ITAL10110 Italy

Academic Year 2022/2023

This is an Elective module designed as an introduction to ITALY from a variety of perspectives. It is designed for non-specialists so you do not need to be familiar either with Italian language or with the country of Italy before taking this module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, students will have
1) an awareness of Italy as a country
2) familiarity with cultural elements of Italy
3) an ability to respond to basic quiz questions on module content
4) an ability to prepare a presentation on one or more aspects of Italy touched on during this module
5) a new knowledge of certain aspects of historical and modern Italy

Indicative Module Content:

This module will cover a wide variety of weekly topics taught by specialist lecturers. More detail forthcoming.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be based largely on individual self-study (although students are welcome to discuss in groups).
Teaching strategies will favour lectures, including some interactive discussions and student participation. Some quiz questions, reading, or minor research prep topics may be set from one week to the next (see BrightSpace).
Through broader bibliographies and online references, students are encouraged to read more deeply into individual topics that might be of interest to them.
As this module is an Elective, it is expected that students are not necessarily students of language, of cultures, of literature, or of Humanities and the Teaching/Learning approaches will reflect this non-specialist awareness. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: The final assessment on this module will take the form of an online visual e-presentation talk (using Zoom). The link is to be uploaded onto BrightSpace under Assignments. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Short quizzes based on weekly lecture topics Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided in the form of summative assessment (on quizzes) and also for final Zoom Presentation. Also, individual feedback may be provided at any time during term by agreed appointment to individual students who wish to request an appointment with individual lecturers or with the module coordinator.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Paolo Acquaviva Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Ursula Fanning Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 17:00 - 18:50