Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEMS 200-01 History of Christianity: From Margin to Center
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 212-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 110
Courses Offered in ARTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 101-01 An Introduction to the History of Art
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
This course is a critical survey of western art beginning with the Ancient Near East (approximately 4000 B.C.) through the Gothic period in Europe (early 1300s). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of style, subject-matter, and function within an historical context, and especially on the student's ability to develop skills in visual analysis. Developing appropriate vocabularies with which to discuss and analyze works of art and imagery will also be stressed, along with learning to evaluate scholarly interpretations of them. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) distribution requirement.
0930:MWF   WEISS 235
ARTH 300-01 Italian Renaissance Art 1250-1450
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from approximately 1250 to 1450. The works of Giotto, Pisano, Donatello, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and Massacio, among others, will be addressed. Issues of style, patronage, and function will be considered within the political and cultural contexts of the 13th through 15th centuries. Critical and theoretical writings of the period will also be discussed. Prerequisite: 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I.c. distribution requirement and WID graduation requirement.
0900:TR   WEISS 221
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-02 The Once and Future King: The Legend of King Arthur
Instructor: Chelsea Skalak
Course Description:
The legend of King Arthur has captured imaginations for hundreds of years, inspiring adaptations even into the present day. Yet when the legend originated over 800 years ago, it was already considered a tale of a bygone age, the dream of a romantic past. This class will read the medieval origins of the King Arthur story and then trace that legend to the present day, always considering how each text responds to both its own historical context and its imagined past.
1030:MWF   EASTC 405
ENGL 350-01 Chaucer's Women
Instructor: Chelsea Skalak
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGST 300-02.Patient Griselda, sensual Alisoun, long-suffering Constance, the irrepressible Wife of Bath - in The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer provides a wide range of women who alternately uphold and challenge the medieval boundaries of femininity. In this class we will explore medieval conceptions of gender, sexuality, and romance by way of Chaucer's most memorable women, read alongside confessional manuals, scientific treatises, and religious tracts that provide insight into how medieval scholars conceived of the differences between men and women.
1030:TR   DENNY 311
ENGL 394-01 Revolutionary Milton
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
In the popular imagination John Milton remains the grandfatherly Christian poet of Paradise Lost. While Paradise Lost is an epic poem about the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and thus Christian, the poem also radically addresses polemical subjects such as the role and place of women in an ideal society; the relationship between God and Christ the Son; censorship and printing; the question of personal responsibility; the definition of democracy. Paradise Lost, along with the Bible, was one of the most frequently read books in Colonial America, and Miltons work played a key role in forming our country. In order to get at these issues in the poem, we will read a variety of Miltons work, from the short play, Comus, to the prose tract on censorship, Areopagitica. We will discuss social and historical contexts of the later seventeenth century, in which thinkers such as Milton interrogated the role of monarchy and of religion in the state. Detailed study of the poetry and prose with emphasis on the development of Milton as a poet. Prerequisite: 220 or the permission of the instructor.
1330:MR   LIBRY BENRUSH
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.
1030:TR   DENNY 103
HIST 130-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01. Survey of pre-Colombian and colonial Latin American history. Students explore the major ancient civilizations of the Americas, the background and characteristics of European conquest and colonization, the formation of diverse colonial societies, and the breakdown of the colonial system that led to independence. The course includes both the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas from a comparative perspective. This course fulfills the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. This course is cross-listed as LALC 230.
0900:TR   DENNY 313
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.
1500:TR   DENNY 203
Courses Offered in ITAL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 301-01 The Discourse of Love
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
What is Love? Through a diverse selection of works from authors such as St. Francis, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de' Medici, Pietro Aretino, Gaspara Stampa, and Veronica Franco, students will examine the nature of love from a variety of perspectives. From the spirituality of religion to the physicality of desire and attraction, this course will confront topics such as the medieval and Renaissance ideas of love (courtly love, the Dolce Stil Novo, and love sickness), theological notions of love (charity), different expressions of love (heterosexuality, same-sex attraction and polyamory), and transgressive types of love (lust, adultery, and prostitution). This course is taught in Italian. Prerequisites: 231 and 232, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV I. b. distribution requirement. Offered every year.
1500:TR   BOSLER 318
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. Survey of pre-Colombian and colonial Latin American history. Students explore the major ancient civilizations of the Americas, the background and characteristics of European conquest and colonization, the formation of diverse colonial societies, and the breakdown of the colonial system that led to independence. The course includes both the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas from a comparative perspective. This course fulfills the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. This course is cross-listed as HIST 130.
0900:TR   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in LATN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LATN 241-01 Early Christian Latin
Instructor: Marc Mastrangelo
Course Description:
Selections from Augustine's Confessions, Prudentius' Psychomachia, and/or the corpus of Claudian and Ausonius. Attention is paid to the intellectual and literary culture of the late 4th century AD. Offered every two years. Prerequisite: 112 or the equivalent. Offered every two years.
1330:MR   EASTC 212
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 200-03 Christian-Muslim Relations
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with RELG 312-01.In this course we shall examine Christian-Muslim relations both historically and thematically. That is, we will investigate specific episodes of encounter between Christianity and Islam from the rise of Islam in the seventh-century, through their intense interaction in the medieval period (especially in al-Andalus), to the modern era. We shall examine the theological dialogue and polemic between the two religions pertaining to their respective understandings of theology propert, revalation, Christology, sin, salvation, and religious community. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of primary texts in translation.
0900:TR   EASTC 406
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. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) distribution requirement.
1030:TR   WEISS 235
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 RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 212-01 History of Christianity: From Margin to Center
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. The course traces the emergence of Christianity from its beginnings as a minority sect in the first century to the height of its influence in the 14th century. Special attention will be given to cultural and aesthetic influences on the emerging Church.
1130:MWF   DENNY 110
RELG 312-01 Christian-Muslim Relations
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 200-03.In this course we shall examine Christian-Muslim relations both historically and thematically. That is, we will investigate specific episodes of encounter between Christianity and Islam from the rise of Islam in the seventh-century, through their intense interaction in the medieval period (especially in al-Andalus), to the modern era. We shall examine the theological dialogue and polemic between the two religions pertaining to their respective understandings of theology propert, revalation, Christology, sin, salvation, and religious community. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of primary texts in translation.
0900:TR   EASTC 406
Courses Offered in WGST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WGST 300-02 Chaucer's Women
Instructor: Chelsea Skalak
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 350-01.Patient Griselda, sensual Alisoun, long-suffering Constance, the irrepressible Wife of Bath - in The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer provides a wide range of women who alternately uphold and challenge the medieval boundaries of femininity. In this class we will explore medieval conceptions of gender, sexuality, and romance by way of Chaucer's most memorable women, read alongside confessional manuals, scientific treatises, and religious tracts that provide insight into how medieval scholars conceived of the differences between men and women.
1030:TR   DENNY 311