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Medieval Studies Courses

Because the course offerings for medieval studies vary a great deal on a year-to-year basis, there is no one course list or program for either the undergraduate or graduate program. These pages are meant to illuminate what has been taught at UCSB over the past few years, what courses are being taught this year, and what courses are required for the various programs. Classes for the Winter and Spring quarters are tentative. Follow the departmental links for further information.

Courses for 2010-2011

History of Art and Architecture

Winter 2011

105G “Late Romanesque and Gothic Architecture” C. Edson Armi

107A “Painting in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands ” Mark Meadow

Spring 2011

186D “Seminar in Medieval Architecture” C. Edson Armi

English

Winter 2011

Undergraduate

152A “Chaucer: Canterbury Tales”

Donna Beth Ellard MW 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM 

Graduate

ENGL 205A “Old English” Heather Blurton MW 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Spring 2011

Undergraduate

115 “Medieval Literature” Donna Beth Ellard MW 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Graduate

165BW “Topics in Literature: Beowulf in Anglo-Saxon Culture & Modernity” Donna Beth Ellard MW 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

205C “Old English: History and Poetry in Anglo-Saxon England ” Heather Blurton T 5:00 PM - 7:50 PM

French

Winter 2011

Undergraduate

151A “Medieval Urban Legends”

Jody Enders MW 2:00-3:15

Graduate

232B “Literary & Visual Arts”

Cynthia Brown W 2:00-4:50

Spring 2011

Undergraduate

155A “Women in the Middle Ages”

Cynthia Brown TR 9:30-10:45

Graduate

226C Rhetoric and Literature

Jody Enders T 2:00-4:50

 

History

Winter 2011

117DR “Directed Readings in Medieval History” Sharon Farmer W 2:00-4:50

114C “History of Christianity: 1300 to 1648” Stefania Tutino MW 5:00-6:15

145A “The Islamic World, I: The Formation of Islamic Civilization, 600 to 1000” R. Stephen Humphreys MW 3:30-4:45

Me St 200B “Intro to Medieval Studies” Edward D. English

201E “Advanced Historical Literature: Europe – Latin Paleography” Edward D. English F 1:00-3:50

Spring 2011

117C “Women, the Family, and Sexuality in the Middle Ages” Sharon farmer WF 2:00-3:15

118A “The Crusades in Cross-Cultural Perspectives” Debra Blumenthal TR 9:30-10:45

145B “The Islamic World, II: Expansion and Consolidation, 1000 to 1700” R. Stephen Humphreys MW 3:30-4:45

Me St 200B “Intro to Medieval Studies” Edward D. English

201E “Advanced Historical Literature: Europe –Diplomatics and Codicology” Edward D. English F 1:00-3:50

201ME “Advanced Historical Literature - Middle East ” R. Stephen Humphreys T 2:00-4:50

Courses for 2009-2010

Medieval Studies Courses Fall 2009

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp?QuarterID=90

Heather Blurton

English 115, Medieval Literature

English 230, Studies inn Medieval English Literature: Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages

Aranye Fradenburg

English 101, English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650

English 101s, Seminar on Medieval English Literature

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=7

Nicole Archambeau

History 116, The Civilization of the High Middle Ages, 1050-1350

Hilary Bernstein

History 121A, Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe , 1348 to 1550

History 194AH-BH (Fall-Winter): Senior Honors Thesis. Course open to both History and Medieval Studies Majors who meet the requirements and gain approval for participation – Bernstein

Debra Blumenthal

History 118B, Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain : Conquest, Colonization, and Coexistence

Frank Dutra

History 155A, History of Portugal (Origins to 1580)

Edward D. English

HIST 597, IND ST MA & PH D: Reading Medieval Latin

Sharon Framer

History 117C, Women, the Family, and Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Stephen Humphreys

History 245AB, Seminar in Islamic History (Markets and Exchange across Eurasia , 500-1500)

Carol Lansing

History 115X, Medieval Scandals

History 201E, Advanced Historical Literature (Medieval History)

History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=264&Itemid=388#105C

C. Edson Armi

HAA 105C, Medieval Architecture, from Constantine to Charlemagne

Robert Williams

HAA 105L, Art and Society in Late-Medieval Tuscany

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html

Harvey Sharrer

Span/Por 183H, Studies in Portuguese Literature: Saints and Martyrs in Medieval Portuguese Hagiography (taught in Portuguese)

