Introduction to Italian Culture

The School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna promotes, for the AY 2017/18, a seminar cycle titled "Introduction to Italian Culture"

"Introduction to Italian Culture" is primarily addressed to UNIBO international students from all Schools and Departments, with the goal of introducing them to the culture and history of their hosting country and city, but also for operating as a space of integration between international and local students. Conceived as an interdisciplinary program, the course is taught in English, and consists of two seminar cycles, one for each semester (30 hours each for a total amount of 60 hours per year). Every week some of our best faculty and guest lecturers will offer new insights on crucial aspects of Italian culture. Students can attend single classes of their interest, but they can also obtain academic credits. This year the course will focus on four different topics: "Italy before Italy", "Past & Present", "Birth of a Nation", "Recent Trends", "Landscapes". Each semester will also include two special events in which students will have the opportunity to visit some of Bologna’s most important cultural institutions such as the Palazzo Poggi Museum and the Cineteca.

The lectures will take place on Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. in via Zamboni 38, AULA 3.

Participants will get 6 credits (CFU) for each seminar cycle (12 CFU in total). Attendance is mandatory (only 2 absences per semester are allowed) and students are required to submit a 10-page paper (approx. 4,000 words) at the end of each semester on one of the topics discussed during the course. In order to get credits, students must include INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CULTURE in their STUDY PLAN before the beginning of the relevant semester.

All students are welcome to attend the first introductory session (21 September), which will be followed by light refreshments

                                           Info in summary

  • All students welcome (recommended for international students)
  • 2 seminar cycles (Thursdays 8-10 pm) + 2 special events; 30 hours/6 CFUs each semester
  • To get the credits: you can attend either a single semester (6 CFU) or both (12 CFU); attendance is mandatory (only two absences per semester allowed), you must submit the final essay(s); you must include the course in your study plan before the beginning of the semester.
  • Assessment: 10-page paper (approx. 4,000 words) per semester (pass/fail)
  • First Semester cycle: from Sept. 21 to Dec 7 + 2 special events
  • Second Semester cycle: from Feb 1 to May 3 + 2 special events
  • Topics: "Italy before Italy", "Past & Present", "Birth of a Nation", "Recent Trends", "Landscapes"
  • Teaching Language: English

 

 

Useful information to correctly insert the lesson cycle(s) in the study plan:

- Teaching code "Introduction to Italian Culture (1)": 83692
- Teaching code "Introducation to Italian Culture (2)": 83693