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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Carolyn James


Previously coded HSY3025


As for ATS2572


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Engage in critical discussion about the most important social, cultural and religious changes which occurred in Italy during the period.
  2. Understand the various political systems in Italy in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century.
  3. Identify different genres of texts circulating in the period.
  4. Engage in critical discussion of texts in relation to the urban context of early modern Italy and to speculate about the relationship between particular political systems and cultural production.
  5. Analyse the processes which underpinned the construction of particular texts.
  6. Suggest ways in which literary texts and works of art can be used as historical evidence.
  7. Formulate and develop an independent research project focused on the critical analysis of a relevant primary text (either in Italian or English translation).


Oral presentation: 10%
Participation: 10%
Written work: 50%
In class test: 30%

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

Italian studies
European and European Union studies


A first year sequence in history (or with permission) or first year Italian