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RS904 - Renaissance Culture & Society

  • Module code: RS904
  • Module name: Renaissance Culture & Society
  • Department: Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

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.

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Module assessment

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%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Culture of the European Renaissance (V1PF) - Year 1
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