Italian Culture and Society I
National University of Ireland, Galway
Area of Study
Film Studies, Italian, Italian Culture, Linguistics, Literature
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Students must complete both modules.
1. Introduction to Linguistics
Course description: What do we mean when we say that we ?know? a language?
These introductory classes on the field of linguistics examine the idea of native
speaker competence, exploring key areas such as phonetics, phonology,
morphology and mear language.
Teaching and learning methods: Lecture-based course.
Methods of assessment and examination: The course is assessed by two in-class
Language of instruction: English
Core text: Keith Allan et al, The English Language & Linguistics Companion
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
2. Cinema and Literature
The relationship between cinema and prose in the Italian context is long and illustrious,giving rise to exceptional adaptations but also a debate that has divided artists and intellectuals over many years. Do cinema and fiction speak the same language? Do they employ comparable techniques? Who copies whom? This unit investigates these and other questions by zeroing in on the adaptation of selected Italian novels into film.
Method of assessment & examination: 2 hour written examination (80%) plus 1 class presentation (20%).
Languages of instruction: English.
Core texts: Alberto Moravia, Il conformista, Milano: Bompiani, 1995.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.