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Description of Major and Minor

Tulane's Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) offers a flexible, multidisciplinary major and minor designed to foster knowledge of the medieval and early modern worlds from the fourth through seventeenth centuries. Crossing national, linguistic, and disciplinary boundaries, MEMS gives students the analytic tools and historical understanding necessary for navigating our own interconnected, globalized world. The program draws on the expertise of faculty members from multiple departments within the School of Liberal Arts (Art History, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, English, French and Italian, Germanic and Slavic Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish and Portuguese) and encourages students to choose their course of study according to their own interests.  Students are also encouraged whenever possible to engage with primary source materials from Tulane's Rare Books Collection, online, or from other libraries.


Requirements

The major consists of 30 credits (ten courses) to be distributed in the following manner:

  1. Three courses each from two of three categories: medieval (300-1499), early modern (1500-1799), and crossover (spanning medieval and early modern).
  2. Any four additional courses listed in the program.

The student may take up to four courses in a single department. Of the ten courses, no more than three courses may be taken below the 300-level, and at least two must be completed at the 400-level or above.

The minor consists of 18 credits (six courses) to be distributed in the following manner:

  1. Two courses each from two of three categories: medieval, early modern, and crossover.
  2. Any two additional courses listed in the program


Category I: Medieval


ARHS 1010Art Survey I: Prehistory to Middle Ages


ARHS 3200Early Christian and Byzantine Art


ARHS 3210 Art and Experience in the Middle Ages


ARHS 3220Romanesque and Gothic Art


ARHS 6210 Medieval Pilgrimages: Saints, Bones, and Art


ARHS 6220Women and Gender in Medieval Art


ARHS 6230 Art and Architecture of Medieval Italy


ASTA 3510Premodern Japanese Culture


ENLS 4110 Middle English Literature


ENLS 4120Medieval Literature


ENLS 4450Chaucer


ENLS 6070 Introduction to Old English


ENLS 6120 Medieval Literature


ENLS 6450 Chaucer


FREN 4220Medieval French Literature


FREN 6220 Medieval French Literature


HISA 1020The Barbarian West


HISA 1030Medieval Europe, 1100-1450


HISA 2030Early Medieval and Byzantine Civilization from Constantine to the Crusades


HISA 2310 Medieval England


HISA 2350 Medieval Italy


HISA 3170 Medieval Spain


HISA 3910Special Topics in Medieval and Ancient History


HISA 4140 The Crusades, 1095-1291


HISA 4150 The Age of the Vikings


HISA 4910 Special Topics in Medieval and Ancient History


HISA 6090Seminar in Select Topics in Byzantine History


HISA 6230Medieval Cities


HISA 6270Women and Gender in the Middle Ages


HISM 2200 History of Islam to 1400


ITAL 4010Topics in Origins and Masterpieces of 13th- and 14th-Century Italian Literature


JWST 3500The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry I: Moslem Spain


JWST 3520The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry II: Christian Spain


JWST 3530Jewish Life and Thought in the High Middle Ages


JWST 4110Rabbinic Judaism


JWST 4350Rashi, Halevi, Maimonides: Rabbinic Luminaries of the Middle Ages


LATN 4070 Medieval Latin


PHIL 3240 Medieval Philosophy


SPAN 4420Introduction to Multicultural Medieval Iberia


SPAN 6810Reading Medieval Iberia


 

Category II: Cross-Over


AHST 3300 Islamic Architecture


ARHS 3310Art of the Early Renaissance in Italy


ARHS 6020P Art and Belief in the Western Tradition


ENLS 2010 Introduction to British Literature  I


ENLS 4490Early Major Authors


ENLS 5010Seminar in British Literature to 1800


ENLS 6050 History of the English Language


ENLS 6490 Early Major Authors


FREN 4210History of the French Language


FREN 6210History of the French Language


GERM 3660Love, Death, and Sexuality from the Middle Ages to the Baroque


GERM 3670Grimm Reckonings: The Development of the German Fairy Tal


HISE 1210Europe and the Wider World: From the Renaissance to 1789


HISE 2240Russian History from the 9th to the Mid-19th Centuries


HISE 2410Spain, 1369-1716


HISM 6140 Islam and the Western Mediterranean World, 1000-1900


MUSC 1410History of European Music to 1750


RUSS 3030 Masterpieces of Russian Literature I


RUSS 3530Survey of Russian Art


SPAN 4060 Pre-20th Century Readings in Spanish


SPAN 6510History of the Spanish Language


 

Category III: Early Modern


ARHS 3230Visual Culture of Golden Age Spain


ARHS 332016th-Century Italian Art


ARHS 3330Italian Renaissance Architecture


ARHS 3360 Art and Desire at the Renaissance Courts


ARHS 3410 Theatres of the Baroque


ARHS 3420Baroque Art


ARHS 3430 Rubens to Rembrandt


ARHS 3440Italian Baroque Art


ARHS 3710 Colonial Art of Latin America


ENLS 3230Shakespeare Select Plays


ENLS 3750 American Life in American Literature, 1620-1864


ENLS 4130Renaissance Literature


ENLS 414017th-Century Literature


ENLS 4150 Early Modern Theater


ENLS 4170 18th-Century Novel


ENLS 4190Restoration and 18th-Century Literature


ENLS 4310 American Literature to 1820


ENLS 4460, 4470Shakespeare I and II


ENLS 4480Milton


ENLS 5310 Seminar in American Literature to 1820


ENLS 6130 Renaissance Literature


ENLS 6170 18th Century Literature


ENLS 6190 Restoration and 18th Century Literature


ENLS 6460, 6470 Shakespeare


ENLS 6480 Milton


FREN 4320Renaissance Literature


FREN 441017th-Century French Literature


FREN 442017th-Century Drama


FREN 4520 18th-Century Literature


FREN 6320 Renaissance Prose


FREN 6410 17th-Century Literature


FREN 6520 18th-Century Literature


HISB 4250 The Atlantic Slave Trade


HISE 2160 Europe in the 18th Century


HISE 2320 Early Modern England


HISE 2420 The Age of Reformation


HISE 3300 Death, Disease, Destitution and Despair in Early Modern Europe


HISE 3140Household, Gender, and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe


HISE 6050The Italian Renaissance


HISE 6100Renaissance and Reformation, 1450-1660


HISE 6330Imperial Spain, 1469-1716


HISE 6350 Crime and Punishment in Hanoverian England


HISE 6360English Civil War


HISE 6370Seminar in Early Modern England


HISL 1710 Introduction to Latin American History            


HISL 2760 Colonial Mexico


HISL 2810 Colonial Brazil


HISL 3710 Seminar: The Colonial Heritage of Latin America


HISU 2400 Women and Gender in U.S. History to 1830


HISU 2510 Atlantic World 1450-1800


HISU 2520 Early America to 1800


ITAL 4020Topics in Renaissance Literature


ITAL 4030Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Italian Literature


JWST 3540Jewish Life & Thought from the Renaissance to the Age of Reason


MUSC 6230 Keyboard Literature 1600-1750


PHIL 2020History of Modern Philosophy


PHIL 2120Classics of Ancient Political Philosophy II


SPAN 3450 Don Quijote in Translation


SPAN 4140 Introduction to Colonial Letters


SPAN 4230Visual Culture of Golden Age Spain


SPAN 4430Literature of the Golden Age


SPAN 6110 Foundations of Colonial Spanish American Literature (1492-1830)


SPAN 6330Spanish Prose of the Golden Age


SPAN 6410Don Quijote


SPAN 6430Drama of the Golden Age


SPAN 6440Poetry of the Golden Age

 


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