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HA2A2 - Art & Society in Renaissance Florence

  • Module code: HA2A2
  • Module name: Art & Society in Renaissance Florence
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will familiarise students with the Renaissance period. It also aims to develop students’ ability to analyse art works within an interdisciplinary framework, introducing them to the different methodologies that have been applied to Florentine art of the period: e.g. urbanism, gender history, historical anthropology, material culture studies, social history. By the end of the course, students should be able to distinguish and deploy these different approaches and to weigh them critically against each other.

Principal learning outcomes

This module will familiarise students with the debates, genres, and terminology of art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance. It thereby provides fundamental grounding for the material taught during the Venice term in the autumn of the third year.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1-hour weekly lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminars per fortnight.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HA2A2-30)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Taught Italian and History of Art (R3V3) - Year 3