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Art History

Undergraduate Courses

ARTH 1128: Global Perspectives on Western Art: Renaissance to the Present (Michael Orwicz)

Survey of Western art (15th Century through the present) within a global perspective. Explores transformations in Western art in relation to the West's fundamental interconnection with non-Western societies.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

ARTH 3360: Eighteenth Century European Art (Elizabeth Athens)

Art and architecture of the eighteenth century with emphasis on England and France.

Monday & Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Graduate Courses


Undergraduate Courses

ENGL 1103 & 1103W: Renaissance and Modern Western Literature (Madison Gehling & Mary Gallucci)

A writing intensive course which focuses on literature in the European tradition from the Renaissance through the modern periods.


Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm


Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:05 am - 9:55 am

ENGL 1503: Introduction to Shakespeare (Evelyn Tribble)

Introductory survey of representative Shakespeare plays and poetry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 am - 10:45 am

ENGL 2100: British Literature I (Dwight Codr)

British literature, medieval through 18th century.  Intended to provide preparation for more advanced courses in British literature.  Strongly recommended for English majors.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:10 am - 11:00 am and 11:15 am - 12:05 pm

ENGL 2107: The British Empire, Slavery, and Resistance (Alyse O’Hara)

Literature and culture of the British empire from 1600-1830. Focus on conquest, colonization, the institution of slavery, and resistance to empire.

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm

ENGL 2200: Literature and Culture of North America before 1800 (Wayne Franklin)

An examination of the early written and oral culture of the area that eventually became the United States.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

ENGL 3503: Shakespeare I (Jean Marsden)

Romantic comedies and principal tragedies.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Graduate Courses

ENGL 6325: Seminar in Renaissance Literature (Debapriya Sarkar)

Wednesdays: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Undergraduate Courses

FREN 3261: From the Holy Grail to the Revolution: Introduction to Literature (Mary Allen)

Texts from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century, including the Arthurian legend, Renaissance poetry, Classical theater, and the philosophy of the Enlightenment in the cultural context in which they were produced. 

Recommended preparation: FREN 1004 or three years of high school French or instructor consent.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm & Fridays: 12:20 pm - 1:10 (online)


Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Undergraduate Courses


Undergraduate Courses

HIST 1203: Women in History (Cornelia Dayton)

The historical roots of challenges faced by contemporary women as revealed in the Western and/or non-Western experience: the political, economic, legal, religious, intellectual and family life of women.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


HIST 1400: Modern Western Traditions (Janet Watson)

History of political institutions, economic systems, social structures, and cultures in the modern Western world.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:05 am - 9:55 am & Fridays: 9:05 am - 9:55 am, 10:10 am - 11:00 am, & 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm

Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:10 am - 11:00 am & Fridays: 9:05 am - 9:55 am, 10:10 am -11:00 am, & 11:15 am - 12:05 pm


HIST 3370: The Renaissance

Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

HIST 3430: History of Ireland (Brendan Kane)

History of Ireland, with emphasis on the modern period. The rise of Irish nationalism, the Irish Literary Revival, and the problems of Northern Ireland.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

HIST 3460: Italy 1250-1600

Italy from the triumph of the city-state and the popolo grosso to the end of the Renaissance. The complex interrelationship between society and culture will be the focus of study.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 4:40 pm - 5:55 pm

HIST 3559: History of Childhood in the United States, 1620 – Present (Peter Baldwin)

An overview of the history of childhood in America, examining both adults' perception and children's experience. Attention to changes in childhood over time and to the diversity of childhood within each historical moment.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

HIST 3704: Medieval Islamic Civilization to 1700 (Fakhreddin Azimi)

The social dynamics of faith, culture, and change from the rise of Islam to the Ottoman decline and the Islamic challenge to Greek and Latin Christendom.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Graduate Courses

Italian Language and Cultural Studies

Undergraduate Courses

ILCS 1101: The Italian Renaissance (Andrea Celli, Federico Giannuli)

A survey of Italian Renaissance civilization, with emphasis on literature and intellectual life. Taught in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement. A knowledge of Italian in not required.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Graduate Courses

ILCS 5375: Topics in Early Modern Italian Studies (Andrea Celli)

Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm



Graduate Courses

MUSI 6412: Seminar – Style Periods in Music History (Eric Rice)

Special Topic: The Renaissance

Mondays: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Undergraduate Courses

PHIL 2222: Early Modern European Philosophy (Lionel Shapiro)

Central philosophical issues as discussed by philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

Mondays & Wednesdays: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


Graduate Courses

SPAN 5359: Special Topics in Early Modern Spanish (Daniel Hershenzon)

Tuesdays: 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm