Medieval Studies (MEDVL)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

MEDVL 1101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:How to Write a Love Letter—Medieval Advice

  • 19149 MEDVL 1101   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 301
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Bajorek, K

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

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: The Medieval Art of Memory

  • 19150 MEDVL 1101   SEM 102

    • TR Uris Hall 254
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Emmons, S

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

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Medieval Love Songs

  • 19151 MEDVL 1101   SEM 103

    • MWF Uris Hall 303
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Perry, M

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

Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Conjuring Horror in Medieval Literature

  • 19152 MEDVL 1101   SEM 104

    • MWF Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Randle, R

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

MEDVL 2082

The Middle Ages are usually imagined as a time of manly men and feminine women: no room for gender ambiguity in Conan the Barbarian! Yet gender, then as now, was in fact unstable, multiple, and above all, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: FGSS 2082HIST 2082SHUM 2082

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17411 MEDVL 2082   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G20
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Falk, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17406 MEDVL 2082   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17199 MEDVL 2100   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 2722

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17500 MEDVL 2722   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3120

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4925 MEDVL 3120   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 3190ENGL 6190MEDVL 6190

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17208 MEDVL 3190   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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.  Choose one lecture and one independent study. Combined with: HIST 3200JWST 3200NES 3200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17632 MEDVL 3200   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 262
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Falk, O

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17633 MEDVL 3200   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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  • 16939 MEDVL 3210   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3300

This course will address both "Romanesque" and the earliest manifestations of "Gothic" art and architecture as Western Mediterranean phenomena, rather than northern European ones. We will adopt a comparative ... view course details

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  • 18556 MEDVL 3300   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 3316

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7209 MEDVL 3316   LEC 001

    • MWF Uris Hall 494
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Svavarsdottir, H

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3545

The medieval past often returns in modern media with a critical twist. This course explores the imagination of the Middle Ages in modern films, video games, and other popular media. It introduces classic ... view course details

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  • 19583 MEDVL 3545   SEM 101

    • MW Uris Library 311
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 3724

What happens after death? If there is an Afterlife, how is it connected to earthly life? What would the Afterlife actually look like? What role does God or Satan play in the Afterlife? Since the earliest ... view course details

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  • 17497 MEDVL 3724   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4689

Seemingly timeless concepts of natural sex and gender have a history. In fact, they have many histories, some of which are only just starting to be written. This class examines the relationship between ... view course details

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  • 17153 MEDVL 4689   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 4691

How do we cross from an era of destruction and devastation to one of hope and possibility?  When we see the signs of endings and extinctions all around us, can we move forward with courage and creativity? ... view course details

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  • 17164 MEDVL 4691   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATIN 7262PHIL 6020RELST 6020

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4912 MEDVL 6020   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17686 MEDVL 6102   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3120ENGL 6120MEDVL 3120

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4926 MEDVL 6120   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6190

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 only because ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3190ENGL 6190MEDVL 3190

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17795 MEDVL 6190   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6210

Graduate seminar covering a topic in medieval philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's "Confessions"

  •  6483 MEDVL 6210   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment in 6000-level is restricted to grad students only. Contact the Philosophy department for a permission number.

MEDVL 6300

This course will address both "Romanesque" and the earliest manifestations of "Gothic" art and architecture as Western Mediterranean phenomena, rather than northern European ones. We will adopt a comparative ... view course details

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  • 19808 MEDVL 6300   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6689

Seemingly timeless concepts of natural sex and gender have a history. In fact, they have many histories, some of which are only just starting to be written. This class examines the relationship between ... view course details

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  • 17156 MEDVL 6689   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6691

How do we cross from an era of destruction and devastation to one of hope and possibility?  When we see the signs of endings and extinctions all around us, can we move forward with courage and creativity? ... view course details

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  • 17170 MEDVL 6691   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 6724

What happens after death? If there is an Afterlife, how is it connected to earthly life? What would the Afterlife actually look like? What role does God or Satan play in the Afterlife? Since the earliest ... view course details

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  • 17494 MEDVL 6724   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

MEDVL 8010

This course gives students the opportunity to work with a selected instructor to pursue special interests or research not treated in regularly scheduled courses. After getting permission of the instructor, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4068 MEDVL 8010   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Falk, O

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

MEDVL 8020

This course should be used for an independent study in which a small group of students works with one member of the graduate faculty. After getting permission of the instructor, students should contact ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4067 MEDVL 8020   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Galloway, A

      Hicks, A

      Hill, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5465 MEDVL 8020   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Hicks, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies