60%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding and knowledge of the main Italian literary and historical developments from the XIII to the XXI century.
- Deepen the understanding of aesthetic and thematic aspects raised by the texts studied in relation to their cultural and socio-political contexts.
- Develop critical skills and improve command of literary terminology and rhetorical techniques.
- Demonstrate familiarity and engagement with the recommended secondary texts in relation to the texts studied.
- Demonstrate acquisition of certain transferable skills, including the ability to elaborate concepts, to evaluate evidence from different perspectives; to construct coherent and effective arguments.
|SEMESTER 1 |
Dante, Inferno. Hollander (translator), Random House USA.
Niccolò Machiavelli, Il principe, ed. G. Inglese, Einaudi.
Niccolò Machiavelli, Mandragola, ed. Stoppelli, Mondadori.
Giacomo Leopardi, Operette morali a cura di L. Melosi, Rizzoli-Bur.
Giacomo Leopardi, Canti, a cura di Lucio Felici, Newton Compton.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Italian 2 TIC
|Course organiser||Dr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635