Arts in Florence

Subject MULT10019 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Nov-2015 to 15-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 21-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 27-Nov-2015
Census Date 18-Dec-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Jan-2016

This subject is taught overseas onsite in Florence, Italy. Students will incur additional travel and accommodation costs. For futher information please contact the subject co-ordinator.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours (1 hour lecture and 2 hour-seminar for 3 weeks)
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Selection into this subject is based on academic merit and a timely submission of application. Proposed placement must be approved by the subject co-ordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Andrea Rizzi


Arts Student Centre

Subject Overview:

This cross-disciplinary subject, taught on site in Florence, provides students with an introduction to Italian and European culture, language, history, art, and politics. It examines Western approaches to the use, production, and study of texts in their visual, oral, as well as written forms. By investigating the history and art of Florence and Italy, this subject encourages students to develop insights into the connections and transmission of ideas across a wide range of media: paintings, architecture, films, and other artefacts. This subject runs for three weeks (24 November-15 December). Whilst based in Florence, this subject will also include excursions to other Tuscan cities.

This subject will incur additional costs such as travel and accommodation. Students may be eligible to apply for the Melbourne Global Grant. Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria before applying

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop skills in textual analysis across a wide range of cultural materials
  • Gain a good understanding of the relationship between language, history, culture and politics in the history of Western Europe
  • Gain a conceptual framework for thinking about the production, reception and dissemination of texts and ideas in past and global cultures and societies
  • A 1500 word reflective journal (35%) due end of the teaching period;
  • A 500 word textual analysis (15%) due during the teaching period;
  • A 2000 word research essay (50%) due end of the teaching period.

Hurdle Requirement: This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% for attendance.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be made available via LMS.

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
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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