Courses

Course Offerings

Listed below are courses on Renaissance and Early Modern topics regularly offered in various departments. To find out which of these courses are offered this year please consult Current Year Courses. Students interested in the 200-level courses listed here must obtain the instructor's permission before enrolling. Other courses may count for concentration credit upon consultation with the Program Director.

Africana Studies
170 Afro-American History and Society before 1800
190 Caribean History and Society
1020 Special Topics in Afro-American Studies

American Civilization
1250 Topics in Material Culture Studies

Anthropology
660 Seminars

Classics
420 Ancient Novel and Its Influence
760 Ancient Utopias and Imaginary Places
900 Greek Mythology
1040 Virgil: Aeneid
Greek 300, 400 Introduction to Greek Literature
Latin 300, 400 Introduction to Latin Literature
181 Survey of Republican Literature

Comparative Literature
510 Literary Creation and Literary Discourse
710 Literature and Its History
810 Ideas, Myths, and Themes
1810 Studies in the Literature of Ideas

English
200 Seminars in Writing, Literatures, and Cultures
210 Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures
250 Introductory Seminars in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures
300 Introduction to Shakespeare
420 Foundations of the Novel
570 Eighteenth-Century British Literature
1310 Special Topics in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures
1360 Special Topics Seminars in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures and Cultures
1510 Special Topics in the Enlightenment and the Rise of National Literatures and Cultures

French Studies
720 From Courtly Love to Postmodern Desire (Freshman Seminar)
1010 Masterpieces of French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present
1020 Early French Language and Literature
1040 Studies in French Literature of the Seventeenth Century
1320 Special Topics in French Studies II
1330 Studies in French Literature in English Translation
1900 Senior Seminar

German
1660 Studies in German Culture

Hispanic Studies
540 Intensive Surveys in Spanish Literature
550 Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
1240 Studies in Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
1330 Studies in Spanish American Literature

History
10 Introduction to European History to 1800
960 Cross-Disciplinary Historical Studies (Lecture Course)
970 Introductory History Seminar
1070 Europe 1559-1715
1080 Europe in the Eighteenth Century
1130 The Renaissance in Early Europe
1180 The Rise of the Scientific World View
1540 Samurai and Merchants, Prostitutes and Priests: Japanese Urban Culture in the Early
Modern Period
1620 Colonial Latin America
1640 Clash of Empires in America
1950 Portuguese Navigations and Encounters with Civilizations
1970 Undergraduate Seminars on Interpretations of History

History of Art and Architecture
10 Introduction to the History of Art
20 Introduction to the History of Architecture and Urbanism
150 Visual Cultures of Colonial Latin America
580 Word, Image, and Power in Renaissance Italy
620 The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt: Culture of the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century
650 Eighteenth-Century Art: Imagining the Global Eighteenth Century
1150 Topics in Hispanic Art and Architecture
1560 Topics in Italian Visual Culture
1650 Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art
1850 Topics in Twentieth-Century Architecture

Italian Studies
590 Word, Image, and Power in Renaissance Italy
1010 Dante in English Traslation
1020 Boccaccio's "Decameron"
1610 The Divina Commedia: Inferno and Purgatorio
1620 The Divina Commedia: Paradiso

Modern Culture and Media
1130 Literature and Society

Music
300 Major Masters of Music
570, 580 Chamber Music Performance
910 Medieval and Renaissance Music
920 Baroque and Classic Music
1040 Tonal Counterpoint

Philosophy
70 The individual and the State
350 Ancient Philosophy
360 Early Modern Philosophy

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
1600 Topics and Themes in Portuguese and Brazilian Cultures and Civilizations

Theatre, Speech and Dance

1230 Introduction to World Theatre
1240 Histories of World Theatre: 1500-1800