Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC) Courses (Division 430)

212/Hist. 212. The Renaissance. (4). (HU).

See History 212. (Becker)

401/French 442. Introduction to Medieval Symbolism. (3). (HU).

INTRODUCTION to MEDIEVAL SYMBOLISM. This course is one of the required MARC core courses but is open to all undergraduates as well as graduate students. Undergraduate and graduate students IN FRENCH will do the readings and the written work IN FRENCH. Others will use ENGLISH. The class will be TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. The course will explore the major aspects of Medieval Symbolism, its role in Medieval Society and its meaning. Discussions will center around manuscript documents, literary texts and iconographic materials (slides, photographs). Students will be responsible for several oral presentations, the content of which must be submitted IN WRITING. GRADUATE STUDENTS will be responsible in addition, for a final oral presentation of 20 minutes, the content of which will be submitted in writing as a final research paper in proper form (with notes and bibliography and following the MLA STYLE SHEET). A course pack will be provided, as well as a syllabus and a reading list (required and suggested readings). There will be a FINAL EXAMINATION of two hours. The first hour will be an essay; the second hour a series of objective questions on the required readings. If visits to museums are organized, those visits will be compulsory and each student will be assessed a fair share of the expenses. No more than one visit away from the Ann Arbor area will be planned and that would take place on a Saturday. (Mermier)

404. The Northern Renaissance. (3). (HU).

In Fall Term, 1987, this course is jointly offered with English 445. (Jensen)

411. Special Topics. (1-3). (Excl).

MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE LOVE POETRY. The main goal of this course is to examine Medieval and Renaissance love-poetry in a broad European context. In the first part of the course we will study the development of love-lyric from its first manifestations in Arab Spain in the High Middle Ages; in the second part its flourishing in Provence, Catalonia, Galicia, Portugal and Castile; and in the final part its renewal in fourteenth-century Italy and the beginning of its decline at the end of the fifteenth-century in the Iberian Peninsula. The readings will include: Spanish Arabic love poems, Galician-Portuguese "cantigas de amor," Provençal and Catalan love-poetry, "stilnovisti" compositions, Ausias March's love poetry, Avicenna's TREATISE on LOVE, Ibn Hazm's THE RING of the DOVE, Andreas Capellanus' THE ART of COURTLY LOVE and Ramon Llull's THE BOOK of the LOVER and the BELOVED. (All works will be available in translation). The format of the course will consist of lectures and discussions around formal aspects of the texts and a broad cultural background. Lectures will be given in English. Requirements will include: active participation in class discussions, two ten to fifteen page papers and one final exam. (Vaquero)

429. The Northern Renaissance and Reformation: Thematic Studies II. (3-4). (HU). May be elected for credit more than once.

In Fall Term, 1987, this course is jointly offered with History of Art 452. (Neagley)

430. The Northern Renaissance and Reformation: Thematic Studies III. (3-4). (HU). May be elected for credit more than once.

In Fall Term, 1987, this course is jointly offered with RC Humanities 311. (Sowers)

439/Italian 433. Dante in Translation. A knowledge of Italian is not required. Not open to Italian concentrators. (3). (HU).

See Italian 433. (Mazzola)

441/Latin 436. Medieval Latin II, 900-1350 A.D. Two years of college Latin or the equivalent. (3). (HU).

See Latin 436. (Witke)

455/English 455. Medieval English Literature. (3). (HU).

See English 455. (Lenaghan)


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