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Italian Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)

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  • Objectives
    -make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research. -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.
  • Academic Title
    Italian Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
  • Course description
    Course description

    The MA Italian Studies pathway is a modular course, with a free choice of course units from those offered within Italian. This pathway comprises the prescribed core course units in Research Methods and Critical Theory I and II (60 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and two optional course units (to a total of 60 credits).

    Areas of specialist study include: Medieval and Renaissance culture; Dante; Italian linguistics; twentieth-century Italian poetry; nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian history; culture and dictatorship; censorship; translation; the history of Venice.

    Module details

    Compulsory course units include: Critical Theory and Research Methods. Optional course units available typically include:

    -Boccaccio's Decameron and Medieval Meaning Making
    -Culture and Society in Fascist Italy
    -Topics in the Linguistic History of Italy up to the 15 th century
    -National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
    -Twentieth Century Italian Poetry (I)
    -Twentieth Century Italian Poetry (II)
    -Dante: Morality, Politics, Justice
    -Key Concepts in Modern European History
    -Language Evolution
    -Sociolinguistics
    -Language Change

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