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Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program and Affiliated Courses

MEMS 210 / HISTORY 210. Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000.
MEMS 211 / HISTORY 211. Later Medieval Europe, 1000-1500.
MEMS 212 / HISTORY 212. The Renaissance.
MEMS 213 / HISTORY 213. The Reformation.
MEMS 240 / HISTART 240. Visual Arts in Medieval Society.
MEMS 250 / HISTART 250. Italian Renaissance Art.
MEMS 251 / HISTART 251. Italian Renaissance Art, II.
MEMS 253 / HISTORY 253. Rise and Fall of the Middle Ages.
MEMS 260 / ROMLANG 241. Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Romance Literature.
MEMS 261. Interdisciplinary Topics in the Middle Ages: 22 Ways of Going Medieval.
MEMS 310 / RCHUMS 310. Pagans, Barbarians & Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
MEMS 314 / RCHUMS 314. The Figure of Rome in Shakespeare and 16th-Century Painting.
MEMS 316 / HISTORY 316. Medieval Women.
MEMS 317 / HISTORY 317. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800.
MEMS 318 / ISLAM 318 / REES 318. Church of Armenia.
MEMS / HISTORY 323. French Enlightenment.
MEMS 325 / ASIAN 324 / HISTORY 325. History of Islam in South Asia.
MEMS 327 / NES 327. Shahnameh: Iranian Myth, Epic, and History.
MEMS 333 / ITALIAN 333. Dante's Divine Comedy.
MEMS 344 / HISTART 344. Early Medieval Kingdoms and Cultures: European Art 400-1000.
MEMS 345 / HISTART 345. Introduction to Medieval Architecture.
MEMS 348 / HISTART 348. The Medieval Book.
MEMS 350 / ENGLISH 350. Literature in English to 1660
MEMS 355 / HISTART 355. The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe.
MEMS 360 / JUDAIC 360. Heroes, Heroines, and Sinners of the Bible in Art.
MEMS 360  / RUSSIAN 352 / COMPLIT. Russian Literature of the 18th Century.
MEMS 366 / ENGLISH 366. Shakespeare's Contemporaries.
MEMS 367 / ENGLISH 367. Shakespeare Plays.
MEMS 375 / SCAND / GERMAN 375. Celtic and Nordic Mythology.
MEMS 377 / FRENCH 367. Literature, History, and Culture of Early Modern France.
MEMS 381 / HISTORY 381. Ancient Jewish History to 638 CE: From Israelite Origins to Islamic Conquest.
MEMS 386 / FRENCH 366. Medieval Literature: Varieties of Translation in Medieval France.
MEMS/RUSSIAN 391. Art, Culture and Literature in Old Russia.
MEMS 398. The Black Death.
MEMS 411. Special Topics.
MEMS 414 / History 412. Social and Intellectual History of the Florentine Renaissance.
MEMS 421 / RCHUM 386. Medieval Drama. Before Shakespeare: Masterpieces of Early Drama.
MEMS 425 / HIST 518. Jews and Christians in Late Renaissance Italy (1400-1650).
MEMS 428 / HIST 414. Northern Renaissance and Reformation.
MEMS 437 / FRENCH 451. French Culture & Literature in the Middle Ages with Visual Assistance
MEMS 440 / LATIN 435. Postclassical Latin I, 500-900 A.D.
MEMS 441 / LATIN 436. Postclassical Latin II, 900-1350 A.D.
MEMS 443 / GERMAN 444. Medieval German Literature in English Translation
MEMS 444 / FRENCH 461. Reading of Old French Texts.
MEMS 445 / FRENCH 462. Literature of the Sixteenth Century.
MEMS 455 / ENGLISH 455. Medieval English Literature
MEMS 457 / ENGLISH 457. Renaissance English Literature.
MEMS 465 / ENGLISH 465. Chaucer.
MEMS 475 / GERMAN 465 / HISTORY 485. Marriage and Marital Life in History: Medieval and Early Modern Germany.

MEMS 490. Directed Reading.
MEMS 491. Research Methods for Premodern Topics.

