Units of Study

ITLN3662 - Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Francesco Borghesi

Description

This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other authors' works will enlighten the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Renaissance. This approach aims to provide historical grounding for important issues in contemporary culture. This unit will be taught in English.

Assessments

1xpresentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x class test (30%), 1x3500wd essay (40%), class participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

18 junior credit points from Part A of the Table of Units of Study

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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