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IT3014   The Language and Literature of Renaissance Italy

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module provides an introduction to Italian literature and language of the Cinquecento, primarily through the works of Castiglione, Machiavelli and Ariosto. Extracts of other works will be read in relation to the Questione della lingua, and the development of literary models and courtly culture in Renaissance Italy. The literary, social and political background will be introduced through close study of the texts.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1- or 2-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 30%
Coursework: 70%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Rossignoli