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HSY2630

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Carolyn James

Synopsis

A study of the political, social and cultural history of Florence from the late thirteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, with particular reference to the Renaissance period.

Objectives

Students successfully completing this subject/unit will be expected to demonstrate:

  1. An acquaintance with the considerable body of knowledge that has been built up about late medieval and Renaissance Florence (in the context of Italian history in general).

  1. A critical understanding of this fascinating society and its historiography.

  1. Enhanced skills in the critical and analytical reading of a variety of texts, including contemporary documents, religious and polemical literature, historical scholarship and visual representations.

  1. The development of the skills to contribute to knowledge about Renaissance Florence.

Assessment

Tutorial Participation (800 words): 15%
Topic Presentation and essay (1000 words): 15%
Research Essay (1200 words): 30%
Two in-class tests (1.5 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Carolyn James

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

History
European and European Union studies

Prerequisites

A first year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions

HSY3630, HSY2860, HSY3860