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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37190 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
MEZ 2.122

Course Description

This course will focus primarily on the Italian Renaissance, but we will also discuss the Italian Middle Ages and Baroque period in the visual and verbal arts. Writers and artists discussed will include Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Bernini, Castiglione, Tasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Vasari, and Raphael.

Grading Policy

Class Study Questions: 10% 3 short papers: 15% Two In-Class Exams (25% each): 50% Preparation and Participation (including quizzes, as necessary): 25% NO FINAL EXAM


Dante Inferno (selections) Boccaccio, Decameron (selections) Machiavelli, The Prince Castiglione, The Courier Petrarch, Letters, Poems (selections) Tasso, Jerusalem Delivered


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