MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  112 — THE WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY (200-900 C.E.)

4 credits.

History of the Mediterranean World from the late Roman Empire to the development of distinct European, Byzantine and Islamic civilizations (ca. 200-900 CE). Special attention will be paid to the rise and development of Christianity and Islam.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY  215 — LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COURSE

3-4 credits.

An introduction to the life and culture of the Middle Ages with lectures from members of the departments offering courses within the Medieval Studies Program.

MEDIEVAL/​LITTRANS  235 — THE WORLD OF SAGAS

3 credits.

The Icelandic sagas viewed in their social, cultural, and literary contexts. An introduction to one of the greatest bodies of vernacular literature of the early Middle Ages.

MEDIEVAL/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  253 — LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION: DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  309 — THE CRUSADES: CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

3-4 credits.

An examination of the Crusades from both Christian and Islamic perspectives; the historical, social, and religious context and significance of the Crusades for both Christians and Muslims.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  312 — THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH

3-4 credits.

The course covers the formation and development of exxlesiastical institutions and religious life in Western Europe from the fourth century to the Protestant Reformation.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY  313 — INTRODUCTION TO BYZANTINE HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION

3-4 credits.

Topical consideration of the entire scope of the history of the Byzantine Empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries, and selected aspects of its culture.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY  314 — PROBLEMS IN BYZANTINE HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION

3-4 credits.

Intensive study of specific areas of the Byzantine Empire's history and culture, selected by agreement between instructor and students, stressing individual research efforts.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  318 — MEDIEVAL SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, 1200-1450

3-4 credits.

Emphasis on social change and intellectual developments.

MEDIEVAL/​HIST SCI  322 — ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SCIENCE

3 credits.

Scientific ideas and institutions from the beginnings of Greek philosophy to the Renaissance. Grads must enroll concurrently in HIST SCI 622

MEDIEVAL/​FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS/​RELIG ST  342 — IN TRANSLATION: MYTHOLOGY OF SCANDINAVIA

3-4 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS  345 — IN TRANSLATION: THE SCANDINAVIAN TALE AND BALLAD

3-4 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FOLKLORE/​LITTRANS  346 — IN TRANSLATION: THE ICELANDIC SAGAS

3-4 credits.

MEDIEVAL 351 — ARTHURIAN LEGEND AND LITERATURE

3 credits.

An examination of the evolution of the legend of King Arthur from its historical beginnings through medieval romance up to modern manifestations, including film.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  368 — THE BIBLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

3 credits.

Medieval Bible and its shaping effect on medieval culture.

MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  407 — OLD NORSE

3 credits.

Reading of texts from the Sagas and Eddas, with comparative study of linguistic structure and literary style.

MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  408 — OLD NORSE

3 credits.

Continuation of 407

MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  409 — SURVEY OF OLD NORSE-ICELANDIC LITERATURE

3 credits.

Eddic and skaldic poetry; homilies and saints' lives, kings' sagas, sagas of the Icelanders; mythical-heroic sagas and romances; rimur.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  414 — LITERATURA DE LA EDAD MEDIA CASTELLANA (SS. XII-XV)

3 credits.

The study of a particular author, work, topic, or literary genre of the Middle Ages and/or Early Renaissance (through15th century): Poema de mio Cid, mester de juglaria, Libro de buen amor, mester de clerecia, El conde Lucanor, La Celestina, etc. Graduate students may not enroll

MEDIEVAL/​ART HIST  415 — TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL ART

3 credits.

An advanced lecture course, covering specific aspects of Medieval art. Topics may include: "Death and the Afterlife in Medieval Art"; "Civic Art and Architecture and Public Space in Medieval Italy"; "Rome in the Middle Ages"; "Pilgrimage the Cult of the Saints in Medieval Byzantine Art."

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  423 — TOPIC IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE

3 credits.

Subject differs each year.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  424 — MEDIEVAL DRAMA

3 credits.

An introduction to the dramatic traditions of medieval England, from early church rituals performed inside quiet monasteries in the tenth century to the elaborate and often raucous urban guild cycles and morality plays of the fifteenth, and with special attention to the significance of spirituality, work, and play in medieval culture.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  425 — MEDIEVAL ROMANCE

3 credits.

An introduction to one of the first forms of narrative fiction, covering tales of adventure, magic, courtly love, and King Arthur from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  426 — CHAUCERS COURTLY POETRY

3 credits.

An introduction to the poetry of the most famous and influential medieval English poet, from his short lyrics on love through his dream visions of talking birds and castles built on ice to the historical romance Troilus and Criseyde. Readings will be in the original Middle English; no prior experience with the language is required. Students who have taken English 368 prior to fall 2014 may not enroll in this course.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  427 — CHAUCER'S CANTERBURY TALES

3 credits.

