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Renaissance: Geniuses & Gifts

Course #: EDUC_715W

Semester Credits: 3

Cost: $345.00


No period of history can boast of greater beauty of mind and spirit than the Renaissance. It is a period of history that gives us Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Shakespeare, Chaucer, the Medici family, Columbus, Vespucci, Gutenberg, Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo. Through this course, you are transported back in time where you experience first-hand the contributions of those incredible men while gaining further insight into the entire 'rebirth' experience from an artistic, historic, and scientific perspective.

Goals
a. Obtain a behind the scenes understanding of this time of great social, scientific, political, and artistic change when man was creatively and intellectually challenging its every element.
b. Learn about the dynamic and diverse personalities that ignited and impacted their world and forever left an indelible mark.
c. Gain insight into its powerful families and pontiffs and how they affected all aspects of the Renaissance including the patron system.
d. Learn about the most outstanding artistic, architectural, musical, and literary works and their creators.
e. Gain insight into the adventurous spirit of Columbus and other explorers.
f. Learn how the Gutenberg press and other great inventions forever changed the Renaissance and entire European landscape.
g. Explore the historical aspects and results of the power struggles between the Renaissance rulers of Italian city states; the French invasions of Italy; and the Protestant Reformation.
h. Obtain an appreciation of the amazing scientific and medical strides.
i. Learn about the Protestant Reformation and its incredible repercussions.
j. Become familiar with its key political and church movements.
k. Gain a unique perspective about various myths and misconceptions surrounding the Renaissance; including the author's challenges to them.

This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*World History

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