To identify and evaluate the characteristics of humanism.
The theme of this modules discussion is class and culture.
From Sources for Cultures of the West, please read the following:
12.1 Petrarcha, Letter to Posterity
12.3 Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy
12.4 Erasmus, Letter to a Friend, Julius Excluded from Heaven, and Introduction to the Gospels
12.7 Francesco Guicciardini, Florence under Lorenzo De Medici
After completing this modules readings, please complete the following:
Identify at least three characteristics of humanism, either Classical or Christian humanism, as described in the textbook, in at least one of the four primary sources that you are required to read for this module.
When you have completed your response, please respond to at least one other classmates post. You can engage in friendly debate or add additional analysis and points to your classmates post.
Note: You will not be able to view your classmates posts until you make your first post.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmates post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.