SERBIAN AND CROATIAN CULTURE AND CIVILISATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- The course allows the student
- To acquire knowledge of historical contexts through the main features of the socio-cultural reality in the Balkans concerned;
- To find information and data from different studies and sources;
- To gain a greater awareness and independence of judgment and argument about the events of recent history that led to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia;
- To know and understand the milestones that led to the formation of new national linguistic standards;
- To gain basic communication and comprehension skills (corresponding to level A2);
- To apply their basic knowledge to communicate and argue personal and autonomous points of views.
Course contents summary
The course aims to deepen historical-sociological and cultural aspects of the area of the former Yugoslavia, with particular reference to the events of the contemporary world, and to deal in a synthetic manner the fundamentals of the history of the language with reference to the Serbs, Croats, Bosnians and Montenegrins . A part of the module is devoted to the acquisition of language skills and basic communication skills, corresponding to A2 level.
Barešić J., Dobro dosli, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 2006.
Ćorić B., Srpskohrvatski za strance, Msc, Beograd 2003.
Grubac G. Allocco, Grammatica serba, Hoepli, Milano 2010.
Hoesch E., Storia dei paesi balcanici. Dalle origini ai giorni nostri. Einaudi, Torino, 2005.
Kosovac V., Lukić V., Učimo hrvatski 1, Školska knjiga, Zagreb 2006,
Magno A., La guerra dei dieci anni, Il Saggiatore, Milano 2001.
Olivari Venier I., Compendio di grammatica croata, Trieste 1999.
Pirjevec J., Storia dei Serbi, Croati, Sloveni, Il Mulino, Bologna 1995.
Pugliese G., Sretan put! Manuale di lingua bosniaca, croata e serba, Trieste 1999.
The lectures will give an historical-linguistic outlook ranging from the origins to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, with specific bibliographical references, stimulating an independent reading. The second part will present activities based on communication with working groups and practical exercises to motivate and stimulate interaction.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination will test:
- basic comprehension and communication skills of oral Croatian or Serbian (corresponding to A2 level);
- Knowledge of social and historical-cultural and language of the Balkan area taken into consideration during the course;
- Communication skills on the main nodal points, as well as personal consideration, ability to study and cross-connection of the student, aimed at supporting autonomous arguments and interpretations by the student;
- Will be considered inadequate the evaluation which does not demonstrate the acquisition of the minimum requirements listed above. Adequate evaluation (18-23/30) will be the one determined by an adequate ability to acquire oral skills corresponding to A2 level, with a minimum acquisition of knowledge of the historical-sociological and linguistic context with an adequate communicative, interpretive, argumentative competence. Knowledge and skills of discrete, good or excellent level of the indicators listed above will lead to a discrete (24-25/30), good (26-28/30) or very good / excellent evaluation(29-30 cum laude).