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All Medieval Studies Courses:

Intro to Medieval Studies -Medieval Studies 1022

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. Antirequisite(s): Medieval Studies 1025F/G, 1026F/G 3 hours, 1.0 course FIND 2012-13 COURSE OUTLINE HERE History History 2405E - Britain to 1688 An introduction to British history from the Anglo- Saxons. 3 hours, 1.0 course.


History

History 2606E - Introduction to Islamic History and Civilization

The course examines the main events and themes of Islamic history and civilization and their place in world history. It covers Muhammad and the Qur'an, the conquest movement, the Islamic legal system, the economy, social structures and political institutions, literature, philosophy, theology, art and architecture, and science, among other subjects. Antirequisite(s): History 2607F/G, History 2608F/G and the former History 2161. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

History 2607F/G - The History and Civilization of Medieval Islam

The course introduces the main events and themes of Islamic history and civilization and their place in world history. Topics include: Muhammad and the Qur'an, the Islamic legal system, social structure and political institutions, literature, philosophy, theology, art and architecture, medicine and science, interaction with Europe, the Crusades, and trade. Antirequisite(s): History 2606E and the former History 2161. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

History 2809E - Jewish History and Culture to 1492

This course will survey the religious, social, economic and cultural development of Judaism and Jewish life, and relationships between Jews and other communities. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

History 2173 - War in the Ancient and Medieval World

A consideration of technical, cultural, social and political aspects of warfare. The course ends with the fall of Constantinople and the use of gunpowder. 2 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

History 2401E - Medieval Europe From the 4th to the 15th centuries

3 hours, 1.0 course.

History 3605E - Crusaders & Moslems in the Twelfth Century

Aspects of Frankish and Moslem Societies and Cultures in the Middle East. Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course in History at the 2200 level or above. 2 hours, 1.0 course.


Music

Music 3700F/G


Philosophy

Philosophy 2006 - The Metaphysics and Epistemology of Witchcraft

Witches: who they were, why they were thought to be witches by themselves and others, what was done to them and why? The course will treat a number of standard philosophical issues (the mind-body problem, causation, free-will, theories of knowledge) through a study of Renaissance and early modern material. 2 hours, 1.0 course.

Philosophy 2201F/G - Introduction to Mediaeval Philosophy

A brief survey of some main problems in mediaeval philosophy. Emphasis will be placed on metaphysical and epistemological issues. Antirequisite(s): The former Philosophy 273E. Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G, Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G. 3 hours, 0.5 course. (Huron)

Philosophy 2205W/X - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

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. (King's)

Philosophy 3012F/G - Medieval Philosophy

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

Philosophy 3014F/G - Later Medieval Philosophy

An intermediate survey of selected works by philosophers writing in the high middle ages. Figures to be studied may include Siger of Brabant, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and William of Ockham. Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2200F/G, Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G. 3 hours, 0.5 course (Huron)

3012F/G - Medieval Philosophy

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

A study of the history, faith and practices of Judaism and Islam. Antirequisite(s): Religious Studies 2130 3 hours, 0.5 course. King's University College


Visual Arts History

2251E - Early Medieval Art

Art and architecture of Europe and the Mediterranean from late antiquity to the year 1000. Topics include Judeo-Christian, Byzantine, Islamic, Carolingian, and Ottonian art, with emphasis on cultural interactions. Prerequisite(s): VAH 1040, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

2253E - Romanesque and Gothic Art

European artistic culture from 1000 to 1500, contextualizing varied manifestations of the visual languages now termed “Romanesque” and “Gothic” in architecture, sculpture, stained glass, manuscripts, metalwork, and other media. Antirequisite(s): VAH 2254F/G or VAH 2255F/G. Prerequisite(s): VAH 1040, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

2254F/G - Romanesque Art

European art and architecture from the 10th through 12th centuries, contextualizing its diverse forms, functions, and audiences in relation to such international phenomena as monasticism and pilgrimage. Antirequisite(s): VAH 2253E Prerequisite(s): VAH 1040, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or special permission of the Department. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

2255F/G - Gothic Art

European visual culture from ca. 1150 to ca. 1500, with historical contextualization of the building and decoration of cathedrals and the production of objects in other media. Antirequisite(s): VAH 2253E. Prerequisite(s): VAH 1040, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or special permission of the Department. 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.


