Other Undergraduate Courses

For descriptions of most of these courses, see the current Undergraduate Bulletin. Cross-listed courses may count toward the major or minor in both Medieval and Renaissance Studies and in the cross-listed departments or programs.

190A. Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Topics differ by section.

201S. Music History I: To 1650. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Music 255S

205S. The Vikings and Their Literature. ALP, CCI, EI. C-L: see German 261S

210. Medieval Architecture. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Art History 226

215. Gothic Cathedrals. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Art History 225

220. The Art of Medieval Southern Italy. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 335

224S. Romance of Arthur. ALP, CZ. C-L: See German 260S

225. Art in Renaissance Italy. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Art History 255; also C-L: Italian 386

227. Renaissance Architecture in Italy: Brunelleschi to Michelangelo. ALP, CZ. C-L: see Art History 258; also C-L: Italian 258

227FS. Renaissance Architecture in Italy: Brunelleschi to Michelangelo. ALP, CZ. C-L: see Art History 258FS

229A. Renaissance and Baroque Art History. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Art History 255A

233. Michelangelo in Context. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Art History 259; also C-L: Italian 261

237. French Art and Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 293

242A. History of Netherlandish Art in a European Context. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 262A; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

243A. History of Netherlandish Art in a European Context. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 263A; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

249. Netherlandish Art and Visual Culture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Art History 337; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

254. The Expansion of Medieval Europe. CCI, CZ. C-L: see History 254

256. Medieval Bodies: Sex and Food. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see History 246; also C-L: Women's Studies 219, Study of Sexuality 210

257. Medieval Christendom, Conflict. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see History 242; also C-L: Religion 354

259. Europe Before the Crusades. CCI, CZ. C-L: see History 245

262. The Crusades to the Holy Land. CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see History 249; also C-L: Jewish Studies 249, Islamic Studies

268. Islamic Civilization I. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 375; also C-L: Cultural Anthropology 256, History 210, Information Science and Information Studies, Islamic Studies, Ethics Courses Offered through Other Departments

269. Islamic Civilization II. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 376; also C-L: Cultural Anthropology 257, History 211, International Comparative Studies, Islamic Studies, Ethics Courses Offered through Other Departments

272. British Isles in the Middle Ages. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see History 247

275. Tudor/Stuart Britain. CZ, R, W. C-L: see History 269

277. History of Medieval and Renaissance Italy. ALP, CZ. C-L: see History 252

279. The History of the Renaissance in Europe 1250-1550. CZ, W. C-L: see History 256; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

281. Reformation Europe. CCI, CZ. C-L: see History 257; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

284. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 358; also C-L: History 259, Ethics Courses Offered through Other Departments

287. Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400. CCI, CZ, EI, STS. C-L: see History 260

289. Rise of Modern Science: Early Science through Newton. CZ, STS, W. C-L: see History 302

290-1. Topics in Medieval Art and Architecture. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Art History 290-1

290AS-1. Topics in Renaissance British Literature. ALP. C-L: see English 290AS-1

290S-1. Special Topics in Medieval English Literature to 1500. ALP. C-L: see English 290S-1

301. Ancient Myth. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Classical Studies 208

303. Ancient and Medieval Epic. ALP, CCI. C-L: see Classical Studies 204

304S. Interpreting Rome. ALP, CCI, CZ, FL. C-L: see Latin 372S

308. Introduction to Old English. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see English 205

312. Introduction to Italian Literature I. ALP, CCI, FL. C-L: see Italian 332

314. Introduction to Spanish Literature I. ALP, CCI, FL. C-L: see Spanish 332

317. Medieval English Literature to 1500. ALP, CCI, R. C-L: see English 231

318. Middle English 1100-1500. ALP, CCI, W. C-L: see English 207

320S. Chaucer I. ALP, CCI, R. C-L: see English 332S

321. Chaucer II. ALP, CCI, R. C-L: see English 333

326. Sixteenth-Century English Literature. ALP. C-L: see English 233

328. Seventeenth-Century English Literature. ALP. C-L: see English 238

330. Introduction to Shakespeare. ALP, W. C-L: see English 235; also C-L: Theater Studies 222

331. Shakespeare Before 1600. ALP, EI, R. C-L: see English 336; also C-L: Theater Studies 336

332. Shakespeare After 1600. ALP, EI, R. C-L: see English 337; also C-L: Theater Studies 337

333. Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances. ALP. C-L: see English 334; also C-L: Theater Studies 334

