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Unit information: Reading Italian Fiction in 2021/22

Unit name Reading Italian Fiction
Unit code ITAL10032
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Kay
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of Italian
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

This unit will introduce students to a range of Italian short fiction, selected from different periods and different genres. Students will engage in critical analysis of the texts and consider the ways in which texts reflect the contexts in which they were produced.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Successful students will be able to demonstrate:

1. knowledge of a range of Italian short fiction drawn from a range of periods and styles;

2. a familiarity with, and an ability to deploy, appropriate critical skills to discuss and analyse Italian fiction;

3. skills of formal written and oral presentation appropriate to level C.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities, including seminars, lectures, formative tasks and collaborative as well as self-directed learning opportunities supported by tutor consultation

Assessment Information

1 x 15-minute individual oral presentation (25%), ILOs 1-3

1 x 2000 word essay (75%), ILOs 1-3


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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