Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEMS 200-01 The Medieval Song
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-01. Taught in English. This course introduces the student to the study of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern periods by examining the fusion of words and music produced in Medieval Europe. The core of the course uses modern technology to examine manuscript images, manuscript transcriptions, translations into English, and musical renditions. The material is studied comparatively and focuses on textual context, thematic convention (literary as well as musical), as well as cultural content.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 208
Courses Offered in ARTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 205-01 Michelangelo - Man & Myth
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
The melding of myth and history has always clouded the identity and achievement of "great" figures in art, culture, and science. The legacy of Michelangelo as a sculptor, painter, and architect began during his own generation, and continues to this day. This course will examine his life and art from both the persepective of his contemporaries and art-historical scholarship in an effort to understand the enduring significance and value of his achievement. The format of this course will be largely discussion-based.
1330:W   WEISS 219
ARTH 301-01 Italian Renaissance Art 1450-1563
Instructor: Melinda Schlitt
Course Description:
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy from 1450 through 1580. The works of Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bramente, and Titian, among others, will be addressed. Issues of style, patronage, and function will be considered within the political and cultural contexts of the 15th and the 16th 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 WR graduation requirement.
0900:TR   WEISS 219
Courses Offered in ENGL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 350-01 Medieval Romance
Instructor: Thomas Reed
Course Description:
This course will trace the evolution of the literary romance throughout the Middle Ages. Among the works we'll likely consider are Beowulf, Marie de France's Lais, Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian romances, The Quest of the Holy Grail, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and various of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. As for method, we'll aim to hit a productive balance between contextual and inter-textual approaches.
1030:TR   EASTC 300
ENGL 354-01 English Literature, 1660-1798: Plagues, Petticoats, Poems & Plays
Instructor: Jacob Sider Jost
Course Description:
Canonical authors and marginal voices of the long eighteenth century. Plagues, fires, invasions, fashion, theology, flirtation, lexicography, heavy drinking, slavery, rebellion, municipal sanitation, love. Pepys, Dryden, Behn, Addison, Pope, Swift, Pilkington, Johnson, Boswell, Piozzi, possibly early Austen.
0930:MWF   EASTC 300
ENGL 399-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ITAL 322-01.Additional meeting time for FLIC students only Monday 1:30-2:15pm in Bosler 313.
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
Courses Offered in ITAL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ITAL 322-01 Dante's Divine Comedy
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 399-01.Additional meeting time for FLIC students only Monday 1:30-2:15pm in Bosler 313.
1500:TR   BOSLER 213
1500:M   BOSLER 318
ITAL 400-01 Boccaccio's "Decameron" and the Structure of Storytelling
Instructor: James McMenamin
Course Description:
This course will focus on Boccaccio's Decameron with a critical eye on the construction of the text and the stylistic complexity of the individual novelle. Students will be guided to study the use of rhetoric as a means of empowerment from a variety of perspectives. The course will culminate in a research project of interdisciplinary nature that reflects each students personal interests.
1330:W   BOSLER 318
Courses Offered in JDST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JDST 247-01 Saints and Demons
Instructor: Shalom Staub
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 250-01 and RELG 247-01.
1330:TF   EASTC 405
Courses Offered in MEST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
MEST 250-01 Saints and Demons
Instructor: Shalom Staub
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 247-01 and RELG 247-01.
1330:TF   EASTC 405
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 PHIL
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PHIL 202-01 17th and 18th Century Philosophy
Instructor: Crispin Sartwell
Course Description:
This course treats the Rationalists, Empiricists and Kant, with particular emphasis on issues in epistemology and metaphysics, such as the possibility and limits of human knowledge, the role of sense perception and reason in knowledge, the nature of substance, God and reality.Prerequisite: one prior course in philosophy or permission of the instructor.
1030:TR   EASTC 301
Courses Offered in RELG
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RELG 247-01 Saints and Demons
Instructor: Shalom Staub
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 247-01 and MEST 250-01.
1330:TF   EASTC 405
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 380-01 The Medieval Song
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01. Taught in English. This course introduces the student to the study of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern periods by examining the fusion of words and music produced in Medieval Europe. The core of the course uses modern technology to examine manuscript images, manuscript transcriptions, translations into English, and musical renditions. The material is studied comparatively and focuses on textual context, thematic convention (literary as well as musical), as well as cultural content.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 208
SPAN 410-01 Cervantes' Don Quixote
Instructor: Alberto Rodriguez
Course Description:
An in-depth study of Cervantes' masterpiece. We will pay close attention to the narrative technique, the many innovations introduced throughout the novel, and the significance of Cervantes' creation for later developments in literature. The whole novel will be read in Spanish.
1330:W   BOSLER 314