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HIST 255  Renaissance and Reformation Europe  Units: 3.00  
Renaissance Europe, especially Italy (1200-1650). Dante, Machiavelli, Cervantes, Rabelais, Luther, Teresa, in their historical contexts with emphasis on politics, religious belief and practice, gender, Antiquity, social tension (Jews, Muslims, and Indigenous peoples), and war. Tutorial discussions focus on hell, virtue, sin, gender, power, empire.
Learning Hours: 132 (36 Lecture, 96 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Differentiate medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern historical periods.
  2. Critically read different kinds of historical documents, including fiction, art, and chronicles.
  3. Synthesize and discuss lecture and course reading contents coherently, precisely, and concisely.
  4. Use primary source course materials to form and support cogent arguments in lucid English prose.
  5. Explain how Renaissance approaches and technologies led to world exploration and the modern world.