Cultures of Italian Renaissance (Topics in Italian Culture) (3 CR)

FRIT-M 222 — Spring 2024

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Massimo Scalabrini
BH 243
Days and Times
TuTh 11:30a - 12:45p
Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of what the Italian Renaissance was. We will first try to understand historically the core event of the Renaissance--the rediscovery and conscious imitation of ancient Greek and Latin languages, literatures, cultural artifacts--and we will then analyze the ways in which this rebirth fundamentally changed the languages, literatures, arts, philosophies, and politics of Italy at the dawn of the modern era. A key concern will be to demonstrate that while the Renaissance was ¿elitist¿ in that only a few highly educated people could engage in this revolution, it produced far reaching consequences in the way we speak, read, write, and ultimately see the world. Students will write two short essays, take six quizzes and a final exam. TAUGHT IN ENGLISH.

IUB GenEd A&H credit
IUB GenEd World Culture credit
COLL (CASE) A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
COLL (CASE) Global Civ & Culture credit

FRIT-M 222  #9263     11:30 AM — 12:45 PM        TuTh    BH 243            Scalabrini M

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