Instructor: Mary R.
O'Neil, Associate Professor
Office: Smith 212A
Office Hours: Off Hrs:Tu and Thurs 11-12
Phones: 543-5790 (messages); 543-9370
Office Hours: Tu & Th 11-12 and by appointment at other times.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to e-mail me with questions.
Course web page: http://courses.washington.edu/hsteu401 (let me know if links don’t work)
Books ordered at University Bookstore:
Lisa Kaborycha, A Short History of Renaissance Italy
Lauro Martines, A Renaissance Sextet
Gene Brucker, Renaissance Florence
Gene Brucker ( ed) Two Memoirs of Renaissance Florence: The Diaries of Pitti and Gregorio Dati
Leon Battista Alberti, The Family in Renaissance Florence, Book III edited by Renee Neu Watkins
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince: Norton Critical Edition
This edition contains a selection of Machiavelli's letters and other critical essays which
will be assigned. If you have a different edition of The Prince, I can arrange for these
materials to be placed on e-reserve.
Xerox packet of additional readings will be available; instructions in class.
Recommended: Boccaccio Decameron: any edition; several will be on reserve
Attendance at lectures, participation in discussion and 2 one page response papers 10%
Response papers should be a brief, one page statement about reading assignedfor a given day. You may focus on any aspect of of the assigned reading, and on a single reading. The purpose is to raise questions about the reading. Typed or handwritten (no pencil).
Short paper due Tuesday January 24, on Two Memoirs of Ren Florence 20%
Instructions for first paper will be posted on web page during first week.
Late papers will be marked down -.1 per day overdue.
Midterm Exam Thursday February 2 th in class 20%
Longer paper: due Tuesday March 6 th in class (earlier is fine) 25%
Final exam: Friday 2:30 PM March 16 th 25%
Earlier exam will be scheduled,