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Courses - Fall 2020
SLLC
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SLLC299P
Behavior of the Rich and Powerful, Past and Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must be in the Freshmen Connection program.
Credit only granted for: SLLC290 OR SLLC299P.
Formerly: SLLC299P.
Additional information: Taught in English.
Through the study of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courtesy literature, in this course we explore the various forms of behavior of the rich and powerful of the Italian Renaissance, an era that is much closer to our contemporary world than we might initially think, especially in regard to the way political and influential figures act in social situations and the image of themselves they present to others. What can we learn from observing and comparing the behavior of the rich and powerful of the past and present? In the public arena of these two worlds, does appearance matter more than truth?
Through the study of XV and XVI century courtesy literature, in this course we will explore the various forms of behavior of the rich and powerful of the Italian Renaissance, an era that is much closer to our contemporary world than we might initially think, especially in regard to the way political and influential figures act in social situations and the image of themselves they present to others. What can we learn from observing and comparing the behavior of the rich and powerful of the past and present? In the public arena of these two worlds, does appearance matter more than truth?