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Renaissance Studies Immersion

The Renaissance studies immersion is an interdisciplinary set of courses focused on the study of cultural events (artistic, literary, philosophical, religious, scientific, among others) occurring during the Renaissance period (c. 1300-1600). The Renaissance saw the formation of new concepts and the occurrence of groundbreaking events such as the beginning of modern science and technology, the religious Reformation, the birth of the nation-state, the establishment of the banking system, the expansion of geographical horizons, the encounter with new cultures and populations, and the development of the notions of human dignity and human rights. Studying the Renaissance is also crucial to understanding contemporary debates centered on post-humanism, trans-humanism, technological humanism, and the various critiques of humanism, all of which have their conceptual basis in the Renaissance notion of homo universalis, or universal human being.

Notes about this immersion:

  • Students must select courses from three different disciplines in order to ensure interdisciplinarity.
Choose three of the following:
   ARTH-311    Art of Italy 1250-1400
   ARTH-317    Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: 15th Century
   ARTH-318    Art and Architecture in Florence and Rome: 16th Century
   ARTH-379   Renaissance Painting in Flanders
   ENGL-308   Shakespeare: Drama 
   ENGL-406    Shakespeare: Tragedies
   FNRT-209    Medieval and Renaissance Music
   FNRT-303    Shakespeare The Dramatist
   PHIL-317    Renaissance Philosophy