MED/REN COURSE CATALOGUE

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Art History (A HI)


3263 - SURVEY OF BYZANTINE ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Prerequisite: junior standing. A survey of Byzantine monuments from the foundation of Constantinople in 330 CE to its fall in 1453.

3303 - RENAISSANCE ART IN ITALY 1200-1600.  Prerequisite: junior standing. Focuses on Renaissance art and architecture in Italy from a social and cultural framework, beginning in the 1200’s and ending around 1580.

3353 - NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART. Prerequisite: junior standing. Painting, sculpture and architecture in Northern Europe from 1400-1600. The course will emphasize painting in Flanders, Germany and the Netherlands.

3403 - BAROQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN EUROPE: 1600-1700. Prerequisite: junior standing. Covers art and architecture in Europe in the seventeenth century, during the time period called the Baroque.

4233/5233 - MEDIEVAL ART I: EARLY CHRISTIAN TO c. 1100. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. A study of Western art and architecture from the early Christian period (fourth century) through the Early Romanesque period (about 1100). Studies of Byzantine, Migratory, Insular, Hispano-Islamic, Carolingian and Ottonian art included. No student may earn credit for both 4233 and 5233.

4243/5243 - MEDIEVAL ART II: ROMANESQUE. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. European medieval art of 11th and 12th centuries. Romanesque, the first pan-European art style, is formulated during a period of urban growth and the beginning of the university system. One of the most significant achievements during the Romanesque is the sculpted iconographical portal. No student may earn credit for both 4243 and 5243.

4253/5253 - MEDIEVAL ART III: GOTHIC. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. European late Medieval art from mid-12th century to mid-15th century. Beginning with Gothic and continuing into early Renaissance, when two distinct styles come about simultaneously: Flemish and early Renaissance. No student may earn credit for both 4253 and 5253.

4273/5273 - BYZANTINE ICONS. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Byzantine images occupy a principal position at the heart of the Eastern Church and they are an organic part of daily services. The icon represents a vision of the invisible, and therefore a vision founded on divine knowledge which transforms the created work into the miracle working image. This class will examine the challenging process of producing holiness and divinity through painting panels. No student may earn credit for both 4273 and 5273.

4303/5303 - EARLY RENAISSANCE ART IN ITALY. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1250-1500, emphasizing the birth of the Renaissance from a social and cultural framework. No student may earn credit for both 4303 and 5303.

4333/5333 - HIGH RENAISSANCE AND MANNERIST ART IN ITALY. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist painting, sculpture, and architecture between 1500-1600. No student may earn credit for both 4333 and 5333.

4343/5343 - ITALIAN DECORATIVE COMPLEXES. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing or permission of instructor. Designed for art history and non-art history majors studying abroad in Italy. Explores the history of sculpture, architecture and painting produced in Italy with particular emphasis on the renaissance in Tuscany between c. 1250 to 1534. No student may earn credit for both 4343 and 5343.

4353/5353 - NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART. Prerequisite: junior standing. Painting, sculpture and architecture in Northern Europe from 1400-1600. The course will emphasize painting in Flanders, Germany and the Netherlands. No student may earn credit for both 4353 and 5353.

4373/5373 - THE ITALIAN CITY: RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Architecture and urban planning of Italy from about 1300-1700. Emphasis on the growth of the city and how new forms of social interaction affected the development of architecture and the urban setting. No student may earn credit for both 4373 and 5373.

4383 - ITALIAN AND RENAISSANCE ART AND SCIENCE. Prerequisites: junior standing. Focuses on the confluence of science and art in Renaissance Italy through a study of materials, process, technique and structural issues addressed by artists in the creation of painting, sculpture, and architectures.

4403/5403 - SOUTHERN BAROQUE ART. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1600-1700. This course will emphasize the effects of the Counter-Reformation on art and artists in Rome. No student may earn credit for both 4403 and 5403.

4463/5463 - ISSUES IN NORTHERN BAROQUE ART. Prerequisite: junior standing/graduate standing. Focuses on Northern Baroque art as case-study for examination of a variety of art historical methodologies and problems such as attribution, function, and meaning. No student may earn credit for both 4463 and 5463.


