Graduate Courses

SPRING 2017

Arabic

ARABIC 220 – Seminar: Islamic Texts
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
Seminar, three hours. Major Islamic thinkers and their works from classical period to modern times. Coverage of doctrines and hermeneutics of various schools of thought in Islam, such as Ahl al-sunna wa’l-jama’a, Shi’a, Mu’tazila, and Sufis. May be organized around one author and his works, multiple authors and their works, or specific topic with representative readings from various schools. Exploration of secondary literature in Arabic and other languages for student research papers. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading. Units:4.0

Classics

CLASSIC M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Instructor(s): Haynes, J.A.
(Same as English M215, French M210, and History M218.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading. Units:4.0

English

ENGL 211 – Old English
Instructor(s): Stockwell, D.M.
Lecture, four hours. Study of Old English grammar, lexicon, phonology, and pronunciation to enable students to read literature silently and aloud. Reading of as much of more interesting Old English prose and poetry as can be read in one term. S/U or letter grading.Units: 4.0

ENGL M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Instructor(s): Haynes, J.A.
(Same as Classics M218, French M210, and History M218.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading. units; 4

French

FRNCH M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Haynes, J.A.
(Same as Classics M218, English M215, and History M218.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

FRNCH 214 – Problematics of Medieval Language and Literature
Instructor(s): Stahuljak, Z.
Lecture, three hours. Introduction to Old French and problematics of medieval literature. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

German

GERMAN 202B – Readings in Middle High German Literature
Instructor: Schultz, J.A.
Lecture, three hours. Introduction to medieval German literature and literary history and to use of contemporary theory in study of medieval texts. Continued practice in reading Middle High German, although most texts to be read in modern translation. Letter grading. units: 4

History

HIST 201D – Topics in History: Early Modern Europe
Instructor:  Tutino, S.
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. Units: 4

HIST M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Instructor: Fisher, M.N.
(Same as Classics M218, English M215, and French M210.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history of Latin and vernacular manuscript book from 900 to 1500 to (1) train students to make informed judgments with regard to place and date of origin, (2) provide training in accurate reading and transcription of later medieval scripts, and (3) examine manuscript book as witness to changing society that produced it. Focus on relationship between Latin manuscripts and vernacular manuscripts with regard to their respective presentation of written texts. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST 229A Seminar:  Early Modern European History:  Early Modern Political Philosophy from Grotius to Marx
Instructor:  Stacey, P.J.
Seminar, three hours. Course 229A is requisite to 229B. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 229B). History of European political thought from approximately 1600 to 1850. Covers central contributions of Grotius, Hobbes, Pufendorf, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx to development of early modern political philosophy. Students read texts of key authors in syllabus, together with some recent historiographical interpretations. Students build up idea of some crucial themes–liberty, sovereignty, natural rights, representation and property, among others–that are central components in various philosophies of state across period.

Indo-European Studies

I E STD 200 Proseminar: Indo-European Studies
Instructor: Vine, B.H.
Seminar, two hours every other week. Required of graduate Indo-European studies students during first year. Introduction to graduate-level research in Indo-European studies. S/U grading. Units: 2

I E STD 280A Seminar: Indo-European Linguistics
Instructor: Vine, B.H.
Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 210. Selected topics in Indo-European comparative grammar for advanced graduate students. S/U or letter grading. Study covers elements of Armenian synchronic and historical/comparative grammar. Also covers old and new Phrygian, relationship of Phrygian to Greek (and Armenian), and its position within Indo-European languages. Units: 4

Italian

ITALIAN 214A – Studies in Medieval Literature: La Divina Commedia
Instructor(s): Moudarres, A.
Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4.0

ITALIAN 216E – Studies in the Renaissance: Variable Topics
Instructor(s): The Staff
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. Units: 4

ITALIAN 260B – Women in Italian Culture
Instructor(s): Re, L.
Lecture, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Conditions of women within Italian society, with concentration on specific works produced by women and/or representing women’s conditions in either medieval/Renaissance or contemporary time. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4.0

Japanese

JAPAN C260 – Japanese Buddhism
Instructor(s): Bodiford, W.M.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Japanese not required. Development of Buddhism in Japan in its cultural context, with emphasis on key ideas and teachings. Concurrently scheduled with course CM160. Letter grading. Units: 4

Philosophy

PHILOS 207 – Seminar: History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Instructor(s):  Copenhaver, B.P.
Seminar, four hours. Selected problems and philosophers. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

Political Science

POL SCI 210B – Introduction to Political Theory: Early Modern Period from Machiavelli through the Enlightenment
Instructor: Sissa, G
Lecture, three hours. Exploration of major texts and issues in political theory. Units: 4

POL SCI 218 Selected Topics in Political Theory
Instructor:  Pagden, A.R.
Seminar, three hours. Critical examination of major problem in political theory. S/U or letter grading. Units:  4

Portuguese

PORTGSE M205A – Development of Portuguese and Spanish Languages
Instructor(s): Quicoli, A.C.
(Same as Spanish M205A.) Lecture, three hours. Intensive study of historical development of Portuguese and Spanish languages from their origin in spoken Latin. Units: 4.0

Russian

RUSSN 204 Introduction to History of Russian Literary Language
Instructor:  Kresin, S.C.
Lecture, three hours. Requisites: course 220A, Slavic 201. Required for M.A. (linguistics) and Ph.D. (literature). Evolution of literary Russian from 11th to 20th century. Analysis of texts. S/U or letter grading. Units: 4

RUSSN 211B 18th Century Russian Literature
Instructor:  Lenhoff, G.D.
Lecture, three hours. Required for M.A. (literature). Lectures and readings in major and secondary writers. Analysis of related literary works. Units:  4

Spanish

SPAN M205A – Development of Portuguese and Spanish Languages
Instructor(s): Quicoli, A.C.
(Same as Portuguese M205A.) Lecture, three hours. Intensive study of historical development of Portuguese and Spanish languages from their origin in spoken Latin. Units: 4.0