Fancy Florence? ADED11468

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This short course explores the magnificent city of Florence with its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its paintings, sculpture and architecture will be examined in detail set within the context of the city as the product of patronage, cradle of the Renaissance, birthplace of the Italian language, host to Humanism and home to Dante, Machiavelli, Savonarola, Vasari and the notorious Medici family.


2 hours per week for 5 weeks (6-10)

Block 3: Friday, 13.00-15.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of the course are to:

■ highlight the most important art historical works to visit in Florence  

■ explain the significance of these works and set them within their cultural, social, religious and political context 

■ llustrate how the Renaissance unfolded in painting, sculpture and architecture in Florence  

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically analyse the key art historical works in Florence

■ Interpret and discuss with confidence the importance of Florence in the context of the Renaissance

■ Demonstrate understanding of the significance of religious and secular subjects through iconography in Western art

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course