CSP 81 Age of Renaissance and Encounter
8:30-9:25 a.m. MWF
Prof. Maryanne Horowitz
Office: Swan 314 323-259-2583 (x2583 on campus)
Office Hours: Mon. 1:00-3:05 p.m. & 8:00-8:20 a.m Wed. and Fri. Also by appointment
Books for Purchase: (bookstore or used same edition at Amazon.com)
Margaret King, The Renaissance in Europe
Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance (first edition is fine)
1) RISE OF CAPITALISM
King, ch. 1 pp. 13-30, Bartlett ch. 3 Florence in the Renaissance
Wed., Jan. 23 Lecture “Burckhardtian Renaissance”
Fri., Jan. 25 Bring Bartlett for analyzing assigned texts
2) HUMANISM Bartlett ch. 2, King. Ch. 2 Florence and Venice
Mon., Jan. 28
Wed., Jan. 30
Fri., Feb. 1
3) HUMAN DIGNITY Bartlett ch. 4 individual assignments and Pico pp. 129-134 King, ch. 3 Human Dignity and Humanist Studies
Mon., Feb. 4 SEE PAPER
Wed. Feb. 6 Instead of our class, 11:45 Go to Thorne Hall for final CSP lecture: Dr. Manuel Pastor “Toward the Just City: Environment, Economic Inclusion, and Making the Future in Los Angeles”
8, What are Prof. Pastor’s main points? What are your
reasons for agreeing or disagreeing?
Also discussion of summer reading Hamid, How to Get Filthy Rich in
4) VISUAL DISCOVERIES: King, ch. 4 New Visions on Artists Bartlett in ch. 7 Isabella d’Este and Perugino
Mon., Feb. 11
Wed., Feb. 13
Fri., Feb. 15 Rewrite due with marked first draft; email pdf of rewritten paper with this label concluding with your ID:
or "last"- ID number.
We’ll use “last” for final research paper.
5) FAMILY King ch. 5 At Home and in the Piazza Bartlett, ch. VI on Marriage, Family and Women (students pick selections of interest for reporting)
Mon., President’s Day Holiday
Wed., Feb. 20 In-class Timed Writing Exercise (arranged by CORE).
Fri., Feb. 22 Student reports from Bartlett.
6) CATHOLIC CHURCH King,pp. 13-18 and ch. 6. Bartlett ch. 9.
Mon., Feb. 25
Wed., Feb. 27
Fri., Mar. 1 MEET in BROWN LAB, right of library circulation desk for typing Exam 1.
7) ENCOUNTERS King, ch. 11
Mon., Mar. 4 SEE PAPER ASSIGNMENT DUE. Our class has a special workshop. Meet at 11:45 in Brown Lab with
Samantha Alfrey, Digital Humanities, will lead
a workshop on building bibliography for your research paper.
Wed., Mar. 6
Fri., Mar. 8
8) POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY King, ch. 7 Bartlett, ch. 9, Pius II, L. Valla, Alexander VI
Mon., Mar. 18
Wed., Mar. 20 SEE RESEARCH DEADLINE
Fri., Mar. 22
9) MACHIAVELLIAN MOMENT King, ch. 8, Bartlett, ch. 10 Machiavelli, Burchardus. Machiavelli selected text from Prince on-line (email sent on readings)
Mon., Mar. 25 SEE RESEARCH DEADLINE
Wed., Mar. 27
Fri., Mar. 29 Re-submit fuller bibliography Secondary books, articles. Primary texts and images (at least an image of persons)
10) REFORMATIONS King, ch. 9.
Mon., Apr. 1
Wed., Apr. 3
Fri., Apr. 5 SEE RESEARCH DEADLINE
11) Mon., Apr. 8 NORTHERN RENAISSANCE King, ch. 10
Wed., Apr. 10
Fri., Apr. 12 SEE RESEARCH DEADLINE
12) NE0-PLATONISM AND MYSTICISM. Bartlett, ch. 5
Mon., Apr. 15 Go to Brown Lab, Academic Commons for Exam 2
Wed., Apr. 17 COMPLETE RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Fri., Apr. 19
13) Mon., Apr. 22
Wed., Apr. 24
Fri., Apr. 26
14) Mon., Apr. 29 Evaluations. Last class.