Medieval Studies

Staff

Medieval Studies 200ABC (Note this course will not be offered every year (it will be offered again in 2010-2011 by English)

Edward D. English

HIST 597, Independent Study, MA & PH D (Reading Medieval Latin)

ME ST 199, Independent Studies (Reading Medieval Latin)

Medieval Studies Courses Winter 2010

English

ttp://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp?QuarterID=91

Aranye Fradenburg

English 230, Studies in Medieval Literature (democracy in Chaucer's Poetry)

Carol Pasternack

English 230, Studies in Medieval Literature (The Individual in the Middle Ages)

French and Italian

Cynthia Brown

French 148C, Women in the Middle Ages (Prerequisite- 2 courses from French 104A-D, taught in French)

Jody Enders

French 227C, Medieval Performance Studies

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=19

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

History of Christianity: Beginning to 800

Edward English

History 201E, Research Seminar in Medieval History

Sharon Farmer

History 201E, Advanced Historical Literature (Readings in Medieval Enviromental History)

Stephen Humphreys

History 119, The Crusades and the Near East

History of Art and Architecture

Religious Studies

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html

Harvey Sharrer

Spanish 122A/222A, Medieval Spanish Literature (taught in Spanish)

Medieval Studies Courses Spring 2010

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp?QuarterID=92

Heather Blurton

Aranye Fradenburg

French and Italian

Cynthia Brown

French 232C, The Medieval Book as Literary Artifact

Edward D. English

Italy from Dante to Petrach, 1250-1400

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=20

Debra Blumenthal

Edward English

Sharon Farmer

Stephen Humphreys  

History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=6  

Courses for 2008-2009

Medieval Studies Courses Fall 2008

Classics

http://www.classics.ucsb.edu/schedule.php#fall_2008

Edward English

Latin 103, Medieval Latin

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp

Heather Blurton

English 230, Studies in Medieval Literature : The Monsters and the Critics

Aranye Fradenburg

English 101, English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650

Carol Pasternack

English 110A/205A, Introduction to Old English

English 147VP, Media History and Theory: The Voice and the Page in the Middle Ages

French and Italian

http://www.french-ital.ucsb.edu/schedules/fall08.html

Cynthia Brown

French 50AX, Tales of Love

Jody Enders

French 227a, Introduction to Old French

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=7

Anthony Barbieri-Low

History 2A, World History (Prehistory to 1000 CE)

Debra Blumenthal

History 118A, The Crusades in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Carol Lansing

History 102AB, Heresy and Witchcraft

History 115X, Medieval Scandals

Stefania Tutino

History 114C, History of Christianity: 1300 to 1648

Staff

History 4A, Western Civilization (Prehistory to 1050 CE)


History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=6

Nuha N. N. Khoury

HAA 6K Islamic Art & Architecture

Religious Studies

http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/2008_09courselist.htm

Dwight Reynolds

RS 118A, Advanced Arabic

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html

Harvey Sharrer

Portuguese 105A, Medieval Portuguese Literature

Spanish/Portuguese 212, Approaches and Methods for Research in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Linguistics

Medieval Studies

Sharon Farmer

Medieval Studies 200ABC

Medieval Studies Courses Winter 2009

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp

Heather Blurton

Engl 197, Upper-Division Seminar: Saints and Sinners: Hagiography and Romance in Medieval Culture

Carol Pasternack

English 110B/205B, Beowulf

French and Italian

http://www.french-ital.ucsb.edu/schedules/schedules.html

Cynthia Brown

French 227B, Courtly Love and Romance: Marie de France

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=6

Hilary Bernstein

History 4B, Western Civilization 1015 CE to 1750 CE

Debra Blumenthal

History 115P, Proseminar in Medieval History

Edward D. English

Paleography

Sharon Farmer

History 215E-F, Graduate research seminar

Stephen Humphreys

History 145A, The Islamic World, I: The Formation of Islamic Civilization, 600-1000 A.D.

