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English and Italian

English and Italian (50% English, 50% Italian) has a strong and distinctive comparative approach and has been specially designed for those who wish to begin or pursue a study of Italian language and literature whilst continuing to study the English tradition, as well as exploring interactions between the two.

A challenging but exhilarating degree course, this often attracts some of our strongest students, who wish to join linguistic proficiency with sophisticated literary and cultural analysis.

The below course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availablility.

Year One

Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language I (at beginners', intermediate or advanced level) (30 credits)
  Modes of Reading
  The History of Modern Italy (30 Credits)
 
 
  One Option in English:
  The Epic Tradition (30 Credits)
  Medieval to Renaissance English Literature (30 Credits)
  Modern World Literatures (30 Credits)

Year Two/Three - Spent abroad

Year Two/Three

  You are required to take 120 credits
Core Modules
  Modern Italian Language ll or Modern Italian Language IIl (30 credits)
 
Optional Modules
 

30 credits (e.g., 1 x 30 credits or 2 x 15 credits) from the Italian Studies offerings below*:

  Italian Studies modules
  60 credits (either 2 x 30 credits or 4 x 15 credits) from the English offerings
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved

Year Four


You are required to take 120 credits, half in Italian and half in English
Core Modules

Modern Italian Language IV (30 credits)
Optional Modules
  30 credits (or 2 x 15 credits) from the Italian Studies modules; this could include a year-long Dissertation
  60 Credits (two options) from the English offerings
  *Exceptional case for 15 credits external module may be approved

Course Structure

Dr David Lines

Italian

Dr Paul Prescott

English