HITK04121U Italy - Free Topic 1: Catholicism and society today

Volume 2015/2016

Chiesa e società nell’Italia contemporanea (Catholicism and society today)

The Catholic church has had a major influence on the development of Italian identity, culture, and society.

In this course we will focus on several areas where the church’s influence in society is particularly important, including the family, gender roles, bioethics, school and education, and immigration.

Subtopics will be examined on several levels, from the politics of the Vatican and of Italy, to quotidian life. In analyzing various sources and case studies we will shed light on contemporary issues from an historical perspective.

Literature and materials to be announced

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 176,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment