Module Information

Module Identifier
IT21210
Module Title
Modern Italy
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Professor Gino Bedani (Formerly Professor - Retired - Swansea University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 11 x 1 Hour Seminars
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Four tests during the semester  100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   written examination  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be better able to recognise the peculiarities of Italy, its contradictions and achievements. Furthermore, they should have become familiar with:

  • the Italian political system
  • the Italian state structure
  • the Italian economic system and organizations
  • some social aspects of contemporary Italy

Brief description

Among the world's economic powers, Italy displays some atypical aspects that are often difficult for foreigners to understand and interpret. The module intends to lead students to the discovery of some of these typically Italian traits through the study of Italian political institutions, economic organizations and social manifestations and the role they have had in the recent history of this country.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5