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HI320 - Venice and Florence in the Renaissance

  • Module code: HI320
  • Module name: Venice and Florence in the Renaissance
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Like other advanced options, this module involves the study of broad-ranging themes in a comparative and interdisciplinary context. It examines developments in two major Italian states and draws on insights from neighbouring disciplines such as art history, anthropology, and economics. Compared to modules in earlier years, there is a greater emphasis on historiographical debate, seminar work, and engagement with primary sources, although not to the same extent as in special subjects.

Principal learning outcomes

Expected learning outcomes: The further development of research, essay-writing, and seminar participation skills; An ability to conduct and to assess critically the comparative analysis of historical trends; Engagement with interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history.

Timetabled teaching activities

"There are several lectures a week. The weekly seminars last two hours. "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HI320-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
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 History (V100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Italian (R3V2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History (with Year Abroad) (V101) - Year 4