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MEDVL 100s

MEDVL 105 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011784
Introduction to Medieval Studies
An introduction to Medieval European civilization focusing on essential aspects of the discipline: history, literature, philosophy, religion, art, architecture and archaeology, law, and science and technology.
(Cross-listed with CLAS 105)

MEDVL 115 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012629
Crusading in the Middle Ages
This course examines the historical events and cultural assumptions that led to the European phenomenon of crusading, or holy war, between 1095 and 1453.
(Cross-listed with HIST 115)

MEDVL 200s

MEDVL 205 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004280
Medieval Society
A survey of Medieval civilization featuring such topics as the individual (male and female), political institutions, art, architecture, religion, philosophy, literature, social life, and leisure activities.
(Cross-listed with CLAS 205)

MEDVL 250R LEC 0.50Course ID: 015147
The History of Islamic Civilization from Late Antiquity to 1300
This course surveys the diverse history of Islamic societies from the seventh to the thirteenth century. The primary focus is on the central Islamic lands from Egypt to Iran. In addition to the standard narrative, the course also examines salient aspects of Islamic civilization on a thematic basis.
[Note: SI 121R recommended.]
(Cross-listed with SI 250R)

MEDVL 251R LEC 0.50Course ID: 015148
The History of Islamic Civilization from 1300-1800: The Islamic Gunpowder Empires
This course studies in comparative fashion the rise, consolidation, and decline of the three major Islamic empires of the early modern period (c. 1300-1800): the Ottomans in Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Middle East; the Safavids in Iran; and the Mughals in India.
[Note: SI 121R recommended.]
(Cross-listed with SI 251R)

MEDVL 260 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006314
Europe: 410-1303
The political, cultural, economic, and ecclesiastical development of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the High Middle Ages.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with HIST 260)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

MEDVL 300s

MEDVL 304 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 008378
Heresy and Religious Crises in Late Medieval Europe
An exploration of the impact of social crises on late medieval religious modes of expression. Topics will include the Great Famine, the Black Death, the Avignon Papacy and Western Schism, the development of heretical movements, and the eventual disintegration of European religious unity.
[Note: This course fulfils the Area 2 requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with HIST 304, RS 342)