Spring Writing Requirement: At least 15-20 pages of “finished writing” (excludes drafts) from each student, including at least two brief papers before the spring break and a final 10-12 page research essay connected to the topic of the seminar. The research essay should reflect an articulated process of assignments (question and thesis development, research, bibliography or literature search, drafting, etc.) developing over several weeks.
In CSP 81, spring 2019, 3 of the typed pages will be in 2 in-class writing of an essay on readings and classwork. Paper 1 is 3 pages with Univ. of Chicago endnotes. Paper 2 is 2 pages plus Univ. of Chicago endnotes. Research paper is maximum 10 pages plus U. Chicago endnotes and bibliography. A page is Times Roman, 12 Point, with one inch margins. Prof. Horowitz expects paper to be passed in personally, properly paginated and stapled. Emails are not acceptable for passing in assignments.
Class attendance, intelligent discussion of readings, in-class writing, interest in and helpfulness to classmates’ writing contributes to overall classroom participation 20%
Paper l rewritten 10 %
Paper 2 10 %
In-class essay exam 1 10 % On exams, you will be asked to make generalizations about 2 periods (Different chapters in Fiero), backing up generalizations with specific examples.
In-class essay exam 2 10 %
Final Research paper 40% (10% is from proper U. Chicago Endnotes & Bibliography)
Learning Goals and Outcomes for Spring CSPs:
Goal 1: Effective College-Level Writing. Students will demonstrate proficiency in expository essay writing as they gain and refine their knowledge of the conventions of academic discourse.
Outcome 1.1: Students will develop writing that responds with insight and originality to the criteria and requirements of the assignment, demonstrating their understanding of the course materials and topics through the use of specific examples and evidence from scholarly sources.
Outcome 1.2: Students will develop writing using features appropriate for college-level expository papers including: thesis or main idea, clarity of focus, organization, and conventions of grammar, style, mechanics, and usage.
Goal 2: Exhibit Critical Thinking (see guideline on MOODLE)
Please bring early drafts of papers with assignment to the Writing Center for additional help:
The Writing Center (located on the Ground Floor of the Academic Commons) offers students from all disciplines two types of support to work on their writing: peer-to-peer, drop-in consultations with knowledgeable Writing Advisers, Sunday through Thursday from 7:00-11:00 p.m., and appointments with Faculty Writing Specialists from the Writing and Rhetoric department. Information about the Writing Center and a link to the appointment system is on the WC website:
Disability Services Statement: Students with documented disabilities who are registered with Disability Services are required to present their accommodation letter to the instructor at the beginning of each semester or as soon as possible thereafter. Any student who experiences physical or mental impairments may contact Disability Services at (323) 259-2969 to learn about available services and support. More information is available at http://www.oxy.edu/disability-services.
Spring Writing Requirement: At least 15-20 pages of “finished writing” (excludes drafts) from each student, including at least two brief papers before the spring break (March 12-16 M-F), and a final 10-12 page research essay connected to the topic of the seminar. The research essay should reflect an articulated process of assignments (question and thesis development, research, bibliography or literature search, drafting, etc.) developing over several weeks.
In CSP 66, the following are polished paper deadlines: Guidebook is Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers (Hacker on reserve also useful.)
Format like this: Times Roman, 12 Point, doublespace, l inch margins, paginated, stapled. Either 2-sided or l-sided, but endnotes should start on a new page. Ipads are not as good as computers in making endnotes.
Mon. Feb. 4 3 pages stapled, paginated paper in 2 copies due at beginning of class. Prompt: Compare and contrast texts and images discussed in King (especially primary sources in “Voices”) or Bartlett to show beliefs, ideas, tastes, or images changing over time or differing by location, or distinctive to one individual in contrast to another individual. Include Univ. of Chicago Endnotes (first word in endnote is the author or artist you are citing, last word is the page number and for a text possibly line number). Feb. 15 rewrite due with marked first draft; email pdf of rewritten paper.
