Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Icons & Idolatry, from Rome to the Reformation

  • 18330MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Beowulf & Legendary Sagas:The Art of Heroism

  • 18331MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Where the World Ends:Foundations of Mdvl Geogr

  • 18332MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Magic in Arthurian Legends

  • 18335MEDVL 1101  SEM 106

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MEDVL 1102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Fighting Words-Anglo-Saxon Heroes&their Poetry

  • 18336MEDVL 1102  SEM 101

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MEDVL 1104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Shapeshifters&Cybermen:Almost-Human as Allegor

  • 18337MEDVL 1104  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Superheroes and Semiotics

  • 18498MEDVL 1104  SEM 102

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MEDVL 2170

This course explores major texts and themes of the Hispanic tradition from the 11th to the 17th centuries. We will examine general questions on literary analysis and the relationship between literature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LATA 2170SPAN 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8372MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

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MEDVL 2271

How did women and men experience family life in the literate, urban society of Renaissance Italy? What did it mean to belong to a family? Focusing primarily on Venice and Florence, the seminar begins by ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2271ITAL 2270

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17446MEDVL 2271  SEM 101

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MEDVL 2655

The seventh-century Arab conquests resulted in the creation of a vibrant new civilization that stretched from the Iberian peninsula in the west to Central Asia and the borders of India in the east. We ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2530NES 2655RELST 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17315MEDVL 2655  LEC 001

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  • 17316MEDVL 2655  DIS 201

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  • 17317MEDVL 2655  DIS 202

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  • 17318MEDVL 2655  DIS 203

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MEDVL 2740

Although Scotland, which was long a separate nation, is now politically united with England, it preserves its distinctiveness. This course provides an introduction to Scottish literature, with special ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2740

  • 3-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8389MEDVL 2740  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3110

In this course, we will read and discuss some of the earliest surviving English poetry and prose. Attention will be paid to (1) learning to read the language in which this literature is written, (2) evaluating ... view course details

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  •  8390MEDVL 3110  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3210

A selective survey of Western philosophical thought from the fourth to the 14th century. Topics include the problem of universals, the theory of knowledge and truth, the nature of free choice and practical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3210RELST 3150

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18064MEDVL 3210  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3308

Reading/discussion groups in Welsh or Scottish Gaelic. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 3308

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9408MEDVL 3308  SEM 001

    • TBA
    • Harbert, W

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MEDVL 3315

Old Norse is a collective term for the earliest North Germanic literary languages: Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Old Danish, and Old Swedish. The richly documented Old Icelandic is the center of attention, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 3315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9693MEDVL 3315  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3510

This course explores the writings of the most famous and controversial political theorist in the Western tradition. We begin with the political and cultural context of Machiavelli's early life and education, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3510ITAL 3510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16393MEDVL 3510  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3570

No figure in Christian history, short of Jesus himself, has inspired as much thought, art, and action as Francis of Assisi.  In this course we'll have the opportunity to trace this thirteenth-century preacher, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ITAL 3570RELST 3570

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18102MEDVL 3570  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3750

Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its application to archaeology, art history, and environment through participation in a research project dating ancient to modern tree-ring samples especially ... view course details

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  •  8380MEDVL 3750  LEC 001

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  •  8381MEDVL 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

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MEDVL 3790

What place does sin have in contemporary culture, from ethics to aesthetics?  How do we consider sin, as a condition, an act, a choice?  How does a particular community-religious, literary, ethnic-consider ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LATA 3790SPAN 3790

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17973MEDVL 3790  SEM 101

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MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8385MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

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MEDVL 4125

This seminar will sample from the works of a series of poets who were major contributors to a "cult of personality" that can be seen developing from the later fourteenth century through the Renaissance: ... view course details

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  • 17145MEDVL 4125  SEM 101

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MEDVL 4180

When did anti-Semitism begin? The medieval period invented shocking fictions about Jews—that they killed and ate Christian babies; that they desecrated the Host; that they were the murderers of Christ. ... view course details

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  • 16235MEDVL 4180  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8386MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6110

In this course, we will read and discuss some of the earliest surviving English poetry and prose. Attention will be paid to (1) learning to read the language in which this literature is written, (2) evaluating ... view course details

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  •  8391MEDVL 6110  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6125

This seminar will sample from the works of a series of poets who were major contributors to a "cult of personality" that can be seen developing from the later fourteenth century through the Renaissance: ... view course details

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  • 17146MEDVL 6125  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6180

When did anti-Semitism begin? The medieval period invented shocking fictions about Jews—that they killed and ate Christian babies; that they desecrated the Host; that they were the murderers of Christ. ... view course details

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  • 16661MEDVL 6180  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6202

This seminar engages participants in close readings of selected texts of medieval Arabic literature. view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 6201

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17856MEDVL 6202  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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MEDVL 6210

Graduate seminar covering a topic in medieval philosophy. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18066MEDVL 6210  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6620

This course brings together two bodies of writing, very close in the space and time of their production, that nonetheless have come to seem very far from one another in their critical and scholarly afterlives.  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 6620

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17919MEDVL 6620  SEM 101

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MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6540MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hill, T

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8806MEDVL 8010  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

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MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6541MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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