Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Humanism & The Renaissance
Explores the history of Italian and Christian humanism during the 15th and 16th centuries and its impact on the Renaissance and the modern world. Works of Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Erasmus, More, and Isabella of Aragon are studied. Aspects of the economic and military history of Europe during this time period are also explored, as is the role of women. The humanist spirit as reflected in the art, architecture, and music of the Renaissance is also covered.