Classics (CL C)


3163 - VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HELL: VIRGIL, DANTE, AND MILTON. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Focuses on Virgil's influence on Dante. Virgil celebrates, in both The Georgics and The Aeneid, the outcome of the struggle against external furor and passion and those elements within the individual. Dante, with Virgil as his spiritual guide in The Inferno, presents a series of spiritual exercises.


Drama (DRAM)


3713 – HISTORY OF THE THEATRE I. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission. Acquaints the student with the development of drama, theatre and production procedures through the ages from 500 B.C. to 1780.


English (ENGL)


2543 – ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM 1375 TO 1700. A survey of major writers and literary movements from Chaucer through Dryden. 

3513 - MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE. Intensive study of some of the major literary works of medieval England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings in various genres will include such works as Gawain and the Green Knight, Everyman, Piers Plowman, Morte d'Arthur, and The Canterbury Tales.

3523 – SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE. Intensive study of some of the major literary works of sixteenth-century England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings will include works in various genres by such writers as Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe, More.

3533 - SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE.
Intensive study of some of the major literary works of seventeenth-century England with attention to the relation between the literature and its social, intellectual and cultural contexts. Readings will include works in various genres by such writers as Donne, Herbert, Milton, Marvell, Bacon, Jonson and Webster.

3573 - ARTHURIAN LEGEND AND LITERATURE (crosslisted with Modern Languages and Literatures 3573). Examination of the legend of King Arthur in European literature. Concentrate on the historical Arthur, followed by major portion of semester on medieval and modern literary texts concerning Arthur and the Round Table. All texts read in English.

4133 – HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Traces the development of the English language from its Indo-European origins through its present state. Special attention will be paid to changes in grammar and vocabulary.

G4503 – BACKGROUNDS OF THE RENAISSANCE. Prerequisite: 1213. A study of classical and continental authors esteemed in the English Renaissance. Focus on Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Petrarch, Erasmus, and Machiavelli in the contexts of their cultures as well as their contributions to culture.

G4513 - CHAUCER. Examines the poetry of The Canterbury Tales and one or two of Chaucer's earlier narrative poems. Special emphasis will be given to the social, literary and cultural backgrounds to Chaucer's work.

G4523 - SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Close reading and analysis of Shakespeare's comedies and histories. Selected criticism, 1600 to the present. Historical background and Shakespeare's theatre. Dramatic traditions, movie interpretations, performance theory and acting. Emphases and reading lists vary from year to year.

G4533 - SHAKESPEARE TRAGEDIES. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Close reading and analysis of Shakespeare's tradegies and lyric poetry. Selected criticism, 1600 to the present. Historical background and Shakespeare's theatre. Dramatic traditions, movie interpretations, performance theory and acting. Emphases and reading lists vary from year to year.

G4543 - TUDOR AND STUART DRAMA. Intensive study of the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries, with emphasis on the plays of Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. Attention to dramatic forms, social issues, cultural context, language and performance. Readings will include plays by Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Heywood, Fletcher, Ford.

G4553 - MILTON. Close reading and analysis of selected poetry and prose, with emphasis on Paradise Lost. Study of literary forms, cultural myths, theology, ethics. Themes of loss, guilt, free will, male-female relationships.

G4593 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE. Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Specialized study in selected topics in medieval literary culture. Students will be expected to be able to read middle English.

G4603 - TOPICS IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. Prerequisite: 1213. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Specialized study in selected topics in early modern literary culture.

G5513 - MAJOR MEDIEVAL AUTHORS. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with a change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Focus on an outstanding medieval author such as Geoffrey Chaucer, Margery Kempe, or Thomas Malory, read in his or her literary, historical, and social context.

G5523 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE AND CULTURE. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Special studies in major figures, genres, themes,, and movements of the Middle Ages.

G5533 - MAJOR EARLY MODERN AUTHORS. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Focus on a significant early modern author such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, or Margaret Cavendish, read in his or her literary, historical, and social context.

