Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Icons & Idolatry, from Rome to the Reformation

  • 17721MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Reading 'Riting & Ribaldry—Old French Fabliaux

  • 17722MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Magic in Arthurian Legends

  • 17724MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

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MEDVL 1103

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Otherworlds of Medieval Literature

  • 17730MEDVL 1103  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Fantasy from the Medieval to the Modern

  • 18399MEDVL 1103  SEM 102

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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

  • 18557MEDVL 1740  LEC 001

  • 18785MEDVL 1740  DIS 201

  • 18786MEDVL 1740  DIS 202

  • 18787MEDVL 1740  DIS 203

  • 18788MEDVL 1740  DIS 204

MEDVL 2100

The course will survey some medieval narratives concerned with representative voyages to the otherworld or with the impinging of the otherworld upon ordinary experience. The syllabus will normally include ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16066MEDVL 2100  LEC 001

MEDVL 2130

Topic: Medieval Frontier Societies It's bad enough to run up against a border: at least you know where you stand. The frontier, however -- that fuzzy, murky zone that envelops the border while making its ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2742

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17317MEDVL 2130  LEC 001

  • 17319MEDVL 2130  DIS 201

  • 17320MEDVL 2130  DIS 202

  • 17321MEDVL 2130  DIS 203

  • 17322MEDVL 2130  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

  •  7590MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

MEDVL 3120

In recent years, Beowulf has received renewed attention in popular culture, thanks to the production of two recent Beowulf movies and riveting new translations (eg. Seamus Heaney). The poem's appeal lies ... view course details

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  •  7587MEDVL 3120  SEM 101

MEDVL 3190

An introduction to the poetry of Chaucer, often considered the "founder" of modern English literature, as well as an introduction to the literary, social, and cultural setting in which he developed his ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7264MEDVL 3190  SEM 101

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

  •  7363MEDVL 3316  LEC 001

MEDVL 3677

Unlike Moses or Jesus, Muhammad is said to have been born in the full light of history. The earliest extant biography of the Prophet, the Life of Muhammad by Ibn Hisham (d. 833), contains a full account ... view course details

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  • 17054MEDVL 3677  SEM 101

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7556MEDVL 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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  • 17530MEDVL 4103  SEM 101

MEDVL 4304

This seminar investigates the nexus of music, poetry, cosmology, and iconography in medieval Arabo-Persian culture from, roughly, the Sāmānids (ninth/tenth century) to the Safavids (sixteenth/seventeenth ... view course details

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  • 16993MEDVL 4304  SEM 101

MEDVL 4351

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Ravenna

  • 16745MEDVL 4351  SEM 101

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18923MEDVL 4539  SEM 101

MEDVL 4540

Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious ... view course details

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  • 18186MEDVL 4540  SEM 101

MEDVL 4761

The people who invaded the isle of Britain after the withdrawal of Roman government in the early fifth century, and who dominated it until the establishment of Norman rule in the late eleventh century, ... view course details

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  • 18289MEDVL 4761  SEM 101

MEDVL 4963

Theories of modernization have inspired, informed, and plagued histories of middle and late imperial China.  For the Song-Qing eras (roughly 10th-19th centuries), comparative studies have variously found ... view course details

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  • 18383MEDVL 4963  SEM 101

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7557MEDVL 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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  • 17528MEDVL 6103  SEM 101

MEDVL 6120

In recent years, Beowulf has received renewed attention in popular culture, thanks to the production of two recent Beowulf movies and riveting new translations (eg. Seamus Heaney). The poem's appeal lies ... view course details

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  •  7588MEDVL 6120  SEM 101

MEDVL 6304

This seminar investigates the nexus of music, poetry, cosmology, and iconography in medieval Arabo-Persian culture from, roughly, the Sāmānids (ninth/tenth century) to the Safavids (sixteenth/seventeenth ... view course details

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  • 16464MEDVL 6304  SEM 101

MEDVL 6351

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Ravenna

  • 16740MEDVL 6351  SEM 101

MEDVL 6540

Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious ... view course details

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  • 18187MEDVL 6540  SEM 101

MEDVL 6761

The people who invaded the isle of Britain after the withdrawal of Roman government in the early fifth century, and who dominated it until the establishment of Norman rule in the late eleventh century, ... view course details

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  • 18290MEDVL 6761  SEM 101

MEDVL 6963

Theories of modernization have inspired, informed, and plagued histories of middle and late imperial China.  For the Song-Qing eras (roughly 10th-19th centuries), comparative studies have variously found ... view course details

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  • 18382MEDVL 6963  SEM 101

MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5842MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5841MEDVL 8020  IND 601

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    • Brittain, C

      Galloway, A