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Fall 2014-2015
* ITA 220 (LA)  

Italian Civilization Through the Centuries

Pietro Frassica
Fiorenza A. Weinapple

This course is designed to give an overview of pivotal moments in Italian culture, such as the relationship between Church and Empire in the Middle Ages, Machiavelli's political theory during the Renaissance, and the rise and fall of Fascism in the 20th century. Through the examination of the most relevant intellectual, historic, and artistic movements and their main geographical venues, students will be able to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the development of Italian history and civilization.

Sample reading list:
J. Le Goff, Tempo della Chiesa e tempo del mercante
E. Garin, Rinascimento italiano
D. Mack-Smith, Mussolini
D. Alighieri, De Monarchia (selections), Convivio (selections)
M. Machiavelli, Il Principe
C. Beccaria, Dei Delitti e delle Pene
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
25-30 pages of reading per week; 4 short papers; mid-term and final.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Italian 107 or Instructor's permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21367 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:10 Limit:20