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Italian Renaissance

 

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Location

Florence, Italy

Dates

January 3 2016 - January 24 2016

Credits Offered

ITAL 280 - 3 CREDITS

(CUNY tuition is not included in program fee)

Application Deadline

October 15 DEADLINE EXTENDED TILL OCTOBER 29, 2015!

Financial Aid

Scholarships

PELL, student loans

S&W Education Abroad Scholarship

Program Fee

$ 1,225 (estimate) includes housing with breakfast,

cultural events and international health insurance. Airfare not included.

Payment Schedule

$ 350 due with application. $ 875 due November 20. All payments by certified checks or money orders (no cash, personal checks or credit cards).

Students are responsible for meeting the payment deadline regardless of funding source, i.e. Macaulay Opportunities Fund, loans or any other type of financial aid. Late fees will be applied to all delayed payments (see Education Abroad Instructions and Policies.)

 

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 

Faculty: Dr. Monica Calabritto

Dept. of Romance Languages
Office: W1308
Phone: (212) 772-5098
Email: mcalabri@hunter.cuny.edu


Education Abroad Office, Room E1447

9:30am - 5:30pm/M, Th, F

9:30am - 6:00pm/T, W

Phone: (212) 772-4983

Fax: (212) 772-5005

E-mail: edabroad@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Estimated Total Costs of Attendance

Tuition - $ 825

Program Fee - $ 1,225

Not included in Program Fee:

Airfare - $ 1,100

Meals - $ 800

Textbooks- $ 55

TOTAL US $4,005

 

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