Italian Civilization and Culture II
This course will trace the development of the modern Italian state, beginning with its roots in the Napoleonic era and continuing with its Unification in the 19th century. Italy’s role in World War I and II will be examined, along with the rise of Fascism and Mussolini. Finally, the course will explore post-war developments, including the economic “boom” of the 1950s and ’60s, the women’s movement of the 1970s, the years of terrorism, and the restructuring of the 1990s of the political system. Class readings will be supplemented with selections from literature, film, and the Internet.
Prof. Saggese—TTH 11:00-12:15
Counts as a Group B requirement