HI 203 - Renaissance History

HI 203 - Renaissance History

3.00 Cr
This course examines the Renaissance (approximately 1350 to 1620) thematically as we study together this tumultuous time of great art; new ideas; lively mercantile piazze, busy merchants and traders, bloody vendettas; "exotic" foods and material goods from distant places, and the encounters that took place between people in the East and the West. We will consider the religious turmoil of the age, the effects of plague, political upheaval, and warfare on people's daily lives, and take some time to think about love, marriage, family, and sex, coming to understand the Renaissance as a time of ordinary and extraordinary people whose lived experiences shaped the age. Although the focus is on the Italian Renaissance, with the help of William Shakespeare and others, we will explore the spread of the Renaissance beyond Italy, to other parts of Europe, and east across the Mediterranean for a look at the histories that occurred simultaneously with, and were connected to, the world of the western Renaissance. Cross listed with HI 303; students may not get credit for one course if they have taken the other.
Term: 
2019FA
Method: 
LEC
Faculty: 
Fregulia, Jeanette