Boccaccio's Decameron (in English)

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Considers the human comedy of Boccaccio's Decameron, a collection of tales plus the frame which makes a whole out of these parts by establishing a context, the plague of 1348 which brings together 10 young survivors. Explores Boccaccio's life as a pre-Humanist along-side his friend Francis Petrarch.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ITAL 472A, ITAL 472.


  • Minimum second-year standing.

Undergraduate course in Italian offered by the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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