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ARTH 3115. Medieval Art and Architecture (3-0-3) This course examines developments in the art and architecture of the European High Middle Ages, especially the Romanesque and Gothic periods (ca. 1000-1500 CE). Special attention is given to the historical, cultural, and religious contexts of medieval art and, in particular, to the diverse of roles of art in the Church in structuring religious experience in medieval society. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3117. Italian Renaissance Art (3-0-3) This course examines the art of Italy in from the late-13th through the 16th centuries. It focuses primarily on the art of Florence, Siena, Rome and Venice with a detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural background of the arts. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3118. Northern Renaissance Art (3-0-3) This course examines the painting, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts of Northern Europe from the late 14th through the 16th centuries. The course focuses on major artists, monuments, styles, and themes. (Course fee required.)


ARTH 3126. Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy and Spain (3-0-3) This course examines the painting, printmaking, sculpture, and architecture of Europe from the late 16th through the 17th centuries, a period known as the Age of the Baroque. The course focuses on major artists, monuments, styles, and themes. This course may be repeated once for credit with permission of the instructor. (Course fee required.)


ENGL 3135. Medieval Literature in Britain (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2157 with a grade of "C" or better and Prerequisite: or Corequisite: ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 with a grade of "C" or better. Form and content in major works from Beowulf through Chaucer. Some of the works will be read in modern English translations.


ENGL 3126. Feature Writing (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 3155. This course instructs students to write effective non-fiction stories that would appear in newspapers, magazines, or online. The emphasis here will be on fact-based stories about people, places, and issues. To accomplish this, the course will develop skills in narration, characterization, and sensory details. All stories will be written for the purpose of being published in a campus or local publication. The craft of freelance writing will be explored.


ENGL 4105. Shakespeare to 1600 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2157 with a grade of "C" or better and Prerequisite: or Corequisite: ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the principal works of Shakespeare written before 1600, including comedy, tragedy, and history. The course will introduce students to English culture in the age of Elizabeth.


ENGL 4106. Shakespeare after 1600 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2157 with a grade of "C" or better and Prerequisite: or Corequisite: ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the principal works of Shakespeare written after 1600, including comedy, tragedy, and romance. The course will introduce students to English culture in the Jacobean age.


ENGL 4555. Selected Authors - Capstone Course (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2157 with a grade of "C" or better and Prerequisite: or Corequisite: ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 with a grade of "C" or better. Students must take the capstone course either in the semester they plan to graduate or the semester before they graduate. An intensive study of one or two major authors. Students will read a substantial body of the author's work in the context of social, political, historical, and religious issues of the age. The course will also include an opportunity for students to read and discuss secondary critical works, especially as they increase understanding of theoretical approaches to literature (formalist, psychological, materialist, feminist, cultural/historical, etc.).


ENGL 5166. History of the English Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. A study of the linguistic origins of English from Anglo-Saxon to Middle English to modern world Englishes, including an understanding of how varieties of English convey cultural and political meaning.


ENGL 5545. Advanced Topics in Literature, Writing, and Theory (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and ENGL 2157 with a grade of "C" or better and Prerequisite: or Corequisite: ENGL 2155 and ENGL 2156 with a grade of "C" or better. Intensive study of a major author, theme, genre or movement in literature, writing, or theory. May be taken twice for credit if the topic is different.


FREN 3125. Survey of French and Francophone Literature: Middle Ages-18th Century (3-0-3) Prerequisite: FREN 3101. This course introduces students to literature from the Middle Ages through the 18th Centuries and considers social and historical contexts. The course introduces basic elements of literary analysis and gives students the opportunity to use them in writing assignments. (Course fee required.)


HIST 3155. Intro to European History I, Ancient and Medieval (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Any 1000 or 2000 level HIST course. A diverse cultural approach to the emergence of the medieval world and its development from Ancient Greece through the early Middle Ages. Topics will include the development political institutions, religion, and culture.


HIST 3555. History Topics (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Any 1000 or 2000 level HIST course. Topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated three times for credit with different topics.


HIST 5139. Convivencia: Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Spain (3-0-3) Prerequisite: HIST 3125 with a grade of C or better or consent of chair. This course introduces students to the problems of interfaith relations and inter-cultural exchange between Muslim, Jewish, and Christian peoples living in the medieval Spanish Kingdoms. Students will explore the problems of community interaction, law and society, trade, and the transmission of culture between diverse religious groups making up what scholars call the land of the three religions. Students will study the theories of acculturation and convivencia (coexistence) as explanatory concepts of Iberian history and how this relates to conflict and peace within the peninsula. (Course Fee Required)


HIST 5575. Selected Topics in European History (3-0-3) Prerequisite: HIST 3125 with a grade of C or better or consent of chair. Selected topics in the history of modern Europe. Graduate students will have reading or research projects not required of undergraduates. May be taken up to three times for credit if topic varies. (Course Fee Required)


MUSC 3228. Music History to Mozart (3-1-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2202. Chronological study of the development of Western music; an in-depth study of musical thought and practice.


PHIL 3115. Ancient-Medieval Philosophy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or any philosophy class. A survey of the origin and developments in philosophical thought from ancient times to the beginning of the Modern era (Renaissance). The doctrines of the philosophers will be examined in relation to their cultural settings and for their relevance today.


SPAN 4115. Survey of Spanish Literature (3-0-3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3170. Spanish literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present. (Course fee required.)


SPAN 4117. Spanish Golden Age Theater (3-0-3) Prerequisites: SPAN 3170 and 4115 with a grade of "C" or better. This course gives students a general panorama of Golden Age Theater, including the reading and analysis of some of the canonical works. The selection of works affords students experience with a variety of subgenres such as epic, tragedy, comedy, and the entremés. The study of each work will center upon the sociopolitical message of the text. (Course fee required.)


THEA 3175. Theatre History/Literature 1: Greeks to Renaissance (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175. Interdisciplinary examination of dramatic literature and theatre history from ancient Greece to the early Renaissance, studied in the context of important cultural trends of these periods.


THEA 3176. Theatre History/Literature 2: Renaissance to Romanticism (3-0-3) Prerequisite: THEA 1175. Interdisciplinary examination of dramatic literature and theatre history from the Renaissance to Romanticism, studied in the context of important cultural trends of these periods.