Comparative Literature and Culture

Comparative Literature & Culture 2236F/G - Literature & Culture of the Middle Ages

Medieval European literature from its heroic beginnings to its first great coming of age in the works of chivalry and romantic love is examined in its cultural context. All works are read in modern English translation. Prerequisite(s): CLC 1020, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

German 3300F/G - Literature & Culture of the Middle Ages

German literature from its heroic beginnings to its first great coming of age in works of chivalry and romantic love is examined in its cultural context. Most works are read either in modern German translation or English. Prerequisite(s): German 2250E or the former German 263 or 290 or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Comparative Literature and Culture 2285F/G - The Sagas of the Vikings

This early European literary tradition will be approached primarily through the Family Sagas (c. 1225-1325). Among the issues investigated are the heroic ethic, the role of women, the outlawed hero, pagan vs Christian elements. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): CLC 1020, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Comparative Literature and Culture 3333F Dante's Inferno (J. Miller)

A study of Dante's Inferno, along with background topics such as medieval theology, cosmology, poetics, and politics. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): CLC 1020, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Comparative Literature and Culture 3334G Dante's Purgatorio (J. Miller)

A study of Dante's Purgatorio, along with background topics such as medieval theology, cosmology, poetics, and politics. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): CLC 1020, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 0.5 course.

Comparative Literature and Culture 3380F/G - Medieval Literature and Modern Cinema

The course studies medieval writings in tandem with films based on them, while also examining other cinematic attempts to recreate a 'real' Middle Ages. Included are the Story of the Grail, Death of King Arthur, Tristan, The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales; and films by Dreyer, Cocteau, Pasolini, Rohmer, and Bresson. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): CLC 1020, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.


English

English 2420E - Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Drama

Selected plays from the Medieval period to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Consult the Department for offerings.Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 of English 1020E or 1022E or 1024E or 1035E or 1036E or both English 1027F/G and 1028F/G, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course. (Huron)

English 3012 - Old English Language and Literature

Studying the language and literature of England a millennium ago, we will move from introducing the language to simple prose texts to the poetry of the Exeter and Vercelli Books, and for most of the second term to the study of Beowulf. Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 of English 1020E or 1022E or 1024E or 1035E or 1036E or both English 1027F/G and 1028F/G, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3 hours, 1.0 course.

English 3114E - Medieval Language and Literature

An introduction to some of the major themes and forms of Old and Middle English literature, with particular emphasis on Beowulf, Chaucer and his contemporaries, and the Arthurian tradition. Antirequisite(s): English 3118F/G and English 3119F/G. Prerequisite(s): At least 60% in 1.0 of English 1020E or 1022E or 1024E or 1035E or 1036E or both English 1027F/G and 1028F/G, or Medieval Studies 1020E, or both of Medieval Studies 1025F/G and 1026F/G, or permission of the Department. 3.0 hours, 1.0 course (Huron)


French

French 3540F/G-3542F/G- Culture & Literature in Society: The Middle Ages in France

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. Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): French 2600E or (both French 2605F/G and 2606F/G) or permission of the Department. Permission of the Department is required for registration in the Z courses. Corequisite(s): Pre-or Corequisite(s): Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours, 0.5 course. 3541F/G, 3542F/G Spanish 3320F/G

Other Course Options: Additional courses from those listed above or senior-level courses in Medieval Studies on an approved list*, or Latin 2000** (1.0 of these 2.0 courses may also be taken through study abroad, e.g., at Poitiers for an intensive Latin course, or engaging in a relevant archaeological dig in Europe or the Middle East.)