Spring 2015 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 the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the 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: "The Medieval Castle in Britain: Fortresses, Technology, and Power" (Also ARTHIST 89S.01)
Matthew Woodworth
TH 3:05 - 4:20
Codes: TBA
Course Area Study: Fine Arts
See synopsis

201S.01 Music History I: Antiquity through 1625 (Also ART MUSIC 255S.01)
Candice Bailey
MW 11:45 - 1:00
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See synopsis

205S.01. Vikings and Their Literature (Also GERMAN 261S.01)
Norman Keul
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
CCI, EI, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

244.01 Renaissance Architecture: A European Perspective (Also ARTHIST 254.01)
Sara Galletti
W 11:45 - 1:00
Codes: TBA
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See synopsis

287D.001. Magic, Religion, and Science since 1400 (Also HISTORY 260D.001)
Thomas Robisheaux
MW 1:25 - 2:40
Note: Discussion section required
CCI, EI, STS, CZ
Course Study Area: History; Religion and Philosophy
See synopsis

290-1. Topics in Medieval & Renaissance Studies: "Rock, Paper, Chisel: The Materiality and Context of Medieval Art" (Also ARTHIST 290-1)
Alexandra Dodson
TU 11:45 - 1:45
ALP, CZ
Course study area: Fine Arts
See synopsis

301.01. Ancient Myth (Also CLST 208S.01)
Micaela Janan
MW 3:05 - 4:20
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

314.01. Introduction to Spanish Literature I (Also SPANISH 332.01)
Staff
TUTH 3:05 - 4:20
CCI, FL, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

332.01. Shakespeare After 1600 (Also ENGLISH 337.01, THEATRST 337.01)
Joseph Porter
WF 10:05 - 11:20
EI, R, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

334S.01. Late Medieval Literature and Culture: "Langland and The Pearl Poet" (Also ENGLISH 331S.01)
David Aers
TUTH 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

343.01 Cities and City Life in Italy: "A Tale of Two Cities: Florence and Venice" (Also ITALIAN 383.01, HISTORY 237.01)
Valeria Finucci
MW 1:25-2:40
AlP, CZ, CCI
Course Study Area: Language and Literature; History
See synopsis

345.01. The Devil's Pact: Faust and the Faust Tradition (Also GERMAN 370.01, LIT 240.01)
Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers
MW 3:05 - 4:200
CCI, EI, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

354.01. Medieval Christianity in Film and Fiction (Also RELIGION 261.01, HISTORY 244.01)
Katharine Dubois
M 6:30 - 9:00
CCI, EI, ALP, CZ Course Study Area: Religion and Philosophy
See synopsis

357.01. Jews and Muslims, Judaism and Islam (Also JEWISHST 256S.01, RELIGION 212.01, AMES 216.01)
Oded Zinger
TUTH 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, EI, CZ Course Study Area: Religion and Philosophy
See synopsis

390. Topics in Medieval & Renaissance Studies: "The Pilgrimís Progress: Relics, Saints, and Miracle Seekers" (Also ARTHIST 290.04)
Matthew Woodworth
MWF 10:20 - 11:10
Codes: TBA
Course Study Area: Fine Arts; Religion and Philosophy
See synopsis

432S.01. Capstone Seminar: "Medieval Communities" (Also HISTORY 463.01)
Mary Jane Morrow
MW 1:25 - 2:40
CCI, EI, R, CZ
Course Study Area: History
See synopsis

450.01. Dante's Divine Comedy (Also ITALIAN 481.01, RELIGION 262.01, HISTORY 253.01, LIT 245.01)
Martin Eisner
TUTH 10:05 - 11:20
CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

551.01 Modern European Christianity (Also CHURHIST 751)
Sujin Pak
WF 10:00 - 11:15
Note: Preceptor required
CZ
Course Study Area: Religion and Philosophy
See synopsis

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

590S. Advanced Seminar in Medieval & Renaissance Studies: "Building by the Books: Architectural Theory from Antiquity to the Renaissance" (Also ARTHIST 590S.01)
Sara Galletti
W 3:05-5:30
Loc: Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, A266
Codes: TBA
Course Study Area: Fine Arts
See synopsis

615S.01 Dante Studies: "Danteís Books" (Also ITALIAN 583S.01)
Martin Eisner
TU 4:40 - 7:10
CCI, ALP, CZ
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

630S.01 Shakespeare Special Topics: "Shakespeare and Company" (Also ENGLISH 536S.01)
Joseph Porter
W 3:05 - 5:35
R, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

690S-2.01 Topics in Renaissance Studies: "Foreigners Welcome" (Also ITALIAN 590S-1.01, ARTHIST 590S-2.01)
Valeria Finucci
W 3:05 - 5:35
ALP, CZ, CCI, EI
Course Study Area: Language and Literature; History; Fine Arts
See synopsis


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

English 184S.01 Readings in Genre: "About Love and Literature"
Sarah Beckwith
MW 3:05 - 4:20
W, ALP
Course Study Area: Language and Literature
See synopsis

Visual and Media Studies 551LS Wired! New Representations: "Visualizing Venetian Art" (Also ARTHIST 590S)
Kristin Lanzoni
M 1:25 - 4:05
STS, ALP, CZ
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.