Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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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

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

MEDVL 2355

Survey lecture course covering the creation, encoding, and reception of Medieval (roughly AD 500-1500) European, Byzantine, and Islamic architecture, ornament, manuscripts, liturgical and luxury objects.  ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2355

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 2642

Symmetry and harmony are central aesthetic concepts built on a long history of mathematical exploration, not just in the European mathematical tradition but also in mathematical texts from China, India, ... view course details

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    Combined with: CLASS 2642MUSIC 2642

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MEDVL 2695

This course offers an introduction to the history of Christianity from the first century through the seventeenth and perhaps a bit beyond. Our emphasis will be on the diversity of Christian traditions, ... view course details

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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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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

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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    Combined with: FREN 3770RELST 3770

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8194MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

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    • Brittain, C

MEDVL 4150

In this course we will focus on two major non-Chaucerian Middle English poets, the Pearl-poet and William Langland, the author of Piers Plowman. We will focus on close, linguistically careful reading of ... view course details

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MEDVL 4352

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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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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MEDVL 4618

An examination of Islamic history from 600-750, with special attention to historiography and interpretive issues. Topics to be discussed will include: Arabia and the Near East before Islam; the collection ... view course details

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MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8195MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

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    • Brittain, C

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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MEDVL 6150

In this course we will focus on two major non-Chaucerian Middle English poets, the Pearl-poet and William Langland, the author of Piers Plowman. We will focus on close, linguistically careful reading of ... view course details

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MEDVL 6352

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

MEDVL 8020

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  •  6608MEDVL 8020  IND 601

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    • Galloway, A

      Hicks, A

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  • 18064MEDVL 8020  IND 602

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    • Hicks, A