First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6075217, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0600, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
bring this page
with you
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI SILVANO M-STO/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-STO/02 Modern History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Students with no prior knowledge of early modern history may take the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to:
1) foster students' knowledge of the main events and processes of the Renaissance (16th century)
2) focus on some key 16th-century events
3) develop the ability to situate events and processes in the right chronological order while analysing their interconnexions
4) develop the ability to find the Renaissance roots of present debates about man's relation to the environment
Examination methods: A written paper on the handbook and an oral exam on the other textbooks.
Assessment criteria: Students will be tested for:
1) their knowledge of the themes covered in class and analysed in the texbooks
2) knowledge and comprehension of concepts and methods relating to Renaissance studies
3) the ability to apply newly-acquired knowledge in an autonomous way
4) the ability to reason in a logical way, to build a critical argument, to answer questions in a critically constructive and pertinent way
Course unit contents: The course will focus on:
1) origins and definitions of the Renaissance
2) republican and monarchical thought
3) daily life
4) main artistic contributions
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons go along with discussion groups which stimulate the student active contribution. In such a way it is easier to reach the learning outcomes expected.
Additional notes about suggested reading: N/A.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Settis, Salvatore, Futuro del classicoSalvatore Settis. Torino: G. Einaudi, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Silvano, Giovanni, <<La >>republica de' vinizianiricerche sul repubblicanesimo veneziano in età modernaGiovanni Silvano. [Firenze]: L. S. Olschki, 1993. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Marcocci, Giuseppe, Indios, cinesi, falsarile storie del mondo nel RinascimentoGiuseppe Marcocci. Roma: Bari, GLF editori Laterza, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Concept maps
  • Reflective writing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education