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ITLN3662: Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy

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.

Code ITLN3662
Academic unit Italian Studies
Credit points 6
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 1000 level or 2000 level or 3000 level in Italian Studies)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the Renaissance as an historical period
  • LO2. understand and apply the major theoretical approaches to Machiavelli and Renaissance studies.
  • LO3. use digital tools in application to Renaissance Studies
  • LO4. apply critical and analytical skills in relation to literary and historical texts of the Renaissance.
  • LO5. analyse and reflect upon ethical issues associated with the work of Machiavelli and other intellectuals of the Renaissance.

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