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Twin Cities Campus

Early Modern Studies Minor

History Department
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of History, 1030 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-6303; fax: 612-624-9813).
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 7
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The early modern studies (EMS) minor is available to master's and doctoral students. The program encourages inquiry into the early modern period, roughly 1300 to 1800 A.C.E., using insights and perspectives from multiple disciplines. The minor provides graduate students with solid grounding in the theories and multi-disciplinary methods used by scholars studying the early modern period, particularly through the required core seminar (EMS 8250 - Seminar in EMS: Current Research and Methodologies), which is co-taught by professors from two distinct departments. The minor also offers an opportunity to interact with the current research of visiting scholars and University of Minnesota faculty and graduate students through EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies, in which students share written responses to workshops and lectures on campus. Finally, the minor draws electives from existing courses in departments across the College of Liberal Arts, as well as those in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. The University of Minnesota has numerous library collections and research centers which include a focus on the early modern period. For more information on the minor, visit www.cemh.umn.edu/minor.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Admission to the early modern studies graduate minor is contingent upon prior admission to a master's or doctoral degree-granting program.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Required Courses
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
Students are required to enroll in EMS 8100 for 1 credit worth of workshop experience.
Take 1 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Elective Credits
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EMS 5500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
· EMS 8500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
· EMS 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
· These electives can apply towards the minor. Not all courses are offered every semester.
· ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5302 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 8320 - Seminar: Issues in Early Modern Visual Culture (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 8340 - Seminar: Baroque Art (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime (3.0 cr)
or GER 8210 - Seminar in Early Modern German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5379 - Problems in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5715 - Readings in European Women's History: 1450-1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5801 - Seminar in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History (3.0 cr)
or HMED 8001 - Foundations in the History of Early Medicine (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 8125 - Foundations for Research in the Scientific Revolution (3.0 cr)
or MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 8085 - Seminar: History of Philosophy--Modern Philosophers (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 8090 - Seminar: History of Modern Philosophy (3.0 cr)
or PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
or PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
or SPPT 8400 - Topics in Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Culture (3.0 cr)
or TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or TH 8113 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: National Theatres to the French Revolution (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 4055 - Kant (3.0 cr)
with PHIL 8010 - Workshop in History of Philosophy (1.0 cr)
Doctoral
Required Courses
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
Students are required to enroll in the following course for 3 credits, either all at once, or split between separate semesters:
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
Elective Credits
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EMS 5500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
· EMS 8500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies (3.0 cr)
· EMS 8993 - Directed Study (1.0-6.0 cr)
· These electives can apply towards the minor. Not all courses are offered every semester.
· ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5302 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 8320 - Seminar: Issues in Early Modern Visual Culture (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 8340 - Seminar: Baroque Art (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime (3.0 cr)
or GER 8210 - Seminar in Early Modern German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5379 - Problems in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5715 - Readings in European Women's History: 1450-1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5801 - Seminar in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History (3.0 cr)
or HMED 8001 - Foundations in the History of Early Medicine (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 8125 - Foundations for Research in the Scientific Revolution (3.0 cr)
or MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 8085 - Seminar: History of Philosophy--Modern Philosophers (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 8090 - Seminar: History of Modern Philosophy (3.0 cr)
or PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
or PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
or SPPT 8400 - Topics in Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Culture (3.0 cr)
or TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or TH 8113 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: National Theatres to the French Revolution (3.0 cr)
or PHIL 4055 - Kant (3.0 cr)
with PHIL 8010 - Workshop in History of Philosophy (1.0 cr)
 
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EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current research and debates in early modern studies. Theoretical approaches to major questions shaping seminar's subject matter.
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures and workshops offered by various centers, departments, institutes, and libraries across disciplines on Twin Cities campus. Online reports and discussion. prereq: instr consent
EMS 5500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in early modern studies from various disciplinary perspectives/world regions. prereq: Grad student
EMS 8500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in early modern studies from various disciplinary perspectives and world regions. prereq: Grad student
EMS 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work on tutorial basis. Guided individual reading or study. prereq: Grad student
ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Visual culture of Atlantic world, from Columbus to American Revolution. Visual objects, practices considered in context of Europe's colonization of Americas. Slavery, religious conflict, international commerce, production of scientific knowledge addressed in terms of their impact upon visual imagery.
ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The origin, character, and development of painting in Northern and Southern Europe. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02521
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues presented by sculpture, architecture and painting in India, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present day.
ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Artistic developments under the three most powerful Islamic empires of the 16th through 19th centuries: Ottomans of Turkey; Safavids of Iran; Mughals of India. Roles of religion and state will be considered to understand their artistic production.
ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture, painting, and related arts in Iran from the inception of Islam (7th century) through the 20th century. Understanding the nature of Islam in Persianate cultural settings and how artistic production here compares to the Islamic world.
ARTH 8320 - Seminar: Issues in Early Modern Visual Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Issues in visual culture of Europe and the Americas, 1500-1750. Topics vary, may include representation of body, collectors/collecting, impact of Reformation, image/book, art/discovery, early modern vision/visuality.
ARTH 8340 - Seminar: Baroque Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics vary. prereq: instr consent
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topical readings in early modern poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. Attention to relevant scholarship or criticism. Preparation for work in other courses or seminars. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
British writers/topics, from Reformation to French Revolution. In first half of period (which divides at 1640), a typical topic is Spenser and epic tradition; in second half, women historians before Wollstonecraft.
FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between construction of reason and madness in philosophy, legitimation of political rule, and the institution of literature in early modern France.
FREN 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Considers major novels of the 17th and 18th centuries in connection with developments in such areas as esthetic theory, intellectual currents, social transformations, and reading practices.
GER 8210 - Seminar in Early Modern German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics on specific author, group of authors, genre, or subject matter in German literature, 1450-1750.
HIST 5379 - Problems in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive consideration of topics in early American history. Topics may include readings in race, class, and gender; comparative colonialism; slavery; demography; economic history; religion; and regions in the colonial world.
HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernity in non-Western imperial context. Identity, ideology, economy, environment, language. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Important recent English-language work on Chinese culture during the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. Topics include religion, gender, family structures, ethnic identity, commerce/economics, and political structures/events. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history during central/later Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam. prereq: [5611, grad student] or instr consent
HIST 5715 - Readings in European Women's History: 1450-1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to current historical research on European women's history, 1450-1750. Topics include gender roles and form of family structure, women's participation in religious movements, legal status of women.
HIST 5801 - Seminar in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02035 - Hist 5801/Hist 8801
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to literature of early American history. Readings selected from some of best scholarship in field. Questions of colonial historians. Theories, methods, sources used in pursuit of those questions.
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research proseminar on actions of Europeans in wider world, 1000-1800. Based on documents in James Ford Bell Library. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical approaches guide cross-cultural examinations of major issues in the economic history of East Asia, Europe, and the New World. Agrarian structures in economic development, markets, the state and economic development, and the industrial revolution. prereq: instr consent
HMED 8001 - Foundations in the History of Early Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of Western medicine, from professionalization of healing in Greco-Egyptian antiquity to association of postmortem pathology with disease and clinical movement of early 19th-century Paris.
HSCI 8125 - Foundations for Research in the Scientific Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Development of sciences/natural philosophy, 1500-1725. prereq: Grad HSci major or minor or instr consent
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Issues of musical style, historical context. Moves chronologically through Bach?s career. Relationships between his duties and works he composed. Genesis, function, relationship of a work to genre and performing forces. Lectures, presentations, research/analysis assignments. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
PHIL 8085 - Seminar: History of Philosophy--Modern Philosophers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major developments in modern philosophic thought; methods and role of history of philosophy in discipline of philosophy. prereq: instr consent
PHIL 8090 - Seminar: History of Modern Philosophy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: instr consent
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins/development of modern Portuguese nation (late 15th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology, and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Portugal as well as fundamental literary texts.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary autobiography, residual elements of Erasmian humanism, post-Tridentine repression/censorship. Picaro's critique of imperial Spain's system of values/authority. Cultural critics' challenge to rediscover popular texts of early modern period. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Medieval origins of drama to [La Celestina] (1499-1502), pastoral dialogues, crossover plays of Spanish and Portuguese dramatists, popular theater up to emerging public and private theaters under Italian influence. Rojas, Encina, Vicente, Naharro, Cervantes, and new tragedians. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
New Spanish poetic forms, from Garcilaso de Le[]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[]ngora, Lope, and Quevedo. Classic traditions and modern adaptations. Ideological foundations of lyric genres--eclogue, lira, mystics, satire, conceptismo/culteranismo, and sonnet. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina]
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural reappraisal of the late Middle Ages by reference to two Spanish masterpieces: the Archpriest's [Book of True Love] and Rojas' [La Celestina] (1499-1502). Emphasizes historical function of varied genres, motifs, and sources adapted by the authors. prereq: 5106, 5107 or 5xxx course in Portuguese
SPPT 8400 - Topics in Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced research in methods of analysis of cultural products, including but not limited to literature. Emphasizes historical, ideological, and theoretical frameworks within which representative texts/events may be interpreted. prereq: Three 5xxx SPAN or PORT courses
TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History, theories, arts, and crafts of western theatre from the ancient world to the present.
