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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 Fall 2019
  • 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 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 - The Early Modern Archive (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 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France (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 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East (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 ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
or CSCL 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
or EMS 5xxx
or EMS 8xxx
or ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
or GER 5712 - History of the German Language II (3.0 cr)
or GER 8220 - Seminar in 18th-Century German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5286 - Galileo and the Beginnings of Modern Science (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8715 - Research on European Women's History, 1450-1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8801 - Seminar in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8858 - Research in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 8900 - Seminar: History of Early Physical Science (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
or ITAL 5609 - World of Dante (4.0 cr)
or LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
or MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint (3.0 cr)
or MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart (3.0 cr)
or MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe (3.0 cr)
or POL 8252 - Early Modern Political Thought (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (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 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 - The Early Modern Archive (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 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime (3.0 cr)
or FREN 8371 - The Rule of Reason, The Reign of Madness: Readings in Early Modern France (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 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5547 - Empire and Nations in the Middle East (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 ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
or CSCL 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
or EMS 5xxx
or EMS 8xxx
or ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare (3.0 cr)
or GER 5712 - History of the German Language II (3.0 cr)
or GER 8220 - Seminar in 18th-Century German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5286 - Galileo and the Beginnings of Modern Science (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8715 - Research on European Women's History, 1450-1750 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8801 - Seminar in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HIST 8858 - Research in Early American History (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 5611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science (3.0 cr)
or HSCI 8900 - Seminar: History of Early Physical Science (3.0 cr)
or ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
or ITAL 5609 - World of Dante (4.0 cr)
or LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
or MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint (3.0 cr)
or MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart (3.0 cr)
or MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe (3.0 cr)
or POL 8252 - Early Modern Political Thought (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism (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/Rels 3162/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]
Course Equivalencies: 02665 - ArtH 5781/RelS 5781
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 - The Early Modern Archive
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. The Early Modern Archive: This course examines the construction of the early modern archive, asking how collections were created and curated by individuals and institutions. It pays particular attention to the role of the emerging professional disciplines, such as medicine, botany, and natural history, as well as missionary/religious networks, in shaping our understanding of the early modern world. We will explore the connections between empire and scientific collecting, religion and ethnography, and gender and medicine. During the course of the semester, we will also take field trips to local archives, such as the Bell Library and the Wangensteen, to learn how their collections were developed. Specific topics of inquiry will include "cabinets of curiosities," the impact of global missionary networks, the development of cartography and mapping, and the codification of race.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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[ó]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[ó]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.
ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01093 - Arch 4423/5423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01094 - Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01095 - Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
CSCL 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02231 - CSCL 3281/CSCL 528/1Hist 3281/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources.
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives/works vary with offering and instructor. Recent topics include Global Shakespeare, Shakespearian Comedy, Shakespeare and Performance.
GER 5712 - History of the German Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical development of German from 1450 to 2000. prereq: 5711
GER 8220 - Seminar in 18th-Century German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literary, philosophical, and aesthetic texts emerging from major 18th-century literary trends, 1720-1810. Cultural and historical contexts of Enlightenment and Weimar Classicism.
HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02231 - CSCL 3281/CSCL 528/1Hist 3281/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5286 - Galileo and the Beginnings of Modern Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02417
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), often called the “founder of modern science.” Topics: the Renaissance Italian context for Galileo’s work; the arrangements of authoritative knowledge that prevailed in 16th-century Tuscany and Venice; the role that universities, the Catholic church, learned academies, and the state played in disciplining knowledge. We consider the episodes of Galileo’s career and read his seminal texts with secondary commentaries upon them. His telescopic observations of 1609-10; his battles with Aristotelian natural philosophy; his experiments and arguments on behalf of experimental and mathematical physics; his defense of Copernican “heliocentric” cosmology and his trial and condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church for heresy; and his work in mathematics and mathematical physics that paved the way for Newton and Einstein. The goal will be to understand the achievements of Galileo in their specific historical and cultural context and to use these reflections for thinking about the nature of the modern science that he helped to initiate.
HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Nature of Chinese socio-political formations and economic development in Qing and Republican eras, 1644-1937. Establishment/methods of state rule, merchants, agrarian social structure, domestic industry, demographic regimes, capitalism, and imperialism. Comparisons using theoretical and case studies of economic development. prereq: Grad student or [adv undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 8715 - Research on European Women's History, 1450-1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research techniques for completing a major research paper based on primary sources. prereq: 5715
HIST 8801 - Seminar in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02035
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 8858 - Research in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research and writing skills. With instructor and other participants, students identify their research questions, locate the sources with which to answer these questions, conduct original research, and produce a substantial research paper. prereq: 5801 or instr consent
HSCI 5611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02072 - HSci 3611/HSci 5611
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Understanding the origins of our own culture of Modern Science in the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Newton's ambiguous legacy; science as wonder and spectacle; automata and monsters; early theories of sex and gender; empire and scientific expeditions; reshaping the environment; inventing human sciences; Frankenstein and the limits of science and reason.
HSCI 8900 - Seminar: History of Early Physical Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For advanced graduate students; topics in development of natural and mathematical science before 1800. prereq: instr consent
ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on Dante's linguistic and cultural contributions. prereq: 3015, 3201 or instr consent
ITAL 5609 - World of Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Taught in English. Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on the personal, poetic, and political stakes of the journey of Dante's pilgrim through hell to the earthly paradise.
LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Authors of late antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Polyphonic counterpoint in modal style of Renaissance. Writing exercises in species counterpoint and in two, three, and four parts. Cantus firmus techniques, mixed values, invertible counterpoint, canon. Representative works by Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina, Victoria, and others. Renaissance treatises by Artusi, Banchieri, Diruta, Morley, Zarlino, and others. prereq: [3501, 3508] or pass basic skills exam
MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transformation of chanson, madrigal, mass, and motet from 1400 to 1580. Analysis and cultural criticism; social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
POL 8252 - Early Modern Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theorists and texts from Renaissance to French Revolution. Selectively includes Machiavelli, More, Calvin, Luther, Grotius, Bodin, Hobbes, Winstanley, Harrington, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hume, Smith, Burke, and Wollstonecraft; key debates over liberty, law, power, and knowledge. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/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.
RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
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/Rels 3162/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]
Course Equivalencies: 02665 - ArtH 5781/RelS 5781
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 - The Early Modern Archive
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. The Early Modern Archive: This course examines the construction of the early modern archive, asking how collections were created and curated by individuals and institutions. It pays particular attention to the role of the emerging professional disciplines, such as medicine, botany, and natural history, as well as missionary/religious networks, in shaping our understanding of the early modern world. We will explore the connections between empire and scientific collecting, religion and ethnography, and gender and medicine. During the course of the semester, we will also take field trips to local archives, such as the Bell Library and the Wangensteen, to learn how their collections were developed. Specific topics of inquiry will include "cabinets of curiosities," the impact of global missionary networks, the development of cartography and mapping, and the codification of race.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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[ó]n, mystics, and San Juan to Baroque trends by G[ó]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.
ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01093 - Arch 4423/5423
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of architecture and urban design in Western Europe, from 1150 to 1400. prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5424 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01094 - Arch 4424/Arch 5424
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
History of architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1400 to 1600. Emphasizes major figures (Brunelleschi, Alberti, Bramante, Palladio) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Florence, Venice). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
ARCH 5425 - Baroque Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01095 - Arch 4425/Arch 5425
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Architecture and urban design in Italy, from 1600 to 1750. Emphasizes major figures (Bernini, Borromini, Cortona, Guarini) and evolution of major cities (Rome, Turin). prereq: MS Arch or M Arch major or instr consent
CSCL 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02231 - CSCL 3281/CSCL 528/1Hist 3281/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources.
ENGL 5140 - Readings in 18th Century Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Literature written in English, 1660-1798. Topics may include British literature of Reformation and 18th century, 18-century American literature, a genre (e.g., 18th-century novel). prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ENGL 8150 - Seminar in Shakespeare
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Perspectives/works vary with offering and instructor. Recent topics include Global Shakespeare, Shakespearian Comedy, Shakespeare and Performance.
GER 5712 - History of the German Language II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Historical development of German from 1450 to 2000. prereq: 5711
GER 8220 - Seminar in 18th-Century German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literary, philosophical, and aesthetic texts emerging from major 18th-century literary trends, 1720-1810. Cultural and historical contexts of Enlightenment and Weimar Classicism.
HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02231 - CSCL 3281/CSCL 528/1Hist 3281/
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
First of a two-semester course. European thought in its historical/cultural context. Emphasizes development of philosophical/scientific thought, its relation to thinking about the individual and the community. Readings from original sources. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5286 - Galileo and the Beginnings of Modern Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02417
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), often called the “founder of modern science.” Topics: the Renaissance Italian context for Galileo’s work; the arrangements of authoritative knowledge that prevailed in 16th-century Tuscany and Venice; the role that universities, the Catholic church, learned academies, and the state played in disciplining knowledge. We consider the episodes of Galileo’s career and read his seminal texts with secondary commentaries upon them. His telescopic observations of 1609-10; his battles with Aristotelian natural philosophy; his experiments and arguments on behalf of experimental and mathematical physics; his defense of Copernican “heliocentric” cosmology and his trial and condemnation by the Roman Catholic Church for heresy; and his work in mathematics and mathematical physics that paved the way for Newton and Einstein. The goal will be to understand the achievements of Galileo in their specific historical and cultural context and to use these reflections for thinking about the nature of the modern science that he helped to initiate.
HIST 5633 - Socio-Economic History of China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Nature of Chinese socio-political formations and economic development in Qing and Republican eras, 1644-1937. Establishment/methods of state rule, merchants, agrarian social structure, domestic industry, demographic regimes, capitalism, and imperialism. Comparisons using theoretical and case studies of economic development. prereq: Grad student or [adv undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 8715 - Research on European Women's History, 1450-1750
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research techniques for completing a major research paper based on primary sources. prereq: 5715
HIST 8801 - Seminar in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02035
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 8858 - Research in Early American History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research and writing skills. With instructor and other participants, students identify their research questions, locate the sources with which to answer these questions, conduct original research, and produce a substantial research paper. prereq: 5801 or instr consent
HSCI 5611 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Rise of Modern Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02072 - HSci 3611/HSci 5611
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Understanding the origins of our own culture of Modern Science in the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Newton's ambiguous legacy; science as wonder and spectacle; automata and monsters; early theories of sex and gender; empire and scientific expeditions; reshaping the environment; inventing human sciences; Frankenstein and the limits of science and reason.
HSCI 8900 - Seminar: History of Early Physical Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
For advanced graduate students; topics in development of natural and mathematical science before 1800. prereq: instr consent
ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on Dante's linguistic and cultural contributions. prereq: 3015, 3201 or instr consent
ITAL 5609 - World of Dante
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Taught in English. Intensive reading of Dante's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Vita Nuova with emphasis on the personal, poetic, and political stakes of the journey of Dante's pilgrim through hell to the earthly paradise.
LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Authors of late antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
MUS 5541 - 16th-Century Counterpoint
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Polyphonic counterpoint in modal style of Renaissance. Writing exercises in species counterpoint and in two, three, and four parts. Cantus firmus techniques, mixed values, invertible counterpoint, canon. Representative works by Josquin, Lassus, Palestrina, Victoria, and others. Renaissance treatises by Artusi, Banchieri, Diruta, Morley, Zarlino, and others. prereq: [3501, 3508] or pass basic skills exam
MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transformation of chanson, madrigal, mass, and motet from 1400 to 1580. Analysis and cultural criticism; social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
POL 8252 - Early Modern Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theorists and texts from Renaissance to French Revolution. Selectively includes Machiavelli, More, Calvin, Luther, Grotius, Bodin, Hobbes, Winstanley, Harrington, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hume, Smith, Burke, and Wollstonecraft; key debates over liberty, law, power, and knowledge. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/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.
RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
SPAN 5170 - The Literature of the Spanish Empire and Its Decline
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major Renaissance/Baroque works of Spanish Golden Age (16th-17th-century poetry, nonfiction prose, novel, drama) examined against historical background of internal economic decline, national crisis, ideological apparatus developed by modern state. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5180 - Don Quixote
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Analysis of Cervantes' [Don Quixote] in its sociohistorical context; focus on the novel's reception from the romantic period to postmodern times. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
SPAN 5190 - The Crisis of the Old Regime: Spanish Literature of the Enlightenment and Romanticism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major literary works/intellectual movements/conflicts represented in written culture, of 18th/early 19th centuries (1680-1845), examined as expressions of long crisis of Spain's Old Regime and rise of bourgeois liberalism. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
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