337. Milton. ALP, R. C-L: see English 338

340. Jewish Mysticism. CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 335; also C-L: Jewish Studies 335, Ethics Courses Offered through Other Departments

345. The Devil's Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition. ALP, CCI, EI. C-L: see German 370; also C-L: Literature 240

350. Medieval Philosophy. CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see Philosophy 219

354. Medieval Christianity in Film and Fiction. ALP, CCI, CZ, EI C-L: see Religion 261; also C-L: History 244

355. Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. CCI, CZ C-L: see Philosophy 220

390. Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Topics may focus on fine arts, history, language and literature, or philosophy and religion, frequently engaging interdisciplinary perspectives.

390-1. Topics in Renaissance Art. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Art History 390-1

390A. Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Topics differ by section.

390S. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Seminar version of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 390.

426S. Capstone Seminar: Sex, Celibacy, and Purity in the Middle Ages. CCI, CZ, EI, R. C-L: see History 459S; also C-L: Religion 415S

429S. Capstone Seminar: The Black Death and Medieval Society. CCI, CZ, EI, R. C-L: see History 460S

430S. Capstone Seminar: Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages. CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see History 462S

432S. Capstone Seminar: Medieval Communities. CCI, CZ, EI, R. C-L: see History 463S

450. Dante’s Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. ALP, CCI, CZ, EI. C-L: see Italian 481; also C-L: Religion 262, History 253, Literature 245, International Comparative Studies

452. Courtly Love and Hate. ALP, CCI, FL. C-L: see French 418S

454. Sex, Death, and a Little Love: Boccaccio’s Decameron. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Italian 482

458. Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque. ALP, CCI, FL. C-L: see Spanish 410; also C-L: Information Science and Information Studies 251

459. Golden Age Literature: Cervantes. ALP, CCI, FL, CZ. C-L: see Spanish 411

462S. Eros in the Renaissance. ALP, CZ, R, W. C-L: see Romance Studies 411S

465. France in the Making: Language, Nation, and Literary Culture in Premodern Europe. CCI, CZ, FL. C-L: see French 425; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

470S. Italians Abroad, Foreigners in Italy: Seeing and Being Seen (DS2). ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Italian 484S; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

475D. Women Writers of the Renaissance: Spain and England. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Spanish 481D; also C-L: English 433

504A. History of Netherlandish Art and Visual Culture in a European Context. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 506A; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

505A. History of Netherlandish Art and Visual Culture in a European Context. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 507A; also C-L: International Comparative Studies

506S. Art and Markets. ALP, CCI, R, SS. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 567S; also C-L: Economics 321S, Markets and Management Studies

507S. Live Images: Ancient and Medieval Representations of the Divine. ALP, CCI, CZ, W. C-L: see Visual and Media Studies 533S; also C-L: Religion 552S, Classical Studies 558S

522. Music in the Middle Ages. ALP, R. C-L: see Music 551

523. Topics in Renaissance Music. ALP, R. C-L: see Music 552

524. Music in the Baroque Era. ALP, R. C-L: see Music 553

550. Early and Medieval Christianity. CZ. A survey of the history of Christianity from its beginnings through the fifteenth century. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Keefe and Steinmetz.

551. Modern European Christianity. CZ. A survey of the history of Christianity from the Reformation to the present, with emphasis on the early modern era. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Heitzenrater and Steinmetz.

570S. The Society and Economy of Europe, 1400 - 1700. CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see History 519S

575S. Religion and Society in the Age of the Reformation. CZ, R. C-L: see History 523S

576S. Microhistory. CCI, CZ, R, SS, W. C-L: see History 520S

590. Advanced Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Topics may focus on fine arts, history, language and literature, or philosophy and religion. Open to Seniors and graduate students; other students may need consent of instructor.

590-1. Topics in Early Modern Studies. ALP, FL, R. C-L: see French 590

590S. Advanced Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Topics may focus on fine arts, history, language and literature, or philosophy and religion. These seminar courses frequently engage interdisciplinary perspectives, historiography, and interpretation of medieval and Renaissance cultures. Open to Seniors and graduate students; other students may need consent of instructor.

