Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Text, Context in Chaucer's Wife of Bath

  • 17344MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Space/Place/Mvmnt in Medvl Society

  • 17345MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Medieval Modernities &the Modern Middle Ages

  • 17346MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Crusades Through Arab Eyes

  • 17347MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

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MEDVL 1103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Evolution of Fairy Tales

  • 17348MEDVL 1103  SEM 101

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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

  •  8450MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

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MEDVL 2400

This course introduces students to one of the major concerns of the literature, art, and religious thought of western Europe between roughly 400 and 1400 AD: transformation. We'll begin with Ovid and Apuleius, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 2400

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15731MEDVL 2400  SEM 101

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  • Conducted in English.

MEDVL 3050

This course provides an overview of the book as a material and cultural artifact. Focusing on the era of the printed book (1450-2000) in Western Europe and America, we will examine the invention and spread ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3050

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16357MEDVL 3050  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3120

A close reading of Beowulf. Attention will be given to relevant literary, cultural, and linguistic issues. One semester's study of Old English, or the equivalent, is recommended. view course details

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  •  8447MEDVL 3120  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3140

What do love, torture, and ecstasy all have in common? How could they all be considered spiritual experiences? The thirteenth century brought a new and intense focus on the body of Christ, bloodied, wounded, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3140

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15467MEDVL 3140  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3190

Chaucer became known as the "father of English poetry" before he was entirely cold in his grave. Why is what he wrote more than six hundred years ago still riveting for us today? It's not just because ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8021MEDVL 3190  SEM 101

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MEDVL 3200

This course aims to familiarize students with the history of Scandinavia, ca. 800-1100 ad. Although well known as a dramatic chapter in medieval history, this period remains enigmatic and often misunderstood. ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 3200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16618MEDVL 3200  LEC 001

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  • 16619MEDVL 3200  DIS 201

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  • 16620MEDVL 3200  DIS 202

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MEDVL 3270

Ancient Byzantion, rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, raised by his successors to be the capital of a "Byzantine" empire, object of desire for travelers and crusaders, crowning ... view course details

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  • 15979MEDVL 3270  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3316

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 3316

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8172MEDVL 3316  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3510

This course presents Machiavelli in a variety of historical and interpretive contexts; European and Italian politics in the early sixteenth century; the decline of the Florentine republic and the rise ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3510ITAL 3510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16645MEDVL 3510  LEC 001

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MEDVL 3740

In the Middle Ages, people traveled for all many reasons: for adventure, for commerce, on pilgrimage, for conquest. We will read the accounts of medieval travelers in order better to understand the motives ... view course details

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  • 15646MEDVL 3740  LEC 001

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MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosphical texts.  view course details

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  •  8399MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

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MEDVL 4161

The Crusades occupied brief periods, with events far from most Western writers, but kept a long hold on European historical, religious, and literary imagination. This provides an opportunity to consider ... view course details

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  • 15489MEDVL 4161  SEM 101

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MEDVL 4310

Topic for spring 2015: Narratives of Medieval Art view course details

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  • Topic: Narratives of Medieval Art

  • 16507MEDVL 4310  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8400MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

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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

  • 17110MEDVL 6102  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6120

A close reading of Beowulf. Attention will be given to relevant literary, cultural, and linguistic issues. view course details

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  •  8448MEDVL 6120  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6161

The Crusades occupied brief periods, with events far from most Western writers, but kept a long hold on European historical, religious, and literary imagination. This provides an opportunity to consider ... view course details

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  • 15491MEDVL 6161  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6310

Topic for spring 2015: Narratives of Medieval Art view course details

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  • Topic: Narratives of Medieval Art

  •  9049MEDVL 6310  SEM 101

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MEDVL 6740

We will read a selection of medieval travel accounts, paying special attention to the ways in which travelers observed, interacted with, and described the people they encountered and the places they visited. ... view course details

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MEDVL 7501

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • 18592MEDVL 7501  SEM 101

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    • Brittain, C

      Galloway, A

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MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6435MEDVL 8010  IND 601

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MEDVL 8020

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6434MEDVL 8020  IND 601

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    • Brittain, C

      Galloway, A

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