- Module code: RS904
- Module name: Renaissance Culture & Society
- Department: Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
The core module provides students with an overview of selected methodological and topical issues important for studying the Renaissance; makes students familiar with a number of different disciplinary approaches to the period (e.g., literature, history, history of art); gives students the opportunity to sample the broad expertise of members active in the Centre; prepares students, if they wish, to go on to further study; encourages students to become effective at sharing and communicating knowledge.
Principal learning outcomes
an understanding of some important methodological and thematic issues in Renaissance Studies; an appreciation of the texture and complexity of the period; an understanding of some foundational assumptions and techniques implicit in different approaches to the period; an ability to evaluate secondary sources critically; wherever possible, a direct engagement with primary sources; the ability to write effectively and critically about both primary and secondary sources
Timetabled teaching activities
One two-hour seminar per week at Warwick during term 2 (exclusive of Reading Week). Attendance is compulsory.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: RS904-30)|
|A2 (Assessed work only)||5000 word essay||100%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (visiting/exchange students)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Postgraduate Taught Culture of the European Renaissance (V1PF) - Year 1