G5543 - TOPICS IN EARLY MODERN LITERATURE AND CULTURE. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated twice with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Topics vary. Special studies in major figures, genres, themes and movements of the early modern period.


French (FR)


G4153 - SURVEY OF FRENCH LITERATURE TO 1800. Reading and discussion of major French works and their background from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution.

4313 - FROM LASCAUX TO LA TERREUR. Prerequisite: FR 3423; HIST 1223 or 1233. The political and social background of French literature from its beginning to the French revolution.

G5223 - SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY THEATRE. A study of dramatic works of Moliere, Corneille, Racine and other contemporaries.

G5313 - INTRODUCTION TO OLD FRENCH. Prerequisite: 10 hours of college Latin or equivalent; some knowledge of articulatory phonetics useful, but not required. History of the French vernacular from Latin to Modern French: external history, phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, with emphasis on phonological evolution; and introduction to the reading of Old French via short excerpts from monuments of literature, from the Strasbourg Oaths to Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles.

G5323 - OLD FRENCH READINGS. Prerequisite: 5313. Introduction to a literary understanding and appreciation of the Old French Canon as represented by such texts as the Alexis, the Roland, Chretien's romances, Beroul's Tristan, the Rose, theatre, chronicles and lyric poetry, including Rutebeuf and Villon.

G5603 - SIXTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH NARRATIVE AND PROSE. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission. Narrative and prose writers of the sixteenth century (i.e. Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne).

G5613 - SIXTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH POETRY AND THEATRE. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. All major or minor poets will be studied, as well as the revival of classical theatre in French.

G5623 - SEVENTEENTH CENTURY PROSE AND POETRY. Prerequisite: 4153. A survey of baroque, precieux and classical style, form and content as exemplified in the prose and poetry of the period.


German (GERM)


4113/G5113 - THE MIDDLE AGES. Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. Secular and religious literature of medieval Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands discussed within the international cultural context of the European Middle Ages. No student may earn credit for both 4113 and 5113.

G4313 - LITERATURE AND CULTURE PRE-1700.
Prerequisite: 3423 or 3853. From the beginnings until the end of the seventeenth century. A survey of literature, art, religion, social relations, music and history.

4603/G5603 - THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES. Prerequisite: 3423, 3853. A survey of the main literary movements of the period with concentrated study on the works of its principal writers. No student may earn credit for both 4603 and 5603.


History (HIST)


1113 - HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE. History of Europe from the fall of Rome to the end of the 15th century. Emphasis on the development of social structures and culture forms, and the sociocultural background of political and religious developments.
 
1223 – EUROPE, 1500 to 1815. An introductory survey of Europe in the early modern period. Topics include the Reformation, development of the nation-state, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolution and Napoleon.
 

2683 – INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM. Survey of the history of Islamic civilization in the Near East, North Africa, India and Malaysia from the advent of the Prophet to the modern period.

3053 - MEDIEVAL ITALY. Prerequisite: 1113 or 1613 or junior standing. A survey of Italy from circa 400-1350 CE, emphasizing the mix of Roman, Christian, and barbarian traditions, relations between the church and empire, and the role of cities and commerce.

3060 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL HISTORY.
 1 to 5 hours. May be repeated for credit with change of content. Discussion of a selected special problem or problems in medieval history.

3073 - WOMEN IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (Crosslisted with Women's Studies 3073). Prerequisite: 1223 or 1623 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the experience of women in Europe from c. 1350 to c. 1650. Examines ideas about women, life cycle, economic activity, education, exercise of power, and religion, noting the enhanced position of women from c. 1350, following the Black Plague, and the decline in that position which began c. 1500.

3113 - THE CRUSADES. Prerequisite: 1113 or 1613 or junior standing. Covers crusades to the Holy Land and Europe against Moors, pagans, heretics, and enemies of the Pope. Topics include crusade ideology, relations between Latins, Byzantines, Jews and Muslims, crusader states, techniques of warfare, and the experience of crusading.

