Italian and Economics (BA)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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4 years

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About Italian and Economics at University of Reading

This degree will provide you with a high level of linguistic competence in both spoken and written Italian. It will give you a broad understanding of the most important features of Italian culture and history since the Middle Ages, and will enable you to explore, in depth, specific aspects and periods of this culture and history.
Language teaching in the first two years of the BA is divided between beginners, intermediate and advanced. There is no disadvantage in being a beginner and, in the
Final Year, students are all taught together irrespective of their level at entry.

Course Structure:
In Year 1, you are introduced to aspects of modern Italy, and study a range of literary and other texts. You can also study Medieval and Renaissance Italy. In the second year, the focus is on periods and themes while in the
Final Year, individual authors and topics are examined in depth. Options are available in italian cinema and women's studies from the second to the Final Year. In your third year in Italy you follow (and are examined on) university courses on subjects of your own choosing, and also work on a dissertation.

Year 1
Italian Language
Twentieth Century Culture
Optional Module
Italian Medieval & Renaissance Culture (in translation)

Year 2
Italian Language

Optional Modules
Three options from:
Italian Cinema
Italian History & Society since 1945
Italian Modernism
Italian Narrative & Poetry in the Nineteenth Century
Writing Women in Early Modern Italy (1350 - 1600)
Women in Contemporary Italy (1900 - 2000)
Contemporary Italian Literature

Year 3
Year Abroad courses
Oral Language Work

Final Year
Italian Language
Court Culture in the Italian Renaissance

Optional Modules
Three options from:
Aspects of the Renaissance in France & Italy
European Cinema
Women's Everyday Life in Italy from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
Modern Movements in Poetry 1900-1920
The South since 1860
Fantastic Literature in Italy 1860s-1980s
Umberto Eco
Italian for Managers
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Optional Modules will necessarily be available in any one year.

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