Italian C: Older Literature with Text Analysis

7.5 Credits
First Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Italian (ITA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
No main field of study1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 03 June 2020.
This syllabus is valid from 03 June 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • explain and discuss old Italian literary history and its most representative authors and genres
  • reflect on literary works and place them in literary, historical and cultural contexts, as well as in a wider comparative European perspective
  • apply literary terminology, concepts and theories
  • analyse and discuss scientific essays
  • in a manner that is stylistically adequate, write a short literary argumentative essay in Italian using established literary concepts with confidence.

Course Content

The course provides a historical orientation of literature from the 13th century to the 17th century as well as an overview of various Italian literary and cultural expressions. Students read selected and - for the context - representative, old literary texts. The course also provides an overview of basic theories and methods used in the literary field.


Active participation in discussions, a final written examination and a short essay.

Forms of Study

Seminars and forum discussions. The language of instruction is Italian.


The Swedish grades U - VG

To achieve the grade of VG for the whole course, students must achieve VG in modules 2 and 3.

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Active Participation in Discussions - 1.5 cr
Module 2: Final Written Examination - 2.5 cr
Module 3: Short Essay - 3.5 cr


  • Italian B: Grammar and Written Production, 7.5 credits, Italian B: Oral Proficiency and Cultural Knowledge, 7.5 credits, Italian B: History of Literature with Text Analysis, 7.5 credits and Italian B: The Italian Language - Past and Present, 7.5 credits, or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

Teaching is web-based using a learning platform and digital tools. Students require a computer with a sound card and internet connection, a headset with microphone and a stand alone web camera.

Replaces IT2008.