Italian A: Culture and Society, Northern Italy

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
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 21 December 2021.
This syllabus is valid from 21 December 2021.
Revised, 18 December 2023.
Revision is valid from 18 December 2023.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • describe and discuss the main features of Italian geography, history, culture, society and government
  • describe and discuss how northern Italy distinguishes itself 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. The course focuses on the aspects that differentiate northern Italy from other regions. Emphasis is on the last centuries through selected prose, newspaper articles and audiovisual materials.


Continuous assessment is implemented through assessment of students’ active participation in seminars; oral presentations and written assignments; and a written examination.

Forms of Study

Obligatory lectures and obligatory seminars in which students 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: Assignments - 2 cr
Module 3: Final written exam - 3.5 cr


  • General entry requirements and Italian 3 or the course Italian: Beginners Course II, 15 credits. No knowledge of Swedish 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 web-cam.

Replaces IT1032.