Undergraduate Courses

FALL 2018

 

Ancient Near East

AN N EA 10W – Jerusalem: Holy City
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor: Smoak, J.D.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 12W. Survey of religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Transformation of sacred space as reflected by literary and archaeological evidence through examination of testimony of artifacts, architecture, and iconography in relation to written word. Study of creation of mythic Jerusalem through event and experience. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading. Units: 5

Arabic

ARABIC M110 – Thousand and One Nights/Alf Layla Wa-Layla
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Slyomovics, S.E.
This is a multiple-listed class: Arabic M110 – Thousand and One Nights/Alf Layla Wa-Layla; Comparative Literature (COM LIT) M110 – Thousand and One Nights/Alf Layla Wa-Layla
Course Description: (Same as Comparative Literature M110.) Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Arabic not required. Since its appearance in Europe in 1704, “Thousand and One Nights” is most well-known work of Arabic literature in West. Examination of cycle of tales more commonly known as “Arabian Nights,” including history of its translation, contemporary oral performances of tales in Arabic-speaking world, literary emergence of vernacular language in relation to classical Arabic, and Western appropriations of tales in music, film, and novels (Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Barth, Poe, and Walt Disney). P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

Art History

ART HIS C116A – Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Gerstel, S.E.
(Formerly numbered 105E.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 21. Theory and development of Byzantine art from iconoclastic controversy to 1204. Concurrently scheduled with course C216A. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

ART HIS 119A – Western Islamic Art
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Balafrej, L.
(Formerly numbered 104A.) Lecture, three hours. From Tigris and Euphrates Rivers to Spain, 7th to 16th century. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Cluster

CLUSTER 30A – Never-Ending Stories: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Myth
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Watkins, S.J.; Burdorff, S.F.; Yokoyama, O.T.
(Formerly numbered General Education Clusters 30A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Course 30A is enforced requisite to 30B, which is enforced requisite to 30CW. Limited to first-year freshmen. Exploration in depth of particular mythological traditions, aspects of storytelling, role of myth in culture, society, and/or art, and contributions of various disciplines to study of myth. Letter grading. Units: 6

Comparative Literature

COM LIT M110 – Thousand and One Nights/Alf Layla Wa-Layla
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Slyomovics, S.E.
Course Description: (Same as Arabic M110.) Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Arabic not required. Since its appearance in Europe in 1704, “Thousand and One Nights” is most well-known work of Arabic literature in West. Examination of cycle of tales more commonly known as “Arabian Nights,” including history of its translation, contemporary oral performances of tales in Arabic-speaking world, literary emergence of vernacular language in relation to classical Arabic, and Western appropriations of tales in music, film, and novels (Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Barth, Poe, and Walt Disney). P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

English

ENGL 10A – Literatures in English to 1700
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: English Composition 3 or 3H, English 4W or 4HW. Survey of major writers and genres, with emphasis on tools for literary analysis such as close reading, argumentation, historical and social context, and critical writing. Minimum of three papers (three to five pages each) or equivalent required. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 19 – Being There: History and Gossip in Jean Froissart’s Chronicles
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Jager, E.
Course Description: Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading. Class Description: Jean Froissart (circa 1337-1410), contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer and one of best-known chroniclers of European Middle Ages, left vivid accounts of many great events: great plague, Siege of Calais, Battle of Poitiers, Peasants’ Revolt, royal courtship, trial by combat, madness of King Charles VI, and fall and deposition of King Richard II. Froissart, widely traveled cleric familiar with noble courts throughout Europe, was one of best storytellers of his age and great gossip. If he were alive today, he would almost certainly be writing for Vanity Fair magazine. While not always precise about facts, he offers fascinating glimpses into lives, loves, and attitudes of his contemporaries, telling us perhaps more than any other writer of his time what it was like to be there. Units: 1

