Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Medieval Saints’ Lives

  • 18050MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Medieval Ecologies

  • 18051MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Heroes &Heroines-Mdvl Wrld

  • 18052MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  • 18053MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Young Idiots/ Toxic Elders

  • 18054MEDVL 1101  SEM 105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Suspended fr Heaven-Rhetoric of Byzantine Arch

  • 18055MEDVL 1101  SEM 106

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MEDVL 1104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Walking in Life and Lit

  • 18049MEDVL 1104  SEM 101

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MEDVL 1740

This course explores the history of imperial China between the 3rd century b.c.e. and the 16th century c.e. with a focus on the following questions:  How did imperial Chinese states go about politically ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 1174CAPS 1740HIST 1740

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16245MEDVL 1740  LEC 001

  • 16247MEDVL 1740  DIS 201

  • 16248MEDVL 1740  DIS 202

  • 16249MEDVL 1740  DIS 203

  • 16250MEDVL 1740  DIS 204

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

  •  7692MEDVL 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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  •  8457MEDVL 2655  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

  •  8603MEDVL 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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  •  7702MEDVL 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

  •  8150MEDVL 3315  LEC 001

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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  •  7696MEDVL 3750  LEC 001

  •  7697MEDVL 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7698MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

MEDVL 4103

The Survey is designed to introduce students to characteristic genres and discourses of Medieval Latin. The focus will be on style (the genera dicendi), and its implications for audience and genre, from ... view course details

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  • 17667MEDVL 4103  SEM 101

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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  • 16748MEDVL 4180  SEM 101

MEDVL 4420

Through guided readings in Chinese of selected poems of the Tang dynasty (618-907) on various themes and in different styles, students develop the essential analytical skills for reading Tang poetry while ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CAPS 4420CHLIT 4420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16505MEDVL 4420  SEM 101

  • Minimum three years of Chinese and/or one year of Classical Chinese or permission of instructor.

MEDVL 4626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 17409MEDVL 4626  SEM 101

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7699MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

MEDVL 6103

The Survey is designed to introduce students to characteristic genres and discourses of Medieval Latin. In Fall 2012, the focus will be on style (the genera dicendi), and its implications for audience ... view course details

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  • 17669MEDVL 6103  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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  •  7703MEDVL 6110  SEM 101

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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  • 16750MEDVL 6180  SEM 101

MEDVL 6190

Chaucer: founder of English Literature. Gower: who that? "Friend of Chaucer"? The most famous non-famous founder of English Literature? A dull moralist, or a brilliant literary interlocutor with Chaucer? This ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 6626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 17412MEDVL 6626  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

  • 17609MEDVL 7777  SEM 101

MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6202MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hill, T

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7920MEDVL 8010  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6203MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hicks, A