Courses

Wintersession, 2018

History 491, The First Crusade

Prof. Frances Kneupper, MTWThF, 8-11:30, Bishop 101

Undergraduate Courses, Spring 2018

Art History 338, Romanesque and Gothic Art

Prof. Nancy Wicker, M W 11-12:15, Meek 120

English 318, Medieval Romance

Prof. Sarah Baechle, Tu Th 2:30-3:45, Turner 241

English 322, “Game of Thrones” and Its Medieval Worlds

Prof. Mary Hayes, online course

French 577, Survey of French Literature I

Prof. Sara Wellman, MW 2-3:15, Bishop 104

History 307, The History of Ancient Christianity

Prof. Lester Field, TuTh 11-12:15, Bishop 105

History 317, Late Middle Ages and Renaissance

Prof. Frances Kneupper, MWF 9-9:50, Bishop 324

Ling 540, “Special Topic: Old Saxon”   

Prof. Chris Sapp, TuTh 9:30-10:45

Spanish 574, History of the Spanish Language

Prof. Felice Coles, MWF 1-1:50, Bishop 102

Graduate Courses, Spring 2018

Art History 538 Romanesque and Gothic Art

Prof. Nancy Wicker, M W 11-12:15, Meek 120

Ling 540, “Special Topic: Old Saxon”   

Prof. Chris Sapp, TuTh 9:30-10:45

General List of Courses for the Undergraduate Minor

N.B. “Special Topics” courses in Medieval Studies are occasionally offered.

AH 330. Medieval Art

History and archaeology of art from Early Christian through Gothic periods.

AH 332. Early Christian, Byzantine & Islamic Art

Art and architecture of the second through early 13th centuries, including Early Christian art in the Roman provinces in the Holy Land and Islamic art within Europe.

AH 334. Early Medieval Art and Archaeology

Art and architecture of the fourth through early 12th centuries in Eastern and Western Europe. Art of so-called barbarian groups from Hungary to England and Scandinavia, and Christian art of the Carolingian and Ottoman Empires.

AH 336. Viking Art and Archaeology

Art and archaeology of Vikings in Scandinavia and in distant lands from Russia to England and Iceland. Covers pre-Viking styles of the fifth century through late 11th century.

AH 338. Romanesque and Gothic Art

Art and architecture of the later Medieval period, including Romanesque and Gothic art of Western Europe from the 12th through the 15th centuries.

AH 530. Topics in Medieval Art

Content varies.

ENG 316/MLLL 375. Introduction to Medieval Studies (ENGL 375 in the pre-2016 course catalog) 

This course introduces students to medieval cultures as well as the intellectual practices used to study the Middle Ages.

N. B. This course is required for all medieval studies minors, and it can be satisfied by taking HST 309.

ENG 317. Chaucer (ENGL 405 in the pre-2016 course catalog)

Students will be introduced to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and to the pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary of Middle English.

ENGL 318. Medieval Romance

This course is an introduction to and survey of major works of medieval romance.

ENG 319. Medieval Drama (ENGL 427 in the pre-2016 course catalog)

This course is an introduction to Medieval drama.

ENG 320. The Heroic Age

This course is an introduction to the vernacular literary traditions and cultures of early Medieval northwestern Europe. Old English, Old Irish, Middle Welsh, and Old Norse texts will be read in modern English translation.

ENG 321. Literature of Medieval Europe

Students will examine the European literary tradition from late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Works from several languages will be read in translation.

ENG 322. Studies in Medieval Literature (ENGL 406 in the pre-2016 course catalog)

This course is an intensive study of a Medieval English author, genre, or literary tradition. It may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENGL 354. Topics in Medieval Lit & Culture (relevant to the pre-2016 course catalog)

Topics in the literature, culture, and religion of the Middle Ages. The medieval texts covered include literary works, devotional works, and excerpts from important scientific, theological, historical, and philosophical works. May be repeated once with a change in topic.

ENGL 356. Landscape in Medieval Literature (relevant to the pre-2016 course catalog)

This course will examine some of the most fascinating, perplexing, and imaginative early medieval texts from northern Europe from a critical perspective focused on issues of space, place, and landscape.

ENGL 406. Studies in Medieval Literature (relevant to the pre-2016 course catalog)

Intensive study of the techniques and themes of Old English/Middle English literature and culture in historical context.

ENG 417. Early Middle English

This course is an introduction to English literature in the vernacular from the period between the Norman Conquest and Chaucer (1100-1300) in its dialectical and generic variety.

ENG 418. Advanced Studies in Chaucer

This course usually focuses on Troilus and Criseyde and/or the earlier works. Attention may be given to Chaucer criticism and scholarship, to issues in medieval historiography, or to Chaucer in the English or European literary tradition.

ENG 419. 14th Century English Literature

Students examine major figures of the age of Chaucer-excluding Chaucer himself but including Langland, Gower, and the Gawain-poet and the problems in the relation of literary to intellectual, social, and cultural history that they raise. Prerequisite: ENG 317, 318, or 319.

ENG 420. Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Literature

This course is an advanced study of the vernacular traditions of the British Isles in the early Middle Ages. Topics vary and may include Old English, Old Irish, Middle Welsh, or Old Norse texts in modern English translation. It may be repeated once for credit.