3133 - MEDIEVAL WOMEN (Crosslisted with Women's Studies 3133). Prerequisite: 1113 or 1613 or junior standing. Covers social history of women in western Europe from late Antiquity to the late Middle Ages. Topics include stages of life, marriage, families, occupation, law, power, health, religion, love, and education.

3143 – THE ERA OF THE REFORMATION. An analysis of the forces leading to the religious upheaval in the sixteenth century and the spread of Protestantism in Northern European countries; the Catholic Reformation or Reaction; Thirty Years War; and the relation of the Reformation Era to medieval and modern civilization.

3323 - TUDOR ENGLAND. A study of England from 1485 to 1603. Topics covered include the establishment of the Tudor dynasty, Tudor administrative and political development, the English Reformation, foreign and colonial relations, economic growth, and sixteenth-century social and cultural life.

3333 - STUART ENGLAND. A study of England from the accession of James I in 1603 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Topics covered include economic change and growth, colonial development, the Puritan revolution, constitutional and religious controversies following the Restoration, and social and intellectual developments.

3683 – JEWISH MYSTICISM. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Introduces students to the main trends of Jewish mysticism, among them Kabbalah. It will familiarize students with ancient and medieval doctrines.

3733 – HISTORY OF HEAVEN AND HELL IN JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Traces the evolution of the concept of the afterlife, eternal reward and punishment in Judaism and Christianity from late Antiquity to the high Middle Ages.

3933 – HISTORY OF THE GREAT WITCH-HUNT IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE & AMERICA. (Crosslisted with W S 3933) Prerequisite: junior standing. Covers an important era in the history of human rights and misogyny while offering a view of early modern Europe through social, legal, political, and religious lenses.
 
3983 - MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Survey of Jewish history from the fall of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. to the expulsion from Spain in 1492. Primary emphasis on the social and intellectual history of the Jewish communities of the Islamic world and of Latin Christendom and their relations with the two great medieval civilizations.
 
4023 – INQUISITIONS. Prerequisite: 1223 or 1233 or junior standing or permission of the instructor. Examines the historical roots of inquisitions in order to better understand how they have shaped modern conflicts. The mechanisms people used for disciplining themselves, for imposing control on others, and for evaluating who has the right to participate in society reveals people¿s fears, priorities, and weaknesses.
 
4033 - THE RENAISSANCE. Prerequisite: 1223 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Examines the European renaissance, a time period that was crucial to the development of western European culture, intellectual thought, and state formation. This pivotal time period built the foundations of modern western culture.

History of Science (HSCI)


2543 – GOD AND NATURE IN THE PRE-SCIENTIFIC WORLD. Explores the changing and multifaceted relationship between science and religion throughout the history of western culture up to the eighteenth century. Discusses collaborations as well as conflicts between Christianity and scientific investigation. 
 
3013 – HISTORY OF SCIENCE TO THE AGE OF NEWTON. Prerequisite: junior standing, or completion of one History of Science lower-division course, or permission of instructor. A survey of Western people's efforts to understand the natural world, from earliest historical times to the seventeenth century.

3453 – SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN ISLAM. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission. History of scientific traditions and ideas in Islamic civilization, from the origins of Islam to the early modern period. Emphasis is on the derivation, development and transmission of Islamic science, as well as on the assimilation and influence of science within Islamic culture.

3823 - SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL CULTURE. Prerequisite: junior standing, or completion of one History of Science lower-division course, or permission. A survey of the historical development of medieval scientific, mathematical, medical, and philosophical thought.

3833 - THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION. Prerequisite: junior standing, or completion of one History of Science lower-division course, or permission of instructor. Explores the history of the "scientific revolution" of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Study includes understanding debates not just about what happened in the past but about how we today define science and how we understand the place of science in the modern world.

5513: ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SCIENCE. Prerequisite: 3013 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit 12 hours. Thematic historical analyses of ancient and/or medieval foundations of science, focusing on the development of particular disciplines or scientific institutions, the relationship between science and religion, or transmission of science. Includes examination of sources and critical assessment of scholarly interpretations.

