Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEMS 200-01 Gothic Pilgrimage
Instructor: Phillip Earenfight
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-02. Gothic Pilgrimage considers the visual arts in the major European cities, courts, and religious centers at the end of the fourteenth century as seen through the eyes of a wealthy pilgrim c. 1400 en route from London to Jerusalem. Discussions focus on the key centers along the way, including Paris, Avignon, Milan, Pisa, Florence, Assisi, Siena, Rome, Naples, Venice, Padua, Prague, Cologne, and Aachen. Materials selected for the course highlight the objects and sights a pilgrim (medieval and his/her modern counterpart--the tourist) would likely experience en route to the Holy Land. Readings and discussions will examine medieval notions of the sacred, the civic, and the afterlife and the role of relics and visual artifacts in spirituality, civic identity, death, and burial. Each object or sight will be considered within the broader fabric of its surroundings, paying particular attention to how it was experienced within its physical context.
1330:W   WEISS 219
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 105-01 Medieval Europe
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
This survey course will study the development of European civilization during the period ca.300 to 1300. It will consider the impact of such events as the decline of the Roman Empire, the Germanic invasions, the development of Christianity and the Church, the emergence of feudalism, the expansion of Islam and the Crusades, and the creation of romantic literature.
0900:TR   DENNY 203
HIST 121-01 Middle East to 1750
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 121-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
HIST 130-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 110
HIST 223-01 Renaissance Europe
Instructor: Stephen Weinberger
Course Description:
A study of prevailing conditions (social, economic, political, and cultural) in western Europe with particular attention given to the achievements and failures of the Renaissance. Offered every other year.
1330:TR   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 230-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 130-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 110
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 121-01 Middle East to 1750
Instructor: David Commins
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 121-01.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in MUAC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUAC 101-01 History of Music
Instructor: James Hontz
Course Description:
An introductory course for students with some previous music experience providing training in intelligent listening through chronological discussion and analysis of selected representative works from the Middle Ages to 1750.
1030:TR   WEISS 235
MUAC 352-01 J.S. Bach and His World
Instructor: Blake Wilson
Course Description:
The vocal and instrumental compositions of Bach represent one of the greatest achievements of Western culture. Bach's output as a composer was strongly conditioned by the specific conditions under which he worked, and these conditions changed often as the restless and experimental young Bach became dissatisfied with one position after another, and sought ever more advantageous circumstances. Through close reading of secondary sources, and analysis of primary documents and scores, this course tracks Bach's odyssey as a composer, performer and teacher within the shifting matrix of political, religious, cultural, and personal conditions of his life.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
Courses Offered in MUEN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUEN 009-01 Collegium Musicum
Instructor: Blake Wilson
Course Description:
Admission to all department ensembles is by audition at the beginning of the academic year or by permission of the director. Instrumental ensembles meet once a week for 2 to 2 1/2 hours each. Choral ensembles meet twice a week for 1 to 1 1/4 hours each. Credit for participation in department ensembles is noted on participants' transcripts.
1715:M   WEISS 108
1715:W   WEISS 108
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 380-01 History of the Spanish Language
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course explores the structural and historical evolution of the Spanish Language from Latin to the medieval period and its subsequent spread developments in Spain and Latin America. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon) and external history (socio-historical context) are examined. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed. A minimal knowledge of Latin may be helpful, though by no means required. This course is intended for majors and may useful students studying Spanish Linguistics as well as Spanish Literature. Spanish 380 is taught in Spanish. MEMS elective
1500:TF   BOSLER 209