Spring 2018 Courses

Links to ACES and to registration policies and schedules

The 25 Medieval and Renaissance courses listed below are being offered in the spring and count toward the major and minor. See Program Requirements for distribution requirements among the four course-study areas. The "course study areas" to which these courses may be distributed for the major are indicated for each course in the list. Students should meet with Program Coordinator for advising before determining a course schedule.

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.

Go to Academic Policies and Procedures for Undergraduates for all the information you need about Trinity College T-Reqs.

See the Interinstitutional Registration Agreement at the end of the course listing to learn about taking courses at UNC Chapel Hill, which may also count toward the MEDREN major and minor.

89S.01 First-Year Seminar: Survival Stories (Also Literature 89S.01 and Romance Studies 89S.01)
Eisner
MW 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

89S.02 First-Year Seminar: Dangerous Beliefs and Seductive Images: The Literature of Religious Violence in the "Secular" West (Also English 89S.01 and Visual and Media Studies 89S.02)
Giugni
TU 8:30 - 11:00
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language & Literature, Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

105.01 Old Worlds/New Histories (Also African & American Studies 134.01 and History 105.01)
Kaiwar
MW 1:25 - 2:40
CCI, CZ, SS
Course Study Area: Medieval Cultures, History
See Synopsis

125.01 Early Modern Europe (Also History 117.01)
Elrod
MW 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, STS, CZ, SS
Course Study Area: Renaissance Cultures, History
See Synopsis

190S.01 Special Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Medieval Castles of Europe (Also Art History 190S.01)
Triplett
TUTH 1:25 - 2:40
STS, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See Synopsis

205.01 The Vikings and Their Literature (Also German 261S.01)
Keul
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
ALP, CCI, EI
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

246.01 Italian Baroque Art (Also Art History 256.01, Italian 256.01, Romance Studies 256.01)
Huffman
TUTH 11:45 - 1:00
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See Synopsis

268.01 Islamic Civilization I (Also Religion 375.01, Cultural Anthropology 256, History 210, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 327, Information Science and Information Studies, Islamic Studies)
Hassan
WF 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, CZ, EI
Course Study Area: History, Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

287.01 Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400 (Also History 260.01)
Robisheaux
MW 1:25 - 2:40
CCI, CZ, EI, STS
Course Study Area: Renaissance Cultures, History, Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

290S-1.01 Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Game(s) of Thrones: Medieval Literature and Popular Culture (Also English 290S-1.01)
Hines
TUTH 6:15 - 7:30 pm
ALP, CCI, CZ
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

314.01 Introduction to Spanish Literature I (Also Spanish 332.01)
Vilches
TUTH 3:05-4:20
CCI, FL, ALP
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

321.01 Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (Also English 337.01)
Hines
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
CCI, R, ALP
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

332.01 Shakespeare after 1600 (Also English 337.01, Theater Studies 337)
Porter
TUTH 1:25 - 2:40
ALP, EI, R
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

354.01 Medieval Christianity in Film and Fiction (Also History 244.01 and Religion 261.01)
DuBois
M 6:15 - 8:45pm
CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

432S.01 Medieval Communities (Also History 463S.01)
Morrow
M 3:05 - 5:35
CCI, EI, R, CZ
Course Study Area: Medieval Cultures, History
See Synopsis

450.01 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise (Also Italian 481.01, Religion 262.01, Literature 245.01)
Giugni
MW 3:05 - 4:20
ALP, CZ, EI
Course study area: History, Language & Literature
See Synopsis

507S.01 Live Images: Ancient and Medieval Representations of the Divine (Also Visual and Media Studies 533S.01, Religion 552S.01, Classical Studies 558S.01)
Wharton
TU 6:15 - 8:45 pm
CCI, W, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts, Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

551.01 Modern European Christianity (Also Church History 751)
Pak
MW 2:30 - 3:45
ALP, CZ, CCI
Course Study Area: Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

576S.01 Microhistory (Also History 520S.01)
Robisheaux
W 6:30 - 9:00 pm
CCI, R, W, CZ, SS
Course Study Area: History
See Synopsis

590S.01 Advanced Seminar in Medieval and Renaissancs Studies: Geopolitics: Spain and France (Also History 590S.02, Romance Studies 590S.01)
Longino, Vilches
W 4:40 - 7:10
ALP, CCI, FL
Course Study Area: Language & Literature, History
See Synopsis

603.01 Dante's Divine Comedy (Also Italian 582.01, Literature 582.01)
Eisner
MW 11:45 - 1:00
CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language & Literature
See Synopsis

Other courses that are not cross-listed with MEDREN but may count toward the major and minor

ARTHIST 89S.02 First-Year Seminar: Visual Culture of Venice (Also VMS 89S.01)
Huffman
W 11:45 - 2:15
CCI, R, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See Synopsis

ARTHIST 317.01 The Body in Art in Early Modern Europe: Power and Limits of Corporeal Representations (Also Dance 317.01, ROMST 317.01, THEATRST 245.01)
Caviglia
TUTH 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See Synopsis

ARTHIST 336.01 Pilgrimage and Tourism (Also VMS 336.01, RELIGION 260.01)
Wharton
MW 4:40 - 5:55
CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts, Philosophy & Religion
See Synopsis

ISS 390T.01 Special Topics in Information Science + Studies Tutorial: Premodern Memes: Speaking of Images from the Middle Ages to Today
Giugni
TUTH 4:40 - 5:55
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See Synopsis


Interinstitutional Registration Agreement

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 courses being offered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see the website for UNC's program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Under the interinstitutional 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 interinstitutional 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 Interinstitutional Registration Agreement website.

Robertson Express Bus between Duke and UNC Chapel Hill:
The Robertson Express Bus offers a direct trip between Duke and UNC, making it very easy to travel between the two campuses. It departs every half hour from the Chapel and drops off at the Morehead Planetarium at the center of the UNC campus. The Robertson Express Bus website gives a departure and arrival schedule.