American Culture

AMCULT 103. Indians and Empires.
AMCULT 360 / GTBOOKS 350 / HISTORY 350. Debates of the Founding Fathers.
AMCULT 367. American Indian History.

Armenian Studies

ARMENIAN 287 / HISTORY 287. Armenian History from Prehistoric Times to the Present.
ARMENIAN 415 / AAPTIS 473. An Introduction to Classical and Medieval Armenian Literature.
ARMENIAN 483 / AAPTIS 480. Intensive Introductory Classical Armenian

Classical Studies

LATIN 233. Late Latin.
LATIN 435 / MEMS 440. Postclassical Latin I, 500-900 A.D.
LATIN 436 / MEMS 441. Postclassical Latin II, 900-1350 A.D.
CLCIV 253. The Mediterranean: Classical Studies.
CLCIV 277. Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean.
CLCIV 381 / RELIGION 381. An Introduction to the History and Literature of Witchcraft
CLCIV 472. Roman Law.
CLCIV 476. Pagans and Christians.
CLCIV 481. The Classical Tradition.
CLCIV 483 / RELIGION 488. Christianity and Hellenistic Civilizations.

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERMAN 303 / HIST 303. Martin Luther's Reformation.
GERMAN 325.002. Mozart's Magic Flute.
GERMAN 375 / SCAND 375 / MEMS 375. Celtic and Nordic Mythology.
GERMAN 378. The History of German Science.
GERMAN 381. Eighteenth to Nineteenth-Century Drama.
GERMAN 449. Spirituality and Madness: Religious Women from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
GERMAN 465 / MEMS 475 / HISTORY 485. Marriage and Marital Life in History: Medieval and Early Modern Germany.
GERMAN 501. Old English.
GERMAN 504. History of the German Language.
GERMAN 512. Introduction to Middle High German.
GERMAN/LING 517. Historical Linguistics.
SCAND 442. The Icelandic Saga (in English Translation).

History

HISTORY 132 / AAPTIS 100 / ACABS 100 / HJCS 100. Peoples of the Middle East.
HISTORY 195. American Indians in Diplomacy, Alliance, and War, 1500-1838.
HISTORY 195. Warriors in Medieval Japan.
HISTORY 196. World-wide Witchcraft: Witch-Belief and Witch-Hunting in Global Perspective.
HISTORY 197.003. People & Animals in Pre-industrial Europe.
HISTORY 197.005. Travels Through the Chinese Past.
HISTORY 197.007. Religious Encounters in the New World.
HISTORY 203 / ASIAN 203. Introduction to Japanese Civilization.
HISTORY 204 / ASIAN 204. East Asia: Early Transformations.
HISTORY 206 / ASIAN 206. Indian Civilization.
HISTORY 207 / ASIAN 207. Southeast Asian Civilizations.
HISTORY 210 / MEMS 210. Early Medieval Europe.
HISTORY 211 / MEMS 211. Later Medieval Europe.
HISTORY 212 / MEMS 212. Renaissance Europe.
HISTORY 213 / MEMS 213. The Reformation.
HISTORY 220. Survey of British History to 1688.
HISTORY 225. Europe and the New World.
HISTORY 230.001. War, Women, and Gender.
HISTORY 230.002. The Dawn of Islamic History: The Qur'an, the Prophet, and Islamic Ethics
HISTORY 230.005. Farmers and Farming in Pre-Industrial Europe.
HISTORY 236. Environment and History in Preindustrial Europe.
HISTORY 239. The World Before 1492.
HISTORY 243. The Dawn of Islamic History.
HISTORY 245. Islam in Africa.
HISTORY 246 / DAAS 246. Africa to 1850.
HISTORY 248. Jesus Comes to Asia: Conversion and Its Consequences.
HISTORY 250. China from the Oracle Bones to the Opium War.
HISTORY 251. The Chinese Renaissance: Cultural Transformations in Eleventh-Century China
HISTORY 252. Introduction to Chinese Civilization.
HISTORY 253 / MEMS 253. Rise and Fall of the Middle Ages.
HISTORY 257 / JUDAIC 318. Ancient Law.
HISTORY 260. United States to 1865.
HISTORY 263. Discovering America: Atlantic History I, 1492-1607.
HISTORY 264. Exploring America: Atlantic History II, 1607-1815.
HISTORY 269. Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis.
HISTORY 277. Environmental History of the Ancient Mediterranean.
HISTORY 278 / AAPTIS 269. Introduction to Turkish Civilizations.
HISTORY 286 / RELIGION 286. A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century.
HISTORY 287 / ARMENIAN 287. Armenian History from Prehistoric Times to the Present.
HISTORY 300. A History of Cosmology.
HISTORY 301. Discovery of the Universe.
HISTORY 303. The Atlantic Slave Trade.
HISTORY 306.  Ten Sultans, One Empire: The Ottoman "Classical Age," 1300-1600.
HISTORY 307.001 / AAPTIS 291. Ottoman State and Society in the 'Post-Classical' Age, 1600-1922.
HISTORY 316. Medieval Women.
HISTORY 317. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800.
HISTORY 318 / JUDAIC 328.  Jewish Visual Culture.
HISTORY 323. The French Enlightenment.
HISTORY 325. The History of Islam in South Asia.
HISTORY 328.001. The Black Death.
HISTORY 328.004. Medieval Egypt, 640-1517.
HISTORY 328.003/ JUDAIC 360. Global History of the Jews of Spain
HISTORY 328.007. Fictions of Scale, 1680-1730.
HISTORY 329.002. Mapping the Pre-Columbian World.
HISTORY 335(538). The Ottoman Enterprise.
HISTORY 347 / ANTHRCUL 346. Latin America: The Colonial Period.
HISTORY 350 / GTBOOKS 350 / AMCULT 360. Debates of the Founding Fathers.
HISTORY 352.  Imperial China.
HISTORY 367. American Indian History.
HISTORY 373. A History of the Western Expansion of the United States.
HISTORY 375 / WOMENSTD 375. A History of Witchcraft.
HISTORY 376. History of Ireland to 1603.
HISTORY 381. Ancient Jewish History to 638 CE: From Israelite Origins to Islamic Conquest.
HISTORY 391 Belief, Disease, and Pollution in Premodern Europe
HISTORY 396. Crossed Destinies: Ibn Khaldun and Tamerlane.
HISTORY 397.002. Crusade and Jihad.
HISTORY 398. The Black Death.
HISTORY 405. Pagans and Christians in the Roman World.
HISTORY 407. Islam through Western Eyes.
HISTORY 408. Byzantium, 284-1453.
HISTORY 409. Byzantine Empire, 867-1453
HISTORY 429. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-modern Islam.
HISTORY 432. Medieval & Early Modern Russia.
HISTORY 442. The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East.
HISTORY 442. First Millenium of the Islamic Near East.
HISTORY 445. Writing the English Revolution: Rhetoric and Regicide in the 17th Century.
HISTORY 445.002 Three Imperial Capitals: Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul.
HISTORY 450. Japan to 1700: From Origin Myths to Shogun Dynasties.
HISTORY 460. Colonial America.
HISTORY 461. The American Revolution.
HISTORY 469. Problems in Precolonial Southeast Asia.
HISTORY 478. Colonial Latin America.
HISTORY 481.001.  Rome After Empire.
HISTORY 487. Conversions and Christianities.
HISTORY 495. The World the Mongols Made.
HISTORY 496. Christian Monasticism 4th to 16th Century.
HISTORY 496.001. Medieval London.
HISTORY 496.002. The World of the Ship.
HISTORY 496.003. Indians and Empires.
HISTORY 497. Journeys and Stories.
HISTORY 497.001. Ideology and Empire in Chinese History.
HISTORY 497.004. Crusade & Jihad.
HISTORY 497.006. Religious Tolerance in Medieval Spain.

Judaic Studies

JUDAIC 257. Ancient Law. 
JUDAIC 258. The Bible as Literature.
JUDAIC 253. The Mediterranean.
JUDAIC 260. Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis.
JUDAIC 270 / HJCS 270. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.
JUDAIC 317.001 Heroes, Heroines and Sinners.

