Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject is taught on site from 23 November to 21 December 2009 |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Completion of at least 12.5 points of second year history or Italian|
|Corequisites:||Students enrolled in this subject need to enrol concurrently in 673-378 The Story of Italian: study abroad|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||131-272 Venice and Cultures of Consumption|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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Dr Catherine Kovesi
This intensive four-week study abroad subject will be taught in Venice. The Renaissance in Italy is regarded by many as the locus of the first consumer society in the western world. Venice was at the centre of the new commercial revolution and the trade and production of the luxury goods that were its staple. This subject examines Venice"s position as a trading empire, and the goods traded, produced and consumed from luxurious textiles, printed books, art works, dyes and spices, to slaves and prostitutes. Venetian authorities were actively involved in regulating consumption with the passage of extensive sumptuary laws, the development of copyright, the application of duties and taxes, and a complex system of surveillance. Students will complete this subject with a deeper understanding of Venetian society and its contribution to one of the key markers of the west and of modernity.
|Assessment:||An essay proposal 10% (due during the intensive), a reflective journal of 1500 words 30% (due at the end of the intensive) and a research essay of 2500 words 60% (due mid February 2010)|
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Special entry conditions apply. Itinerary and travel arrangements available from the School of Historical Studies. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Exact travel dates to be finalised. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.|
Ancient, Medieval && Early Modern Studies Major |
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