Quale Italia? Viaggio nella storia e nella cultura dell’Italia moderna dall’Unità d’Italia ad oggi

  • Level 5
  • 20 credits

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Start date 5 October 2017
Duration 20 weekly meetings
Days and times Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00
Tutor Matteo Fabretti
Course code ITA17A5195A
Fee £322.00
Concessionary fee £258.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

Although this course has started there may still be places available. Get in touch to find out more about late availability.

Which Italy? A journey into the history and culture of modern Italy from the Unification of Italy to date.

Esiste davvero un' unica nazione chiamata Italia? Oppure ci sono tante Italie con anime e identita diverse? Per capire l'Italia e le sue molteplici facce bisogna partire dal Risorgimento, il tormentato e appassionante processo che ha portato all'Unita d'Italia. Il fascismo, le guerre mondiali e la Resistenza, il dopoguerra e il boom economico, l'emigrazione e la divisione tra Nord e Sud, il terrorismo e le riforme sociali, la nuova societa multietnica.

Da Garibaldi a Verdi, da Enrico Fermi a Rita Levi Montalcini, da Giovanni Verga a Italo Calvino, da Sandro Pertini a Berlusconi e molti altri ancora . Insieme alle figure iconiche che hanno fatto l'Italia e a quelle piu' controverse conosceremo le fasi cruciali della storia e della cultura italiane, esplorando le contraddizioni, le crisi, la diversita e la ricchezza dell'Italia di ieri e di oggi.

This course is for advanced students of Italian.

Learning and teaching

This course will be taught in Italian and students will consolidate both their linguistic skills and students will get ample opportunity to communicate and share ideas. Materials will be provided.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write assignments, keep a course journal or put together a portfolio.

Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student. The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.


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