|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject seeks to engage and excite students in an interactive series of ‘lectorials' which examine the social, political, and cultural history of the many central and northern Italian cities which participated in the culture known as the Renaissance. With special case studies of Florence and Venice, major themes explored are: politics and urbanisation; art, architecture and patronage; religion and popular beliefs; the family and gender roles; luxury and consumption; humanism and education. Throughout students will be encouraged to reflect on the meaning and usefulness of the term ‘Renaissance’ as an historical construct. Students should complete this subject with a well-rounded picture of the Renaissance as a social and cultural context, which has left a profound impact upon the culture of the west in the succeeding centuries, including our own.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject should be able to:
- gain a deep understanding of the social, political and cultural aspects of the Renaissance;
- acquire an understanding of the role of the city states of Florence and Venice in particular in the cultures of the Renaissance;
- reflect critically on periodization in History, and on the term Renaissance as an historical construct;
- analyse primary and secondary sources in constructing historical arguments;
- demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources; and
- show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing, online journal forums, and class discussion, and by determining the strength of an argument.
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1 x 750 word reflective journal due during the semester (15%)
- 1 x digital storytelling journal due during the semester (750 equivalent words) (40%)
- A 2500 word research essay due during the examination period (45%)
- Students must attend a minimum of 75% of the lectorials in order to pass this subject.
- All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Catherine Kovesi Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 hours: 12 x 2 hour weekly lectorials. Lectorials are in an engaging and interactive mode of teaching, combining lectures and tutorial discussion. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Subject readings will be available in a downloadable eBook.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.