Carol Lansing

History 121A, Renaissance Italy, 1300-1550

Luke Roberts

History 2B, World History 1000 CE to 1700 CE

History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=6

Nuha N. N. Khoury

HAA 132I, Art of Empire

HAA 186Q, Islamic Art

Mark Meadow

HAA 107A 15th Cent. Netherlands

Religious Studies

http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/2008_09courselist.htm

Dwight Reynolds

RS 118B, Advanced Arabic

RS 211, Orality, Literacy, and the Study of Religion

Stefania Tutino

RS 80B, Religion & Western Civilization II - Medieval

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html

Harvey Sharrer

Spanish 112A, Non-Castilian Medieval Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

Medieval Studies Courses Spring 2009

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp

Heather Blurton

English 101, English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650

English 115, Medieval Literature

Aranye Fradenburg

English 152A, Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=2

Debra Blumenthal

History 102, Special Topics

Edward D. English

Diplomatics and Codicology

Sharon Farmer

History 102SF, "Society and Nature in the Middle Ages"

History 215F, Graduate research seminar, second term

Stephen Humphreys

History 145B, The Islamic World, II: Expansion and Consolidation, 1000-1700

Religious Studies

Racha el Omari

RS 288, Classical Arab Theological Texts

History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=59&Itemid=6

Edson Armi

HAA 105E Romanesque Architecture

HAA 253E Romanesque Architecture

Nuha N. N. Khoury

HAA 275E Islamic Art

Medieval Studies Courses Winter 2008

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp  

Michael O'Connell  

Winter 2008 ENGL 116B: “The Bible as Literature”  

Carol Braun Pasternack  

Winter 2008 ENGL 119X: “Medieval Literature in Translation”

(with Cynthia Brown)  

Winter 2008 ENGL 147SS: “From Scroll to Screen”  

French and Italian

http://www.french-ital.ucsb.edu/schedules/07-08.pdf  

Cynthia Brown  

Winter 2008 FREN 136E: “Women in the Middle Ages”

Winter 2008 FREN 137X: “Medieval Literature in Translation”

(with Carol Pasternack)  

History Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/courseindex/winter2008.php  

C. Edson Armi

Winter 2008 ARTHI 253E: “Seminar in Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture”

Fikret K. Yegül  

Winter 2008 ARTHI 103B: “Roman Art from the Republic to the Empire, 509BC-AD 337”

Robert Williams  

Winter 2008 ARTHI 109A: “Italian Renaissance”  

Winter 2008 ARTHI 109G: “Leonardo da Vinci: Art, Science and Technology in Early Modern Italy ” 

D. Simonowitz  

Winter ARTHI 275X: “Advanced Readings in Arabic Texts” 

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/courses/index.php?q_orderBy=sort_num+ASC&q_search=&q_quarter=3

Debra Blumenthal  

Winter 2008 HIST 117DR: “Directed Readings in Medieval History”  

Winter 2008 HIST 215A: “Seminar in Medieval History”

Nicole Archambeau  

Winter 2008 HIST 117C: “Women, the Family and Sexuality in the Middle Ages” 

R. Stephen Humphreys

Winter 2008 HIST 119: “The Crusades and the Near East , 1095-1291"

Winter 2008 HIST 245B: “Seminar in Islamic History” 

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html  

Antonio Cortijo Ocaña

Winter 2008 SPAN 122A: “Medieval Spanish Literature”

Harvey L. Sharrer  

Winter 2008 PORT 295B: “Seminar in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature Approaches and Methods for Research”

Winter 2008 SPAN 123A: “Hispanic Balladry”  

Jorge Checa  

Winter SPAN 131: “Spanish Golden Age Poetry”

Winter SPAN 140B: “Cervantes: Don Quixote”

Medieval Studies Courses Fall 2007

English

http://www.english.ucsb.edu/courses-list.asp

L. L. O. Aranye Fradenburg

Fall 2007 ENGL 101: "English Lit from the Medieval Period to 1650"

Fall 2007 ENGL 152A: "Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales"

Richard Helgerson

Fall 2007 ENGL 101: "English Lit from the Medieval Period to 1650"  

Carol Braun Pasternack  

Fall 2007 ENGL 197: Upper-Division Seminar : The Material Lyric" 

