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Medieval Studies Minor

Medieval Studies, Center for
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of Center for Medieval Studies, 1110 Heller Hall, 271 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-0805).
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The medieval studies minor is available to master's and doctoral students. The Center for Medieval Studies (CMS) encourages collegial interaction and scholarly collaboration among faculty and students in all areas of medieval studies. CMS seeks to provide an opportunity for scholars of all disciplines and at all levels to focus intensively on historical, literary, anthropological, social, economic, religious, artistic, cultural, and methodological inquiries into the medieval period, which may fall within the chronology of roughly 300 to 1,500 A.D. The program emphasizes an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to medieval culture including the study of medieval texts in original languages. Departments associated with the minor include: history; art history; theatre arts; music; English; French and Italian; German, Scandinavian, and Dutch; Spanish and Portuguese studies; Classical and Near Eastern studies; Asian languages and literatures; and others.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
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.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted only with the permission of the CMS director. The master's minor requires 6 graduate credits: two courses in medieval studies outside the student's major department, including a course which demonstrates command of Latin texts, normally LATN 51xx or higher or other Latin course by permission of the director of graduate studies, and one additional course in MEST or on a medieval topic. The doctoral minor requires 12 graduate credits: four courses in medieval studies outside the student's major department, including a course which demonstrates command of Latin texts, normally LATN 51xx or higher or other Latin course by permission of the DGS; a second Latin course 51xx or above, or a course 5xxx or above in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, classical Chinese, or a medieval vernacular; and two additional courses in MEST or on medieval topics.
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
Latin Course
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 5xxx
· LAT 8xxx
Medieval Studies or Medieval Topics Course
Course must be outside of the student's major field. Consult with the Medieval Studies director of graduate studies for other courses that may fulfill this requirement.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MEST 4610 - Intermediate Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5610 - Advanced Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5993 - Directed Studies in Medieval Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MEST 8010 - Medieval Studies Colloquium (3.0 cr)
· MEST 8110 - Seminar in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5xxx
· MEST 8xxx
· ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 8200 - Seminar: Medieval Art (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 5711 - History of the German Language I (3.0 cr)
· GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 5734 - Old Saxon (3.0 cr)
· GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· GER 8200 - Seminar in Medieval German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 8751 - Paleography: Medieval Manuscript Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 8752 - Medieval Text Editing (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5111 - Proseminar in the History of Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5115 - Medieval Latin Historians (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5611 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 300-1100 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5614 - The Medieval Church (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8110 - Medieval History: Research Seminar (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8905 - Topics in European Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5609 - World of Dante (4.0 cr)
· LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
· LAT 8263 - Survey of Latin Literature II (3.0 cr)
· LAT 8267 - Graduate Survey of Latin Literature of Late Antiquity (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8080 - Seminar: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3.0 cr)
· POL 8251 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 8500 - Seminar in Medieval Scandinavian Languages and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
· TH 8111 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Ancient World and Early Medieval (3.0 cr)
· TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· Old English I
· MEST 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
· Old English II
· MEST 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Student can only take Old English I (MEST/ENGL 4612) and Old English II (MEST/ENGL 4613) to fulfill either the medieval vernacular course requirement OR the medieval studies/medieval topics course requirement, not both.
Latin Course
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LAT 5xxx
· LAT 8xxx
Medieval Vernacular Course
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARAB 5xxx
· ARAB 8xxx
· COPT 5xxx
· GRK 5xxx
· GRK 8xxx
· HEBR 5xxx
· HEBR 8xxx
· LAT 5xxx
· LAT 8xxx
· Old English I
· MEST 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
· Old English II
· MEST 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
· Introductory Classical Chinese I
· CHN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
or JPN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
or KOR 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
· Introductory Classical Chinese II
· CHN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
or JPN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
or KOR 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
Medieval Studies or Medieval Topics Course
Course must be outside of the student's major field. Consult with the Medieval Studies director of graduate studies for other courses that may fulfill this requirement.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MEST 4610 - Intermediate Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5610 - Advanced Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5993 - Directed Studies in Medieval Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· MEST 8010 - Medieval Studies Colloquium (3.0 cr)
· MEST 8110 - Seminar in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MEST 5xxx
· MEST 8xxx
· ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
· ARCH 5423 - Gothic Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5324 - 15th-Century Painting (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5765 - Early Chinese Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5777 - The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 8200 - Seminar: Medieval Art (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 5711 - History of the German Language I (3.0 cr)
· GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German (3.0 cr)
· GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 5734 - Old Saxon (3.0 cr)
· GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies (3.0 cr)
· GER 8200 - Seminar in Medieval German Literature and Culture (3.0 cr)
· GER 8751 - Paleography: Medieval Manuscript Readings (3.0 cr)
· GER 8752 - Medieval Text Editing (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5111 - Proseminar in the History of Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5115 - Medieval Latin Historians (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5281 - European Intellectual History: The Early Modern Period, Antiquity to 1750 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5469 - Historiographies of China, 1000-1700 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5611 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 300-1100 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5612 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 1100-1500 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5614 - The Medieval Church (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 5962 - Bell Library Research Seminar in Comparative World History, ca. 1000-1800 CE (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8110 - Medieval History: Research Seminar (3.0 cr)
· HIST 8905 - Topics in European Medieval History (1.0-4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5609 - World of Dante (4.0 cr)
· LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
· LAT 8263 - Survey of Latin Literature II (3.0 cr)
· LAT 8267 - Graduate Survey of Latin Literature of Late Antiquity (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8080 - Seminar: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3.0 cr)
· POL 8251 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature (3.0 cr)
· SCAN 8500 - Seminar in Medieval Scandinavian Languages and Literature (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 8312 - Two Spanish Masterpieces: [Libro de Buen Amor] and [La Celestina] (3.0 cr)
· TH 8111 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Ancient World and Early Medieval (3.0 cr)
· TH 8112 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Medieval Through Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· Old English I
· MEST 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4612 - Old English I (3.0 cr)
· Old English II
· MEST 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4613 - Old English II (3.0 cr)
 
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MEST 4610 - Intermediate Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics between fall of Roman Empire and end of Middle Ages (ca. 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MEST 5610 - Advanced Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
From late antiquity through end of Middle Ages (circa 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: One yr work in some area of Middle Ages, reading knowledge of appropriate language, instr consent
MEST 5993 - Directed Studies in Medieval Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed study with one of the core faculty of medieval studies program. prereq: One yr work in some area of Middle Ages, reading knowledge of appropriate language, instr consent
MEST 8010 - Medieval Studies Colloquium
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures by and discussions with faculty and visiting speakers.
MEST 8110 - Seminar in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Offered when feasible. prereq: Appropriate languages, instr consent
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Material evidence of prehistoric/historical past. Archaeological study of recent and modern times in Britain. Approaches/interpretations of materials. Issues of preservation/presentation.
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
ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Chronological/thematic study of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasizes major artists/commissions, but lesser schools/followers also considered.
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 5765 - Early Chinese Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/material culture of early China from Neolithic age (ca. 10000-2000 BCE) to early imperial period (221 BCE-906 CE).
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 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02049
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Development of greatest cities of Eastern Mediterranean/Western Asia from age of Alexander to rise of Islam. Methodological/theoretical approaches to study of cities where as much evidence exists in texts as archaeological form.
CNES 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02049 - ArtH 5786/CNES 5786
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Development of greatest cities of Eastern Mediterranean/Western Asia from age of Alexander to rise of Islam. Methodological/theoretical approaches to study of cities where as much evidence exists in texts as archaeological form.
ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02491
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Evaluate critical perspectives from variety of interdisciplinary conversations. Framework for studying cross-cultural interaction among ancient visual cultures that integrates practical, cognitive, object oriented approaches. Cross-continental movement/selective appropriation of objects/motifs.
ARTH 8200 - Seminar: Medieval Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focus on a major art historical theme, artist, period, or genre.
