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IT4013 Modern Italy through Cinema

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module offers a perspective on historical as well as present views/conceptions of Italy, through the study of films by Italian directors such as: Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, Nanni Moretti and Gianni Amelio. There are about twenty screenings of selected cinematic texts in Italian with English subtitles. There is a greater in-depth analysis of between seven and nine films in classes. Students will be encouraged to develop their own critical approach through seminars and discussion. An element of Italian history will inform the module.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving Italian

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr R Riccobono
Module teaching staff:Dr R Riccobono