• 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:

  1. have the knowledge and skills to discuss topical issues, events, places and ideas and major   characteristics of what constitutes Italian flair;
  2. apply their knowledge of observation of behaviors, attitudes and Italian lifestyle patterns;
  3. discover if there is an Italian identity, set it against critical stereotypes of Italy in Europe and elsewhere;
  4. conclude argumentatively what is unique about Italy and Italians in their assignments;
  5. express themselves appropriately and accurately orally and in writing

Other Information

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.

Indicative Assessment

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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ITAL2006. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course

Preliminary Reading

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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If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
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