* ITA 306 (LA)
The Italian Renaissance: Literature and Society
This course will introduce students to the basic trends and problems of Renaissance literature as the main source of our civilization. The major literary figures of the 16th-century Italian revival (such as Machiavelli, Ariosto, Castiglione, Michelangelo, etc.) will be studied in relation to their time, the courts or the cities where they lived, and their seminal contributions to modern Europe culture including works of visual art, theater, and good living.
Sample reading list:
L. Ariosto, Orlando Ariosto
T. Tasso, Gerusalemme Liberata
N. Machiavelli, Il Principe
L. Da Vinci, Scritti
30-75 pages of Italian reading per week. Requirements include an 8-10 page paper plus a final exam.
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
a 200-level Italian course or Instructor's permission..
The course is required for Concentrators.
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