Medieval World

The following 2019-2020 courses count for concentration credit in the Medieval World field.

******Please note that this list will be updated over the winter break. Make sure you check back before registering for classes.******

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:



Celtic Languages and Literatures 120. Food and Fantasy in Irish Tradition. Nagy. (TIS)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 137. Celtic Mythology. Nagy. (TIS) (SPR)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 181. Introduction to Irish Folklore, Mythology, and Music. Chadbourne. (TIS)

Chinese History 113. Society and History of Late Imperial China. Szonyi. (HIS)

Classical Studies 167. History of Greek Literature: Late 11th to Late 17th Century. Roilos. (TIS)

Comparative Literature 157. From Type to Self in the Middle Ages. Giron Negron. (TIS)

Comparative Literature 172. Comparative Literatures of the Indian Ocean. Lienau.

English 40. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Donoghue.

English 41. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Simpson.

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

English 90CL. Comic Imagination Through the Middle Ages. Donoghue. (TIS)

English 90FL. Fantasy Literature and the Imagined Middle Ages. Wilson. (TIS) (IC)

English  90MK. Medieval Women and the Problem of Knowledge. Watson. (TIS)

English 102J. Introduction to Old English: Conceptions of the East in Old English Literature. Donoghue and Shack. (TIS) (SPR)

English 103G. Old English: Working with Manuscripts. Donoghue. (TIS)

English 110FF. Medieval Fanfiction. Wilson. (TIS)

French 144. Humanimals in Medieval French Literature. Greene. (TIS)

German 108. Introduction to the History of the Modern Self: Meister Eckhart and His Successors. TBA. (TIS) (SPR)

Germanic Studies 172. [The Heroic Epic in Northern Europe]. Mitchell. (TIS)

Gen Ed 1088. The Crusades and the Making of East and West. Angelov. (HIS)

Government 1060. Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy. Mansfield. (SPR)

Hebrew 137. Child Sacrifice, Pros and Cons: The Binding of Isaac in Jewish, Islamic, Christian, and Modern Lit. Stern. (TIS) (SPR)

Hindi-Urdu 104. The Classical Urdu Ghazal and Its Symbolism. Kovacs. (TIS)

History 1700. The History of Sub-Saharan Africa to 1860. Akyeampong. (HIS)

History 1925. Europe and its Other(s). Herzog. (HIS)

History 1935. Byzantine Imperialism. Angelov. (HIS)

History 1878A. The Ottoman Empire and the World, ca. 1000-1550. Kafadar. (HIS)

History of Art & Architecture 12Y. Genghis Khan and His Successors: Art in the Wake of the Mongol Conquest. Roxburgh. (TIS)

History of Art & Architecture 120N. Art of the Timurids in Greater Iran and Central Asia. Roxburgh. (TIS)

History of Art & Architecture 138M. From Byzantium to the British Isles: The Materiality of Late Antiquity. Georganteli. (HIS) (TIS)

History of Art & Architecture 143M. The Art of the Court of Constantinople. Kalavrezou. (TIS)

History of Science 108. [Bodies, Sexualities, and Medicine in the Medieval Middle East]. Ragab. (HIS) (SPR)

Islamic Civilizations 110. Major Works of Islamic Civilizations. El-Rouayheb. (TIS) (SPR) (IC)

Islamic Civilizations 135. Al-Ghazali's Life and Thought. Sheibani. (HIS) (SPR) (IC)

Islamic Civilizations 158X. Introduction to the Qu'ran. Nasser. (SPR)

Italian 73. Healing Words after the Black Death: Boccaccio, Petrarch, Catherine of Siena. Camozzi Pistoja. (TIS) (SPR)

Italian 138. The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy. Camozzi Pistoja. (TIS) (SPR)

Japanese Literature 124. [The Tale of Genji in Word and Image]. McCormick. (TIS)

Korean History 111. Traditional Korea. Kim. (HIS)

Korean Literature 110. Premodern Korean Literature. Park. (TIS)

Latin 133. Pagan and Christian Poety in Late Antiquity. Trettel. (TIS) (SPR)

Medieval Latin 10. Introduction to Medieval Latin Literature. Trettel. (TIS)

Medieval Latin 133. Pagan and Christian Poety in Late Antiquity. Trettel. (TIS) (SPR)

Medieval Studies 106. Poets, Kings, and Travellers: Encountering Alexander in the Medieval World. Landau and Gilsdorf. (HIS) (TIS) (IC)

Medieval Studies 107. Authority and Invention: Medieval Art and Architecture. Smith. (TIS)

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Kamali. (HIS)

Medieval Studies 119. Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe. Donahue. (HIS)

Near Eastern Civilizations 101. Historical Background to the Contemporary Middle East. Barjamovic. (HIS) (IC) 

Persian 105. Beyond Akhlāq: Ethical Literatures of the Persianate World. Ames. (TIS)

Persian 108. Persian Sufi Literature. Boylston. (TIS) (SPR)

Persian 155. "Beginnings": Prefaces and Exordiums in Classical Persian Literature. Landau. (TIS)

Religion 1818. Love, Sanctity, and Authority: An Introduction to Shii Islam. Boylston. (SPR)

Religion 2445. Aquinas: Incarnation, Narration, Sacrament. Jordan. (SPR)

Scandinavian 150R. The Vikings and the Nordic Heroic Tradition. Mitchell. (HIS) (TIS)

Slavic 138. Apocalypse Then! Forging the Culture of Medieval Rus'. Flier. (HIS)

South Asian Studies 126. Medieval and Modern History of Kashmir. Witzel. (HIS)

Spanish 70A. Hispanic Literature: The Middle Ages. Giron Negron. (TIS)