JUDAIC 323. Jewish Visual Culture.
JUDAIC 326. History of the Jews in the Roman and Early Byzantine Worlds.
JUDAIC 417. Jewish-Christian Debate in Medieval Iberia and Beyond.
JUDAIC 468 / HJCS 478 / RELIGION 469. Jewish Mysticism.
JUDAIC 470 / HJCS 470 / ACABS 470. Reading the Rabbis.

Musicology

MUSICOL 130. Opera!
MUSICOL 239.  History of Western Art Music: Middle Ages through the Baroque.
MUSICOL 305. Music in Medieval Culture.
MUSICOL 343. Music and Islam.
MUSICOL 345.  The History of Music (non-Musicology majors only).
MUSICOL 407/507. The Late-Renaissance Motet.
MUSICOL 413.  History of Opera to 1800.
MUSICOL 420.  Music of the Baroque.
MUSICOL 421.  Music of the Classic Era.
MUSICOL 477/577.  Medieval Music.
MUSICOL 478.  Renaissance Music.
THEORY 442.  Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint.

Residential College

RCHUMS 310 / MEMS 310. Pagans, Barbarians & Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
RCHUMS 314 / MEMS 314. The Figure of Rome in Shakespeare and 16th-Century Painting.
RCHUMS 334. It's About Time *ULWR
RCHUMS 334.003. Book and Body.
RCHUMS 344. Reason and Passion in the 18th Century.
RCHUMS 381. Shakespeare on the Stage: Mostly Comedies.
RCHUMS 382. Molière and His Theatre.
RCHUMS 386  /MEMS 421.  Medieval Drama.
RCHUMS 387. Renaissance Drama.
RCHUMS 485. The Corsica Project, 2014.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

POLISH 325. Polish Literature in English to 1890.
CZECH 483. Czech Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
RUSSIAN 352. Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century.
RUSSIAN 391. Art, Culture & Literature in Old Russia.

African and African-American Studies

DAAS 200. Introduction to African Studies.
DAAS 245. Islam in Africa.
DAAS 246. Africa to 1850.
DAAS 422. Pre-colonial African Culture.

Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 158. Khipu, Cloth, and Chronicles: A History of Information in the Andes.
ANTHRCUL 346 / HISTORY 347. Latin America: The Colonial Period.
ANTHRCUL 415. Andean Civilization.
ANTHRCUL 417. Indians of Mexico and Guatemala.
ANTHRARC 284. Aztec, Maya, and Inca Civilizations.
ANTHRARC 488 (ANTHRCUL 488). Prehistory of Mexico.
ANTHRARC 489 (ANTHRCUL 489). Maya and Central American Archaeology.
ANTRARC 490 Prehistoric North America.
ANTHRARC 491 (ANTHRCUL 491). Prehistory of the Central Andes.

Asian Studies

ASIAN 200 / HISTORY 200. Introduction to Japanese Civilization.
ASIAN 204 / HISTORY 204. East Asia: Early Transformations.
ASIAN 206(111) / HISTORY 206. Indian Civilization.
ASIAN 207(112) / HISTORY 207. Southeast Asian Civilization.
ASIAN 220 / RELIGION 202. Introduction to Asian Religions.
ASIAN 221 / GTBOOKS 221. Great Books of China.
ASIAN 222 / GTBOOKS 222. Great Books of Japan.
ASIAN 223 / RELIGION 223. Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita.
ASIAN 224. Traditions of Poetry in India.
ASIAN 225. Classical Hinduism.
ASIAN 226. Other Hearts and Other Minds: Poetries of Asia.
ASIAN 230 / PHIL 230 / RELIGION 230. Introduction to Buddhism.
ASIAN 231 / RELIGION 231. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
ASIAN 241 / HISTORY 251. The Chinese Renaissance.
ASIAN 243 / HA 243. Introduction to South Asian Art.
ASIAN 244. Seeds of Conflict: Intercultural Encounters in Japan from 745-1945.
ASIAN 248 / HISTORY 248. Jesus Comes to Asia.
ASIAN 252. Japanese Encounter with the West.
ASIAN 260. Introduction to Chinese Civilization.
ASIAN 264. Looking at Traditional China Through The Story of the Stone.
ASIAN 270. Introduction to Pre-modern Korean Civilization.
ASIAN 280. Gender, Sexuality and Power in Premodern China.
ASIAN 292. Intro to Japanese Art.
ASIAN 300. Love and Death in Japanese Culture.
ASIAN 301. Japanese Women's Literature.
ASIAN 303 / RELIGION 303. Religious Military Orders of the World.
ASIAN 304. Art of Yoga.
ASIAN 310. The Theater of China and Japan.
ASIAN 311. The Image of the Samurai.
ASIAN 312. Traditional Korean Thought.
ASIAN 314. Strange Ways: Lit of the Supernatural in Premodern Japan & China.
ASIAN 320. Sikh History I (16th-18th Centuries).
ASIAN 322. War Tales: Histories of Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Japan & China
ASIAN 324. Islam in South Asia.

