Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Languages and Technologies for Intercultural Communication (cod. 5979)

Learning outcomes

Students acquire the basic elements (methodology and contents) of gender and intercultural socio-literary studies; they can apply the acquired knowledge in the field of intercultural communication; they are able to evaluate and apply in that field deontologically correct behaviors; and can independently elaborate further knowledge.

Course contents

The core course (taught in the second semester) is an introduction to women's and gender studies. We will look at how these studies have transformed traditional disciplines in the humanities: literary criticism, history, translation studies, linguistics, advertising and media, and men's studies. Seminars will focus on selected, single disciplines (English literature, Film Studies, Anthropology, LGBTQ+). Seminars will be coordinated by: Chiara Xausa (Literature on Climate Change), Beatrice Spallaccia (LGBTQ+), Ira Torresi (Film Studies), Elizabeth Whitaker (Anthropology). Each student must sign up for one seminar.


Baccolini, Raffaella, a cura di, Le prospettive di genere. Discipline, soglie e confini. Bologna: BUP, 2005.

+ selected readings for the single seminars and material available on the Virtuale platform

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussion

Assessment methods

Written exam (on the required readings) (50%).

A written assignment to be handed in one week before the exam (on material from the seminar) (50%).

Evaluation grid

30-30L excellent test that demonstrates very broad, thorough and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, a solid ability to apply theoretical concepts and an excellent command of exposition, as well as an excellent capacity for analysis, synthesis and elaboration of interdisciplinary connections

27-29 above average test that demonstrates precise and thorough knowledge of the subject matter, good ability to apply theoretical concepts, and capacity for analysis and synthesis, accurate and correct exposition

24-26 good test that demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the subject matter, a fair understanding of the application of theoretical concepts, and an articulate presentation of the subject matter

21-23 adequate test that demonstrates appropriate but not in-depth knowledge of the subject, only partial capacity to apply theoretical concepts, and an acceptable presentation of the content

18-20 barely sufficient test that demonstrates adequate but general knowledge of the subject matter, simple exposition, uncertainties in the application of theoretical concepts

Insufficient test that does not demonstrate adequate acquisition of knowledge of the subject matter that is fragmentary and superficial, with errors in the application of concepts, and poor exposition

Teaching tools

Material available on the e-learning site

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Raffaella Baccolini


Gender equality Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.