ENGL 90 – Shakespeare
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Little, A.L.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: satisfaction of Entry-Level Writing requirement. Not open for credit to English majors or students with credit for course 150A or 150B. Survey of Shakespeare’s plays, including comedies, tragedies, and histories, selected to represent Shakespeare’s breadth, artistic progress, and total dramatic achievement. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL M105A – Early Chicana/Chicano Literature, 1400 to 1920
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Lopez, M.K.
(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Chicana/Chicano literature from poetry of Triple Alliance and Aztec Empire through end of Mexican Revolution (1920), including oral and written forms (poetry, corridos, testimonios, folklore, novels, short stories, and drama) by writers such as Nezahualcoyotl (Hungry Coyote), Cabaza de Vaca, Lorenzo de Zavala, María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Eusebio Chacón, Daniel Venegas, and Lorena Villegas de Magón. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 140A – Chaucer: “Canterbury Tales”
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Jager, E.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Introductory study of Chaucer’s language, versification, and historical and literary background, including analysis and discussion of his long major poem, “Canterbury Tales.” P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 142 – Later Medieval Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Reading and historical explication of major writers of later medieval Britain (e.g., Gawain-poet, Langland, Gower, Margery Kempe, Malory, miracle and morality plays, prose, and lyrics). P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 144 – Medieval Romance and Literatures of Court: Grail Quest and Holy War in Medieval Romance
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Chism, C.N.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Investigation of medieval court culture, exploring concepts of nobility, governance, love, loyalty, and power in range of genres: romance, courtly epic, lyric, debate, and satire. Texts may include “Beowulf,” “Lais of Marie de France,” “Sir Gawain and Green Knight,” “Pearl,” and Malory’s “Morte Arthure.” May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 145 – Medieval Literatures of Devotion and Dissent: Distractions and Noonday Demons
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Exploration of devotional genres and their complex relationships with traditions of dissent in medieval English culture, encompassing hagiography, vision, conversion narrative, interreligious debate, heresy trials, and Lollard manifestos and translations. Texts may include “Dream of Rood,” “South English Legendary,” “Ancrene Wisse,” “Piers Plowman,” Lollard writings, macro-plays, Wakefield cycle, “Showings of Julian of Norwich,” and “Book of Margery Kempe.” May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 150A – Shakespeare: Poems and Early Plays
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Hedlin, K.S.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of selected poems and representative comedies, histories, and tragedies through Hamlet. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 150B – Shakespeare: Later Plays
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Dickey, S.J.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Intensive study of representative problem plays, major tragedies, Roman plays, and romances. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 151 – Milton
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Mceachern, C.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works of Milton, with emphasis on “Paradise Lost.” P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 152 – Literatures of English Renaissance and Early Modern Period: Elizabethan Literature: Poetry, Politics, and Print
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Mceachern, C.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B. Study of major works in their cultural context. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

ENGL 182B – Topics in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature: Shakespeare’s Second Tetralogy
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Dickey, S.J.
Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisites: courses 10A, 10B, 10C. Consult “Schedule of Classes” for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

French

FRNCH 114A – Survey of French Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Stahuljak, Z.
Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 12. Masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance literature, including examples of epic (“La Chanson de Roland”), romance (Chrétien de Troyes’ “Yvain”), and Renaissance prose and poetry (including Marot, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, and Montaigne). P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

FRNCH 117 – Studies in 17th-Century French Culture and Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Stefanovska, M.
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Taught in French. Study of 17th-century French culture and literature, including theater, philosophers, moralists, novelists, and cultural, political, social, religious, and courtly aspects. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Gender Studies

GENDER M170C – History of Women in China, A.D. 1000 to Present
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
(Same as History M170C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Topics include women and family, women in Confucian ideology, women in literati culture, feminist movement, and women and communist revolution. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

History

HIST 1A – Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient Civilizations, Prehistory to circa A.D. 843
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Phillips, D.D.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of diverse cultures that shaped foundation of Western civilization to onset of 9th century A.D. Investigation of first civilizations in Near East and Egypt. Analysis of worlds of Greeks and Romans. Examination of ways in which western European societies created new syntheses through selective appropriation of Greek and Roman cultures and introduction of new cultural forms. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

