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

203. The European Renaissance. (4). (HU).

An interdisciplinary and multinational introduction to the culture of the European renaissance (c. 1350-1650). No prerequisites; combined lecture and discussion format. Two or three short to medium length analytic papers, a midterm and a final. Emphasis on primary readings in translation from the works of authors like Petrarch, Valla, Pico, Erasmus, Luther, More, Machiavelli, Calvin, Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Bacon, Galileo, with supplementary secondary readings. Topics to be treated will include the adoption of classical culture and the nature of humanism; the nature and origin of power and authority in politics, law, and religion; Northern humanism and the Reformation; changing concepts of artistic creativity; the impact of the discovery of the New World; Renaissance science. (Bono)

417/RC Humanities 417. Medieval Epic and Saga. (4). (HU).

See RC Humanities 417. (F. Clark)

418, 419, 420. Comparative and Thematic Studies of Medieval Culture I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 418 and 419 are offered Winter 1982.

MARC 418: Medieval Occitan Grammars and their Theoretical Sources. During the Middle Ages, the Latin grammar tradition was very strong, but, in some areas, practical reasons led to the writing of pedagogical grammars of the vernacular languages. The earliest such grammars were done for the langue d'oc, used in Southern France by the troubadour poets. The poetry of these troubadors had made their language international and many foreigners used it also as a literary medium. Authors of these grammars followed the Latin grammar tradition and strove to make their description of the vernacular fit the Latin mold, although they were sometimes sensitive to vernacular features different from Latin. They are concerned also with norms and dialectical variation. Emphasis will be on a study of selected passages from the XIII century Leys d'Amors. These works will serve as a basis for study and discussion of grammatical theories implicit in these grammars, and these theories will be evaluated in the context of modern linguistic principles. Prerequisites: a reading knowledge of French or of another Romance language. (Morgan)

MARC 419. This course will analyse the Medieval and Renaissance attitudes toward Latin and the Romance vernaculars spoken in Italy, Spain, and France. It will begin with a non-technical discussion of the genesis of these vernaculars and their relationship to Classical and Medieval Latin. The first vernacular texts from Italy, Spain, and France will be discussed. The course will next deal with the literary and practical uses of Latin and the vernaculars. The views of medieval man on the origin and status of Latin and the vernaculars will be examined, with special attention to the pertinent writings of Dante. The final part of the course will treat Renaissance attitudes toward Latin and the vernaculars, with attention to the writings of, among others, the Italian Humanists, du Bellay (France), Nebrija, Valdes (Spain). Although as much reading as possible of primary and secondary sources will be in English, students should have a reading knowledge of one of the following: French, Spanish, Italian. There will be a midterm, final, and one written report. (Dworkin)

425, 426, 427. Renaissance Italy: Thematic Studies I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 425 is offered Winter Term, 1982.

MARC 425: History of Renaissance Music. A survey of music in the Renaissance (1400-1600), with particular emphasis upon the English legacy of the late Middle Ages, and the central tradition of the Netherlands, and Italy. Normally for graduate level music majors. Non-music majors must have the permission of the instructor. (Watkins)

431, 432, 433. The Age of the Baroque: Thematic Studies I, II, III. (4 each). (HU). Individual courses in this series may be elected for credit more than once.

MARC 432 is offered Winter, 1982, and is jointly offered with Geography 475. See Geography 475 for description. (Kish)

437/French 437/RC Language 437. French Culture and Literature in the Middle Ages with Visual Assistance. French 387, 388, or 389, or equivalent. (3). (HU).

See French 437. (Mermier)

441/Latin 436. Medieval Latin II, 900-1350 A.D. Two years of college Latin or the equivalent. (4). (HU).

See Latin 436. (Witke)

451/Theatre 425. Medieval English Theatre and Drama. (3). (HU).

See Theatre and Drama 425. (Pilkington)


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