Italian Extended Essay - IT542

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn and Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR FL Capello


Prerequisites: IT301 or IT308.





This will depend on the subject matter and the advice of the supervisor. The subject will be broadly within the field of Italian Studies.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Expected number of contact hours will be 3-4, spread across a variable number of tutorials agreed between the student and the supervisor. Tutors will offer guidance, but ultimately students will set their own pace.

Method of assessment

100% Coursework.

Preliminary reading

This will vary in accordance with the chosen topic.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

1. Show an ability to undertake independent research, present information on the chosen subject, and show understanding of primary Italian sources.

2. Show evidence of having engaged with the technical and ethical issues in the collection, handling and storing of data.

3. Evaluate and interpret data, develop lines of argument, and make judgments in accordance with the central theories and analytical concepts in language studies and its sub-fields.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the main methods of enquiry and analysis in language-related studies.

5. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular area of Italian Studies.

6. Engage in critical reflection, verbal discussion and written and interpretative analysis of key material.

7. Assess the merits of contrasting theories and explanations, including those from other disciplines, and begin to appreciate the limitations and ambiguities surrounding the subject.

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