HIST 3A – History of Science: Renaissance to 1800
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Alexander, A.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Survey of beginnings of physical sciences involving transformation from Aristotelian to Newtonian cosmology, mechanization of natural world, rise of experimental science, and origin of scientific societies. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

HIST 8A – Colonial Latin America
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Terraciano, K.B.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. General introduction to Latin American history from contact period to independence (1490s to 1820s), with emphasis on convergence of Native American, European, and African cultures in Latin America; issues of ethnicity and gender; development of colonial institutions and societies; and emergence of local and national identities. Readings focus on writings of Latin American men and women from the period studied. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

HIST 105B – Survey of Middle East, 500 to Present: 1300 to 1700
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Background and circumstances of rise of Islam, creation of Islamic Empire, and its development. Rise of Dynastic Successor States and Modern Nation States. Social, intellectual, political, and economic development. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST 107B – Armenian History: Armenia from Cilician Kingdom through Periods of Foreign Domination and National Stirrings, 11th to 19th Centuries
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Aslanian, S.D.
Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST 179A – History of Medicine: Historic Roots of Healing Arts
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s):Lo, M.M.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Introduction to traditions, practices, goals, and myths of Western healing professions from time of ancient Greeks to Renaissance. Topics range from Hippocrates, Galen, and scholars at Alexandria to healing at Epidaurus and Salerno, contributions of medieval Muslim and Jewish doctors, rise of healing professions, medical faculties, nursing orders, and hospitals. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST M182B – Medieval Jewish History
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Yadgar, L.
(Same as Jewish Studies M182B and Religion M182B.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of unfolding of Jewish history from rise of Christianity to expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST M186A – Women and Gender, Prehistory to 1792
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
(Formerly numbered M187A.) (Same as Gender Studies M186A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of history of women, gender, and sexuality from prehistory to 1792. First half deals with period before written history and asks when did gender appear? How and why did patriarchy develop? Topics include evolution of women’s bodies, appearance of gender, women’s contribution to Neolithic revolution, significance of Goddess artifacts, creation myths, and women and sexuality in different religions. Consideration of effects of European conquest on Mesoamerican women, women’s power in monarchies, gender dimensions of Atlantic slavery, and first manifestations of feminist consciousness in second half. Objects or texts created by women examined or read throughout. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

HIST 191C – Capstone Seminar: History — Europe: Early Modern England: Virtual Experience
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Mcclendon, M.C.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Designed for seniors. Limited to 15 students meeting with faculty member. Organized on topics basis with reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated once for credit. P/NP or letter grading. Class Description: Focus on daily life in early modern England. Major project is virtual exhibition that students create, based on materials from Clark Library and Special Collections at YRL. Background in early modern English and/or European history helpful. Units: 4

Islamic Studies

ISLM ST M110 – Introduction to Islam
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
Course Description: (Formerly numbered Islamics M110.) (Same as Religion M109.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Genesis of Islam, its doctrines, and practices, with readings from Qur’an and Hadith; schools of law and theology; piety and Sufism; reform and modernism. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

Italian

ITALIAN 110 – Dante in English
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Moudarres, A.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Close study of one of world’s greatest literary geniuses, particularly of his masterpiece, “Divine Comedy,” the archetypal medieval journey through the afterworld. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

ITALIAN 114B – Middle Ages: Medieval Humor, Moralism, and Society
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Ciavolella, M.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Novelty of Boccaccio’s witty and comic masterpiece, Decameron, analyzed within context of moral and social codes of culture of time. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

ITALIAN 116B – Italian Renaissance: Power and Imagination in Renaissance
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Study of artistic world of Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Titian, and literary masterpieces of Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, Tasso, in world molded by powerful political forces, such as Roman Papacy and Medici, Gonzaga, and D’Este courts. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Jewish Studies

