Units of Study

HSTY2647 - Renaissance Italy

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Alfred Eckstein
Phone: +61 2 9351 2155
Email: nicholas.eckstein@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit uses a special study of Florence to investigate the extraordinary cultural flowering that occurred in Italy between the 14th and 16th centuries. Major themes embrace parallel developments in Venice, Rome, Siena and other city-states; the social context of art; neighbourhood; community; gender; sexuality; the family; poverty; rebellion; religion; and intellectual life. Students use a wide variety of textual and visual sources to critique the concept of the Renaissance, its modern image and its impact on our own age.

Assessments

1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x1hr exam (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History

Prohibitions

HSTY2047

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2647

 

Lecture

         

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