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IT4012   Dante Alighieri

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Availability to be confirmed closer to the time.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

It is no exaggeration to say that, for a variety of reasons, Dante Alighieri is the single most important figure in the history of Italian literature. This module completes the study of Dante by looking at his work before and after the Inferno. Before the Inferno, Dante was best known as the author of the Vita nuova. This is our first text for study. Less read and more difficult, according to Dante himself, the Paradiso concludes the Commedia and is our other text for study. To complete our examination of Dante's ideas, reference will also be made to the Convivio, the Monarchia, and the De vulgari eloquentia, as well as to the Purgatorio and Inferno.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Italian Honours Adviser

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: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module teaching staff: Dr R Wilson