This unit studies Machiavelli as a political strategist, writer, philosopher and observer of his time. Discussion of his and other Renaissance authors' works will demonstrate the social and cultural conditions of literary production, the ideas and debates surrounding philosophy and politics, and topics including sexuality, ethics, the self, and the classical tradition during the Italian Renaissance.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week
1x1500wd book review (30%), 1x1000wd research bibliography (20%), 1x3500wd research essay (40%), 1x participation (10%)
6 credit points at 2000 level in any of European Studies or European or Middle Eastern or Classical Languages or Studies or Asian Studies or Government or History or Ancient History or Philosophy or Studies in Religion majors or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Italian Studies or History majors