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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Carolyn James


As for HSY2630


Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate:

  1. An acquaintance with the considerable body of knowledge that has been built up about late medieval and Renaissance Florence (in the context of Italian history in general).

  1. A critical understanding of this fascinating society and its historiography.

  1. Enhanced skills in the critical and analytical reading of a variety of texts, including contemporary documents, religious and polemical literature, historical scholarship and visual representations.

  1. An ability to undertake independent research.

  1. A more sophisticated understanding of historiographical issues and the use of primary sources.


Monograph Review (800 words): 20%
Research Presentation and essay (2200 words): 40%
Two in-class tests (1.5 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Carolyn James

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

European and European Union studies


A first year sequence in History or permission


HSY2630, HSY2860, HSY3860