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Course Descriptions

 

Spring 2013

MEDIEVAL STUDIES

MEST-M 390 Later Latin Literature in Translation: Medieval Literary Innovations 3 cr Balint, B.
MEST-M 490 Introduction to Medieval Studies, Topic: Manuscripts/Early Printing 3 cr Storey, H.
MEST-M 500 Introduction to Medieval Studies, Topic: Manuscripts/Early Printing 4 cr Storey, H.
MEST-M 815 Readings in Medieval Civilization 1–4 cr Storey, H.

CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES

CEUS-T 132 Introductory Uyghur II - Undergraduate 4 cr Nazarova, G.
CEUS-T 152 Introductory Persian II - Undergraduate 4 cr Daneshgar, S.
CEUS-T 232 Intermediate Uyghur II - Undergraduate 4 cr Nazarova, G.
CEUS-T 252 Intermediate Persian II - Undergraduate 4 cr Daneshgar, S.
CEUS-T 352 Advanced Persian II- Undergraduate 4 cr Choksy, J.
CEUS-T 532 Introductory Uyghur II - Graduate 3 cr Nazarova, G.
CEUS-T 552 Introductory Persian II-Graduate 3 cr Daneshgar, S.
CEUS-R 561 Mongolia's Middle Ages 3 cr Atwood, C.
CEUS-T 632 Intermediate Uyghur II - Graduate 3 cr Nazarova, G.
CEUS-T 652 Intermediate Persian II - Graduate 3 cr Daneshgar, S.
CEUS-T 752 Advanced Persian II- Graduate 3 cr Choksy, J.

CLASSICAL STUDIES

CLAS-L 100 Elementary Latin I 4 cr Ilias, C.
CLAS-L 150 Elementary Latin II 4 cr Ilias, C.
CLAS-G 150 Elementary Greek II - Undergraduate 4 cr Staff
CLAS-L 200 Second-Year Latin I 3 cr Staff
CLAS-L 250 Second-Year Latin II 3 cr Staff
CLAS-G 250 Introduction to Attic Greek - Undergraduate 3 cr Foster, M.
CLAS-C 362 Later Latin Literature in Translation 3 cr Balint, B.
CLAS- G 550 Elementary Greek II - Graduate 2 cr Staff
CLAS-G 650 Introduction to Attic Greek - Graduate 3 cr Foster, M.

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

CMLT-C 301 Special Topics in Comparative Literature, VT: Evolving Epics 3 cr Johnson, J.
CMLT-C 325 The Renaissance 3 cr Van Der Laan, S.
CMLT-C 370 Comparative Studies in Western and Middle Eastern Literature, Topic: Voyages through The Thousand and One Nights
3 cr Losensky, P.
CMLT-C 525 The Renaissance 3 cr Van Der Laan, S.
CMLT-C 573 Comparative Studies in Western and Middle Eastern Literature:
Topic: Voyages through The Thousand and One Nights
4 cr Losensky, P.

EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

EALC-C 307 Literary Chinese II 3 cr Eno, R.
EALC-C 507 Literary Chinese II 3 cr Eno, R.

ENGLISH

ENG-E 301 Literatures in English to 1600 3 cr Staff
ENG-L 307 Medieval & Tudor Drama 3 cr Gayk, S.
ENG-L 636 Drama and Performance to 1800 4 cr Gayk, S.
ENG-L 706 The Beowulf Poet 4 cr Fulk, R.

FOLKLORE & ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

FOLK-
F 307

Middle Eastern Folklore, Life, and Music: Middle Eastern and Arab Mythology 3 cr. El-Shamy, H.
FOLK-
F 738
Middle Eastern Folklore, Life, and Music: Middle Eastern and Arab Mythology 3 cr. El-Shamy, H.

FRENCH AND ITALIAN

FRIT-M 222 Topics in Italian Culture: VT: Cultures of the Italian Renaissance 3 cr. Scalabrini, M.
FRIT-F 306 Roman et Poesie 3 cr. Mickel, E.
FRIT-M 340 Boccaccio's Social Decameron 3 cr. Storey, H.
FRIT-F 361 La France Medievale (A 1500) 3 cr. Merceron, J.
FRIT-M 603 Seminar in Medieval Italian Literature, VT: Manuscripts/Early Printing 3 cr. Storey, H.
FRIT-F 615 Studies in Medieval French Literature 3 cr. Merceron, J.

GERMANIC STUDIES

GER-G 415 Perspectives on German Literature, VT: Legends Over Time 3 cr Keller, H.
GER-G 639 Old Saxon 3 cr Gade, K.

HISTORY

HIST-B 208 Pagans and Christians in the Middle Ages 3 cr Deliyannis, D.
HIST-B 348 Byzantine History 3 cr Deliyannis, D.
HIST-B 352 Western Europe in the High/Late Middle Ages 3 cr Shopkow, L.
HIST-B 354 The Reformation 3 cr Field, A.
HIST-H 785 Seminar in Near Eastern History, VT: Early Modern Islamic Empires, 1300-1750. 4 cr Sahin, K.

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

HPSC-X 100 Human Perspectives on Science: The Science of Sex from Ancient Attitudes to Victorian Secrets 3 cr Inglehart, A.
HPSC-X 102 Scientific Revolutions: Plato to Nato 3 cr McNeela, M.
HPSC-X 602 Medieval and Renaissance Science: Renaissance Magic and Natural Philosophy 3 cr Newman, W.

