Spring 2014 Courses

Links to ACES and to registration policies and schedules

The 22 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 are indicated after each course in the list. Students should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Program Coordinator for advising before determining a course schedule.

For course descriptions, go to ACES, look up the list of MEDREN courses, and for any course click the link to Course Synopsis. Not all departments have put up or will put up detailed course descriptions.

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 229A, Renaissance and Baroque Art History (cross-listed with Art History 255A) 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.

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

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty

201S.01. Music History I: to 1625 (Also MUSIC 255S.01)
McCarthy
MW 11:45 - 1:00
Fine Arts

254.01. The Expansion of Medieval Europe (Also HISTORY 254.01)
Malegam
TUTH 11:45 - 1:00
History

268.01. Islamic Civilization I (Also RELIGION 375.01, CULANTH 256.01, HISTORY 210.01)
Hassan
MW 1:25 - 2:40
History, or Philosophy and Religion

287.01D. Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400 (Also HISTORY 260D.01)
Robisheaux
MW 3:05 - 3:55 (Note: Discussion Section Required)
History

303.01. Ancient and Medieval Epic (Also CLST 204.01)
Janan
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
Language and Literature

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty

321.01. Chaucer II (Also ENGLISH 333.01)
Sirko
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
Language and Literature

332.01. Shakespeare After 1600 (Also ENGLISH 337.01, THEATRST 337.01)
Porter
TUTH 11:45 - 1:00
Language and Literature

333.01. Shakespeare: Comedies and the Romances (Also ENGLISH 334.01, THEATRST 334.01)
Quilligan
TUTH 10:05 - 11:20
Language and Literature

345.01. The Devil’s Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition (Also GERMAN 370.01, LIT 240.01)
Morton
TUTH 11:45 - 1:00
Language and Literature

354.01. Medieval Christianity in Film and Fiction (Also RELIGION 261.01, HISTORY 244.01)
Dubois
M 6:15 - 8:45
Philosophy and Religion

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty

390S.04. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: “Shakespeare: Now and Then” (Also ENGLISH 390S-7.04, THEATRST 290S-1.05)
Beckwith
MW 10:05 - 11:20
Language and Literature

390S.05. Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: “East End Boys, West End Girls” (Also ENGLISH 390S-7.04, THEATRST 290S-1.05)
Beckwith
MW 1:25 - 2:40
Language and Literature

432S.01. Capstone Seminar: “Medieval Communities” (Also HISTORY 463S.01)
Morrow
TUTH 1:25 - 2:40
History

556S.01. Religion, Conflict, and Holy War in the Premodern West (Also HISTORY 506S.01)
Malegam
TU 3:05 - 5:35
History

575S.01. Religion and Society in the Reformation (Also HISTORY 523S.01)
Robisheaux
W 7:30 - 9:00
History, or Philosophy and Religion

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty

590S.01. Advanced Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Racine, His World, and His Critics (Also FRENCH 590S.01)
Longino
W 4:40 - 7:10
Language and Literature

590S.02. Advanced Seminar in Medieval and Renaissance Studies: “Staging Venice” (Also ITALIAN 590S.01)
Perocco
TUTH 4:40 - 5:55
Language and Literature

609S.01. Old Norse: Introduction to the Language of Viking Scandinavia (Also GERMAN 510S.01, LINGUIST 562S.01)
Keul
WF 3:05 - 4:20
Language and Literature

630S.01. Shakespeare and Company (Also ENGLISH 536S.01)
Porter
W 4:40 - 7:10
Language and Literature

632S.01. Topics in Renaissance Poetry and Prose: “Biblical Typology in Medieval and Renaissance Literature” (Also ENGLISH 538S.01)
Quilligan
W 1:25 - 3:55
Language and Literature, or Philosophy and Religion

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty


Other courses being taught that do not have a MEDREN cross-listing but can count toward the major or minor:

ARTHIST 508S.01. Art and Markets ((Also VMS 567S.01, ECON 321S.01))
Van Miegroet
Fine Arts

ARTHIST 551LS-01. Wired! New Representational Technologies: Chateaux of the Loire Valley: Architecture, Court Life, and Warfare in Renaissance France (Also VMS 551LS-01)
Galletti
TH 11:45 - 1:00, and Lab 1:25 - 3:55
Fine Arts

ACES / Undergraduate Bulletin / Faculty



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.