National Taiwan Normal University Course Outline
Spring , 2024

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I.Course information
Serial No. 1294 Course Level Master
Course Code ETM0062 Chinese Course Name 義大利文化與觀光專題研究
Course Name Special Topics on Italian Culture and Tourism
Department Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism
Two/one semester 1 Req. / Sel. Sel.
Credits 3.0 Lecturing hours Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite Course ◎1. This is a cross-level course and is available for junior and senior undergraduate students, master's students and PhD students. 2. If the listed course is a doctroal level course, it is only available for master's students and PhD students.
Course Description
Day & Class Period/Location Thur. 7-9 Main R404
Curriculum Goals Corresponding to the Departmental Core Goal
1. Understanding the history of the different regions of Italy Master:
 1-1 To understand European multi-culture and its reality in depth
2. Programme based on architecture, paintings, sculptures and other historical sites. Master:
 1-2 To have multi-cultural and inter- disciplinary knowledge.
3. Understand the language differences between Italy and Europe Master:
 1-3 To have multi-lingual ability to communicate as well as conduct research
4. Understand the characteristics of tourism management in different regions of Italy. Master:
 2-1 To understand the theory and practice of European cultural tourism
5. Enhancement of future tourism design taste and knowledge Master:
 2-2 To have the capability of policy- planning and research in cultural and tourism industry
6. Discover the differences between the different regions of Italy. Master:
 3-1 To have the academic capability to research European culture in depth
7. Explore Italian culture: food, wine, clothing, furniture, sports cars and beyond Master:
 3-3 To have an international vision and cultivated personality
8. Experience Italian culture and art music Master:
 4-2 To be able to respect and to understand multi-cultures

II. General Syllabus
Instructor(s) LUCA DINU/ 路狄諾

Course Description

1.    Introduction: The land and the people

2.    Historical outline I

3.    Historical outline II

4.    Religion and thought

5.    Society and family

6.    Festivals and food

7.    Performing arts 

8.    Leisure and sports

9.    Art I

10.  Art II

11.  Architecture and design

12.  Literature I

13.  Literature II

14.  Cinema I

15.  Cinema II

16.  Popular culture

Instructional Approach
Methods Notes
Formal lecture  
Group discussion  
Media, audio, visual materials  
Grading assessment
Methods Percentage Notes
Assignments 40 %  
Class discussion involvement 20 %  
Presentation 40 %  
Required and Recommended Texts/Readings with References

Various pieces of literature (including poetry, theatre, short stories, and longer narratives) will be assigned for reading during the semester. The visual component of the course will also be significant, with several feature films assigned for screening and shorter clips (film, music, ads, etc.) screened in class.


Baranski, Zygmunt G. and Rebecca J. West, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Modern Italian Culture. 2001.

Bartlett, Kenneth R. The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook. 2011.

Brand, Peter and Lino Pertile. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature. 2008.

Duggan, Christopher. A Concise History of Italy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Killinger, Charles. Culture and Customs of Italy. 2005.

Killinger, Charles. The History of Italy. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Moliterno, Gino. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge, 2000.

Pollard, John, ed. The Fascist Experience in Italy. London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

The Short Oxford History of Italy Series:

La Rocca, Cristina. Italy in the Early Middle Ages: 476-1000. 2002.

Abulafia, David, ed. Italy in the Central Middle Ages: 1000-1300. 2004.

Najemy, John, ed. Italy in the Age of the Renaissance. 2004.

Marino, John A., ed. Early Modern Italy. 2002.

Davis, John A., ed. Italy in the Nineteenth Century. 2001.

Lyttleton, Adrian, ed. Liberal and Fascist Italy, 2002.

McCarthy, Patrick, ed. Italy since 1945. 2000.

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