Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEMS 200-01 Revolutionary Milton
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 394-01.
0900:TR   EASTC 301
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
Courses Offered in CLST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CLST 100-01 Greek and Roman Mythology
Instructor: Christopher Francese
Course Description:
A general introduction to the texts and narratives of the chief myths of Greece and Rome and their impact on Western civilizations with special reference to the fine arts: music, sculpture, painting, and literature.
0830:MWF   EASTC 405
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 101-01 Medievalism from J.R.R. Tolkien to Game of Thrones
Instructor: Chelsea Skalak
Course Description:
The novels of J.R.R. Tolkien popularized a new era of medievalism in the arts, inspiring an incredible output of novels, art, movies and television, and video and role-playing games. Yet medievalism is also often hurled as an insult, indicating outmoded or backwards-looking modes of thought. In this class, we will consider the ramifications of the resurgence of medievalism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including questions of genre, politics, history, and the individual in society. Authors include J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, and G.R.R. Martin.
1030:TR   EASTC 405
ENGL 101-03 The Epic: Gods, Devils, Monsters, and Men
Instructor: Jacob Sider Jost
Course Description:
An introduction to the epic as a genre and to the mythic stories that have shaped Western culture. Texts will likely include Homer's Iliad, Beowulf, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Wordsworth's The Prelude.
0900:TR   EASTC 405
ENGL 352-01 Renaissance Genres
Instructor: Jacob Sider Jost
Course Description:
An exploration of the literary riches of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, particularly drama. Primary source authors will likely include Marlowe, Middleton, Jonson, Shakespeare, and Webster, with secondary readings from Aristotle, Hegel, Frye, and others. Note: This course does not overlap with English 392: Shakespeare.
1030:TR   DENNY 21
ENGL 394-01 Revolutionary Milton
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. 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.
0900:TR   EASTC 301
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 259-01 Islam
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 259-01 and RELG 259-01. An introduction to Islamic beliefs and practices in their classical forms: rituals, law, mysticism, and other topics. The course will consider aspects of Islamic cultures and societies in medieval and modern times. This course is cross-listed as MEST 259 and RELG 259.
1130:MWF   DENNY 104
HIST 311-02 Violence and Colonialism
Instructor: Christopher Bilodeau
Course Description:
This course will place in a comparative perspective the key role of violence in European colonization in the New World. Two geographical locations will be analyzed (North America and South America) and three imperial powers (English, French, and Spanish) between the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. The goal is not a comprehensive look at the roles of violence in colonialism, but an episodic analysis of the ways in which violence manifests itself in colonial situations across time and space. Topics will include (among others) theories of violence, the origins of colonial violence, the roles of violence in colonizing versus colonized societies, the power and persistence of symbolic violence, and covert and overt resistance to colonial domination.
1330:W   DENNY 303
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. Offered every year.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 259-01 Islam
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 259-01 and RELG 259-01. An introduction to Islamic beliefs and practices in their classical forms: rituals, law, mysticism, and other topics. The course will consider aspects of Islamic cultures and societies in medieval and modern times. This course is cross-listed as HIST 372 and RELG 259.
1130:MWF   DENNY 104
Courses Offered in MUAC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUAC 101-01 History of Music
Instructor: Jennifer Blyth, Lila Ellen Gray
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.
1330:MR   WEISS 235
MUAC 351-01 Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Music
Instructor: Jennifer Blyth, Lila Ellen Gray
Course Description:
Studies in selected topics of the history of music from chant to ca. 1600. Prerequisite: 101 and 126 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.
1500:TF   WEISS 212
Courses Offered in MUEN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MUEN 009-01 Collegium Musicum
Instructor: Blake Wilson
Course Description:
May Not Be Audited.
1715:MTR   WEISS 108
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 214-01 History of Christianity: Reform and Modernity
Instructor: Mara Donaldson
Course Description:
The course concentrates on the emergence of the Protestant tradition in the 16th century and the Catholic response. Considers the impact of the Enlightenment on both Protestant and Catholic self-understanding.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 109
RELG 259-01 Islam
Instructor: Theodore Pulcini
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 259-01 and MEST 259-01. An introduction to Islamic beliefs and practices in their classical forms: rituals, law, mysticism, and other topics. The course will consider aspects of Islamic cultures and societies in medieval and modern times. This course is cross-listed as HIST 259 and MEST 259.
1130:MWF   DENNY 104