An introduction to the most famous and influential medieval English poet through his best-known work and its playful and profound responses to some of the most pressing literary, social, political, and spiritual issues of his time. Readings will be in the original Middle English; no prior experience with the language is required. Students who have taken English 367 prior to fall 2014 may not enroll in this course.

MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  430 — THE VIKINGS

4 credits.

Within a historical framework, a thorough introduction to the culture, literature, and religion of the Vikings. Knowledge of a Scand lang is not required

MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  440 — FRANCIS OF ASSISI: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

3 credits.

Francis of Assisi: Literature and the Arts." Focus on accounts of St. Francis's life as written by medieval authors (e.g., Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Thomas of Celano, the Franciscan Brother Leo) as well as works written by Francis himself. Examination of the relevance of Francis's teachings to contemporary reflections regarding relationships with the Other, the environment and animals. Discussion of issues related to religion, politics, bio-politics and environmental studies.

MEDIEVAL/​SCAND ST  444 — KALEVALA AND FINNISH FOLK-LORE

4 credits.

Kalevala and the oral literature of Finland.

MEDIEVAL/​FOLKLORE/​SCAND ST  446 — CELTIC-SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL INTERRELATIONS

3 credits.

Examination of shared traditions and historical connections between the North and Northwest of Europe. Readings of medieval and pre-modern Scandinavian, Scottish, Welsh and Irish sagas, histories, talkes. Discussion of the role of folklore in modern Celtic and Scandinavian societies.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  503 — SURVEY OF MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3 credits.

Readings of texts, lexicography, and history.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  504 — SURVEY OF MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3 credits.

Continuation of 503.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  520 — OLD ENGLISH

3 credits.

The elements of Old English grammar with selected readings. Students who have taken English 320 prior to fall 2014 may not enroll in this course.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  521 — ADVANCED OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE

3 credits.

An intensive study of a major work or works of Old English, usually focusing on either Beowulf or the poems of a single manuscript. Line-by-line translation of the text will be supplemented by discussion of related issues (whether linguistic, thematic, or contextual) as well as by readings from relevant critical literature. Primary texts will be read in Old English.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  522 — MIDDLE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3 credits.

The English language and its development in selected texts from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer. Students who have taken English 321 prior to fall 2014 may not enroll in this course.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  541 — OLD SPANISH

3 credits.

Historical Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax, with application to analysis of medieval Spanish texts. Some attention to paleographic and editorial problems.

MEDIEVAL/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​HISTORY/​ITALIAN  550 — ADVANCED INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATION

3 credits.

An integrated treatment of a specific theme, to be announced by a group of specialists in different fields.

MEDIEVAL/​HIST SCI/​HISTORY/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  562 — BYZANTINE MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

3 credits.

Byzantine and Islamic medicine and drug lore from Oribasius to the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance (c. 350 - c. 1400 A.D.).

MEDIEVAL/​LATIN  563 — MEDIAEVAL LATIN

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​GERMAN  611 — SURVEY OF GERMAN LITERATURE TO 1700

3 credits.

Representative works from the oldest records to the eighteenth century.

MEDIEVAL/​GERMAN  651 — INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​ITALIAN  659 — DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA

3 credits.

Lectures on Dante's life and times, reading Divine Comedy, commentary, discussion, reports.

MEDIEVAL/​ITALIAN  660 — DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA

3 credits.

Continuation of 659

MEDIEVAL/​ITALIAN  671 — IL DUECENTO

3 credits.

I: A systematic study of the earliest literary texts in Italy; the rise of the love lyric among the Sicilian poets; representative narrative works. II: The development of the lyric from Guittone d'Arezzo to the poets of the Dolce Stil Nuovo (Guinizzelli, Cavalcanti, Dante).

MEDIEVAL/​ITALIAN  672 — IL DUECENTO

3 credits.

Continuation of 671

MEDIEVAL 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FRENCH  701 — INTRODUCTION A L ANCIEN FRANCAIS

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FRENCH  703 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XIV ET DU XV SIECLE

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FRENCH  704 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DU XIV ET DU XV SIECLE

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FRENCH  705 — LA LITTERATURE FRANCAISE DES DEBUTS JUSQU A LA FIN DU XIII SIECLE

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  718 — TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE

3 credits.

An advanced topics course focusing on themes, particular authors, individual works, or literary genres in medieval Spanish literature.

MEDIEVAL/​HISTORY  720 — SELECTED TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL HISTORY

1-3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​GERMAN  755 — OLD GERMANIC LANGUAGES

3 credits.

Old High German, Old Saxon, and Gothic on a rotating basis; may be repeated for different languages.

MEDIEVAL/​ENGL  803 — TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  841 — SEMINAR: LIBRO DE BUEN AMOR, CELESTINA, CORBACHO

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​SPANISH  842 — SEMINAR-MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3 credits.

MEDIEVAL/​FRENCH  939 — LA LITTERATURE MEDIEVALE

3 credits.