ENG 421 Special Topics in the Literature of Medieval Europe

Students examine the European literary tradition from late antiquity through the late middle ages; works from several languages will be read in translation.

ENG 422. Literature of Medieval Piety

This course is a study of orthodox and popular religious texts, practices, and artifacts.

ENG 423. Special Topics in Medieval Literature

This course is an intensive study of the techniques and themes of Old and/or Middle English literature and culture in historical context. It may be repeated once for credit if topic varies.

ENG 424. Medieval Forms and Genres

This course is an intensive study of the techniques and themes of Old English/Middle English literature and culture in historical context. Its content varies. It may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

ENG 506. Old English I (ENGL 503 in the pre-2016 course catalog)

This course is an introduction to the Old English language — phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary — and to Old English literature, with special attention to translating prose.

ENG 507. Old English II (ENGL 504 in the pre-2016 course catalog )

A study of Beowulf; historical context, manuscript, translation, and interpretation.

ENG 508. History of the English Language II (ENGL 505 in the pre-2016 course catalog)

This course is an advanced study of the history of the English language. Prerequisite: ENG 306 or graduate standing.

FR 574. History of French Language

Development of the phonological and grammatical systems of French from Latin to its modern dialects.

FR 577. Survey of French Literature I

A survey of the major texts and the development of literary genres prior to 1789.

FR 582. Medieval and Renaissance French Lit

Study of the works of representative authors of the 11th through the 16th centuries.

GERM 574. History of the German Language

Introduction to German philology and linguistics. Examination of origins and development of standard German and regional dialects from the Middle Ages to the present.

GERM 577. Survey of German Lit. & Culture I

Introduction to the history of German literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the Age of Goethe.

HST 307. History of Ancient Christianity (HIST 373 in pre-2016 course catalog)

Development of Christian doctrines from apostolic times to the seventh Ecumenical Council of 787.

HST 309. The Middle Ages

This course introduces students to medieval cultures as well as the intellectual practices used to study the Middle Ages.

This course is required of all Medieval Studies minors. The requirement can also be satisfied by taking ENG 316/MLLL 375.

HST 310. History of Medieval Christianity (HIST 375 in pre-2016 course catalog)

Examination of Christian theologies from Constantine to the Protestant Reformation.

HST 311. Medieval Church and Empire (HIST 374 in pre-2016 course catalog)

History of the two dominant institutions of the Early and High Middle Ages.

HST 317. Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (HIST 355 in pre-2016 course catalog)

Politics, society, and culture, 1300-1517.

HIST 383. History of the Muslim World: Origins to the Middle Ages (Relevant to pre-2016 course catalog)

The history of the Muslim world from the birth of Islam to the 13th century.

ITAL 331. Intro to Italian Lit and Literary Analysis

Study of literary movements, major writers, and intellectual and cultural ideas in Italian literature and cultural history.

LAT 329. Medieval Latin

Selected readings in Medieval Latin.

MUS 501. Music of the Medieval/Renaissance Period

A study of European music from the seventh to the 16th centuries, its genres, composers, techniques, and its connection to other arts and philosophy of the period.

PHIL 301. History of Philosophy I

Major philosophers from the Pre-Socratics through the Medieval Period.

PHIL 307. Medieval Philosophy

The Scholastic tradition, from its patristic origins through Nicholas of Cusa.

REL 323. Islam

An introduction to the sacred literature, basic beliefs, history, and culture of Islam

REL 326. Saints and Sexuality

A survey of holy figures within Christianity and Islam with an emphasis on gender and the body.

REL 372. Rise of Christianity

An examination of the structure, formation and themes of the Qur’an within Islam. The course will also focus on Quranic interpretation and hadith literature (or, traditions and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad).

REL 385. Western Mysticism

An examination of theist mystical thought and practice, emphasizing the roles of gender and authority.

SPAN 574. History of Spanish Language

Development of the phonological and grammatical systems of Spanish from Latin to its modern dialects.

SPAN 577. Survey of Spanish Literature I

A study of the most representative writers of the Spanish Peninsula from the Epic through 1700.

General List of Courses for the Graduate Minor

N.B. “Special Topics” courses in Medieval Studies are occasionally offered.

Art History

AH 532: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Islamic Art

AH 534: Early Medieval Art and Archaeology

AH 536: Viking Art and Archaeology

AH 538: Romanesque and Gothic Art

English

ENG 506: Old English I (ENGL 503 in pre-2016 course catalog)

ENG 507: Old English II: Beowulf (ENGL 505 in pre-2016 course catalog)

ENG 508: History of the English Language II (ENGL 505 in pre-2016 course catalog)

ENG 703: Studies in Early English Literature

ENG 705: Studies in Middle English

ENG 706: Studies in Chaucer

Latin

LAT 621: Latin Prose

LAT 629: Medieval Latin

LAT 631: Latin Poetry

LAT 632: Vergil

LAT 633: Ovid

Modern Languages

FR 574: History of the French Language

FR 577: Survey of French Lit I (Med to 17th century)

FR 582: French Medieval and Renaissance Literature

GERM 574: History of the German Language

GERM 577: Survey of German Literature and Culture to 1600

ENG/LING 513: Old Norse

SPAN 574: History of the Spanish Language

SPAN 577: Survey of Spanish Lit I

Music

MUS 501: Medieval and Renaissance Music