Spring 2010 not offered
MDST 219, COL 121|
Renaissance Italy was the birthplace of some of the most fundamental ideas in European political thought. These ideas would influence political thought in many parts of the world in modern times. This course explores the relationship between the political ideals expressed in the Italian Renaissance and the social realities from which they came and that they affected.
Interpretation: Students will be encouraged to develop their own interpretations of controversial topics based on their readings, discussions, and individual reflections.
Writing: Several short papers and one research paper will be required.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Readings include but are not limited to:
Machiavelli, THE PRINCE
Machiavelli, THE DISCOURSES
Guicciardini, CONSIDERATIONS ON MACHIAVELLI'S DISCORSI
Bartolus, ON TYRANNY
Vergerio, ON LIBERAL STUDIES
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No examinations. Students are expected to participate in class discussions, to write several short papers, and to write a longer research paper for which a draft will be required.
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