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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- analyse the proposed Renaissance texts in terms of both form and content through providing a detailed critical reading of them;
- demonstrate familiarity with the structure and function of Italian courts in the light of Renaissance history and politics;
- develop an awareness of the complexities surrounding definitions of ‘Renaissance’, ‘Early modern period’, ‘Humanism’, and ‘Classicism’;
- engage effectively in class and tutorial discussions, presenting personal ideas or critical readings orally;
- complete written assignements, focusing on content, structure, style of the analysed texts.
Reading of the following books (in Italian):
Niccolò Machiavelli, Il principe,
Baldassarre Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Two online timed essays/commentaries on Castiglione's Il libro del Cortegiano||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||Yes||Graded||No||
|Class Test: Online timed essay on Machiavelli's Il principe.||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will receive an individual feedback after the mid-term assessment (that is, an online classtest on Machiavelli's il principe, in week 7). The feedback will normally be given after two teaching weeks.
|Assoc Professor Paolo Acquaviva||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Ursula Fanning||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|