Mon. March 4 2-3 page stapled, paginated paper in 2 copies due at beginning of class. Prompt: Discuss diverse ways of expressing individuality in 2 Renaissance individuals. Include Univ. of Chicago Endnotes. It is OK to be seeking out the 2 individuals for your research paper focus. (Writing so far contributes to your Writing Rubric Score for spring term)
Wed. April 17 Prompt: Write a research paper on 2 individuals 1300-1650 who contributed to at least one common field of endeavor. Consider primary source evidence of their contributions as well as diverse viewpoints in secondary sources. Use your own critical thinking. Compare and contrast their lives, their expressions of individuality, and their contributions. Text will be 10 pages plus U. Chicago endnotes and Bibliography. Bibliography divided into Primary and Secondary sources should include beyond class books at least 2 encyclopedia articles, 6 books & 2 endnoted journal articles. *Student is to attach early drafts with prof. and student comments; if insufficient, then include one’s reading notes, one’s library list of books checked out, early drafts.
Intermediary Research Paper deadlines:
W March 20 Propose paper topic in a paragraph (this l item allowed to emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
M March 25 Pass in 2 copies of U. Chicago Working Bibliography divided into Primary and Secondary
Sources (with call numbers at Oxy or Link+ or ILL)
F April 5 Pass in 2 paginated copies of 5 pp. plus endnotes and bibliography.
W April 12 Pass in 2 copies of sentence outline of paper (topical sentences of paragraphs)
Oral presentations of papers begin April 10.
W April 17 Complete paper due in 2 paginated copies and an emailed pdf.
SPRING CSP SHARED EVENTS:
Timed Writing Exercise to be announced for Feb. 2019. CORE is dministering this in class through a timed portal in Moodle. Students will need to bring a lap-top to class; those who have no lap-top will be provided with one for the test. Students who have registered with disability services and who need extra time will be able to take the test in the library, and will have tailored Moodle portals. Please reach out if you have questions about the TWE. Review CSP Lecture notes and summer reading. The final CSP Lecture of the year will be given by Manuel Pastor in early February (exact date to be determined). Summer reading: Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia; common writing text (Turabian, Colomb, and Williams, Student's Guide to Writing College Papers, 4th edition).
This Class Policies: Medical note required to miss exam or class presentation. Paper preparation is long term with expectation of early drafts and later improvements; therefore paper-as-is must be passed in at paper deadline even if medical note allows a time extension for final draft. Full attendance expected. Computers during class are only for note-taking and for looking at websites of this class (Syllabus, MOODLE)
The Writing Center (located on the Ground Floor of the Academic Commons) offers students from all disciplines two types of support to work on their writing: peer-to-peer, drop-in consultations with knowledgeable Writing Advisers, Sunday through Thursday from 7:00-11:00 p.m., and appointments with Faculty Writing Specialists from the Writing and Rhetoric department. Remember to bring your class paper assignment and your drafts to an appointment. Information about the Writing Center and a link to the appointment system is on the WC website: https://www.oxy.edu/writing-center.
College Policy on Academic Honesty: Current policy at http://www.oxy.edu/student-handbook/academic-ethics/academic-ethics. This class helps prevent plagiarism by teaching you how to note either quoted or summarized in Endnotes, and Primary and Secondary Source Bibliographies in University of Chicago Style (See guidebook by Turabian or Hacker). It is appropriate to bring an early draft of your paper to faculty office hours to discuss whether you are properly putting reading into your own words and putting quotation marks when borrowing phrases, and whether you are making notation for both your summaries and your quotations.
College Policy on Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities who are registered with Disability Services are required to present their accommodation letter to the instructor at the beginning of each semester or as soon as possible thereafter. Any student who experiences significant physical or mental impairments may contact Disability Services at (323) 259-2969 to learn about available services and support. More information is available at
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