Prof. Maryanne Horowitz
Prof. Maryanne Horowitz Office Swan 314
Class Meets: 1:55 p.m-2:50 p.m. Weingart 116
Office Hours: Mon. 11:50 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and Fri. 8:00-9:25 a.m and by appointment in Swan 314. Email fastest firstname.lastname@example.org Office phone: 323-259-2583 (useful mainly during office hours)
Books ordered for Bookstore
· Lisa Kaborycha, A Short History of Renaissance Italy, 2011 (Abbrev. Short) (l copy on reserve) TEXTBOOK
· Travels of Marco Polo, ed. Rugoff, afterword by Mittlemark. (mass marketing Signet pb.)
· The Portable Machiavelli, ed. and trans. Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa (Penguin)
· A useful website is: Italian Renaissance Learning Resources
· DOCUMENT ANALYSIS FORM (for use in analyzing documents-like an excerpt from Marco Polo or Machiavelli- and images)
· Reserve Readings at MOODLE site (class books whenever possible)
To gain knowledge of the main trends of the Italian Renaissance (late 1200s-1600s) and to be familiar with the diversity of city-states and creative individuals.
To critically evaluate historical generalizations about global encounters of travel writers from the Italian peninsula.
To develop empathy, tolerance, capacity to think from someone else's assumptions and worldview by stepping into the issues and concerns of people who lived in the past
To improve one's oral and written skills as a student of the liberal arts
BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Participation, 2 in-class exams, 2 short papers, No Final.