JEWISH M182B – Medieval Jewish History
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Yadgar, L.
Course Description: (Same as History M182B and Religion M182B.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of unfolding of Jewish history from rise of Christianity to expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Music

MUSC 140A – History and Analysis of Western Music to 1700
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Winter, R.S.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course M6C. Students must receive grade of C or better to proceed to next course in sequence. Survey of Western music from its beginnings to 1700; examination of representative compositions within their cultural contexts and development of analytical methods appropriate to each repertory. Letter grading. Units: 5

MUSCLG CM90T – Early Music Ensemble
Actvity: Act 1
Instructor(s): Le Guin, E.C.
(Formerly numbered Music History CM90T.) (Same as Music M90T.) 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 course C490T. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

MUSCLG 125A – History of Western Music: Era of Church and Patron
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Upton, E.R.
(Formerly numbered Music History 125A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course M6A (may be taken concurrently). Course 125A is requisite to 125B, which is requisite to 125C. Students must receive grade of C or better to proceed to next course in sequence. Introduction to history, culture, and structure of Western music, in era of church and court patronage, through selected topics, repertoires, and analytical techniques. Letter grading. Units: 5

Study of Religion

RELIGN M109 – Introduction to Islam
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
(Same as Islamic Studies M110.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Genesis of Islam, its doctrines, and practices, with readings from Qur’an and Hadith; schools of law and theology; piety and Sufism; reform and modernism. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

RELIGN M174D – Indo-Islamic Interactions, 700 to 1750
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
(Same as History M174D.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Historical introduction to Muslim communities of what eventually became nations of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Topics include social, political, religious, and cultural history. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 5

RELIGN M182B – Medieval Jewish History
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
(Same as History M182B and Jewish Studies M182B.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Exploration of unfolding of Jewish history from rise of Christianity to expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Scandinavian

SCAND 40W – Heroic Journey in Northern Myth, Legend, and Epic
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): Ball, K.A.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 40. All readings in English. Comparison of journeys of heroes. Readings in mythology, legend, folktale, and epic, including “Nibelungenlied,” “Volsunga saga,” “Eddas,” and “Beowulf.” Cultural and historic backgrounds to texts. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading. Units: 5

SCAND 165B – Vikings on Film
Seminar: Sem 1
Instructor(s): Ball, K.A.
Seminar, three hours. Exploration of representations of Vikings in medium of film, considering Viking films within their historic and cultural contexts. How does representation of Vikings on film correspond to historical reality of Vikings? What have Vikings come to signify in modern era and why? Do we see development in idea of Vikings over time that is reflected in films from different periods? How do representations of Vikings in films produced in Scandinavia differ from their representations in films from other cultures? How do we see changing ideas about gender, ethnicity, dis/ability, sexual preference, and other aspects of identity reflected in Viking films? Development of critical thinking and close textual analysis skills. All readings and films in English or with English subtitles. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

Spanish

SPAN 130 – Topics in Medieval Studies: Damsels and Wizards: Topics in Medieval Chivalric Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Instructor(s): The Staff
Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 25. Exploration of medieval Iberian literatures: lyric poetry, prose, and history of peninsula, with emphasis on its literary and linguistic diversity. Possible topics include “Convivencia” (peaceful coexistence), Europe and Orient, beginnings of Inquisition, oral versus written traditions, origins of Hispano-Christian expansion beyond peninsula, and flowering of Al-Andalus. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4

SPAN 135 – Topics in Early Modern Studies: Colonial Latin American Literature: Character Types and Literary Representation
Lecture: Lec 2
Instructor(s): Rodriguez, J.N.
Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: course 25. Exploration of 16th and 17th centuries, with focus on early modern period of Spain and Spanish America. Possible topics include Spanish colonization and indigenous responses, transatlantic literary and visual baroque, race and religion in construction of early modern nation, transatlantic fictions, early modern identities and theatrical representations, literature and historiography, transatlantic poetics and poetry. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading. Units: 4