French and Italian

http://www.french-ital.ucsb.edu/schedules/07-08.pdf

  Cynthia Brown  

Fall 2007 FREN 50AA: “Tales of Love”  

Jody Enders 

Fall 2007 Fren 233A: “Advanced Critical Writing” (in English)  

History of Art and Architecture

http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/courseindex/fall2007.php

  C. Edson Armi

Fall 2007 ARTHI 6A: “Art Survey: Ancient and Medieval”

Fall 2007 ARTHI 105G: “Late Romanesque and Gothic Architecture” 

D. Simonowitz

Fall 2007 ARTHI 6K: “Islamic Art and Architecture”  

Fikret K. Yegül  

Fall 2007 ARTHI 252B: “Seminar: Topics in Roman Architecture and Urbanism”  

Robert Williams  

Fall 2007 ARTHI186F: “Seminar in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Southern Renaissance”  

History

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/schedule/f07.htm

Debra Blumenthal  

Fall 2007 HIST 118B: "Muslims, Christians and Jews in Medieval Spain"

Edward D. English

Fall 2007 HIST 201E: Advanced Historical Literature: “Medieval and Early Renaissance Italy” 

R. Stephen Humphreys

Fall HIST 119: “The Crusades and the Near East , 1095-1291"

Fall HIST 245: “Seminar in Islamic History”  

Carol Lansing

Fall HIST 121A: "Renaissance Italy , 1300-1550"

Fall HIST 201E: Advanced Historical Literature: The Middle Ages”

Spanish and Portuguese

http://www.spanport.ucsb.edu/courses/index.html

Jorge Checa

Fall SPAN 140A: “Cervantes: Don Quixote”

Fall SPAN 240A: “Studies on Cervantes”

Fall SPAN 295A: “Research Seminar in Spanish Literature”

Antonio Cortijo Ocaña

Fall SPAN 110A: “Medieval Spanish Literature”

Harvey L. Sharrer

Fall SPAN 212: “Approaches and Methods for Research”

F all PORT 295A : “ Research Seminar in Portuguese and Brazilian Lit ”

 

Courses for 2006-2007

Art and Architecture

Robert J. Williams

Fall 2006: ARTHI 105L, “Art and Society in Late-Medieval Tuscany ”

C. Edson Armi

Fall 2006: ARTHI 105E, “The Origins of Romanesque Architecture”

Winter 2007: ARTHI 105C, "Medieval Architecture"

Winter 2007: ARTHI 105G, Late Romanesque/Gothic Arhcitecture"

French & Italian

Jon Snyder

Summer 2006 (First Session): Italian 114X, “Dante's Divine Comedy.

Fall 2006: Italian 148X, "Cities of Italy"

Jody Enders

Winter 2007: French 227C, “Medieval Theatre"

Cynthia Brown

On leave

Spanish/Portuguese

Harvey Sharrer

Fall 2006: Portuguese 105A/205A, “Medieval Portuguese Literature” (emphasis on Galician-Portuguese troubadour lyrics) Spanish 110A/210A, “An introductory course to Medieval Spanish literature”, with texts read in modernized Spanish and lectures in Spanish. Readings will be the epic poem Cantar de Mio Cid; Don Juan Manuel's collection of exemplary tales, the Libro del Conde Lucanor; and the poem Danza de la Muerte.

Winter 2007: Spanish 122A/222A, “Medieval Spanish Literature” (no decision on the texts)

Winter 2007: Spanish 212, “Bibliography & Methods of Research”

Spring 2007: Spanish 122B/222B, “Medieval Spanish Literature” (no decision yet on the texts)

English

L. O. Aranye Fradenburg

Fall 2006: English 197, “Upper-Division Seminar”

Carol Pasternack

Fall 2006: English 110A/205A, “Introduction to Old English”

Fall 2006: English 147VP, “Media and Theory: The Voice and the Page in the Middle Ages ”

Winter 2007: English 110C/205C, "The Old English Exeter Book" (prerequisite 110A or 205A or its equivalent). This will be a reading class on the Exeter Book, the big 10th-century collection of Old English verse (including such famous pieces as the Wanderer, the Seafarer, the Wife's Laments, Riddles), with a bit of a seminar component on manuscript, community, and such like. The Intro course (or its equivalent elsewhere) is a prerequisite for the Exeter Book course. Either (or both) would fulfill the requirement of a vernacular course for the Medieval Studies Emphasis. TR 9:30-10:45, South Hall 1415, with an extra half-hour for graduate students,TBA..

