Courses

Western Michigan University offers a variety of graduate-level courses of interest to medievalists. Listed here are courses recently offered by the Medieval Institute's affiliated faculty, as well as other courses of interest to medievalists. Check WMU Course Offerings to see which courses are currently offered.

Conspectus of spring 2018 graduate courses of interest to medievalists

ART

  • ART 5210: Medieval Foreign Encounters (Kubiski)
  • ART 5210: Medieval Manuscripts (Kubiski)

English

  • ENGL 5300: Medieval Literature (Salisbury, Schulman)
  • ENGL 5320: English Renaissance Literature (Tiffany)
  • ENGL 5390: Post-Colonial Literature (Mirzeler)
  • ENGL 5550: Studies in Major Writers: Chaucer (Salisbury)
  • ENGL 5550: Studies in Major Writers: Dante (Salisbury)
  • ENGL 5550: Studies in Major Writers: Spenser and Milton (Bradburn)
  • ENGL 5750: Icelandic Sagas in Translation (Schulman)
  • ENGL 5760/ENGL 6100: Introduction to Old Norse (Schulman)
  • ENGL 5770/ENGL 6970: Advanced Readings in Old Norse (Schulman)
  • ENGL 6100: Medieval Women (Salisbury/Steuer)
  • ENGL 6100: "Beowulf" and Old Norse Analogues (Schulman)
  • ENGL 6100: Religion and Old English Literature (Mayus)
  • ENGL 6150: Literary Criticism (Nagel)
  • ENGL 6400: The Nature of Poetry (Bradburn)
  • ENGL 6520: Shakespeare Comedy (Tiffany)
  • ENGL 6520: Shakespeare Tragedy (Tiffany)
  • ENGL 6760: Old English (Johnston, Schulman, Mayus)
  • ENGL 6770: Middle English (Johnston)

French

  • FREN 5000: Beginning French for Reading Knowledge (various)
  • FREN 5010/LANG 5800: Intermediate French for Reading Proficiency (various)
  • FREN 5400: Old French Language and Literature (Lynde-Recchia)

German

  • GER 5000: Beginning German for Reading Knowledge (various)
  • GER 5010: Intermediate German for Reading Knowledge (various)

History

  • HIST 5000: Topics in History: Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity (Strong)
  • HIST 5501: Medieval History Proseminar (Berkhofer, Murray)
  • HIST 6010: Historiography (various)
  • HIST 6115: Readings in Ancient History: Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Word (Strong)
  • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: History and Memory in Medieval Italy (Berto)
  • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: Rulers and Regions in Medieval Europe (Berkhofer)
  • HIST 6120: Readings in Medieval History: Cultural History of Medieval Italy (Berto)
  • HIST 6350: Research Techniques in Medieval History (various)
  • HIST 6440: Material Culture (Palmitessa)
  • HIST 6730: Research Seminar in History: Writing History When It Counts (Benac)
  • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Relations in the Middle Ages (Simon)
  • HIST 6820: Research Seminar in Medieval History: The Mendicants and Their World, 1200-1500 (Simon)

Latin

  • LAT 5020: Latin for Graduate Study: Roman Historians (Kutzko)
  • LAT 5600: Medieval Latin (Johnson, Kutzko)

Medieval studies

  • MDVL 5970: Directed Study (various)
  • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Genesis in the Middle Ages (Teviotdale)
  • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Judith: Vulgate and Medieval Traditions (Johnson)
  • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Codicology and Latin Paleography (Teviotdale)
  • MDVL 6000: Advanced Seminar in Medieval Studies: Researching Medieval Performance (Durham)
  • MDVL 6900: Medieval Capstone Seminar (Bradburn)
  • MDVL 7000: Master's Thesis (various)
  • MDVL 7100: Independent Research (various)
  • MDVL 7120: Professional Field Experience (various)

Music

  • MUS 5170: Collegium Musicum (various)

Religion

  • REL 5000: Historical Studies in Religion: Religion, Myth, and Superhero Comics (Wanner)
  • REL 5000: Historical Studies in Religion: Medieval Christianity (Wanner, Elder)
  • REL 6100: Theory and Method (Wanner, Perkins)
  • REL 6150: Teaching World Religions (Covell, Wilson)
  • REL 6200: The New Age: A Retrospective (Wilson)

Spanish

  • SPAN 5600: Survey of Spanish Literature to the 18th Century (Pastrana-Pérez, Felkel)
  • SPAN 5600: Sex, Lies and Manuscripts (Felkel)
  • SPAN 6000: Don Quijote (Felkel)
  • SPAN 6070: Dialectologia (Pastrana-Pérez)
  • SPAN 6200: Minorities on Stage (Ohanna)
  • SPAN 6200: Topics in Spanish Literature: Armas y letras (Ohanna)
  • SPAN 6260: Survey of Spanish Literature: Medieval (Pastrana-Pérez)
  • SPAN 6600: History of the Spanish Language (Pastrana-Pérez)