ASIAN 325 / RELIGION 383. Zen Buddhism.
ASIAN 326. Introduction to Japanese Buddhism.
ASIAN 335. Himalayan Aesthetics.
ASIAN 352. Gender, Sexuality and Power in Premodern China.
ASIAN 357. Sensuous Pleasures: China's Forbidden Novel, Jin Ping Mei.
ASIAN 359. Crime and Detectives in Chinese Literature.
ASIAN 362. Travels of the Monkey King in China and Abroad.
ASIAN 363. Chinese Theater and Drama.
ASIAN 364. The Development of Chinese Fiction.
ASIAN 365 / HISTORY 365. Premodern Chinese Science.
ASIAN 370. Acupuncture History.
ASIAN 393 / HISTART 393. China Human Rights.
ASIAN 450. Japan to 1700: From Origin Myths to Shogun Dynasties.
ASIAN 465. Sacred Image in Japanese Art.
ASIAN 470. From History to Videogames: The Saga of the Three Kingdoms.
ASIAN 485. Religion in China.
ASIAN 487. Buddhism in India: Its Doctrines and History.
ASIAN 494 / HART 495. Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales in the Indian Subcontinent.
ASIANLAN 409. Classical Chinese in Modern Context.
ASIANLAN 433. Classical Japanese I.
ASIANLAN 469. Advanced Classical Tibetan I.
ASIANLAN 470. Advanced Classical Tibetan II.

English Language and Literature

ENGLISH 140.001. How to Read Shakespeare/How to See Shakespeare.
ENGLISH 140.004 Dante's The Divine Comedy.
ENGLISH 258 / RELIGION 258. The Bible as Literature.
ENGLISH 267. Introduction to Shakespeare.
ENGLISH 290. The Qur'an and Its Interpretations.
ENGLISH 298.006. Early Modern Fictions of Travel and Dislocation.
ENGLISH 308. History of the English Language.
ENGLISH 315 / WOMENSTDS. Early Women Writers: On the Pedestal, in the Gutter: Women and Middle English Literature.
ENGLISH 318. Satires of the Enlightenment.
ENGLISH 318. Fictions of Scale: 1680-1730.
ENGLISH 350 / MEMS 350. Literature in English to 1660. The Making of English Literary Culture.
ENGLISH 351. Literature 1660-1830. Persons and Things.
ENGLISH 366 / MEMS 366. Shakespeare's Contemporaries.
ENGLISH 367. MEMS 367. Shakespeare's Plays.
ENGLISH 397.001. Poetry before Print: Medieval and Early Tudor Lyric Poetry.
ENGLISH 398. Heretics, Midwives, and Visionaries.
ENGLISH 398.002. Elizabethan Culture and the Faerie Queen.
ENGLISH 398.003. Shakespeare: Text and Performance.
ENGLISH 398.004. New Literature in the Age of Chaucer.
ENGLISH 403.002 / HISTORY 498. Writing Revolution: Rhetoric and Regicide.
ENGLISH 407.003  Framed! Framed Story Collections in Early Literature.
ENGLISH 409/501. Old English.
ENGLISH 410. Middle English.
ENGLISH 415. Early Women Writers.
ENGLISH 442. Poetry Before Print: Medieval and Early Tudor Lyric Poetry.
ENGLISH 443 / THTREMUS 321. History of Theatre I.
ENGLISH 445. Shakespeare's Rivals.
ENGLISH 449. Medieval Drama and Early Modern Revisions.
ENGLISH 450.001. Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Marvelous Journeys.
ENGLISHE 450.002. The Outsider.

