Undergraduate Course: Italian Literature: Texts in Context 2 (ELCI08005)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to Italian literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. By focusing on a selection of seminal literary, philosophical and political texts, students will learn to analyse them and situate them in their historical and cultural contexts.
Students are offered 4 modules per academic year (2 modules each semester), including 3 modules on key Italian authors (Dante Alighieri, Niccolò Machiavelli, Giacomo Leopardi) and one module on cultural studies (Europe Italy Rome - Decolonisation Impossible).
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 2022/23, 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)
||2 self-reflexive commentaries worth 35% in total + 1 comparative essay worth 35%
30% group presentations (4 ALG submissions, 1 for each module)
|No Exam Information
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 13th to the 21th 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Italian 2 TIC
|Course organiser||Dr Emanuela Patti
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Moyes
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646