ENGL 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
ENGL 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01617 - EngL 3110/EngL 5110
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major and representative works of the Middle Ages. Topics specified in the Class Schedule.
ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Chaucer; "Piers Plowman"; Middle English literature, 1300-1475; medieval literary theory; literature/class in 14th-century; texts/heresies in late Middle Ages.
GER 5711 - History of the German Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical development of German, from beginnings to 1450. prereq: 3011
GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to Middle High German language and literature. Study of grammar through formal description of Middle High German phonology, morphology, and syntax. Normalized MHG texts read.
GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Acquisition of fluency in reading Middle High German normalized as well as non-normalized texts, both poetry and prose. prereq: 5721
GER 5734 - Old Saxon
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the poetry of Old Saxon. Detailed investigation of Old Saxon in comparison with the other Old Germanic languages.
GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GER 8200 - Seminar in Medieval German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Topics on specific author, group of authors, genre, or subject matter in German literature, ca. 800-1450. prereq: 5721
GER 8751 - Paleography: Medieval Manuscript Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to techniques of reading and transcribing medieval German and Latin manuscripts.
GER 8752 - Medieval Text Editing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to techniques of historical text-critical editing of medieval Germanic and Latin manuscripts.
HIST 5111 - Proseminar in the History of Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history. Aim is to help students to prepare for M.A. and Ph.D. examinations. prereq: Advanced undergrads of exceptional ability or grads, instr consent
HIST 5115 - Medieval Latin Historians
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Writing of history in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Focus on idea of history, philosophy of various historians, techniques of research by medieval historians and chroniclers, history as literature, and value of medieval histories to modern research scholars. Latin texts only. prereq: Reading knowledge of Latin
HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3271/Hist 5271
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Viking society and expansion of Viking influence abroad. Viking impact on Western Europe, interactions with Slavic lands, settlement of North Atlantic islands, Western Europe's impact on Scandinavian lands. Analyzes archaeological, historical, linguistic, and numismatic evidence.
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 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 5611 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 300-1100
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 early Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam. 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 5614 - The Medieval Church
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to history of western church in Middle Ages. Emphasizes church teachings and institutional structures, beliefs/practices of lay people, medieval Christian encounter with non-Christian world. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in European or medieval history not covered in regular courses; taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or [advanced undergrad with 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 8110 - Medieval History: Research Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research in medieval European history, using primary source material. prereq: instr consent, good reading knowledge of Latin, French, one other European language
HIST 8905 - Topics in European Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in Medieval European history, up to 1500ce.
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]
Prerequisites: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
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.
LAT 8263 - Survey of Latin Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Variety of works from Augustan and imperial periods.
LAT 8267 - Graduate Survey of Latin Literature of Late Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Latin literature of 3rd to 6th centuries A.D., including Ammianus and Augustine. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected genres of polyphonic and monophonic music, 9th-14th centuries, for analysis and cultural criticism. Social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
PHIL 8080 - Seminar: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: instr consent
POL 8251 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Politics and ethics in Greece, Rome, Christendom: Thucydides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Marsilius. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs/Constantine. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue/Christian church. Melding of imperial/Christian art, architecture, ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence. prereq: Jr. or Sr. or grad student
SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the sagas written in 13th-century Iceland. Discussion includes cultural and historical information about medieval Iceland and analysis of a selection of saga texts using contemporary critical approaches. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Acquisition of a reading knowledge of Old Norse; linguistic, philological and literary study of Old Norse language and literature.
SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading and analysis of either eddic poetry from the Poetic Edda or skaldic poetry. Texts read in Old Norse.
SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topic may focus on Old Norse prose or poetry. Primary texts read in Old Norse. Critical literature about texts, medieval Icelandic culture in English. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 5701 or equiv
SCAN 8500 - Seminar in Medieval Scandinavian Languages and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sample topics: [Volsunga Saga], studies in Snorri Sturluson's [Edda], dialogue analysis in the Icelandic saga.
