Core Humanities III: The Renaissance-CAS CC 201

Core Humanities III: The Renaissance

Dates: All year

By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

From the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the modern world. We examine the Renaissance revival of Classics, its emphasis on the individual and its rediscovery of the physical world. Topics studied include the rise of national literatures, the origins of modern political and scientific thought, and the beginning of the novel. Students look at Petrarch, Montaigne, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Milton, and explore the music of Bach and the art of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

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