TH 8113 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: National Theatres to the French Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History, theories, arts, and crafts of western theatre from the ancient world to the present.
PHIL 4055 - Kant
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major work (e.g., Critique of Pure Reason). prereq: 3005 or 4004 or instr consent
PHIL 8010 - Workshop in History of Philosophy
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4xxx hist of phil course, instr consent
EMS 8250 - Seminar in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current research and debates in early modern studies. Theoretical approaches to major questions shaping seminar's subject matter.
EMS 8100 - Workshop in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures and workshops offered by various centers, departments, institutes, and libraries across disciplines on Twin Cities campus. Online reports and discussion. prereq: instr consent
EMS 5500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in early modern studies from various disciplinary perspectives/world regions. prereq: Grad student
EMS 8500 - Topics in Early Modern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in early modern studies from various disciplinary perspectives and world regions. prereq: Grad student
EMS 8993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work on tutorial basis. Guided individual reading or study. prereq: Grad student
ARTH 5301 - Visual Culture of the Atlantic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Visual culture of Atlantic world, from Columbus to American Revolution. Visual objects, practices considered in context of Europe's colonization of Americas. Slavery, religious conflict, international commerce, production of scientific knowledge addressed in terms of their impact upon visual imagery.
ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The origin, character, and development of painting in Northern and Southern Europe. prereq: Jr or sr or grad or instr consent
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02521
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues presented by sculpture, architecture and painting in India, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present day.
ARTH 5781 - Age of Empire: The Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Artistic developments under the three most powerful Islamic empires of the 16th through 19th centuries: Ottomans of Turkey; Safavids of Iran; Mughals of India. Roles of religion and state will be considered to understand their artistic production.
ARTH 5785 - Art of Islamic Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Architecture, painting, and related arts in Iran from the inception of Islam (7th century) through the 20th century. Understanding the nature of Islam in Persianate cultural settings and how artistic production here compares to the Islamic world.
ARTH 8320 - Seminar: Issues in Early Modern Visual Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Issues in visual culture of Europe and the Americas, 1500-1750. Topics vary, may include representation of body, collectors/collecting, impact of Reformation, image/book, art/discovery, early modern vision/visuality.
ARTH 8340 - Seminar: Baroque Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics vary. prereq: instr consent
ENGL 5121 - Readings in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topical readings in early modern poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. Attention to relevant scholarship or criticism. Preparation for work in other courses or seminars. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8120 - Seminar in Early Modern Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
British writers/topics, from Reformation to French Revolution. In first half of period (which divides at 1640), a typical topic is Spenser and epic tradition; in second half, women historians before Wollstonecraft.
FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between construction of reason and madness in philosophy, legitimation of political rule, and the institution of literature in early modern France.
FREN 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Considers major novels of the 17th and 18th centuries in connection with developments in such areas as esthetic theory, intellectual currents, social transformations, and reading practices.
GER 8210 - Seminar in Early Modern German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics on specific author, group of authors, genre, or subject matter in German literature, 1450-1750.
HIST 5379 - Problems in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive consideration of topics in early American history. Topics may include readings in race, class, and gender; comparative colonialism; slavery; demography; economic history; religion; and regions in the colonial world.
HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Modernity in non-Western imperial context. Identity, ideology, economy, environment, language. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Important recent English-language work on Chinese culture during the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. Topics include religion, gender, family structures, ethnic identity, commerce/economics, and political structures/events. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history during central/later Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam. prereq: [5611, grad student] or instr consent
HIST 5715 - Readings in European Women's History: 1450-1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to current historical research on European women's history, 1450-1750. Topics include gender roles and form of family structure, women's participation in religious movements, legal status of women.
HIST 5801 - Seminar in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02035 - Hist 5801/Hist 8801
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to literature of early American history. Readings selected from some of best scholarship in field. Questions of colonial historians. Theories, methods, sources used in pursuit of those questions.
HIST 5901 - Latin America Proseminar: Colonial
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduces beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to major historical writings on various Latin American themes. prereq: instr consent
HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research proseminar on actions of Europeans in wider world, 1000-1800. Based on documents in James Ford Bell Library. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
HIST 5964 - Comparative Economic History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical approaches guide cross-cultural examinations of major issues in the economic history of East Asia, Europe, and the New World. Agrarian structures in economic development, markets, the state and economic development, and the industrial revolution. prereq: instr consent
HMED 8001 - Foundations in the History of Early Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of Western medicine, from professionalization of healing in Greco-Egyptian antiquity to association of postmortem pathology with disease and clinical movement of early 19th-century Paris.
HSCI 8125 - Foundations for Research in the Scientific Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Development of sciences/natural philosophy, 1500-1725. prereq: Grad HSci major or minor or instr consent
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Issues of musical style, historical context. Moves chronologically through Bach?s career. Relationships between his duties and works he composed. Genesis, function, relationship of a work to genre and performing forces. Lectures, presentations, research/analysis assignments. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
PHIL 8085 - Seminar: History of Philosophy--Modern Philosophers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major developments in modern philosophic thought; methods and role of history of philosophy in discipline of philosophy. prereq: instr consent
PHIL 8090 - Seminar: History of Modern Philosophy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: instr consent
PORT 5520 - Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Origins/development of modern Portuguese nation (late 15th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology, and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Portugal as well as fundamental literary texts.
PORT 5530 - Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of origins and development of modern Brazilian nation (late 16th to 20th century) using literature, cultural and literary criticism, history, sociology) and various media (film, art, music, Internet). Main cultural problematics pertaining to Brazil as well as fundamental literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5316 - Spanish Picaresque Narratives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary autobiography, residual elements of Erasmian humanism, post-Tridentine repression/censorship. Picaro's critique of imperial Spain's system of values/authority. Cultural critics' challenge to rediscover popular texts of early modern period. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 8212 - Spanish Theater of the 16th Century: Drama up to Lope
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Medieval origins of drama to [La Celestina] (1499-1502), pastoral dialogues, crossover plays of Spanish and Portuguese dramatists, popular theater up to emerging public and private theaters under Italian influence. Rojas, Encina, Vicente, Naharro, Cervantes, and new tragedians. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8223 - The Poetry of the Spanish Golden Age
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
New Spanish poetic forms, from Garcilaso de Le[]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[]ngora, Lope, and Quevedo. Classic traditions and modern adaptations. Ideological foundations of lyric genres--eclogue, lira, mystics, satire, conceptismo/culteranismo, and sonnet. prereq: 5xxx courses in Span literature and culture
SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina]
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural reappraisal of the late Middle Ages by reference to two Spanish masterpieces: the Archpriest's [Book of True Love] and Rojas' [La Celestina] (1499-1502). Emphasizes historical function of varied genres, motifs, and sources adapted by the authors. prereq: 5106, 5107 or 5xxx course in Portuguese
SPPT 8400 - Topics in Modern Hispanic and Lusophone Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced research in methods of analysis of cultural products, including but not limited to literature. Emphasizes historical, ideological, and theoretical frameworks within which representative texts/events may be interpreted. prereq: Three 5xxx SPAN or PORT courses
TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History, theories, arts, and crafts of western theatre from the ancient world to the present.
TH 8113 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: National Theatres to the French Revolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History, theories, arts, and crafts of western theatre from the ancient world to the present.
PHIL 4055 - Kant
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major work (e.g., Critique of Pure Reason). prereq: 3005 or 4004 or instr consent
PHIL 8010 - Workshop in History of Philosophy
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4xxx hist of phil course, instr consent