Courses

Sample of Recent REMS Course Offerings


Listed below are courses on Renaissance and Early Modern topics regularly offered in various departments.  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.

Classics
CLAS 0420 - Ancient Novel and Its Influence
CLAS 0760 - Ancient Utopias and Imaginary Places
CLAS 0900 - Greek Mythology
LATN 1040b - Virgil: Aeneid
LATN 1060f - Ovid's Metamorphoses
LATN 2080F - The Latin of America

Comparative Literature
COLT 0812 - Hamlet Post-Hamlet 
COLT 1410L - Philosophy and Tragedy
COLT 1410U - Shakespeare in Perspective
COLT 1431A - The Philosophical Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

English
ENGL 0310GE – Shakespeare: The Screenplays
ENGL 1510A – Jane Austen and Her Predecessors: The Other History of the Novel
ENGL 1561G – Swift, Pope, Johnson
ENGL 1561K – Restoration and the Eighteenth-Century Drama
ENGL 2360X - Hamlet: Appropriation, Mediation, Theory

French Studies
FEEN 0720 - From Courtly Love to Postmodern Desire (Freshman Seminar)
FREN 2130 - Queering the Grand Siècle

Hispanic Studies
HISP 0550 - Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
HISP 1240A - Fashion and the Fictions of Identity in Early Modern Spain
HISP 1240C - Golden Age Short Stories 
HISP 1240L - Cervantes and Don Quijote in the Context of Golden Age Spain
HISP 1330C - Indigenous Literatures of Latin America
HISP 1330H - Transatlantic Colonial Encounters
HISP  2350H - The History of Wonder in Colonial Spanish American Lettre

 

 

History
0150B  The Philosopher’s Stone: Alchemy From Antiquity to Harry Potter
0233 (old 1620) Colonial Latin America
0286A History of Medicine I: Medical Traditions in the Old World Before 1700
0286B  History of Medicine II: The Development of Scientific Medicine in                                     Europe and the World
0522G An Empire and Republic: The Dutch Golden Age
0535A – Atlantic Pirates
1262M Truth on Trial: Justice in Italy, 1400-1800
1266C English History, 1529-1600
1266D British History, 1660-1800
1331 The Rise and Fall of the Aztecs: Mexico, 1300-1600
1855A Self-Fashioning and Souvenirs: History and Culture on the Grand Tour
1964B The Enchanted World: Magic, Angels, and Demons in Early Modern                                     Europe
HIST 1964D – Women in Early Modern England
HIST 1964E – The English Revolution 
HIST 2870E – Early Modern Continental Europe – Reading
HIST 1974M – Early Modern Globalization

History of Art and Architecture

0010 Introduction to the History of Art
0020 Introduction to the History of Architecture and Urbanism
0150 Visual Cultures of Colonial Latin America
0580 Word, Image, and Power in Renaissance Italy
0620 The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt: Culture of the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century
0650 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
0590 Word, Image, and Power in Renaissance Italy
1010 Dante in English Traslation
1020 Boccaccio's "Decameron"
1320 Great Authors and Works of Italian Renaissance 
1610 The Divina Commedia: Inferno and Purgatorio
1620 The Divina Commedia: Paradiso

Modern Culture and Media
1130 Literature and Society

Music
0300 Major Masters of Music
570, 580 Chamber Music Performance
910 Medieval and Renaissance Music
920 Baroque and Classic Music
1040 Tonal Counterpoint

Philosophy
0070 The individual and the State
0350 Ancient Philosophy
0360 Early Modern Philosophy

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

Theatre, Speech and Dance

1240 Performance Historiography and Theatre History