Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Imagining Empire—Symbols of Pwr in Mdvl World

  • 17655MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Women in Anglo-Saxon Literature

  • 17656MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Getting Emotional in the Middle Ages

  • 17657MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Death, Faith, &Doubt in the Mdvl Short Story

  • 17658MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:There &Back Again—Routes Across the Mdvl Globe

  • 17659MEDVL 1101  SEM 105

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Romans and Barbarians in Late Antiquity

  • 17660MEDVL 1101  SEM 106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Anglo-Saxon World—Monsters/Warriors/Legends

  • 17661MEDVL 1101  SEM 107

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Gods and Kings in the Middle Ages and Beyond

  • 17662MEDVL 1101  SEM 108

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute.

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

  •  8111MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

MEDVL 2655

At the beginning of the 7th century, a new religion, Islam, appeared in Arabia and by the end of the century, Muslims had defeated the Byzantines and Persians and created an empire that stretched from ... view course details

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9051MEDVL 2655  LEC 001

  •  9052MEDVL 2655  DIS 201

  • 16601MEDVL 2655  DIS 202

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

  •  8120MEDVL 2740  LEC 001

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

  •  9460MEDVL 3080  SEM 101

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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  •  8121MEDVL 3110  SEM 101

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

  •  8669MEDVL 3315  LEC 001

MEDVL 3677

As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in world history. An important source for his life is the Sira of Ibn Ishaq (d. ca. 761), a biography that opens with Muhammad's ... view course details

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  • 16218MEDVL 3677  SEM 101

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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  •  8115MEDVL 3750  LEC 001

  •  8116MEDVL 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8117MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 4050

Is love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort, writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving.  His question (from 1956) is not a new one.  This course engages with the long tradition ... view course details

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  • 17397MEDVL 4050  SEM 101

MEDVL 4285

This course gives students a comprehensive overview of the Old French language and intensive practice reading medieval texts in the original.  Students will also gain familiarity with the principal research ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 4285

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17396MEDVL 4285  SEM 101

MEDVL 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And how do sensory landscapes, more specifically-territories of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell-inform, inflect, and engage the ... view course details

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  • 16200MEDVL 4557  SEM 101

MEDVL 4718

How can studying the deep past of information storage and transmission help us understand our current engagements with information and contemplate its future? In this course we will we will explore the ... view course details

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  • 17034MEDVL 4718  SEM 101

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8118MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 6050

Is love an art?  Then it requires knowledge and effort, writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving.  His question (from 1956) is not a new one.  This course engages with the long tradition ... view course details

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  • 17398MEDVL 6050  SEM 101

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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  •  8122MEDVL 6110  SEM 101

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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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 10081MEDVL 7777  SEM 101

MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6498MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hill, T

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8402MEDVL 8010  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6499MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff