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ITAL 359

ITAL 359: MEDIEVAL FRAUDS: FAKE NEWS, COUNTERFEITS & FORGERIES (IN ENGLISH)

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Amy Chambless
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Italian Language Instruction, Italian Undergraduate Advisor
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Sheena Melton
Undergraduate Student Services Specialist

Tu/Th 2:00-3:15
Instructor: Prof. Maggie Fritz-Morkin (mfritzm@email.unc.edu)

This course examines medieval Italians’ preoccupation with fraud through literary and historical texts: its philosophical definition and taxonomy, its perceived threat to moral and social order, the hermeneutics of fraud detection, and strategies for bearing the burden of proof.

No Prerequisites
Fulfills Philosophical & Moral Reasoning (PH) and World Before 1750 (WB) General Education requirements
Counts as elective for Italian Major and Minor