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Course Code: HIST304 Course ID: 3053 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a survey of Western Europe from 1350 to 1600. It examines the political, military and social events surrounding the re-birth of classical knowledge and artistic expression in Italy known as the Renaissance. The course also traces the movement of the Renaissance northward, focusing on the coming Reformation era. The last part of the course studies the Protestant and Catholic Reformations to include how the Reformations effected the growth of the modern nation-state. (Prerequisites: HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the societal causes and basic tenets of Renaissance humanism.
  • Understand the basic principles of the Renaissance artistic aesthetic and how they relate back to Renaissance humanism.
  • Analyze the political and social systems of Renaissance Europe, with particular attention to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli's The Prince.
  • Explain how the socio-religious shifts of the time gave rise to both the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.
  • Summarize the influence of Renaissance ideas in shaping early modern Europe.

This course requires weekly readings. You will be required to analyze, reflect on and evaluate the various readings. All assignments will be due no later than 11:55 pm ET, on the Sunday of that week. Late submissions will cost points in accordance with the policy detailed in the Course Policies unless alternative arrangements have been made with me beforehand. All papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) or Word 2003 (.doc). In addition, all papers should be spell-checked and double spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font. They must also have 1 inch margins - top, bottom, and sides. All written assignments should be uploaded into the student folder in the electronic classroom.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Post Your Introduction 2.00 %
Week 2: Humanism 4.00 %
Week 2: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 3: Art of the Renaissance 4.00 %
Week 3: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 4: Religion of the Renaissance 4.00 %
Week 4: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 5: The Renaissance Throughout Italy 4.00 %
Week 5: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 6: Machiavelli and The Prince 4.00 %
Week 6: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 7: Social Changes 4.00 %
Week 7: Follow Up Response 2.00 %
Week 8: The Spread of the Renaissance 2.00 %
Primary Source Paper 15.00 %
Primary Source Paper 15.00 %
Short Paper on Renaissance Art 15.00 %
Short Paper on Renaissance Art 15.00 %
Final Paper 30.00 %
Final Paper 30.00 %

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the societal causes and basic tenets of Renaissance humanism.
  • Understand the basic principles of the Renaissance artistic aesthetic and how they relate back to Renaissance humanism.
  • Analyze the political and social systems of Renaissance Europe, with particular attention to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli's The Prince.
  • Explain how the socio-religious shifts of the time gave rise to both the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.
  • Summarize the influence of Renaissance ideas in shaping early modern Europe.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:A Short History of the Italian Renaissance - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781442600140
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Bartlett, Kenneth
Unit Cost:$46.02
 
Book Title:The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy, 3rd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780691162409
Publication Info:Princeton Lib
Author:Burke, Peter
Unit Cost:$30.67
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.