590S-1. Topics in Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Art History 590S-3

590S-2. Topics in Italian Renaissance Art. ALP, CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Art History 590S-4

605. Introduction to Old English. ALP. C-L: see English 505

607. History of the German Language. C-L: see German 560; also C-L: Linguistics 560

608S. Medieval and Renaissance Latin. ALP, CCI, CZ, FL. C-L: see Latin 508S

610S. Introduction to Medieval German: The Language of the German Middle Ages and Its Literature. ALP, FL, R. C-L: see German 610S

615S. Dante Studies. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Italian 583S

625S. Chaucer and His Contexts. ALP, CCI, R. C-L: see English 532S

630S. Shakespeare: Special Topics. ALP, R. C-L: see English 536S

632S. Special Topics in Renaissance Prose and Poetry: 1500 to 1660. ALP, R. C-L: see English 538S

642. Medieval Fictions. ALP, CCI, FL. C-L: see French 530; also C-L: Literature 541

647S. Latin Palaeography. ALP, CZ, FL. C-L: see Latin 584S

648. The Legacy of Greece and Rome. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Classical Studies 568

650. The Early Medieval Church. CZ. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Keefe.

651S. The Early Medieval Church, Out of Africa: Christianity in North Africa before Islam. CZ. Selected writings of Tertullian, Cyprian, and Augustine, as well as lesser known African Fathers, on topics such as the African rite of baptism, African creeds, and African church councils. Focus on major theological, liturgical, and pastoral problems in the African church in order to gain perspective on the crucial role of the African church in the development of the church in the West. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Keefe.

653. The Sacraments in the Patristic and Early Medieval Period. CZ. A study of the celebration and interpretation of baptism or eucharist in the church orders and texts of the early church writers. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Keefe.

655. Early Christian Asceticism. CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 634; also C-L: Study of Sexualities, Women’s Studies

659. Justice, Law, and Commerce in Islam. CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 660; also C-L: African and African American Studies 575, International Comparative Studies, Islamic Studies, International Comparative Studies

662. Origen. CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 632

664. Augustine. CZ, EI. C-L: see Religion 633

667. Readings in Latin Ecclesiastical Literature. CCI, CZ. Readings in Latin of pastoral, theological, and church-disciplinary literature from the late patristic and medieval period. Also offered as a graduate Religion and Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Prerequisite: knowledge of Latin. Instructor: Keefe.

669S. Medieval Philosophy. CCI, CZ, R. C-L: see Philosophy 618S

672. The Christian Mystical Tradition in the Medieval Centuries. CZ. Reading and discussion of the writings of medieval Christian mystics (in translation). Each year offers a special focus, such as: Women at Prayer; Fourteenth-Century Mystics; Spanish Mystics. Less well-known writers (Hadewijch, Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine of Genoa) as well as giants (Eckhart, Ruusbroec, Tauler, Suso, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and Bernard of Clairvaux) are included. Also offered as a Divinity School course, and as Religion 742. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Keefe.

675. Luther and the Reformation in Germany. CZ. The theology of Martin Luther in the context of competing visions of reform. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Steinmetz.

676. The English Reformation. CZ. The religious history of England from the accession of Henry VIII to the death of Elizabeth I. Extensive readings in the English reformers from Tyndale to Hooker. Also offered as a Divinity School course.  Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Steinmetz.

677. Problems in Reformation Theology. CZ. Consent of instructor required. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Steinmetz.

679. Problems in Historical Theology. CZ. Consent of instructor required. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Staff.

680. Readings in Historical Theology. CZ. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Prerequisites: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 550 and 551.

682. Christian Thought in the Middle Ages. CZ. A survey of the history of Christian theology from St. Augustine to the young Martin Luther. Also offered as a Divinity School course. Open to Juniors and Seniors only. Instructor: Steinmetz.

690S-1. Special Topics is Middle English Literature: 1100 to 1500. ALP, CCI, R. C-L: see English 530S 

690S-2. Topics in Renaissance Studies. ALP, CCI, CZ. C-L: see Italian 590S-1; also C-L: Art History 590S-2.