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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI Studies in Contemporary Italy
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 28327
Module Lead Daniele Albertazzi
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The course aims to develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary Italian history. The principal topics to be covered through lectures, guided reading and tutorial discussion include:
a) the post-war history of the Italian political system;
b) social opposition in the 1960s and 1970s and the challenge of militants groups to the state;
c) the emergence of new political forces after 1989 and the crisis of the so-called ‘First Republic’;
d) the populist right in government at the beginning of the new century.
e) The politics of Italy today
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Offer in-depth analysis of the events and phenomena which characterise post-war Italian political history, by using appropriate terminology.
  • Be able to identify and discuss different academic approaches to the interpretation of the outlines of the political history of Italy since WW2.
  • Carry out independent research on a topic relating to contemporary Italian history and society. Write fluently on the subject, providing appropriate supporting material
Assessment 28327-01 : Essay (2000 Words) : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1x 2000-word essay (100%)
Reassessment: 1 x 2000 word essays (100%)
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