5523: ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN SCIENCE. Prerequisite: 3013 Or 3023, Or Equivalent; Or Permission Of Instructor. May Be Repeated With Change Of Content; Maximum Credit 12 Hours. Thematic Historical Analyses Of Scientific Ideas And Practices In The Scientific Revolution And The Enlightenment, 16th-18th Cen- Turies. Includes Examination Of Sources And Critical Assessment Of Scholarly Interpretations.


Italian (ITAL)


3553 - SURVEY OF ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I. Prerequisite: 2223 or permission. Survey of the history of Italian literature and culture from early development of the Italian language in the 13th century up to the Italian Risorgimento (second half of the 18th century). Students will read selected texts of the Italian literary tradition in order to develop a foundational understanding of literary traditions that have constructed “Italian’ identity(ies). Students will also read secondary readings to facilitate an understanding of historical, political, and cultural contexts.

4513 - TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE.
Prerequisite: 3073 or 3423. May be repeated with change of content; Maximum credit nine hours. This course will focus on a particular author, genre, or theme from the origins of Italian literature (1225) through 1550. Students will read primary texts in the original language with an emphasis on understanding the texts through close textual analysis.

Letters (LTRS)


3123 - THE EXAMINED LIFE II: MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. Survey of the great books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with emphasis on the impact of these texts on modern thought. Can be applied toward the Letters majors requirement in history, literature, or philosophy.

3203 – REVENGE TRAGEDY, ANCIENT AND MODERN. Prerequisite: ENGL 1213 or EXPO 1213.
Focuses on the revenge tragedy, a genre of entertainment that has enjoyed widespread popularity from its inception in Classical Antiquity up to the present day in commercial film. Investigates the origins of the revenge tragedy in Seneca's Medea, Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy, and Shakespeare's Hamlet, and explores the ways that modern horror, action, and mobster films adopt and adapt conventions from these seminal works.

3213 - SHAKESPEARE AND CLASSICAL MYTH. Prerequisite: English 1213 or Expository Writing 1213. Classical myth constitutes the single most important body of material that Shakespeare drew on in constructing his plays and poetry, and this course examines its significance to Shakespeare's writing. Whether used for comic, ironic, or tragic effect, Shakespeare's many allusions to Classical myth introduce us to words, images, and moral and aesthetic questions that significantly widen our perspective on his work.


Medieval & Renaissance Studies (MRS)

3023 - EXPLORING MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. Provides an overview of the history, literature, and art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including hands-on work with medieval manuscripts and early printed books. This course will be taught by a series of faculty lecturing in their area of expertise, coordinated by a faculty member who will be present at every class and will serve as instructor of record.

3990 - INDEPENDENT STUDY. Prerequisite: junior standing or above and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Independent study on a topic in medieval and/or Renaissance studies.

4903 - SEMINAR IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE. Specialized study in selected topics in medieval and Renaissance culture. This course may be taught by an individual faculty member or by a series of faculty lecturing in their area of expertise, coordinated by a faculty member who will be present at every class and will serve as instructor of record. Prerequisite: junior standing or above, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours.

4990 - INDEPENDENT STUDY. Prerequisite: junior standing or above and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Independent study on a topic in medieval and/or Renaissance studies.



Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL)


3303 - THE WORLD OF DANTE. Prerequisite: Junior standing and English 1213. In this course students will engage in a close reading of a fundamental text in the western literary tradition: Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The course will also consider one of Dante’s minor works, the Vita Nuova, as well as the modern critical readings of Dante’s writing and thought. In lectures, special attention will be paid to the historical, political, literary and intellectual context of Dante’s poetry and thought. Students will also be asked to contribute to the classroom atmosphere by responding to questions and participating in discussions.

3453 – THE WORLD OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. (Crosslisted with IAS 3453) Prerequisite: junior standing. Explores the most famous literary product of the Arabo-Islamic civilization. Examines the work’s structural narrative techniques, characters, settings and themes as well as the various aspects of its cultural and social milieu. In addition, the course examines the Western perception of the Orient from the 18th century to today, and the reception of the work in the Medieval period and in the present Arab world.

