Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Middle English Poetry

  • 18347MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: History of the English Language

  • 18348MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Donning the Shining Armor-Knights in Mdvl Lit

  • 18349MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Food in the Medieval World

  • 18350MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Byzantine Cities

  • 18351MEDVL 1101  SEM 105

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: England's Cultural Identity

  • 18352MEDVL 1101  SEM 106

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: British Bromance

  • 18353MEDVL 1101  SEM 107

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MEDVL 1103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Introduction to Oral Tradition & Literature

  • 18343MEDVL 1103  SEM 101

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MEDVL 1660

Globalization may seem like a recent hot topic, but it was already very much in vogue 1000 years ago when Norse explorers burst out of Scandinavia to journey as far as North America, Azerbaijan, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1660NES 1660

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16563MEDVL 1660  LEC 001

MEDVL 2082

The Middle Ages are usually imagined as a time of manly men and feminine women: no room for gender ambiguity in Conan the Barbarian! Yet gender, then as now, was in fact unstable, multiple, and above all, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2082HIST 2082

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17231MEDVL 2082  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATA 2170SPAN 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7434MEDVL 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2530NES 2655RELST 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8113MEDVL 2655  LEC 001

MEDVL 2770

This course explores the role of gender and sexuality in shaping the lives of Muslims past and present. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual histories, and religious treatises, we ... view course details

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  • 16543MEDVL 2770  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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3080

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8225MEDVL 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3110ENGL 6110MEDVL 6110

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7443MEDVL 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 3315

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7851MEDVL 3315  LEC 001

MEDVL 3639

This course is intended to provide a survey of the cultural history of the Jews in Spain from the late Visigothic period until the converso crisis of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the expulsion. ... view course details

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  • 16685MEDVL 3639  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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  •  7438MEDVL 3750  LEC 001

  •  7439MEDVL 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Griggs, C

      Lorentzen, B

MEDVL 3760

Practice makes perfect, the old saying goes, but the nature of that connection remains opaque.  This course, conducted in English and intended as a sequel to FREN 3540 - On Paying Attention, gives students ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3770RELST 3770

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17502MEDVL 3760  LEC 001

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7440MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 4471

The premodern world played a crucial role in the formation of postmodern theory. 'Biblical exegesis', 'negative theology', 'inner experience', and other premodern concepts and practices were taken up by ... view course details

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  • 17477MEDVL 4471  SEM 101

MEDVL 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination?   And why do religious practices, rituals, traditions, and beliefs take place in particular landscapes? This seminar treats these questions ... view course details

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  • 16323MEDVL 4557  SEM 101

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7441MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3110ENGL 6110MEDVL 3110

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7444MEDVL 6110  SEM 101

MEDVL 6210

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

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  • Topic: Augustine's "Confessions"

  • 17210MEDVL 6210  SEM 101

MEDVL 6471

The premodern world played a crucial role in the formation of postmodern theory. 'Biblical exegesis', 'negative theology', 'inner experience', and other premodern concepts and practices were taken up by ... view course details

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  • 17480MEDVL 6471  SEM 101

MEDVL 8010

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5979MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hill, T

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7654MEDVL 8010  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Dubreuil, L

MEDVL 8020

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5980MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Hicks, A