ENGLISH 451. The Friend, the Lover, the Poet.
ENGLISH 457 / MEMS 457. Renaissance English Literature.
ENGLISH 459. English Neoclassical Literature.
ENGLISH 465 / MEMS 465. Chaucer: Telling Tales, Medieval and Modern.

ENGLISH 467. Topics in Shakespeare: The Hamlet Semester.
ENGLISH 469. Milton.
ENGLISH 470. Colonial Revolution in American Literature.

Great Books

GTBOOKS 191/192. Great Books.
GTBOOKS 201/202. Great Books of the Medieval and Modern World.
GTBOOKS 204. Great Books in Physics.
GTBOOKS 212. Great Books in World Literature: Don Quixote.
GTBOOKS 221 / ASIAN 221. Great Books of China.
GTBOOKS 246 / NES 296. Great Books of the Middle East.
GTBOOKS 331. Great Books of the Iberian Peninsula (to 1650).
GTBOOKS 350 / AMCULT 360 / HISTORY 350. Debates of the Founding Fathers.

History of Art

HISTART 100. Introduction to Art.
HISTART 194.002. Castles.
HISTART 194.003. How Empires Look: Identity and Otherness, c. 1300-1800.
HISTART 240 / MEMS 240. Visual Arts in Medieval Society.
HISTART 243 / ASIAN 243. Introduction to South Asian Art: Home and the World.
HISTART 250 / MEMS 250. Italian Renaissance Art.
HISTART 251 / MEMS 251. Italian Renaissance Art  II.
HISTART 253 Mediterranean Art History: Art and Exchange.
HISTART 255. Gods and Goddesses in Art.
HISTART 260. European Painting and Sculpture of the Seventeenth-Century. The Visual World of the "Baroque."
HISTART 285 / AAPTIS 285. Visual Culture of Islam.

HISTART 292. Introduction to Japanese Art.
HISTART 304. The Art of Yoga

HISTART 305. Himalayas: An Aesthetic Exploration.
HISTART 323. Jewish Visual Culture.
HISTART 341. The Gothic Age: Art of Medieval Paris.
HISTART 342 / RCHUMS 344. Reason and Passion in the Eighteenth Century.
HISTART 344 / MEMS 344. Early Medieval Kingdoms and Cultures: European Art 400-1000.
HISTART 345 / MEMS 345. Introduction to Medieval Architecture.
HISTART 346. Moving Image in the Middle Ages.
HISTART 348. The Medieval Book.
HISTART 351. The Art and Poetry of Michelangelo. *ULWR credit
HISTART 352. Art and Philosophy in the Renaissance Tradition. *ULWR credit

HISTART 353. Meaning in the Making: Visual Technologies.
HISTART 355. Miraculous Diabolical.
HISTART 356. Self in the Portrait.
HISTART 357. Art and Money.
HISTART 369. Art of the Enlightenment and Revolutionary Empires.
HISTART 385. Human Rights in China from Classical Times through the 18th Century.
HISTART 386. Painting and Poetry in China.
HISTART 393.001. Modernistic Readings of Early Modern Asian Art.
HISTART 393.002. The Destruction of Images.
HISTART 393.003. Urbanism in Early Modern Italy.
HISTART 393.004. Heroes, Heroines, and Sinners.
HISTART 393.005. The Body of Christ in Medieval Visual Culture, 1000-1550.
HISTART 393.006. Private Gardens and Public Issues in Song China.
HISTART 393.009. Heroes, Heroines and Sinners.
HISTART 394.001. God, Love, War in Byzantine Art.
HISTART 394.009. The Art of Byzantium and Medieval Western Europe.
HISTART 394.010. Imagining Jerusalem in Art and Architecture from the Renaissance to the Modern Period.
HISTART 394.011. Biblical Themes in European Art: Michelangel, Rembrandt, and Other Early Modern Artists.
HISTART 401 / AAPTIS 401. The Art and Architecture of Armenia.
HISTART 405. Artists and Patrons.
HISTART 442 / CLARCH 442. Late Antique and Early Christian Art and Architecture.
HISTART 453. Venetian Painting.
HISTART 460. Renaissance Architecture.
HISTART 462. Baroque Art in Italy.
HISTART 463. Art and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age.
HISTART 465. Early Modern Architecture in Italy, Austria, and Germany.
HISTART 466. Sacred Image in Japanese Art.
HISTART 482. Buddhist Art.
HISTART 489.001. Renaissance Venice.
HISTART 490. Working with Objects: Islamic Textiles, Metalwork, Ceramics, Glass and Coins.
HISTART 495 / ASIAN 494. Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales in the Indian Subcontinent.
HISTART 497.005 Beautiful Writing: Explorations of East Asian Calligraphy.