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Origins and developments of Ibero-Romance languages; evolution of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
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
TH 8111 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Ancient World and Early Medieval
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 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.
MEST 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401 - EngL 4612/EngL 5612/MeSt 4612
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
ENGL 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
MEST 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
ENGL 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
MEST 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401 - EngL 4612/EngL 5612/MeSt 4612
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
ENGL 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
MEST 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
ENGL 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
CHN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
JPN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
KOR 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
CHN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or its equivalent or instr consent
JPN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
KOR 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
MEST 4610 - Intermediate Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics between fall of Roman Empire and end of Middle Ages (ca. 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MEST 5610 - Advanced Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
From late antiquity through end of Middle Ages (circa 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: One yr work in some area of Middle Ages, reading knowledge of appropriate language, instr consent
MEST 5993 - Directed Studies in Medieval Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed study with one of the core faculty of medieval studies program. prereq: One yr work in some area of Middle Ages, reading knowledge of appropriate language, instr consent
MEST 8010 - Medieval Studies Colloquium
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures by and discussions with faculty and visiting speakers.
MEST 8110 - Seminar in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Offered when feasible. prereq: Appropriate languages, instr consent
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Material evidence of prehistoric/historical past. Archaeological study of recent and modern times in Britain. Approaches/interpretations of materials. Issues of preservation/presentation.
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
ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
ARTH 5323 - Art of the Italian Renaissance: 14th-16th Centuries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Chronological/thematic study of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasizes major artists/commissions, but lesser schools/followers also considered.
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 5765 - Early Chinese Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/material culture of early China from Neolithic age (ca. 10000-2000 BCE) to early imperial period (221 BCE-906 CE).
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 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02049
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Development of greatest cities of Eastern Mediterranean/Western Asia from age of Alexander to rise of Islam. Methodological/theoretical approaches to study of cities where as much evidence exists in texts as archaeological form.
CNES 5786 - Theorizing City and Space in the Mediterranean and Western Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02049 - ArtH 5786/CNES 5786
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Development of greatest cities of Eastern Mediterranean/Western Asia from age of Alexander to rise of Islam. Methodological/theoretical approaches to study of cities where as much evidence exists in texts as archaeological form.
ARTH 5787 - Visual Cultures in Contact: Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02491
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Evaluate critical perspectives from variety of interdisciplinary conversations. Framework for studying cross-cultural interaction among ancient visual cultures that integrates practical, cognitive, object oriented approaches. Cross-continental movement/selective appropriation of objects/motifs.
ARTH 8200 - Seminar: Medieval Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Focus on a major art historical theme, artist, period, or genre.
ENGL 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
ENGL 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
ENGL 5110 - Medieval Literatures and Cultures: Intro to Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01617 - EngL 3110/EngL 5110
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major and representative works of the Middle Ages. Topics specified in the Class Schedule.
ENGL 8110 - Seminar: Medieval Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sample topics: Chaucer; "Piers Plowman"; Middle English literature, 1300-1475; medieval literary theory; literature/class in 14th-century; texts/heresies in late Middle Ages.
GER 5711 - History of the German Language I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Historical development of German, from beginnings to 1450. prereq: 3011
GER 5721 - Introduction to Middle High German
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to Middle High German language and literature. Study of grammar through formal description of Middle High German phonology, morphology, and syntax. Normalized MHG texts read.
GER 5722 - Middle High German: Advanced Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Acquisition of fluency in reading Middle High German normalized as well as non-normalized texts, both poetry and prose. prereq: 5721
GER 5734 - Old Saxon
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the poetry of Old Saxon. Detailed investigation of Old Saxon in comparison with the other Old Germanic languages.
GER 5740 - Topics in Germanic Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
GER 8200 - Seminar in Medieval German Literature and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Topics on specific author, group of authors, genre, or subject matter in German literature, ca. 800-1450. prereq: 5721
GER 8751 - Paleography: Medieval Manuscript Readings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to techniques of reading and transcribing medieval German and Latin manuscripts.
