Graduate Courses

Fall 2019

ART HIS 217D – Byzantine Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Gerstel, S.E.
Course Description: Seminar, two hours. Selected topics in Byzantine art and architecture. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

ART HIS C226 – Selected Topics in Early Modern Art: Ornament and Print
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Wilson, B.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Variable topics in early modern art that reflect interests of individual regular and/or visiting faculty members. May be repeated twice for credit. Concurrently scheduled with course C126. S/U or letter grading.
Class Description: Ornament has conventionally been sidelined in European art history. This is particularly case for Renaissance and baroque art and architecture since those fields are yoked to categories of style; and their historiographies have focused on biography, artistic intentions, iconography, monuments, and form. In contrast, ornament has been defined as (merely) decoration: devoid of meaning, nonstructural or nonfunctional, supplemental, and liminal. Yet those characteristics of ornament open up insights about mobility and agency of images, processes of metamorphosis and transformation, and imagination. Study includes visits to print archive at Hammer Museum Grunewald Center, and discussion of art works and readings that engage with diverse media.

CLASSIC M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
This is a multiple-listed class:
Classics (CLASSIC) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
English (ENGL) M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
French (FRNCH) M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
History (HIST) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Course Description: (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.

ENGL M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
This is a multiple-listed class:
Classics (CLASSIC) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
English (ENGL) M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
French (FRNCH) M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
History (HIST) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Course Description:
(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.

ENGL 246 – Renaissance Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fuchs, B.
Course Description:
Lecture, four hours. Studies in poetry and prose of Renaissance English literature, exclusive of Shakespeare; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

FRNCH M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
This is a multiple-listed class:
Classics (CLASSIC) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
English (ENGL) M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
French (FRNCH) M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
History (HIST) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Course Description:
(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.

HIST M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
This is a multiple-listed class:
Classics (CLASSIC) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
English (ENGL) M215 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
French (FRNCH) M210 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
History (HIST) M218 – Paleography of Latin and Vernacular Manuscripts, 900 to 1500
Course Description:
(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.

PHILOS 206 – Topics in Medieval Philosophy
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Normore, C.G.
Course Description:
Lecture, four hours. Study of philosophy and theology of one or several medieval philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Scotus, or Ockham or study of single area such as logic or theory of knowledge in several medieval philosophers. Topics announced each term. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

PHILOS 220 – Seminar: Topics in History of Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind in Islamic Tradition
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Alwishah, A.
Course Description:
Seminar, three hours. Selected problems and philosophers which may be from different periods. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.
Class Description:
Investigation of several philosophical topics concerning nature of mind and its relation to extra-mental world in medieval Islamic philosophy. Topics include existence of self, self-awareness in human and non-human animals, universal knowledge and divine self-awareness, transmission of perceptible content into mental content, theory of conception and assent, mental disorders, and theory of emotion. Focus on philosophical writings of Avicenna, and some post-Avicennan philosophers such as Abu’l-Barakat, Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, and Ibn Kammuna.