Linguistics

LING 317. Language and History.
LING 517 / GERMAN 517. Principles and Methods of Historical Linguistics.

Near Eastern Studies

NES 200 / HISTORY 201. Introduction to Middle East.
NES 202 / RELIGION 202. World Religions: Near East.
NES 216. Introduction to Islam.
NES/ ISLAM 219. Great Books of the Middle East: The Qur'an.
NES 236. Introduction to the New Testament.
NES 242. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.
NES 295.003. Qur'an and its Interpretations.
NES 319. Ten Sultans, One Empire: The Ottoman "Classical Age," 1300-1600.
NES 320. Ottomon History II (1600-1900).
NES 323. The Prophet Muhammad in Islam.
NES 324. Persian Literature in Translation. 
NES 325. Arab Literature in Translation.
NES 327. Iranian Myth, Epic, and History.
NES 330. The Arabian Nights.
NES 375. Islam in South Asia.
NES 417. First Millennikum of the Islamic Near East.

NES 421 / RELIGION 465. Islamic Mysticism: Sufism in History.
NES 422 Shi'ism: History

NES 423. Shariah in Society.
NES 424. Islamic Intellectual History.
NES 430. History of Arabic Literature.
NES 432 Gender in Islam.
NES 490. Romancing the Mediterranean.

Philosophy

PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230 / RELIGION 230. Introduction to Buddhism.
PHIL 263 / ASIAN 263. Introduction to Chinese Philosophy.
PHIL 331. Indian Philosophy.
PHIL 389. History of Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
PHIL 460. Medieval Philosophy.
PHIL 463. Descarte's System.
PHIL 464. The Scientific Revolution.

Religion

RELIGION 122 /  NES 236. Introduction to the New Testament.
RELIGION 201 / NES 202. World Religions: Near East.
RELIGION 202 / ASIAN 220. Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions.
RELIGION 204 / NES 216. Introduction to Islam.
RELIGION 223 / ASIAN 223. Bhagavad-Gita: The Activist View of Hinduism.
RELIGION 225 / ASIAN 225. Classical Hinduism.
RELIGION / ASIAN 230. Introduction to Buddhism.
RELIGION 231 / ASIAN 231. Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
RELIGION 248. Jesus Comes to Asia: Conversion and its Consequences in Asia
RELIGION 258 / ENGLISH 258. The Bible as Literature.
RELIGION 260 / HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260. Introduction to Talmud.

RELIGION 270. Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.
RELIGION 286 / HISTORY 286. A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century.
RELIGION 303 / ASIAN 303. Religious Military Orders of the World.
RELIGION 318. Church of Armenia.
RELIGION 323. Zen: History, Culture and Critique.
RELIGION 324. Jewish Visual Culture.
RELIGION 325. The History of Islam in South Asia.
RELIGION 326. History of the Jews in the Roman and Early Byzantine Worlds.
RELIGION 330. The Arabian Nights.
RELIGION 331. Indian Philosophy.
RELIGION 350 / ACABS 323. Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries.
RELGION / HART 346. Moving Images of the Middle Ages.
RELIGION 363 / AAPTIS 363. The Qur'an and Its Interpretaion.
RELIGION 380. Bible: Antiquity to Modernity.
RELIGION 381 / CLCIV 381 An Introduction to the History and Literature of Witchcraft.
RELIGION 461. Islamic Intellectual History.
RELIGION 465 / NES 421. Islamic Mystics.
RELIGION 467 / AAPTIS 467 / HISTORY 541. Shi'ism: The History of Messianism and the Pursuit of Justice in Islamdom.

