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ITAL3817 Modern Italy in Film

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the ITLNB Italian Studies; ITLNI Italian Studies; ITLNA Italian Studies major sequences
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit studies social, historical and cultural aspects of Italian society through the analysis of Italian feature films. The unit covers the major periods of Italian cinematography in the last hundred years, focussing on major periods and directors. Secondary texts from the directors and their associates are also used as documentary and illustrative material.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse technical and literary aspects of films; (2) analyse representations of historical events in film, in the context of the time of production; (3) demonstrate an understanding of Italian films in terms of the historical development of the genre; and (4) use the Italian language in spoken and written form at Level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) test; (2) participation; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Marinella Caruso
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Any Level 2 Italian unit
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
Up to 3 hours per week.
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