Winter 2007: English 111, "The History of the English Language"

Spring 2007: English 156, "The Literature of Chivalry"

Richard Helgerson

English 101, “Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance English Literature.”

History

Edward D. English

Fall 2006: Classics 103, “Medieval Latin”

Winter 2007: History 201E/Medieval Studies 201, “Palaeography”

Spring 2007: History 201/Medieval Studies 201, “Diplomatics/Codicology”

Debra Blumenthal

Fall 2006: History 500 Lab for TAs

Winter 2007: History 201, “Historiography of Medieval Spain ”

Spring 2007: History 115P, “Proseminar in Medieval History”

2006-2007: Medieval Studies 200, “Introduction to Medieval Studies”

Sharon Farmer

Fall 2006: History 201E, “Advanced Historical Literature”

Spring 2007: History 201E, “Advanced Historical Literature”

Spring 2007: History 117C, “Women and the Family in the Middle Ages”

Carol Lansing

Fall 2006: History 114B, “History of Christianity, 800 to 1300”

Fall 2006: History 215A, “Medieval Research Seminar”

Winter 2007: History 115P, “Medieval Proseminar”

Winter 2007: History 215B, “Medieval Research Seminar”

Elizabeth Digeser

Fall 2006: History 113Q: “Topics in Roman History (Religion & Politics in the Third-Fourth Century CE)”

Fall 2006: History 201E “Advanced Historical Literature, “The Third Century Crisis & Its Resolution”

Spring 2007: History 114A, “A History of Christianity to 800”

Hilary Bernstein

Winter 2007: History 121A, “Renaissance Italy ”

Spring 2007: History 121B, “Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe ”

Hal Drake

Fall 2006: History 4A, “ Western Civ to AD 1050”

Winter 2007: History 6, “Historical Reasoning”

Francis Dutra

Fall 2006: History 155A, Portugal to 1580."

Stefania Tutino

Winter 2007: History 114C, “History of Christianity, 1300 to 1648”

Shauna Huffaker

Winter 2007: History 145A, “The Islamic World, I: The Formation of Islamic Civilization, 600-1000 AD”

Spring 2007: History 145B, “The Islamic World, II: Expansion and Consolidation, 1000-1700”

Steven Humphreys

Spring 2007: History 201ME, "Conversion to Islam, 632-1400." (in the Middle East, Iberia, North Africa, Asia)

Past Courses

Listed below are the names, departments, and course numbers of courses being taught in the 2003-2004 academic year that count as medieval studies.

Undergraduate courses
Comparative Medieval Drama, Drama 160 (Winter 2004)
Introduction to Old English, English 110A (Winter 2004)
Tales of Western Love, French 50AX (Winter, 2004)
Western Civilization (1050-1715), History 4B (Winter 2004)
Medieval Japanese Literature, Japanese 110B (Winter 2004)
Language and History in the Hispanic World, Spanish 121 (Winter 2004)
Beowulf, English 110B (Spring 2004)
From Scroll to Screen, English 147ss (previously English 165ss) (Spring 2004)
The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe (300-1050), History 115 (Spring 2004)
Feminist Perspectives on Christian and Jewish Traditions, History 117 (Spring 2004)

Graduate courses
Introduction to Old English, English 205A (Winter 2004)
The Book as Literary Artifact, French 235 (Winter 2004)
Manuscript Studies: Part II, History 201E (Winter 2004)
Late Antiquity, History 213A (Winter 2004)
Language and History in the Hispanic World, Spanish 221 (Winter 2004)
Beowulf, English 205B (Spring 2004)
Advanced Critical Writing (Interdisciplinary), French 202A (Spring 2004)
Late Antiquity, History 213B (Spring 2004)
Feminist Perspectives on Christian and Jewish Traditions, History 217D (Spring 2004)

Departments

Some departments that offer medieval studies courses include History, French and Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Religious Studies, History of Art Architecture, Music, and Dramatic Art.

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