2017-18

Medieval Studies 1022 - Introduction to Medieval Studies (Helsen)
This foundation course will introduce civilization and thought in Europe and the Mediterranean between 400 and 1500, with emphasis on the medieval roots of many modern institutions and attitudes, including philosophy, technology, law, governance, courtly love and attitudes to women, warfare, art and archaeology, Christianity and Islam, literature, music and coinage.

English 3300 (formerly 3001) - History of the English Language (Fox)
A study of the historical development of English phonology, morphology, orthography and syntax from Old English to the modern period. At the same time, we examine the changing roles of English (commercial, literary, and administrative) and the different varieties of the language available to its many speakers.

English 3315E - Disenchanted Chaucer: Authority and Literature in Medieval England (Moll)
The authority of crown, family, and church, and even the texts that supported those institutions, was questioned in the late medieval period. While introducing the Middle English language, this course will explore how Geoffrey Chaucer and his contemporaries used literature to critique social and political institutions.

French 3542F - Culture and Literature in Society: The Middle Ages in France (cross-listed with French 4102F) (Nassichuk)
Through the study of the cultural productions from the Middle Ages in France, students will deepen their knowledge of specific productions as well as of critical approaches to them in order to be able to formulate their own critical perspectives and to communicate them effectively and accurately orally and in writing.

French 3870B - History of the French Language (Nassichuk)
An overview of the internal and external evolution of French, from Latin to the present. Historical phonetics, morphology and syntax shed light on lexical developments as well as philological issues arising in French texts of different periods. Social and political factors influencing the status of French today are also considered. 

French 4040A - Old French Language (Leclerc)
The introduction to Old French has a double objective: it permits the direct study of the earliest examples of French literature and at the same time provides a diachronic overview of the morphological, phonetic and syntactic evolution of the French language.

German 3305 - Advanced German (Lausch)
Take your German to the next level while exploring topics such as travel, politics, history, film, music, fine art, literature, technology and the environment. Learn to speak and write more fluently, express yourself more idiomatically, and master the more challenging points of German grammar.

History 2405E - Thrones Games: The English Monarchy from the Anglo-Saxons to the Death of Richard III (Murison)
The course begins with the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy (seven kingdoms) and ends in 1485. We shall study such themes as the means used to attain and keep power, the nature of rebellions and the relationship between rulers and ruled. Students will undertake document work and a Computer Module assist analysis.

History 2606E - The Making of the Modern Middle East (Shatzmiller)
This course moves from the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire through the formation of independent Turkey and the Arab and Jewish states to a consideration of social, economic and political developments such as the development of secular nationalism, socialism, pan-Islamism, and the challenges facing the modern Middle East. History 2608F/G, the former History 2161E. 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, 1.0 course.

History 3497F - Criminals, Crime Scenes and Punishment in Medieval Britain - Huron University College (Duggan)
When someone commits a crime nowadays, witnesses and/or victims notify the police. But what would people do if no police force existed, as was the case in medieval Britain? How would criminals be apprehended and brought to justice? Not for the faint-hearted, this course will explore how both men and women experienced and dealt with crime in medieval Britain through a variety of (sometimes grisly) topics, including feud, imprisonment, murder, outlawry, rape, robbery, and execution.

History 4603F - Silk Roads and Spice Routes: Ancient and Medieval Asia and World Contacts (Young)
This course will investigate the economic, political, religious, cultural, and technological impact of long distance land and sea trade between Asia and other world regions in ancient and medieval times up to around 1500.

Latin 2000 - Advanced Latin (K. Gervais)
This course completes the study of forms and grammatical material not covered in the beginners’ course and introduces students to the works of Latin authors.

Philosophy 2205W/X - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - King's University College (Hegedus/Mouroutsou)
A survey of the great philosophers from the pre-Socratics to Aquinas; focusing on the systematic unity of their thought, the influence of their ideas and their importance for us today. Themes include: the nature of reality, human existence, truth, God, political agency, and ethics. Antirequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G, 2201F/G. 6 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Philosophy 3012F/G - Medieval Philosophy (Lagerlund)
A survey of core issues and figures in medieval philosophy. Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G, Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Religious Studies 2204F/G - World Religions: Judaism and Islam - King's University College (Hegedus)
A study of the history, faith and practices of Judaism and Islam. Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130 3 hours, 0.5 course.