Italian A: Culture and Society, the Italian Islands

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, 05 November 2020.
This syllabus is valid from 05 November 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, students shall, in Italian, be able to:

  • describe and discuss the main features of Italian geography, history, culture, society and government
  • describe and discuss how the Italian islands distinguish themself in terms of geography, history, culture and society compared to other regions.

Course Content

The course gives an introduction to the main aspects of Italian geography, history, culture and government, and discuss how the Italian islands differentiate from other regions. Emphasis is on the last centuries through the study of selected prose, newspaper articles and audiovisual materials.


The course is examined continuously through assessment of active participation in seminars, oral presentations, written assignments, and a written examination.

Forms of Study

Obligatory seminars in which students shall participate actively and interact with their peers. The language of instruction is Italian.


The Swedish grades U - VG

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

Reporting of grades:
Module 1: Active Participation in Seminars and Oral Presentations - 2 cr
Module 2: Written Assignments - 2 cr
Module 3: Final Written Examination - 3.5 cr


  • General entrance requirements and Italian B/Italian 3 at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge. No knowledge of Swedish and English is required.

Other Information

Teaching is web-based through the use of learning platforms and digital tools. Students require access to a computer with a sound card and internet connection, a headset with microphone and headphones as well as a stand alone web-cam.