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IT324 - Topics in Renaissance Culture & Thought

  • Module code: IT324
  • Module name: Topics in Renaissance Culture & Thought
  • Department: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide a more focused overview of either specific Renaissance Italian writers and thinkers or particular disciplinary fields in the Italian and European Renaissance (e.g., science and medicine; philosophy; literature).

Principal learning outcomes

The main aims are: (a) to introduce students to a number of key figures and a wide range of selected written materials related to these topics; (b) to build on their skills in mediating between text and context.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IT324-15)
A (Assessed work only) 4000-4500 word essay 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 2000- 2500 word essay 50%
  1 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed for Visiting/Exchange (NOT IN USE) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Italian with Film Studies (R3W5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and Italian Studies (R4R3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 4