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Fall 2013-2014
* ITA 306 (LA)  

The Italian Renaissance: Literature and Society

Pietro Frassica

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
Michelangelo, Sonnets
L. Da Vinci, Scritti

Reading/Writing assignments:
30-75 pages of Italian reading per week. Requirements include an 8-10 page paper plus a final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
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..

Other information:
The course is required for Concentrators.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23071 L01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:5 Limit:15
23072 P01 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm W   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:5 Limit:15