Units of Study
ITLN3662 - Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Francesco Borghesi
Phone: +61 2 9036 7131
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.
1xtutorial presentation (equivalent to 1500wd) (20%), 1xtutorial test (equivalent to 1500wd) (30%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%)
1x1-hr seminar/week, 1x1-hr lecture/week
12 senior credit points from Italian Studies
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