Spring Courses 2005


Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies



Medieval and Renaissance Studies Courses (MEDREN)

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The 25 Medieval and Renaissance courses listed below are being offered in Spring 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. Seniors graduating this spring must meet with the DUS to make sure that all requirements for the major or minor will be met before graduation.

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.


MEDREN Undergrad courses spring 2005

MEDREN 100S.01. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Romance of King Arthur (Also GERMAN 198S.01)
WF 10:05-11:20

MEDREN 100S.03. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Women in Medieval Literature and Medicine (Also WOMENST 150S.02)
MWF 10:20-11:10

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

MEDREN 111ES.01. Introduction to German Literature I (Also GERMAN 121S.01)
TTH 11:40-12:55

MEDREN 112A.01. Gothic Cathedrals (Also ARTHIST 110.01)

MWF 10:20-11:10

MEDREN 114.01. Aspects of Medieval Culture (Also HISTORY 116/ARTHIST 139.01, CLST 139.01)
Neuschel and Rasmussen
MWF 10:20-11:10

MEDREN 116S.01. The Pagan World of the Divine Comedy (Also CLST 116S.01)
MWF 1:30-2:20

MEDREN 117A.01. Ancient Myth in Literature (Also CLST 117.01)
WF 11:40-12:55

MEDREN 133B.01. British Isles in the Middle Ages (Also HISTORY 133C.01)
MWF 11:55-12:45

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

MEDREN 134C.01. Jewish Mysticism (Also RELIGION 134.01)
TTH 2:50-4:05

MEDREN 140BS.01. Chaucer (Also ENGLISH 140S.01)
MWF 8:45-9:35 AM

MEDREN 141.01. Fifteenth-Century Italian Art (Also ARTHIST 141.01)
MWF 3:05-3:55

MEDREN 145A.01. Milton (Also ENGLISH 145.01)
TTH – 10:05-11:20

MEDREN 147A.01. Introduction to Islamic Civilization (Also RELIGION 147.01, HISTORY 102G.01, CULANTH 148.01)
MWF 1:30-2:20

MEDREN 151B.01. Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque (Also SPANISH 151.01)
TTH 2:50-4:05

MEDREN 156A.01. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (Also RELIGION 158.01, HISTORY 156A.01)
TTH 8:30-9:45 AM

MEDREN 182.01. Shakespeare before 1600 (Also ENGLISH 143.01, THEATRST 109.01)
TTH 8:30-9:45 AM

MEDREN 183.01. Shakespeare after 1600 (Also ENGLISH 144.01, THEATRST 110.01, AAAS 199S.01)
TTH 10:05-11:20

MEDREN 200.02. Advanced Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: The Life and Thought of Anselm of Canterbury, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Abelard (Also offered as Divinity School HISTTHEO 220.02)
MW 4:00-5:15
Note: open to juniors and seniors only

MEDREN 206.01. The Christian Mystic Tradition in the Medieval Centuries: Medieval Women Contemplatives and Theologians (Also RELIGION 206.01, HISTORY 206.01, Divinity School CHURHST 206.01)
W 7:00-9:30 PM
Note: open to juniors and seniors only

MEDREN 209S.01. Middle English Literature Topics: Wycliffite Writings (Also ENGLISH 212S.01)
TH 1:15-3:45

MEDREN 218S.01. Medieval Philosophy (Also PHIL 218S.01)
M 6:15-8:45 PM

MEDREN 220S.01. Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Company (Also ENGLISH 220S.01)
W 6:00-8:30 PM

MEDREN 236A.01. Luther and the Reformation in Germany (Also RELIGION 236.01 and Divinity School HISTTHEO 236.01)
T 4:25-6:30
Note: open to juniors and seniors only

MEDREN 240.01. Medieval Narrative: Allegory and Writing Love (Also FRENCH 240.01)
M 4:25-6:55

MEDREN 243S.01. Topics in Netherlandish and German Art: Art and Markets (Also ARTHIST 243S.01)
Van Miegroet
W 7:15-9:45 PM

MEDREN 272.01. The Early Medieval Church: Seven Ecumenical Councils (Also RELIGION 272B.01 and Divinity School CHURHST 272.01)
M 7:00-9:30 PM
Note: open to juniors and seniors only


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.