units

ATS3240

Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Coordinator(s)

Dr Raffaele Lampugnani

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit analyses the socio-historical context of modern and contemporary Italy through a reading of novels significant to the understanding of Italian culture and society. Attention will also be paid to the theory behind narrative techniques.

Outcomes

The unit seeks to equip students with analytical skills transferable to broader contexts and should enable them to discern how methods of interpretation and preference for certain topics can influence the text. Students will be able to acquire those skills which will enable them to analyse critically a literary text: distinguish between author and narrator, be aware of narrative structures and of the relationship between the reader and the text.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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