RELIGION 469 / HJCS 478 / JUDAIC 468. Jewish Mysticism.
RELIGION 488 / ACABS 421 / CLCIV 483. Christianity and Hellenistic Civilizations.
RELIGION 496 / NES 432 / HISTORY 429 / WOMENSTD 471. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam.

Romance Languages and Literatures

FRENCH 270 Natural & Supernatural in the Middle Ages.
FRENCH 274. France and the New World.
FRENCH 343. The French Enlightenment.
FRENCH 366. Varieties of Translation in Medieval France.
FRENCH 367 / MEMS 377. Literature, History, and Culture of Early Modern France.
FRENCH 368. Enlightenment, Revolution, Romanticism.
FRENCH 444 / 654. Translating the Enlightenment.
FRENCH 451 / MEMS 437. French Culture & Literature in the Middle Ages w Visual Assistance
FRENCH 462 / MEMS 445. Literature of the 16th Century.
ITALIAN 250. Genius and Geography in Italy.
ITALIAN 270. Italian Through Opera.
ITALIAN 275. 1348: The Year of the End of the World: Black Death in Florence and Europe. (taught in Italian)
ITALIAN 317. The Renaissance.
ITALIAN 333 / 533 // MEMS 333. Dante's Divine Comedy.
ITALIAN 387 / 483. Italian Renaissance Literature
ITALIAN 390. Medieval Italian Literature.
ITALIAN 415. Italy and the Muslim World.
ITALIAN 450. Medieval & Renaissance Literature.
ITALIAN 475. Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio
SPANISH 331. Great Books of the Iberian Peninsula (to 1650).
SPANISH 339. Introduction to Early/Modern Spanish Culture.
SPANISH 341. Early Latin American Culture (taught in Spanish).
SPANISH 368. Medieval Love Songs (taught in Spanish).
SPANISH 371. Peninsular Spanish Culture and Literature, 1207-1650.
SPANISH 373.001.  From Cid to Cide Hamete: Muslims in Medieval & EM Iberian Literature.
SPANISH 373.006. Las Novelas ejemplares de Miguel de Cervantes.
SPANISH 373.101. "Of liars, beggars and meddlers"" The Art of Deception in Spain's Early Modern Culture [SP 2013]
SPANISH 381. Colonial Latin American Literature.
SPANISH 387. 17th Century Spanish Literature.
SPANISH 450. The Medieval Framed-Tale Tradition.
SPANISH 453. Ramon Llull and the Dream of Conversion.
SPANISH 456. Golden Age: Rethinking the Classics.
SPANISH 458. The Voice of the Other in EM Spain.
SPANISH 459. Cervantes.
SPANISH 460. The Spanish Comedia.
SPANISH 470. Latin-American Literature, Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries.
SPANISH 472. Indigenous Societies.
SPANISH 473. Colonialism and Racism in Latin America.
SPANISH 487. How Latin became Spanish.
SPANISH 488. Jewish-Christian Debate in Medieval Iberia and Beyond.
ROMLANG 241. Introduction to Medieval and Early Modern Romance Literatures and Cultures.
ROMLANG 253. The Mediterranean.
ROMLANG 498. Don Juan.
ROMLANG 400. Mediterranean Encounters: Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Age of Empires (1453-1700).
ROMLANG 300. Introduction to the Romance Languages.
ROMLANG 377.001 / SPANISH 373.005 Race and Ethnicity in Romance Studies.
ROMLANG 414 / SPANISH 414. Background of Modern Spanish.

Study Abroad

Note:  Many study abroad programs may support MEMS study; we list here only those programs specifically directed toward MEMS topics.

STDABRD 304. U-M Spring in Florence – Honors.
STDABRD 452. U-M at St. Peter's College, Oxford, England.