- Code ITAL2011
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Italian
- Areas of interest European Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Social, political and cultural changes in Italy since the 1950?s have shaped the multi-faceted Italy of today. In a global landscape dominated by tendencies towards cultural sameness, the course aims to identify what constitutes Italian cultural specificity, Italian flair emerging as a prominent element of Italian culture, lifestyle and identity.
Italian attitudes expressed in contemporary texts, are analysed within a historical-comparative framework, contrasting Post-War with present-day Italy in relation to Europe and the World.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:
- have the knowledge and skills to discuss topical issues, events, places and ideas and major characteristics of what constitutes Italian flair;
- apply their knowledge of observation of behaviors, attitudes and Italian lifestyle patterns;
- discover if there is an Italian identity, set it against critical stereotypes of Italy in Europe and elsewhere;
- conclude argumentatively what is unique about Italy and Italians in their assignments;
- express themselves appropriately and accurately orally and in writing
All assessment is conducted in Italian for students undertaking the course as part of the Italian major. Students undertaking the course as part of the Contemporary Europe major can complete their assessment in English.
1,500 word essay (30%), oral presentation (30%), independent project (30%) and preparation for tutorials and active contribution to discussion (10%).
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Forgacs, D. & Lumley, R. (Eds.), (1996). Italian cultural studies: An introduction. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
Procacci, G. (1998). Storia degli italiani / Giulano Procacci. Bari : Laterza.
Ruggiero, R. (1994). Paese Italia: Venti secoli di identita'. Roma: Donzelli, 1994.
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