GER 8752 - Medieval Text Editing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to techniques of historical text-critical editing of medieval Germanic and Latin manuscripts.
HIST 5111 - Proseminar in the History of Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of basic scholarly bibliography for medieval Western European history. Aim is to help students to prepare for M.A. and Ph.D. examinations. prereq: Advanced undergrads of exceptional ability or grads, instr consent
HIST 5115 - Medieval Latin Historians
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Writing of history in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Focus on idea of history, philosophy of various historians, techniques of research by medieval historians and chroniclers, history as literature, and value of medieval histories to modern research scholars. Latin texts only. prereq: Reading knowledge of Latin
HIST 5271 - The Viking World: Story, History, and Archaeology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist 3271/Hist 5271
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Viking society and expansion of Viking influence abroad. Viking impact on Western Europe, interactions with Slavic lands, settlement of North Atlantic islands, Western Europe's impact on Scandinavian lands. Analyzes archaeological, historical, linguistic, and numismatic evidence.
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 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 5611 - New Directions in the Middle Ages, ca. 300-1100
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 early Middle Ages. Foundation for teaching courses in medieval history, preparing for general doctoral exam. 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 5614 - The Medieval Church
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to history of western church in Middle Ages. Emphasizes church teachings and institutional structures, beliefs/practices of lay people, medieval Christian encounter with non-Christian world. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5900 - Topics in European/Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in European or medieval history not covered in regular courses; taught as staffing permits. prereq: Grad or [advanced undergrad with 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 8110 - Medieval History: Research Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research in medieval European history, using primary source material. prereq: instr consent, good reading knowledge of Latin, French, one other European language
HIST 8905 - Topics in European Medieval History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in Medieval European history, up to 1500ce.
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]
Prerequisites: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
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.
LAT 8263 - Survey of Latin Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Variety of works from Augustan and imperial periods.
LAT 8267 - Graduate Survey of Latin Literature of Late Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Latin literature of 3rd to 6th centuries A.D., including Ammianus and Augustine. prereq: instr consent, dept consent
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected genres of polyphonic and monophonic music, 9th-14th centuries, for analysis and cultural criticism. Social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
PHIL 8080 - Seminar: History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary by offering. prereq: instr consent
POL 8251 - Ancient and Medieval Political Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Politics and ethics in Greece, Rome, Christendom: Thucydides, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Marsilius. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs/Constantine. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue/Christian church. Melding of imperial/Christian art, architecture, ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence. prereq: Jr. or Sr. or grad student
SCAN 5502 - The Icelandic Saga
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of the sagas written in 13th-century Iceland. Discussion includes cultural and historical information about medieval Iceland and analysis of a selection of saga texts using contemporary critical approaches. All readings in translation.
SCAN 5701 - Old Norse Language and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Acquisition of a reading knowledge of Old Norse; linguistic, philological and literary study of Old Norse language and literature.
SCAN 5703 - Old Norse Poetry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading and analysis of either eddic poetry from the Poetic Edda or skaldic poetry. Texts read in Old Norse.
SCAN 5710 - Topics in Old Norse Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topic may focus on Old Norse prose or poetry. Primary texts read in Old Norse. Critical literature about texts, medieval Icelandic culture in English. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 5701 or equiv
SCAN 8500 - Seminar in Medieval Scandinavian Languages and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Sample topics: [Volsunga Saga], studies in Snorri Sturluson's [Edda], dialogue analysis in the Icelandic saga.
SPAN 5701 - History of Ibero-Romance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Origins and developments of Ibero-Romance languages; evolution of Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
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
TH 8111 - History and Theory of Western Theatre: Ancient World and Early Medieval
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 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.
MEST 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401 - EngL 4612/EngL 5612/MeSt 4612
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
ENGL 4612 - Old English I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to the language through 1150 A.D. Culture of Anglo-Saxons. Selected readings in prose/poetry.
MEST 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.
ENGL 4613 - Old English II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02362
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critical reading of texts. Introduction to versification. Readings of portions of Beowulf.