Modern Italy

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modern Italy

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level HIST or ARTH points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    A critical examination of the history of modern Italy, covering a period from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the international context.
    Beginning in the late 18th century, 'Modern Italy' examines the long birthing and continued pangs of the unified nation state (1860), following its progress through World War I, the fascist era and the birth of the postwar republic (1946) to the development of a modern European nation, up to about the 1980s.

    Learning Outcomes
    -An in-depth knowledge of two centuries of modern Italian history and the peninsula's changing relationship with the outside world
    -An appreciation of varied historical approaches to Italy
    -An understanding of the richness and complexity of Italy's past

    Course materials will be made available electronically.

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