Italian History II: From Unification to the present time
From Unification to the present time
This course deals with the history and politics of modern Italy from Unification to the present. Lessons will focus on the process of political unification in the mid-late 1800s, the First World War, Italian fascism, World War II, the Resistance and the post-war Italian Republic. Students will also learn about the political terrorist events (i.e. the Red Brigade Years) which occurred in Italy between 1960 and 1980.
This course also includes guided visit to the “Museo dello Sbarco” in Salerno as well as readings and films about the Italian society from 1960 to 1980.
On-site classes and visual media may supplement lectures and presentations.
Contact Hours of Lessons: 45 lessons
Self Study hours: 15 hours
Guided Excursion: 3 full day excursions to the “Museo dello sbarco” in Salerno, Naples, Caserta
Number of credits: 3 credits
At the completion of this course, participants will:
- Develop awareness and understanding of the major historical events which affected Italy from Unification to the present time
- Understand the historical and political dynamics which lead to the contemporary society
- Gain awareness of the national and regional main historical events
- Develop a critic understanding of the political terrorist events which characterized Italy between 1960 and 1980
Attendance (20%) Course Participation ( 5%), Assignments ( 4 short papers- 20%), Mid- Term Exam (15%), Oral Presentation (10%) Final Exam ( 30%)
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