Comments about Italian Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
-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: 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.
Italian Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
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.
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