HISTORY OF ART

FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art 3 cr Bassett, S.
FINA-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience 3 cr Reilly, D.
FINA-A 426 The Medieval City 4 cr Reilly, D.
FINA-A 520 Topics in Medieval Art 4 cr Reilly, D.
FINA-A 621 Problems in Early Christian Art 4 cr Bassett, S.

HONORS COLLEGE

HON-H 211 Ideas and Experience I 3 cr Craig, K.

JEWISH STUDIES

JSTU-H 150 Elementary Hebrew II 4 cr Maoz-Levy, M. / Naor, R.
JSTU-H 250 Intermediate Modern Hebrew 3 cr Maoz-Levy, M. / Weiss, A.
JSTU-J 320 Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs 3 cr Mokhtarian, J.
JSTU-H 350 Advanced Modern Hebrew II 3 cr Maoz-Levy, M.

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

SLIS-S 584 Manuscripts 3 cr Williams, C.

MUSIC

MUS- X 60 Early Music Ensemble 2 cr Gillespie, W.
MUS- Y 550 Early Chamber Ensemble 0-1 cr Elliott, P.
MUS-M 458 / MUS-M 558 Topics in Early Music 1 cr Gillespie, W. / Elliott, P.

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES & CULTURES

NELC-A 150 Elementary Arabic II - Undergraduate 4 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 250 Intermediate Arabic II - Undergraduate 3 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 350 Advanced Arabic II - Undergraduate 3 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 450 Advanced Arabic IV - Undergraduate 3 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-N 550 Elementary Arabic II - Graduate 3 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 650 Intermediate Arabic II - Graduate 2 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 670 Advanced Arabic II - Graduate 3 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-A 690 Advanced Arabic IV - Graduate 1-6 cr Morkus, N.
NELC-N 690 Research in Classical Arabic Texts, VT: Sources and Methods 3 cr Walbridge, J.
NELC-H 502 Elementary Hebrew II 3 cr Naor, R. / Maoz-Levy, M.
NELC-H 504 Intermediate Modern Hebrew 3 cr Maoz-Levy, M. / Weiss, A.
NELC-H 506 Advanced Modern Hebrew II 3 cr Maoz-Levy, M.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL-P 301 Medieval Philosophy 3 cr Wood, R.
PHIL-P 596 Readings: Medieval Philosophical Sources 1-4 cr Ebbs, G.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

REL-A 318 Rabbinic Judaism: Literature and Beliefs 3 cr Mokhtarian, J.
REL-R 325 Christianity 50-450: Christianization 3 cr Storin, B
REL-R 335 Introduction to Jewish Mysticism 3 cr Magid, S.

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

HISP-S 518 Spanish Medieval Literature 3 cr Giles, R.
 

MEDIEVAL STUDIES COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

MEST-M 390 Later Latin Literature in Translation

Medieval Literary Innovations. Heirs to the rich Roman literary tradition, Latin writers of the Middle Ages turned ancient genres and styles to new ends, and added dazzlingly innovative new ways of writing to the canon. This course will study a number of these innovations in their historical and cultural contexts. Authors will include Alcuin, Notker Balbulus, Bernard of Clairvaux, Heloise, Alan of Lille, and others; special attention to medieval theories of literary understanding and the status of women writers. No prerequisites, but some experience with either the Classical tradition or the literary cultures of the Middle Ages would be helpful. Evaluation: Three analytical essays.

MEST-M 500 Manuscripts and Early Printing

What are the principles of manuscript reproduction that writers had in mind when mapping out their works? How did these principles change once writers conceived their works as being published in book form? What were the roles of copyist, compiler, editor and then compositor in shaping the form in which a work appeared? And how can we convey the often unique subtleties of these cultural forms of reproduction today in digital environments? How did the reading of medieval works change from manuscript to print? And how do the matrices of print affect the production and interpretation of Renaissance texts? How do the paradigms of audience (or users of books) change from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance? These will be the guiding questions of this course that examines manuscripts and early printed books from their primary building blocks of the bifolium and the fascicle to their role as the primary tools of literary, historical, philosophical and scientific communication from the Middle Ages until the birth of “national presses”.

This course orients students to the cultural and physical structures, preparation, and uses of medieval manuscripts and documents and studies the changes brought about by printing in the late 15th and throughout the 16th century. Students will have hands-on experience with materials and will have the opportunity to develop individual research projects that involve medieval manuscripts and/or early printed books. While the course will be taught in English, a familiarity with an ancient and/or medieval language will be essential for full participation in the course. Students will have the opportunity to develop a project in their field of expertise. M 4:00–6:00 pm; Lilly Library; 4 credits.

MEST-M 815 Readings in Medieval Civilization

M815 is an independent readings course, in which a student works with a member of the faculty to select a set of reading and writing assignments, based on the student's interests and how many credit hours the student wishes to receive for the course. The student sends the Director of the Institute the proposal with the faculty member's agreement to supervise, and the Director authorizes the student to register for 1-4 credits of M815. At the end of the semester, all the faculty who have supervised students for M815 send the Director the final grades, and the Director submits them to the Registrar's Office. (M815 is offered fall and spring semesters, as well as both summer sessions.)