Italian 102B: Renaissance Discovery of the Human Genius

Instructor: Elissa Tognozzi

This course looks at the stunning artistic, literary, musical and scientific achievements between the Medieval and Renaissance periods.  The content will cover many factors that contributed to this phenomenon from the period between Boccaccio and Galileo. Themes of discussion will include the Renaissance manuals of behavior, relationships between social classes, religion and politics, as well as gender norms and humor. Additional focus will be on connections to today’s world. Taught in English.