Early Modern World

The following 2018-2019 courses count for concentration credit in the Early Modern World field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Alan Niles.

Key to Requirements:
IC: Pre-19th Century Introductory Course Requirement
SC: Survey Courses on Early Modern History and Literature Requirement


Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 40. Monuments of Islamic Architecture. Necipoglu-Kafadar and Roxburgh. (SC)

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 55. Shakespeare: The Early Plays. Garber.

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 56. Shakespeare: The Later Plays. Garber.

Celtic Languages and Literatures 105. The Folklore of Gaelic Ireland. Sumner.

Celtic Languages and Literatures 106. The Folklore of Gaelic Scotland. Sumner. (SC)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 109. [Finn: The Great Gaelic Hero]. Sumner.

Celtic Languages and Literatures 187. [Literature of the Dispossessed: Gaelic Ireland, c.1600-1900]. Sumner. (SC)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 188. [Songs of the Highlander]. Sumner.

Celtic Languages and Literatures 194. The World of the Celtic Bard. McKenna. (SC)

Chinese Literature 114. Introduction to Premodern Chinese Literature. Tian. (SC)

Comparative Literature 114. [Mysticism and Literature]. Giron Negron.

Comparative Literature 133. Shakespeare and the Globe. Shell.

Comparative Literature 135. [History of Drama]. TBA.

Comparative Literature 138. [Subversive Renaissance: Books that Changed the World]. Piechocki.

Comparative Literature 139. [Fictions of Kin and Kind]. TBA. (SC)

Comparative Literature 180. [Bargaining with the Devil: the Faust Legend]. Hamilton.(SC)

Comparative Literature 193. What's Love Got to Do With It; Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity.Giron Negron. (SC)

Culture and Belief 38. Apocalypse Then! Forging the Culture of Medieval Rus'. Flier. (IC) (SC)

English 42. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Watson. (IC)(SC)

English 45. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Wilson. (IC) (SC)

English 46. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Engell. (IC) (SC)

English 56. Poets: Narrative & Lyric. Warren.

English 57. Poets: Metaphysical Poetry. Teskey. (SC)

English 131P. Milton's Paradise Lost. Teskey.

English 141. When Novels Were New. Lynch.

English 90HB. Five Shakespeare Plays. Shell.

English 90SR. Shakespeare's Rome. Whittington. (SC)

English 90TB. [Literature and the Rise of Public Science]. Osadetz. (SC)

French 146. Voyages and Encounters in the Renaissance. Conley. (SC)

German 120. [The Age of Goethe]. Burgard. (SC)

German 176. Staging War: Representations of Violence and Conflict in Drama and Theater]. TBA.

German 180. Bargaining with the Devil: the Faust Legend. Hamilton.

History 1002. [The American Revolutionary War]. Kamensky. (SC)

History 1018. Coffee and the Nighttime: History and Politics, 1400-2020. Kafadar.

History 1035. Byzantine Civilization. Angelov. (SC)

History 1155. Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789. Herzog.

History 1270. [Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine since 1500]. Plokhii.

History 1301. Western Intellectual History II: The Prehistory of Modern Thought. Hankins.

History 1520. [Colonial Latin America]. Herzog. (IC) (SC)

History 1700. [The History of Sub-Saharan Africa to 1860]. Akyeampong.

History 1905. The Mediated Book: Texts, Writers, and Readers in Early Modern Britain and Early America. Hall. (IC) (SC)

History 1911. [Pacific History]. Armitage.

History 1915. [The Nine Lives of Benjamin Franklin]. Chaplin.

History 1920. Colonial Latin America. Herzog. (SC)

History 1925. [Europe and its Other(s)]. Herzog. (IC) (SC)

History 1929. [Slavery, Commerce, and Emancipation in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions].Lewis. (SC)

History 1878A. [Ottoman State and Society I (1300-1550)]. Kafadar. (SC)

History 1878B. [Ottoman State and Society II (1550-1920)]. Kafadar. (SC)

History 70J. Byzantium between the Crusades and the Islamic World, c.1100-c.1450. Angelov. (SC)

History 80G. [Travelers to Byzantium]. Angelov. (SC)

History & Literature 90AN. God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance. Gilsdorf. (SC)

History of Art & Architecture 14K. The Roman World in Transition: 4th to 8th Centuries.Kalavrezou.

History of Art & Architecture 122X. Architecture in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Necipoglu-Kafadar. (SC)

History of Art & Architecture 155V. Making Art in Amsterdam, c. 1645-1675: Rembrandt and His Competitors. TBA.

History of Art & Architecture 164N. The Motif in Renaissance and Baroque Art of the Italian Penninsula. Kinew.

History of Art & Architecture 168V. The Vatican. Connors.

History of Art & Architecture 19Z. The Imperial Arts of the Inca and the Aztec. Cummins.

History of Art & Architecture 56G. Spanish Golden Age Painting: Truth and Deceit. Pereda. (SC)

History of Science 117. Inventing Science: Stars, Bodies, Books, and Beasts, 1500-1700. Marcus. (IC) (SC)

History of Science 118. [Instruments and the Material Culture of Science in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800]. Gauvin. (SC)

Italian 71. The Italian Medieval Renaissances. Camozzi Pistoja.

Italian 116. Visions of the Renaissance. Erspamer. (SC)

Italian 156. Becoming Italian Scholars with Boccaccio and Petrarch. Axelrod.

Islamic Civilizations 135. Early and Medieval Islamic History, 600-1500. Husayn.

Japanese 106B. Kambun.Cranston.

Japanese Literature 124. The Tale of Genji in Word and Image. McCormick.

Japanese Literature 170. Traditional Japanese Literature: From the Dawn of Writing to the Dawn of Modernity. Atherton.

Korean History 111. [Traditional Korea]. Kim.

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Donahue.

Near Eastern Civilizations 101. Historical Background to the Contemporary Middle East: Religion, Literature, and Politics. Barjamovic. (SC) (IC)

Philosophy 8. Early Modern Philosophy: Self and World. Simmons.

Philosophy 120. [The Rationalists]. TBA.

Philosophy 122. British Empiricism. Simmons.

Philosophy 125. [Beyond Dualism: Descartes and his Critics]. Simmons.

Portuguese 145. Transatlantic Africa and Brazil. Blackmore.

Slavic 125. Modern Russian: The Back Story. Flier.

Societies of the World 30. Moctezuma's Mexico: Then and Now. Carrasco and Fash.

Spanish 127. Don Quixote. Santacruz.

Spanish 162. Sobre Indigenismos y sus Literaturas en América Latina. Carrasco. (SC)