Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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MEDVL 1103

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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

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

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

MEDVL 3080

An introduction to Old Norse-Icelandic mythology and the Icelandic family saga-the "native" heroic literary genre of Icelandic tradition. Texts will vary but will normally include the Prose Edda, the Poetic ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 3080

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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MEDVL 3190

We will approach the range and scope of Chaucer's poetry (The Book of the Duchess, selections from the Canterbury Tales, his short lyrics, and selections from Troilus and Criseyde) through the rise of ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGL 3190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 3226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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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

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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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  •  8187MEDVL 3750  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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MEDVL 4160

This seminar will read and research all three "versions" of one of the most original poems from the "age of Chaucer" or any period: Piers Plowman, along with some of the short "alliterative revival" poetry ... view course details

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MEDVL 4195

This offers an in depth survey the traditions of lyric poetry during the English Middle Ages. Beginning with the legacy of medieval Latin, it traces the rise of the short, vernacular poem in a variety ... view course details

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MEDVL 4539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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MEDVL 6102

This course is an introduction to and survey of Latin scripts from Roman antiquity through the early Renaissance, with an emphasis on the identification, localization, and reading of scripts. Class meetings ... view course details

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    Combined with: LATIN 7222

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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MEDVL 6195

This offers an in depth survey the traditions of lyric poetry during the English Middle Ages. Beginning with the legacy of medieval Latin, it traces the rise of the short, vernacular poem in a variety ... view course details

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MEDVL 6539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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MEDVL 6663

Grammar and reading of basic texts. view course details

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    Combined with: LING 6663RUSSA 6601

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 7160

This seminar will read and research all three "versions" of one of the most original poems from the "age of Chaucer" or any period: Piers Plowman, along with some of the short "alliterative revival" poetry ... view course details

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MEDVL 7777

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to some of the bibliography and approaches available for studying the Middle Ages. view course details

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MEDVL 8010

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MEDVL 8020

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