Topics in Renaissance Art

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Renaissance Art

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    In-depth investigation of a topic related to the art of the Renaissance in Italy from the Trecento through the Cinquecento.

    RATIONALE:
    In this seminar, students are given the opportunity to explore a specific aspect of the art of the Italian Renaissance. Chosen in advance, the topic concerns an historical or methodological issue of relevance for the study of the period in terms of current scholarship. The course allows students to engage in independent research projects. Students will probe a subject related to the topic of the seminar and they will have the opportunity to develop their research, analytical and critical skills.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate ability to undertake independent research, including both secondary and primary scholarly sources (where applicable);
    2. Critically analyse scholarly sources;
    3. Construct an argument, demonstrating in-depth understanding of the scholarly debates related to the specific topic.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    1. Lectures, class discussions and group work during class meetings.
    2. Critical analysis and in class discussion of assigned readings. Emphasis on the scholarly debates and critical approaches used in secondary literature.
    3. Individualized assistance during office hours, regarding lecture material, additional reading and assignments.
    4. Individual tutorials during office hours pertaining to research project and submission of draft of research paper (formative assessment).
    5. In-class oral presentation of research topic and progress (formative assessment).
    6. Collaboration with Librarian and the Center of Student Academic Services as to maximize the use of academic support services.
    7. Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post relevant course material, assignment instructions and additional resources. 
    The course will be delivered in seminar fashion with emphasis on student presentation research projects and in-class discussion of assigned readings.