Graduate Courses

WINTER 2018

 

Art History

ART HIS C217B – Selected Topics in Medieval Art
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Gerstel, S.E.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in medieval art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C117B. S/U or letter grading.

ART HIS 249B – Chinese Art
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Lee, H.
Course Description: (Formerly numbered 260B.) Seminar, three hours. Advanced studies in secular and religious artistic traditions of China. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

History

HIST 200C – Advanced Historiography: Medieval
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4.0
Instructor(s): Goldberg, J.L.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. May be repeated for credit.

HIST 200J – Advanced Historiography: Near East: Islamic Historiography
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Morony, M.G.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. May be repeated for credit.
Class Description: Examination of origins and development of Islamic historical concepts and compositions. Examination of way modern Western and Middle Eastern authors have treated history of Islamic western Asia. Students report on reading and prepare historiographical paper examining how interpretation of some particular theme, event, or issue concerning Islamic history has developed, differences among historians over it, and how their different interpretations were related to intellectual issues of their own time. Each student also makes 20-minute oral presentation in class on paper topic.

HIST 201L – Topics in History: China: Economic and Social History of China, 750 to 1750Seminar:
Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s):Von Glahn, R.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Graduate course involving reading, lecturing, and discussion of selected topics. May be repeated for credit. When concurrently scheduled with course 191, undergraduates must obtain consent of instructor to enroll. S/U or letter grading.
Class Description: Introduction to English-language scholarship on economic and social history of late imperial China. Designed for students broadly interested in Chinese history. Consideration of main interpretive narratives that have shaped Western scholarship on Chinese socioeconomic history over long term from circa 750 to circa 1750. Examination of consequences of Tang-Song transition (roughly dated to 750-1200) on agriculture, demography, trade, and urban development; impact of civil service examinations on social power, family strategies for success, and emergence of gentry rule in local society; changes in property rights and women’s legal status; structure of household economy and its division of labor; development of corporate lineage; new kinship practices and their impact on village society; and economic organization and market institutions.

HIST 201P – Topics in History: History of Religions
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Green, N.S.
Course description: Seminar, three hours. Graduate course involving reading, lecturing, and discussion of selected topics. May be repeated for credit. When concurrently scheduled with course 191, undergraduates must obtain consent of instructor to enroll. S/U or letter grading.

Islamic Studies

ISLM ST 201 – Arabo-Islamic Sciences
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
Course Description: (Formerly numbered Islamics 201.) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: good reading knowledge of Arabic, English, and one other Western language. Comprehensive coverage of Arabo-Islamic sciences that formed matrix of Islamic education. Survey of most recent developments in following disciplines: Arabic language and literature, Qur’anic sciences, traditions, jurisprudence, theology, and Sufism. Letter grading.

Italian

ITALIAN 216E – Studies in the Renaissance: Variable Topics
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4.0
Instructor(s): The Staff
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Variable-content seminar on themes and issues of Renaissance literature, with coverage of authors such as Vasari, Leonardo, or Benvenuto. S/U or letter grading.

Musicology

MUSCLG C490T – Early Music Ensemble
Actvity: Act 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Koons, R.A.
Course Description: Activity, four hours. Preparation: audition. Group performance of Western vocal and instrumental music from historical periods prior to 1800. Early instruments may be used at instructor’s discretion. May be repeated for credit without limitation. May be concurrently scheduled with Music History CM90T. S/U or letter grading.

Near Eastern Languages

NR EAST M248 – Anthropology and History of Mediterranean
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Slyomovics, S.E.
This is a multiple-listed class:
Anthropology (ANTHRO) M248 – Anthropology and History of Mediterranean
History (HIST) M248 – Anthropology and History of Mediterranean
Near Eastern Languages (NR EAST) M248 – Anthropology and History of Mediterranean
Course Description: (Same as Anthropology M248 and History M248.) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to historical and anthropological writings about Mediterranean. Draws on variety of classic and contemporary theories, histories, and ethnographies about Mediterranean Sea. Topics include geographical and imaginary boundaries, Mediterranean honor/shame concepts, colonial and post-colonial Mediterranean, Levantinism, thalassology, Mediterraneanism, French Mediterraneans, Jewish Mediterranean, colonial and post-colonial sea and migrants and mobilities. Focus on critical history of anthropological study of Mediterranean and scholarly literature that emphasizes southern shores of Mediterranean. Letter grading.

Philosophy

PHILOS C209 – Descartes
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Carriero, J.P.; Normore, C.G.
Course Description: Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Study of works of Descartes, with discussion of issues such as problem of skepticism, foundations of knowledge, existence of God, relation between mind and body, and connection between science and metaphysics. May be concurrently scheduled with course C109. S/U or letter grading.

Slavic

SLAVC 201 – Introduction to Old Church Slavic
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Kresin, S.C.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Required for M.A. (linguistics, literature). Introduction to phonology and grammar; readings.

Spanish

SPAN 227 – Cervantes
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fuchs, B.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Readings of and lectures on works of Cervantes.

SPAN 262A – Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature
Discussion: Dis 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Dagenais, J.C.
Course Description: Discussion, two hours.