Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Debating Death—Dying&Afterlife in Medvl Lit

  • 17725MEDVL 1101  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • D'Ignazio, S

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Medieval Dreams and Visions

  • 17726MEDVL 1101  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Lawrence, R

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  • 17727MEDVL 1101  SEM 103

    • MWF
    • Sprenkle, A

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Food in the Medieval World

  • 17728MEDVL 1101  SEM 104

    • TR
    • Wolff, A

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: England's Cultural Identity

  • 17729MEDVL 1101  SEM 105

    • TR
    • Zweers, T

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

MEDVL 1104

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Walking in Life and Lit

  • 17759MEDVL 1104  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Greenlee, J

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8156MEDVL 2100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Raskolnikov, M

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

  •  7197MEDVL 2170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Garcia Pinar, P

  • Prerequisites: SPAN 2095 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor. Conducted in Spanish. This is a core course for the major.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARTH 2355

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16417MEDVL 2355  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Anderson, B

      Robinson, C

  • 16418MEDVL 2355  DIS 201

    • W
    • Anderson, B

      Robinson, C

  • 16419MEDVL 2355  DIS 202

    • F
    • Anderson, B

      Robinson, C

MEDVL 2722

From the poet-kings of medieval Persia to the trading networks of the famed "Silk Road" to the wandering mystics of Herat to the constitutional revolution of Iran to the colonial and post-colonial occupations ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2294NES 2722RELST 2722

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16536MEDVL 2722  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Golestaneh, S

MEDVL 3120

Beowulf is about monsters, dragons and heroes and is the longest and most interesting Old English heroic poem. In this course we will read the poem in the original and discuss the critical and scholarly ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3120ENGL 6120MEDVL 6120

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7194MEDVL 3120  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Hill, T

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3190

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16578MEDVL 3190  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Galloway, A

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16986MEDVL 3200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Falk, O

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

  • 18373MEDVL 3315  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Stefansdottir, B

MEDVL 3677

As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in world history. An important source for his life is the Sira of Ibn Ishaq (d. ca. 761), a biography that opens with Muhammad's ... view course details

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  • 16525MEDVL 3677  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Powers, D

MEDVL 4002

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7174MEDVL 4002  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

MEDVL 4100

Wisdom literature is the literary expression of the received ideas that define the religious, cultural, and political ideals of a community. It is rich, interesting, and sometimes very strange. It is also ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 4100ENGL 7100

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17719MEDVL 4100  SEM 101

    • T
    • Hill, T

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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  • 16449MEDVL 4540  SEM 101

    • W
    • Brann, R

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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  • 17218MEDVL 4963  SEM 101

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7175MEDVL 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 7222

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17920MEDVL 6102  SEM 101

    • T
    • Hicks, A

MEDVL 6120

Beowulf is about monsters, dragons and heroes and is the longest and most interesting Old English heroic poem. In this course we will read the poem in the original and discuss the critical and scholarly ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3120ENGL 6120MEDVL 3120

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7195MEDVL 6120  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Hill, T

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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  • 16451MEDVL 6540  SEM 101

    • W
    • Brann, R

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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  • 17221MEDVL 6963  SEM 101

MEDVL 8010

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5912MEDVL 8010  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

MEDVL 8020

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5911MEDVL 8020  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Galloway, A

      Hicks, A

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8071MEDVL 8020  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hicks, A