Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Heroes &Heroines-Mdvl Wrld

  • 17758MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Naeve, P

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  • 17759MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

    • MWF
    • Vinhage, P

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Young Idiots/ Toxic Elders

  • 17760MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

    • TR
    • Waymack, A

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  • 17761MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

    • TR
    • Wolford, T

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

MEDVL 2100

Romances were, essentially, medieval science fiction and fantasy writing. They were how authors in the Middle Ages imagined things beyond rational understanding that, at the same time, greatly extended ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8514MEDVL 2100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Raskolnikov, M

MEDVL 2130

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 precise contours invisible -- is ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16555MEDVL 2130  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Falk, O

  • 16556MEDVL 2130  DIS 201

    • R
    • Falk, O

  • 16557MEDVL 2130  DIS 202

    • R
    • Falk, O

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

  •  7329MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Mursi, E

MEDVL 2350

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  •   Combined with: FREN 2350ITAL 2350

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17858MEDVL 2350  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Ferri, L

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16159MEDVL 2642  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hicks, A

      Roby, C

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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  • 16362MEDVL 2695  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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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  •  7326MEDVL 3120  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Zacher, S

MEDVL 3210

A selective survey of Western philosophical thought from the fourth to the 14th century. Topics include the problem of universals, the theory of knowledge and truth, the nature of free choice and practical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3210RELST 3150

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17149MEDVL 3210  LEC 001

    • MW
    • MacDonald, S

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

  •  7223MEDVL 3316  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Stefansdottir, B

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7306MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 4145

If "the past is a foreign country," is it a country full of oppressed women? We can, with some smugness, agree that it may have been dreadful to be a woman or sexual minority in the Middle Ages, but it's ... view course details

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  • 16653MEDVL 4145  SEM 101

    • R
    • Raskolnikov, M

MEDVL 4285

This course introduces the canon of medieval German literature: lyric poetry (Minnesang), Arthurian romance (Gottfried's Tristan, Wolfram's Parzival, Hartmann's Iwein), and the heroic epic (Nibelungenlied). ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GERST 4285

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16944MEDVL 4285  SEM 101

  • Taught in English. Anchor Course. Reading knowledge of Middle High German is not required; some exposure to the language will be facilitated with the aid of bilingual editions.

MEDVL 4632

This seminar will analyze the transition between the late Roman empire and the barbarian kingdoms in western Europe from the perspective of how rulers, intellectuals, and common people understood legitimate ... view course details

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  • 16497MEDVL 4632  SEM 101

    • T
    • Fernandez, D

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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  • 16881MEDVL 4761  SEM 101

    • T
    • Falk, O

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7307MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 6120

Beowulf has received renewed attention in popular culture, thanks to the production of recent movies and riveting new translations. The poem's popular appeal lies in its complex depictions of monsters, ... view course details

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  •  7327MEDVL 6120  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Zacher, S

MEDVL 6145

If "the past is a foreign country," is it a country full of oppressed women?  We can, with some smugness, agree that it may have been dreadful to be a woman or sexual minority in the Middle Ages, but it's ... view course details

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  • 16655MEDVL 6145  SEM 101

    • R
    • Raskolnikov, M

MEDVL 6210

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 6210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9095MEDVL 6210  SEM 101

    • F
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 6632

This seminar will analyze the transition between the late Roman empire and the barbarian kingdoms in western Europe from the perspective of how rulers, intellectuals, and common people understood legitimate ... view course details

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  • 16502MEDVL 6632  SEM 101

    • T
    • Fernandez, D

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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  • 16884MEDVL 6761  SEM 101

    • T
    • Falk, O

MEDVL 8010

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5989MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5988MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Galloway, A

      Hicks, A

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8367MEDVL 8020  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hicks, A