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Italian Renaissance

 

 

Location

Florence, Italy

Dates

January 3 2014 - January 25 2014

Credits Offered

ITAL 280 - 3 CREDITS

(CUNY tuition is not included in program fee)

Application Deadline

Students applying for STOCS - October 8
Other applicants - October 18

Financial Aid

PELL, STOCS, student loans

Program Fee

$ 1,350 (estimate) includes housing with breakfast,

cultural events and international health insurance. Airfare not included.

Payment Schedule

$ 350 due with application. $ 1,000 due November 25. All payments by certified checks or money orders (no cash, personal checks or credit cards).

 

Program Description
This course offers a survey of the literature of the Italian Renaissance and a study of the contribution in the fields of literature, art, politics, and philosophy by such writers, artists and thinkers as Boccaccio, Petrarch, Alberti, Pico, Valla, Leonardo, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Colonna, Stampa, Castiglione, Cellini and Vasari.

Textbooks
1) The Italian Renaissance Reader. Edited by Julia C. Bondanella and Mark Musa. New York: Penguin Meridian, 1987. 
2) Course reader prepared by the instructor.

 

 

Grading Policy
Class participation: 10% 
Quizzes: 25% 
Mid-term exam: 25% 
Final exam: 25% 
Cultural Journal: 15% (10 pages minimum)

 

Syllabus
HOURS: M-F 9:30-12:00

Day I

INTRODUCTION. History and historiography of the Italian Renaissance.

Day II

Petrarch and the birth of Humanism.

Day III

Boccaccio.

Day IV

Boccaccio. Early masters in Italian art: Giotto, Simone Martini.

Day V

Latin and Italian Humanism. Salutati. Alberti. Art from Masaccio to Brunelleschi.

Day VI

Valla. Pico della Mirandola. Women Humanists and their male colleagues.

Day VII

Machiavelli.

Day VIII

Guicciardini. MID-TERM EXAM

Day IX

Leonardo: writer, 'proto-scientist' and artist.

Day X

Bembo and Castiglione: on rules and behavior.

Day XI

Michelangelo, the artist and his poetry.

Day XII

Petrarchism and women writers: V. Colonna, V. Franco, G. Stampa, I. Di Morra.

Day XIII

Benvenuto Cellini. Giorgio Vasari and the canonization of the Renaissance.

Day XIV

Ariosto and the "Culture of Contradiction".

 

Credits & Grades

Students in this program will receive both credits and letter grades. Grades will count towards their Hunter GPA.

 

 

Academic Inquiries Administrative Inquiries 

Prof. Paolo Fasoli

Dept. of Romance Languages
Office: HW 1318
Phone: 212-772-5129
Email: pfasoli@hunter.cuny.edu


Education Abroad Office, Room E1447

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Phone: (212) 772-4983 
Fax: (212) 772-5005
E-Mail: edabroad@hunter.cuny.edu


 

Estimated Total Costs of Attendance

Tuition - $ 735

Program Fee - $ 1,350

Not included in Program Fee:

Airfare - $ 1,100

Meals - $ 800

Textbooks- $ 55

TOTAL US $ 4,040

 

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