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The Role of Art in Italian Society - LAN00036I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Cinzia Bacilieri
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module 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.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of historical concept and key figures of history of art in Italy
  • Recognize the role of art in shaping Italian history and modern society
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between art appreciation and the development of Italian society past and present
  • Understand complex written and aural authentic materials related to Italian cultural heritage and art
  • Present and develop arguments effectively in both spoken and written Italian
  • Achieve a good level of accuracy in the production of both written and spoken Italian


Task Length % of module mark
Open Paper
N/A 30
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
The Role of Art in Italian Society
8 hours 70

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Paper
N/A 30
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
The Role of Art in Italian Society
8 hours 70

Module 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

Feedback: written feedback will be available within 20 working days.

24h online exam (Summer term, Weeks 5-7)

Feedback: Written feedback to be provided within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

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.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.