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Sophomore Seminar: Women and Gender in Renaissance Italy
HIST 154
Spring 2008 not offered
Crosslisting: FGSS 154

This history seminar for sophomores explores the image, role, and modes of expression of women in the lively cultural and business world of the Italian cities and courts between 1300 and 1700. It introduces students to the ways in which historians have asked and answered the question, Did women have a renaissance? At the same time it emphasizes research that allows students to offer their own answers to that question. Notions of gender and ideas about the meaning of male and female were articulated in a variety of settings in Renaissance Italy. While investigating the power of such definitions, the course also sheds light on the richly textured social realities in which Renaissance women grew up, worked, and lived.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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