The Role of Art in Italian Society

Aims

Aims

The module will explore the role of art within Italian society throughout history, from the middle Ages to the present day. Students will acquire knowledge of the history of Italian art, while reflecting on the centrality of its role in Italian culture. They will also gain a better understanding of recent government policies and of the intricate relations between Church and State in the conservation of cultural heritage.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students must have successfully completed:

  • I23C Ab initio Italian language and society 
  • I24C Ab initio Italian language skills

Programme

Programme

Contact hours

Two hours a week.

Teaching programme

The medium of instruction is Italian. There will be a weekly lecture to introduce the context and key facts related to a particular aspect of the theme. This will be followed by 1 hour seminar devoted to the analysis of selected extracts of written and audio-visual materials in Italian through varying activities.

Teaching materials

Bibliographical references will be supplied during the module. Consultation of Italian daily newspapers and weekly magazines is essential for the students to keep up to date with current issues in Italy.

 

Assessment and feedback

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on formative work

  • Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work, given immediately both to individuals and to group.
  • Oral commentary and dialogue on seminar presentation, given to the individual presenter following the seminar.
  • Written comments and mark on university scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation. The essays will be returned to students two weeks after seminar.

Summative assessment and feedback

  • Open Examination 
    • Duration: 2 weeks, collected in Week 5 and submitted by noon on Thursday of Week 7 in Spring term
    • Weight: 30%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers
  • Closed Examination– Summer term, Weeks 5-7
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Weight: 70%
    • Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers

About this module

    • Module name
      The Role of Art in Italian Society
    • Course code
      I36I (LAN00036I)
    • Teacher 
      Cinzia Bacilieri
    • Term(s) taught
      All terms
    • Credits
      20