Contemporary Italian Society

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Italian Society

  • Host University

    Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Industrial Design, Materials Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The aim of the course is to understand, through history, Italian society and the Italian way of life. There will be a focus on the city of Milan. The course deals with the history of Italian society from the Fascist dictatorship (1922) to the present. After World War II, Italy was a poor country, mainly agricultural, that had been under Mussolini’s dictatorship for 20 years. Today Italy is a rich country with many problems (economic crisis, poor Southern Italy, illegal immigration, criminality etc). How did Italy change in the 20th Century?