Fall Courses 2005


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Medieval and Renaissance Studies Courses (MEDREN)

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The 30 Medieval and Renaissance courses listed below are being offered in Fall 2005 and count toward the major and minor. See Program Requirements for distribution requirements among the four course-study areas. Students should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for advising before determining a course schedule.

For course descriptions, see the Online Course Synopsis Handbook. Not all departments have put up or will put up course descriptions in the Online Course Synopsis. Course descriptions, along with other information for registering (including pre-Curriculum 2000 and Curiculum 2000 designations), can be found in the MEDREN section of ACES online. Note that there will also be a link to a course's cross-listing in another department, where you might find other information on the course.

Course descriptions can also be found in the current Undergraduate Bulletin, where over 120 Medieval and Renaissance courses are listed. When looking in the Bulletin for course descriptions, keep in mind that full course descriptions are given in one place only (to save space)—in the section of the course's home department. For example, MEDREN 144B, Renaissance and Baroque Art History (cross-listed with Art History 144B) is listed among the MEDREN courses, but its full description is to be found in the Art History section of the Bulletin.

All the courses listed below may be taken toward degrees in both Medieval and Renaissance Studies and in the departments to which MEDREN courses are cross-listed.

To read about faculty teaching the courses below, go to Faculty Profiles.

For all sorts of valuable information on registration, see Trinity College's Summary of Important Information about Requirements, Registration, and Other Academic Regulations.

100S.01. Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: "Renaissance Environmentalism" (Also ENGLISH 139BS.01)
MWF 3:05-3:55

100S.02. Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: "Shakespeare: Text, Translation" (Also ENGLSIH 139BS.02)
TTh 11:40-12:55

100.03. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: "Medieval Europe, 500-1500" (Also HISTORY 103.03)
TTh 1:15 - 2:30

111A.01. Introduction to Italian Literature I (Also ITALIAN 111.01)
MWF 11:55 - 12:45

111B.01. Introduction to Spanish Literature I (Also SPANISH 111.01)
TTh 1:15 - 2:30

111C.01. Introduction to French Literature I (Also FRENCH 111.01)
MW 2:50 - 4:05

111C.02. Introduction to French Literature I (Also FRENCH 111.02)
MW 1:15 - 2:30

117A.01. Ancient Myth in Literature (Also CLLST 117.01)
WF 2:50 - 4:05

121A.01. Medieval English Literature to 1500 (Also English 121A.01)
WF 1:15-2:30

131C.01. Topics in Medieval Art & Architecture: "Pilgrimage and Tourism" (Also ARTHIST 134.01)
MW 10:05 - 11:20

134B.01. History of The Jews in the Late Middle Ages (Also HISTORY 134B.01, Judaic Studies)
TTH 10:05 - 11:20

139AS.01. Special Topics in British Literature I: "Religious Writing" (Also ENGLISH 139AS.01, RELIGION 185S.01)
TTH 11:40 - 12:55

140BS.01. Chaucer (Also ENGLISH 140S.01)
WF 10:05 - 11:20

140C.01. Topics in Renaissance Art (Also ARTHIST 140.01)
WF 1:15 - 2:30

143.01. The Art of the Counter Reformation (Also ARTHIST 143.01)
WF 10:05 - 11:20

146A.01. Introduction To Islamic Civilization (Also CULANTH 147.01, HISTORY 101G.01, RELIGION 146.01)
M 4:25 - 6:55

153B.01. Golden Age Literature: Cervantes: "How To Explain Don Quixote?" (Also ENGLISH 173.01, SPANISH 153.01)
TTh 2:50 - 4:05

155S.01. Music History I: To 1650 (Also MUSIC 155S.01)
MWF 1:30 - 2:20

157.01. French Art and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period (Also ARTHIST 156.01)
Van Miegroet
MW 1:15 - 2:30

166.01. Dante in Translation I (Also ITALIAN 129A.01)
WF 1:15 - 2:30

182.01. Shakespeare before 1600 (Also ENGLISH 143.01, THEATRST 109.01)
TTH 11:40-12:55

202B.001. Early and Medieval Christianity (Also offered as Divinity School CHURHST 13)
TWTh 9:00-9:50
Note: open to juniors and seniors only; enroll through the discussion sections

209.01. Middle English Literature: 1100-1500: Representations of Christ in Later Middle Ages (Also ENGLISH 212.01, RELIGION 245.01)
Th 1:15 - 3:45

216.01. Augustine (Also RELIGION 219.01)
TTh 2:00 - 3:15

221BS.01. Renaissance Prose and Poetry: "Science and Health in Early Modern England" (Also ENGLISH 221S.02)
T 1:15 - 4:45

260B.01. History of the German Language (Also GERMAN 260.01, LINGUIST 260.01)
WF 8:30-9:45 a.m.

272.02. Early Medieval Church: "Pastoral Care 6th-8th Centuries” (Also offered as Divinity School CHURHST 272B.01)
W 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Note: open to juniors and seniors only

273.01. Early Medieval Church Out of Africa: "Christianity in Northern Africa before Islam" (Also RELIGION 272A.01, also offered as Divinity School CHURHST 272A.01)
M 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Note: open to juniors and seniors only

HISTORY 157A.01. Rise of Modern Science I: Antiquity Through Newton
MW 11:40-12:55

REL 185S.04. Christianity: From Medieval to Modern
WF 11:40-12:55
Fulfills WID requirement for undergrads

For those who are not aware of the opportunity, Duke and UNC have a reciprocal registration arrangement that allows undergraduate students at one university to take courses at the other. For a list of medieval courses being offered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see the Carolina Association for Medieval Studies (CAMS) website listing of classes. Unfortunately, the UNC Renaissance group does not announce its course offerings each term, but may in the future.

Inter-Institutional Registration Agreement

Under the inter-institutional registration agreement, any graduate, professional, or undergraduate student enrolled as a degree-seeking student at any of the following participating universities may participate in registration via the inter-institutional registration process:

Duke University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For further information on rules and registration procedures, go to the Inter-Institutional Registration Agreement website.

Duke/UNC direct bus:
A new Duke/UNC direct bus, funded by the Robertson Scholars Program, departs frequently and makes traveling between the two campuses easier than ever before. See the Robertson Scholars website for the departure and arrival schedule for this bus.