3573 - ARTHURIAN LEGEND AND LITERATURE (crosslisted with English 3573). Examination of the legend of King Arthur in European literature. Concentrate first on the historical Arthur, followed by major portion of semester on the medieval and modern literary texts concerning Arthur and the Round Table. All texts will be read in English translation.


Music History / Musicology (MUHI / MUSC)


MUHI / MUSC 2313 – ANCIENT TIMES TO 1700. Prerequisite: 1312. A study of the development of music from its inception to the late Baroque era conducted through lectures, readings, listening and analysis. 
 
MUSC G5513 - MUSIC IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Majors only. A detailed survey of music from Hildegard of Bingen through Guillaume de Machaut. Explores a wide variety of medieval musical repertories, including major sacred and vernacular musical genres. Through detailed study of primary and secondary materials, we will examine musical structures as well as the historical contexts within which they were produced.

MUHI / MUSC G5523 - MUSIC IN THE RENAISSANCE: STYLE, THEORY, AND PERFORMANCE. Prerequisite: graduate standing; 2313 or equivalent. An integrated course that correlates vocal and instrumental Renaissance music by the major composers with the major writers of the time on musical theory, acoustics, philosophy, esthetics, history and performance.

MUHI / MUSC G5543 - THE BAROQUE ERA. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission; 2313, 2323, 3333, or equivalent. A detailed study of music from Monteverdi through J.S. Bach.


Philosophy (PHIL)


3423 - ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY. Prerequisite: six hours of philosophy or junior standing. Covers the history of religious philosophy in the West from ancient Greece until the 16th century. Major figures studied include Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Plotinus, Augustine, Boethius, Anselm, Maimonides, Aquinas, Averroes, Scotus, Ockham, and the Reformers.

Religious Studies (RELS)


2303 - ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS TRADITION. An exploration of the historical development of the world’s second largest religious tradition. Investigation of the major tenets of Islam, the Qur’an, the life of Muhammad, ritual and worship, development of Islamic law and the spread of Islamic civilization and ideas.

3683 - CHRISTIAN HERESIES. Prerequisite: junior standing. Investigates the relationship between religious orthodoxy and heresy, and how the clamor for the former only generated more of the latter. We will examine what became orthodox and why and how, and what heresies emerged, persisted or re-emerged, and under what conditions. We will examine how cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, and political/power relationships impinged upon the definition and evolution of authority, orthodoxy, and heresy. The goals of this course include the tracing of the recurrence of ancient heretical ideas into the modern period, and the consequences of the orthodox/heterodox dialectic across Christian history.


Spanish (SPAN)


G4153 - SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE TO 1700. Prerequisite: 3853. A study of representative works from the beginning to the Neo-Classic period.

G4713 - HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. An introduction to historical Spanish linguistics, covering the basic patterns of the evolution of Modern Spanish from Vulgar Latin, as shown in several major literary texts.

G5203 - PROSE FICTION OF CERVANTES-THE QUIJOTE. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Style, structure, content, and fundamental criticism of Cervantes' masterpiece.

G5333 - STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated once with change of content; maximum credit six hours. A study of the representative works and genres of the Middle Ages.

G5603 - STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE PROSE. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated once with change of topic; maximum credit six hours. The study of representative narrative from the Spanish Golden Age, including the Picaresque, Pastoral, Sentimental, Chivalric, Mystical and Byzantine traditions. Works by Quevedo, Fray Luis de León, Cervantes, Jorge de Montemayor, Gracián, and others.

G5623 - STUDIES IN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE POETRY. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated once with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Poetry of Garcilaso, Boscan, Fray Luis de Leon, Fernando de Herrera, Luis de Gongora, Francisco Quevedo, Lope de Vega, and others. Concepts of imitatio, cultismo, conceptismo, and the petrarchan and satirical traditions.

G5713 - HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. Prerequisite: ten hours of college Latin or equivalent. A study of the developments from Vulgar Latin until the present day.