- Code HUMN2021
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest Contemporary Europe, Cultural Studies, European Languages, Literature, Film
This course will explore the city of Rome through the analysis of its cultural representations as well as on-site visits to culturally significant neighborhoods, cultural sites, museums and film locations. Taking the city as an analytical object, the course aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Rome's complex history and its role in constructing, reinforcing and re-inventing Italian cultural and political identity. To this end, the course will question widespread assumptions and dominant narratives concerning Rome as a global tourist destination and as the cultural and political capital of Italy. Topics covered in the course include the legacy of colonial history, migration, and youth marginalization. The methodological approach and the material covered in this course will develop students' understanding of Italian history, culture and identity, providing them with a deeper insight into Italy's complex past and present.
Travel Approval: Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.
Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically analyse cultural representations of Rome in relation to Italian history and culture as well as in relation to transnational conceptualisations of Rome;
- compare and contextualise literary, cinematic, and historical texts about Rome as a national capital and as a global tourist destination;
- develop an understanding of Italian political and cultural identities through exploration of key sites, artifacts, visual and written texts; and
- formulate, present, and evaluate original arguments and analyses.
- Oral presentation (15 minutes, in Rome) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 2000 word essay (due after travel component) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 2000 word reflective journal 40% (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time, comprising:
a) 75 hours of contact during two weeks of immersive study on-site in Rome, with two preparatory seminars on campus in the months preceding travel; and
b) 55 hours of individual research and group work, in Rome and at home.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReadings will be supplied on Wattle and films will be screened in Rome. A selection of novels and/or short stories is to be determined.
Preliminary ReadingReadings will be supplied on Wattle and films will be screened in Rome. A selection of novels and/or short stories is to be determined.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6344||01 Oct 2021||TBA||TBA||31 Dec 2021||In Person||N/A|