MEDIEVAL ITALY

ITA2MEI

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we cover literary, cultural and political change in Italy between 1200 and 1400. Cultural and commercial developments are delineated and the competing forces active in the Italian peninsula are analysed. Particular attention is paid to writers of the Sicilian School, to cultural developments in Florence and to the works of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio and their significance in the European context. There are no specific prerequisites.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Prunster

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOnline MaterialPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to locate relevant secondary-source material and use it to formulate and support arguments.

Activities:
Major essay; written examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Ability to present ideas and information coherently and persuasively in writing.

Activities:
Major essay; written examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)

03. Ability to think critically about the culture of past societies and to relate it to contemporary culture.

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial discussions; independent inquiry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

04. Ability to verbalize ideas concisely and clearly.

Activities:
Class discussions; oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

05. Ability to work as part of a team in classroom discussions.

Activities:
Tutorial discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

06. Will acquire knowledge about past societies and an awareness of socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, course reading material.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Prunster

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,600-word essay40 01, 02
one 10-minute class paper (equivalent to 800 words)20 04
one final test (1,600-word equivalent)40 01, 02